Wednesday, February 1, 2012

You Make me Smile

Welcome to day three of the Impression Obsession sneak peek week. I hope you have been enjoying it so far!

For today's card, I used the Darling Dahlia flower (H8715), Circle Fusion 2 background (CR002), and You make me smile saying (C8761).

To color the flower, I stamped it twice onto white cardstock, sponged yellow, orange, and red Distress Inks on top and sprayed it with some gold Tsukineko Shimmer Spritz. I then highlighted parts of the flower with a white Prismacolor pencil. I don't know if you can tell from the photo, but I cut out the center of the flower and popped it up onto the background flower to give it a bit of dimension.

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45 comments:

Ellen said...

Beautiful color mix in that gorgeous dahlia! Love the script in the sentiment too! TFS

Linda Carson said...

Gorgeous artwork! You'll brighten someone's day w/this beauty! Fabulous colors and love the dimension!

Paula Huiras said...

Love the orange and yellow colors-it is a very warm card!
PH

Tracey said...

Now that is a statement flower!!! LOVE the circle background too...on my wish list!!!! FABulous card!!!

Bonnie Brown said...

Love the sunshine colors!!! You made me smile!!! Beautiful!

suerwelsh said...

Wow~ The coloring is so real. Love this card

June W said...

Beautiful flower! Would love to receive this card!

Karen McAlpine said...

Love this big, beautiful flower! You select great colors for this image! Love it.

Teri said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely GORGEOUS!!

Shirley Deatcher said...

Wow ! Love your card with the vibrant colours. I 'need' that stamp ! Gorgeous !

Patti J said...

Laura, your card is just a delight! The colors are so cheerful, and I love the Shimmer Spritz! Great job!

Craftyfield said...

Beautiful flower stamp and beautiful card. The touch of white pencil makes all the difference.

NancyK said...

Stunning and bold - great color!

Jennifer Roach said...

Beautiful colour palette. Love what you did with the distress inks on this one :)

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous coloring and beautiful card!

Flo - Sweetideas said...

Beautiful flower. It is so sunny. Thanks.

jimlynn said...

Beautiful! Love the way you did the distressed sponging on here. So pretty.
LYnn

Carole said...

Gorgeous, simply gorgeous! I was hoping someone would use this image.

stampqueen said...

Beautiful - would you believe I ordered a dahlia just that color from Dutch gardens this spring :)

RachelB said...

Nice colors, beautiful card!

Kathy Ethington said...

I love how you used the distress inks...lovely warm card!!

Gvendalen said...

Very beautiful card!

McStamper said...

What a beautiful card.

Sherry Kushibab said...

This is a Darling Dahlia and I can tell you popped the center out. Bet in person that spritz looks awesome.

Dana Nelson said...

So bright and cheery!

happybooker said...

This card really did make me smile. It is so warm and inviting. You gave me some good technique ideas, too. Thanks!!

Ginger said...

You used "my" colors. Just love this and it does make me smile!

Stephanie Y. said...

Great coloring on the flower! Also, the background patterned paper you used is just perfect!

eyes2theocean said...

What a gorgeous card. the flower and coloring you did has such a warm feel to it. So pretty. :)

Marsha said...

Allot of extra touches which make the card extra nice!

Yolanda said...

That circle fusion background is a must have!

veronica said...

love the flower. esp with the background you chose.

Denise Bryant said...

Love that Dahlia stamp and the background one also! Lovely card!
DeniseB

creativearts said...

Beautifully colored flower! I love the way you cut out the center and popped it up.

marilyn said...

WOW - this is GORGEOUS!!

Katie said...

Oh, so many backgrounds, so little time to buy them all and use them all! What a cheerful card! Love that big flower stamp! Thank you for sharing!

Katie B.

lynda said...

Stunning flower! I was glad to read that you colored it with inks because I have many of those (as opposed to the expensive markers!).

Cindy said...

Very pretty! Great shading/coloring on the flower!

Judy said...

Beautiful card! Love the cheerful colors and that gorgeous dahlia!

E. Marie said...

Wonderful card. So bright and cheery!! Love the flower.

Mary said...

Oh my! What a beautiful flower -- love, love, love how you colored it! I like the circle background too!

steph said...

Gorgeous card.

Evette K. said...

Image, color and creation by one talented lady have made this one fabulous card. TY for sharing. ekc

Miranda said...

So beautiful, this is one of my onthetopofthewishlist stamps! Great card, gr. Miranda

CJ said...

Love the Dahlia stamp. Great colour shading