Monday, May 16, 2016

Elegant Inspiration!

Hello friends it is Monday! I love Monday! it is the beginning of a new week : ) Like a "do-over" it is almost as if we messed up last week we get to try again this week!

I also love Monday because I get to bring you a new card for The Challenge challenge where I am a Guest Designer for the month of May.

Look at this stunning Inspiration Photo that Lesley has presented for us this week!



There are so many beautiful ways that you could interpret this lovely still life.  I really hope you will join us this week.  I would love to see your card in the gallery!

Inside reads: Makes All Things Possible


I began by inking up some white cs. Next I built a backdrop for my large Peony by stamping just the outline images of leaves and flowers.  Next I stamped the two large leaves on the left side of the panel as well as a third leaf on a separate piece of cs which I fussy cut out.  Finally I placed the main flower on my panel and glued in the extra leaf under the petals.  I cut a little vellum butterfly and gave it some matching color.  I cut the word die from a piece of textured Gold cs from my stash.


I had been seeing some incredible cards using Altenew stamps from Laura Jane, like the STUNNING card she posted HERE and I was in love and HAD to shop!!

I stamped my Peony outline-only image with a soft pink ink then with the more detailed images I added some darker detail before finishing adding the pink to my petals using colored pencils - blending with Gamsol.  

I won't say anything against these wonderful images but I will say that - for me - some of the sets are hard to line up!! There is such amazing detail in them you almost need a Stamp-a-majig or a Misti to assist you in getting your layers lines up but as you can see the results are worth it : )

These stamp sets are some of the main reasons I want the water color brush pens. I just can't wait to experiment with all the wonderful ways there are to color in the beautiful images by Altenew.

Thank you so much for stopping by on this beautiful day in Blogland : ) It is actually rainy and cold in the Black Hills but have you ever noticed the weather is always fine and the sun is shining in Blogland! : )   Have a wonderful day! And please don't forget to stop by the Design Team at The Challenge and leave some love!! they would appreciate it soooo much and they are so well deserving!

Patti

Supplies:

Beautiful Day stamp set by Altenew
Peony Bouquet stamp set by Altenew
Faith stamp and die set by PTI


24 comments:

LauraJane:) said...

Patti this is fabulous! Happy dancing to see you working with two of my favorite Altenew sets..Thanks for the mention:) I love the vellum butterfly almost hidden, like a surprise to the eye:) and the perfectly placed sequins, The softly colored "Bouquet Haze" is just what is needed for that Bold bloom.
Yes, I PINned it! Hope to see you link it to the ALTENEW Flickr group page so other fans can enjoy it there too!
Hope to have some time to play at The Challenge with this inspiration photo. I'll enjoy seeing the DT works no doubt! Have a Blessed week:)

Notes by Nina said...

Stunning card Patti, I love your beautiful flowers and the pretty butterfly. It is wonderful to have you as our Guest Designer this month.

Birgit said...

This is gorgeous, Patti! The details in this stamp set are amazing and I love the flower stamped in those pretty shades of pink Just beautiful!!

Colleen said...

Patti, this is just stunning. Nothing more can be said, you have captured that flower in all its glory...it is truly magnificent! You have inspired me to give a go at the challenge, love the colors!!

Leslie Miller said...

My breath is taken away! Beautiful use of this stamp set. Truly stunning. Love the soft stamping behind the flower, and the butterfly is sweet and delicate. Looks almost real. Big sigh.

Lyn said...

Wow this is really stunning. I adore the colours for this challenge <3

Linda said...

This is so gorgeous Patti. Colleen brought that stamp set with her when she was up for a visit and I used it. Love it. It has been on my wish list for awhile now I really think I need it.

Karren said...

Stunning, stunning card!

Manuela said...

wow, very beautiful card! your flower looks amazing!

Beth F. said...

What a gorgeous card! I love the colors and the pop of gold in the sentiment.

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, my word! Your card is breathtakingly beautiful! And, I love peonies and always feel so good when they start to bloom around here. Thanks for sharing how you did it too. I don't have a peony image but I do have other flowers that I could try that with. So might have to give it a try and I too love the Altenew stamp sets.

*Vicki* said...

What totally gorgeous design Patti!! Love your flower! :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Once again you've wowed me with your card, Patti! That flower and your gold sentiment are soooo gorgeous, and I love how you framed them with the green!! Outstanding work!

Taunya Butler said...

Well, I gasped in delight over the gorgeous inspiration photo and then I saw your card and I stopped breathing altogether because it is BEAUTIFUL, STUNNING and just so inspiring!!! Love it and I think you are positively incredible!!

Nance said...

Another WOW! Love that flower and how you made the background subtle but fab!

Jen Mitchell said...

Absolutely stunning Patti! The detail on the flower and leaves makes them look positively real! Such a beautiful take on the inspiration photo.

Marybeth said...

This is another showstopper my friend! The flower and background look amazing and I love the gold Faith!

Lisa said...

SWOON!!! Oh, that peony is stunning and I love the gold sentiment this is gorgeous Patti!

Marlena M. said...

GORGEOUS work Patti~love that bloom & sentiment!

The Paper Toile said...

This is stunning! I am in awe of all the little details!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh WOW Patti, that is the most gorgeous rose ever! You've coloured it beautifully!

Jeanne J. said...

This is drop dead gorgeous! Drooling here! Love love love this!

Jinny Newlin said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL, Patti! WOW! Love the bit of dimension you've given to that striking bloom, and the gold, die-cut sentiment is perfection! I have trouble lining up those images sometimes, too.

Kim Heggins said...

What a wonderful card...just love your use of the inspiration photo. Your flower is just gorgeous and your die cut faith in gold is stunning.