Monday, April 19, 2010

Old Olive Challenge

Good Morning Everyone,

Every week one of my team members (Karen) gives us a color challenge. Luckily for me it was Old Olive this week. I love Old Olive and find it very easy to work with.

This is a combination of Kerin Sylvesters Card and my own. I had a scrap of Watercolor paper sitting on my desk along with this set and it’s what I used. I remembered how Kerin had lined up these flowers and loved it. So decided to try.

Bloomin Beautiful OO challenge 002

I added a bit of sunshine and some green below for the challenge along with So Saffron, and Always artichoke using the Pocket Silhouettes Stamp Set. Once it was all stamped I ran my watercolor brush over all the colors in the grassy area to make the Old Olive prominent and give it a watercolor feel. I decided to add the sun last (not a goo move). I used my 1 1/4” mask and dabbled on color and then moved it around with my Aqua Painter very lightly.

The flowers were stamped with Black Stazon and colored with So saffron first and then added a bit of Pretty in pink on top and blended just a bit. I wanted it to resemble water color.

I decided it didn’t need a ribbon as the matting took care of that. Don’t you think?

Thanks so much for stopping by and hope you’ll come back soon.

…and as always…..

Have a Stampinglee Good Day!

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stampingmadly said...

Looks great, Lee. I like the watercolor touch.

Kerin said...

Gorgeous! I love the sun & greenery, and the shades of color on the flowers are so beautiful!

Jane Giggy said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lee. Love the colors too.

Carole'Anne AKA Stampin Stressaway said...

This is sooooooooo pretty
I should crack open that stamp set
I love the way you did the bottom and I really like the border you created and the sun is super wonderful
wishing you a super good week my friend

Karen said...

This is beautiful. I can see it in a little BLACK frame on a little side table! :)

Shari Winterstein said...

What a soft and sweet card. Thanks for blessing my day! :)

Susan said...

this is so beautiful & soft looking; thanks for sharing your outstanding cards!

Michelle Ann Gray said...

So pretty. Love how you used Pocket Sillouettes. TFS!

sandi maciver said...

love the way you watercolored this and the addition of the little bit of so saffron really gives it depth. I like the sun too, and no ribbon - how unusual for you, but you're right, the card doesn't need it, it is beautiful as it is.

Danielle Daws said...

Wow, Lee! This is gorgeous! I love the matting, it compliments the design beautifully. :-)

stampingmadly said...

Hi Lee,
I stopped by again to pass on a SUNSHINE AWARD to you. I just love your work, and your blog has become one of my favorites to visit. The award is a thanks for all your inspiring work. You can pick up your award at http://stampingmadly.blogspotlcom

Tiffany Bauer said...

Lee this card is beautiful!!! WOW!! I love the sunshine and speaking of sunshine stop by my blog today because I gave you a Sunshine Award!!