Monday, April 18, 2011

April Peeps Challenge And Another SFYTT Sample

I hope your week has started off well. Not much new to report here. The weather has been pretty good but we are in desperate need for some rain though. I just hope it does not hit us all at once.
Today I wanted to share another sample for this months SFYTT. There is still plenty of time to for you to play along.

I am continuing on with the challenge to myself to use my Papertrey Ink Year Of Flowers stamps. This month's flower is the Sweet Pea. I also incorporated the current Peeps Challenge hosted by Peggy Sue to use black as a bold accent or main color. This is what I came up with.

I started by stamping the Sweet Pea image on Neenah White Cardstock with Momento Ink. Then I colored it with Copics R30, R32 and R35. The leaves were colored with YG93 and YG95. After I was done with that I swiped the edges to give it a distressed look with Chamomile Ink then matted it on Simply Chartreuse and Black Cardstock. Next I added a piece of floral patterned paper from October Afternoons Thrift Shop Paper Pack and matted it on Simply Chartreuse cardstock as well. The black polka dot strips are also from the Thrift Shop Paper pack. The background piece is Berry Sorbet Cardstock that I embossed with tiny dots. 3 Simply Chartreuse buttons threaded with linen twine and some machine stitching finishes it off. I kept feeling like it was missing something but finally decided to leave it as is. What do you think do you like it as is or do you think it needs something else?
That's all for now, I will be back soon with more to share in the meantime I hope the rest of your week is a great one and as always thanks for stopping by.

14 comments:

Lindsay said...

Totally gorgeous Terri! Love the way you've added that punch of black pp! Your coloring is fantastic on that flower!

Kara said...

gorgeous coloring!

Rhonda said...

Love your coloring. So pretty!!

Leigh Ann Baird said...

Gosh, I think it's just perfect as is! Extra beautiful card, Terri!

Linda said...

Beautiful, Terri. Your Sweetpeas are colored so well and I love the PP's and the composition. Really pretty!

Diane Jaquay said...

Terri, this is really STUNNING! The flowers are so beautiful, and you've done a fabulous job combining your patterned papers to showcase the flowers perfectly!!!

Marybeth said...

Im amazed at how beautiful some of the cards are , and this is one of them, just beautiful love the background color.

Peggysuez said...

This is terrific, I like the color choices and the focus on the flower. The black highlights everything nicely without being overwhelming. Beautiful!!!

Linda said...

Pretty card! Great job coloring!

BethieJ said...

Terri this is BEAUTIFUL! I LOVE how it turned out.. You do such a AMAZING job with those flowers!!
Have a GREAT day!

Sharron said...

Terri, I think your card is gorgeous just as is! Love the colors, papers, and how you used the black for an accent! Very effective and so pretty with your sweet peas!

Jen said...

*Sighs* So so pretty Terri. I just adore your ability to place paper to such perfection. This card is so sharp and absolutely so expertly colored. Sighs again. Yes, they are totally impressed sighs by the way. Gorgeous!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! Lovely sketch to follow and you do it so well. GREAT take on the Peeps Challenge! Love the combo you have on this card. It does not look like it is missing anything. So pretty!

Sue Ann said...

SO BEAUTIFUL Terri....... perfect coloring and I love the black added to the card ....... JUST BEAUTIFUL!!!