Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Natural Beauty



Hi Stampers, I hope each of you are having a great stampin week! It's been a busy week for me and life has a way of getting my stampin' off track! LOL

I decided to use Stampin Up's Natural Beauty stamp set. I know it's retired, but I decided to ink it up anyway!! All products are Stampin Up!. I used Old Olive card stock for my A2 size card base. Then I used the Fine Lace background stamp in Bravo Burgandy. My next layer is Bravo Burgandy c/s, followed by another layer of Old Olive. I stamped my main image in Black Stazon on watercolor paper.

Next, I took out my Water Color Crayons, which I absolutely love!!! I colored the flower in Orchid Opulence, and used different degrees of color to produce the shading, to make the flower look real. I colored the leaves, stem & flower background with Barely Bananna. I am happy with the way it turned out. I hope you like it and this inspires you to pull out a retired set & get it inky!!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by. I hope you have a great rest of the week. Take care!

Stampin hugs,

7 comments:

StampingSelene said...

Simple and beautiful! Great Job Ret!

Pam said...

So pretty! I love it's simplicity and the color combination! Great work, Ret!

Beth said...

Beautiful Ret and the colors are lovely together you definitely have an eye for colors.

Shar said...

Lovely! I love how you did the matte.

Ali Manning/newenglandstamper said...

This is lovely, Ret. I really like the soft yellow glow around the flowers!

Laura said...

This is so pretty! nice job watercoloring. I haven't used this set in forever, but I love it. I was so happy when I saw the Soft Summer set in the mini, the dogwood branch reminded me of this set.

Nicole Tugrul said...

Great card! The Fine Lace background is a nice touch.