Sunday, March 15, 2009

Siberian Iris Notecards

CONGRATULATIONS to Stacy (twinshappy) for being today's Featured Stamper! I love Stacy's gallery!!



I chose to CASE her gorgeous set of daffodil notecards. I used my curved mega rectangle Nestabilities like she did and went with a floral theme. I just chose a different Flourishes set, Siberian Iris instead of Sweet Spring. I also changed the colors and used Kaiser Craft adhesive pearls instead of brads.

You can get the Siberian Iris set, Versafine Onyx Black ink, Kaiser Craft pearls, and curved mega rectangle Nestabilities at Stamper's Dream.

My flowers are watercolored with SU markers and Lilac Shimmerz. Rather than painting the Shimmerz directly onto the flower, I mixed it with some water on my brush while doing the watercoloring...it thins out the Shimmerz a little more. Stacy added glitter to the edges of her curved rectangles, so I edged mine with Angel Wings Shimmerz paint. The floral panels are up on Dimensionals. I added a white curved mega rectangle panel to the inside of the Perfect Plum cards...just because writing probably won't show up on the darker colored CS.

Here's a close-up of the Shimmerz:


SUPPLY LIST
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Stamps:
Flourishes Siberian Iris
Paper: Perfect Plum, Pale Plum, SU Watercolor Paper
Ink:
Versafine Onyx Black, Perfect Plum, Bashful Blue, Old Olive
Accessories:
Spellbinders Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Angel Wings Shimmerz, Lilac Shimmerz, Dimensionals
Technique:
Watercoloring with water based markers

That's it for today. Thanks for stopping by!

47 comments:

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Denise - your siberian iris is perfect! You certainly have the magic touch when it comes to water colors. Nature couldn't have done a better job!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards! Love the great image and your coloring! TFS!

JenMarie said...

Absolutely breathtaking! Beautiful!

Carol said...

These are just gorgeous!!! I love the colors you chose and how perfectly you colored them!!! I just love purples and lavendars and these are over the top for me! TFS!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

**GASP** Denise, these are breathtakingly beautiful!!! Your coloring (as usual) is exquisite! I am in awe!

Norine said...

these are so pretty and your coloring is awesome
Hugs
Norine

Betty aka ZacksNana said...

ooooo PeanutBee, these are beautiful! They'd make a great hostess gift. Well, they just make a great gift! Love the purple.

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Oh Denise, I think maybe this set was made just for you! Absolutely FABULOUS coloring and design. Picture perfect in every way!!!!!!

Renée said...

beautiful job, Denise! Love the striking beauty!!

Silke Ledlow said...

DROP DEAD GORGEOUS - Denise!!! This is a fabulous case!!! I'm so gonna case the both of you - LOL!!!

Lori said...

Holy Toledo bud!!!! These cards are so incredibly beautiful!!!!!!

Carol said...

WOW!! simply AWESOME! I love the purples! Really great job!

Gail S. said...

I would LOVE for you to give a tutorial one day on watercoloring. Those irises are stunning! Please think about it.

Cindy Lawrence said...

Girl! You made those irises come ALIVE!!! Drop-dead gorgeous, my friend!

jami {sgtStamper} said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! These are phenomenal! Absolutely gorgeous!!

Velta said...

Wow is all I can say about these cards...just beautiful!

Stephanie said...

Beautiful Denise!!!

Dawn said...

When you breathe do you breathe creativity. LOL. WOW. These are fabulous. I love the purples. I just got some shimmerz in this color and can't wait to use them in this way. Super job.

Dawn Easton said...

OH my freakin' goodness Denise! These cards are GORGEOUS girl! Your shading of those floral images is amazing! I REALLY need to CASE this idea from you and Stacy....lol

Lynda Benden said...

OMG Denise, your watercoloring is stunning! Great job girl!!!

ChristineCreations said...

GASP woman! These are gorgeous! Sheesh a feast for the eyes!

Janice M said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! I so need that set of nesties! Your coloring is awesome!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous!! Simply gorgeous Denise!! Your Iris' are fantastic!! WOW!!

Denise said...

Beautiful cards! Love the layout & the lavender is so pretty.

papersunshine said...

I love this iris stamp! Your coloring is gorgeous and I really like how it "goes off the edge". Very pretty note cards!
Lori K.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

WOW, these are beautiful and so elegant!! Love the shimmerz on them!!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous! I can ALMOST feel spring out there by looking at these cards!

Terri said...

OMG, these are stunning, Denise! Beautiful coloring and awesome image. Love these!

dpkennedy said...

These are stunning! Your coloring is wonderful and I love the pearls at the bottom. Very elegant!

Jerri Kay said...

Beautiful cards Denise, your water coloring is fabulous!

Donna said...

this is so pretty, Denise!

Christi said...

Gorgeous Denise!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

These are gorgeous Denise!!! Love the watercolored iris with the shimmerz and the colors!!

My lifes inky escape and more said...

Denise these are beautiful! Your coloring is awesome!

Alex said...

HOLY MOLY GIRL!!!! These are absolutely gorgeous, I just love the greens and purples together!!! Beautiful coloring Denise, amazing cards! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Emily said...

Wow, Denise, these are positively stunning!

Jetstudio Designs said...

Beautiful cards....I really like the image and how you colored it, they are very pretty :)

Amy Johnson said...

My, what beautiful cards! I absolutely love this image and what you did with it! Love the shape of the card too! Great job!

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

WOWZER!! These are amazingly gorgeous!! I love the colors!! :) TFS!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my gorgeousness, Denise!! Your coloring on these is so amazing!! Beautiful cards, girl!!

Stamp n Sparkle said...

Oh my! I'm speechless! Gorgeous!
Zee xx

Vianna said...

Great cards!
Can you tell me where you get your Ornare stencils? I'm looking for a reputable internet provider in the U.S. - Thank you.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Beautiful cards Denise!! Love those purple flowers!!

Shelley said...

How beautiful! Love the colours you used as well - my favourite!

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Denise...your coloring on that beautiful iris is spectacular!!!! I am sooo lovin all the purple, too!!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

Oh my goodness, Denise, these are GORGEOUS! Your coloring is amazing!

CraftyC said...

Wow, these are totally gorgeous and beautifully coloured!
Clairexx