Thursday, August 19, 2010

Firecracker Designs by Pamela Blog Hop! Use Inspiration from a book cover………

Welcome to the Firecracker Designs by Pamela Blog Hop for August!  We are finding ‘Inspiration’ from a book cover….Is a magazine a book?…..I think so!  My Mother just gave me a stack of Watercolor Magic magazines- oh my!  I am drooling over them, and could not pass up the chance to watercolor.
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I used a technique called Marker Watercoloring and went to work using Lady’s Slipper by FCD. This is a digital image collection of orchids and sentiments. I googled images of Lady’s Slippers on the internet and went to town. I used a strange group of SU markers together, but am happy with my results….. I used Ruby Red, Yo Yo Yellow, Green Galore and Marv. Magenta. I used vellum in the Cuttlebug and lightly sponged Ruby Red on the embossed areas for highlights. The vellum is mounted over white cardstock.
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This is a circular blog hop- so you go around in a circle, and once you arrive back to where you began, you are finished!  If you choose to leave a comment at each stop, you will be entered to WIN a stamp set or a selection of digital images from FCD. The winner will be announced Monday on Pamela’s FCD Blog.
Your next stop is Chris aka ChrissyD

I played in a couple of challenges:
Mark's Finer Papers-Think Flowers
Everybody Art-In the Garden
Fab n Funky- Flower Power
Digi Doodle-Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by- hope you enjoy the Hop!
Shelly

47 comments:

Lynn Stevens said...

So pretty Shelly,
Love those flowers, hey could you send me a pm with your address?

Sorry I was late in posting my hop piece I forgot about the time difference. sheesh....
good thing it dosent start till morning!

Karli said...

shelly, your card is absolutely gorgeous!!!! i LUV orchids, & Pamela did a beautiful job illustrating the Lady Slippers. Beautiful coloring :) Big hugs~

Minxy said...

A very pretty card indeed, way to be inspired

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card.
luv
debby

Carrie said...

Gorgeous flowers and I like how you sponged the background over the embossing

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

love the lady slippers and how you colored them. That is our Minnesota state flower.

Dana said...

WOW, I love the texture on your card base. This is so pretty Shelly!

Chrissy D said...

Ohhh beautiful! Love the colors, that background and your take on the challenge! TFS!

Lillian Child said...

So many beautiful elements making up your gorgeous card creation. Love your color choices!

Ursula said...

wow, Shelly, those lady slippers turned out amazing!!! The colors are just stunning! Beautiful card!! :o)

Thebug415 said...

Very Pretty! Love that lady slipper image.

Lynn McAuley said...

What gorgeous work with these fabulous Lady's Slippers, Shelly!!

Thank you so much for sharing this beautiful card in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's flower challenge!!

agypsyangel said...

Thats super pretty.
Have a great weekend.
Come by my blog sometime, I am a new blogger.
Smiles,
Kim
http://agypsyangel.blogspot.com

Terry said...

Love the background! Your flowers are beautiful! Wonderful card! Have a great weekend!

2amscrapper said...

what a pretty card with interesting elements!

KymKreates said...

Your project is outstanding! Thanks for joining us this week at Digi Doodle Shop's Best Anything Goes! Good luck and hope to see you again next time!

KymKreates
DT Coordinator

LynnF said...

I think the colors, Shelly, are AWESOME!! I love your cover! LynnF

Anita said...

I love this. Very pretty!

pennyd said...

Beautiful card Shelly!

Pascale said...

This is so beautiful and so peaceful. A great project. Thanks for sharing with us at Digi Doodle shops best challenge hugs Pascale x

Tracy Evans said...

Very pretty and gorgeous embossed background, and the flowers just pop from the page. Stunning. Tracy Evans x

Karen Howard said...

Really pretty, Shelly! Love the flowers... bet you never would have guessed that though, LOL!!!

Joanne Travis said...

I love Lady Slippers! Such a beautiful card, Shelly!

Vicki Romaine said...

This has been a great hop!

Cheryl said...

This turned out beautifully!

redwasher1 said...

Beautiful card and the flowers are just stunning!!
Thanks for joining us at Speedy's Friends.

FireCracker082 said...

lovely coloring Shelly! I love that you fit the poem on the front too!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Great take off the inspiration! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Diana said...

Thanks for some great inspiration....now I know what to do with those flowers.
dj_enns@yahoo.com

kathy s said...

love your lady slippers they look great and I agree a magazine is a book of sorts. thanks for sharing and the inspiration.

Christine said...

So pretty! I love your watercoloring!!! I'm very intriqued by that magazine because I watercolor a lot as well!

xx

Bonibleaux Designs said...

This looks really cool and what great inspiration. And yes a magazine is a book when I was younger the only thing I would read is Cosmo and that definitely counts as a book! LOL Very very pretty

Karen said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Juliet A said...

This is very lovely - I can't wait to see you do some real watercoloring!

Lindsey said...

Great card! Thanks for joining us at Fab and Funky this week x

jimlynn said...

Simply beautiful!
Lynn

Dani said...

Soooo lovely!! What a wonderful card!

Tina46 Kreativblog said...

beautiful card !! I love it. thanks for joining in our challenge.
hugs tina46
eac-team

Paige said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Jill said...

You did a great job!

kc_froglady said...

wonderful background and great job coloring the lady slipper.

Payne Holler Cards said...

this is just gorgeous! makes me want to pull out the watercolor crayons LOL
hugs
Linda

Anne said...

This is beautiful, love that embossed background, very elegant card

Kathy said...

This is lovely. I need to check out this digi from FDP. I love your watercoloring, so beautiful. The embossed vellum is very elegant too.

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is totally fantastic!!!

Pam S. said...

so pretty Shelly! love the flowers w/the watercoloring and embossed background!
Pam Going Postal

jo said...

Fabulous card! Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

-JoAnn:)
http://joboogie.typepad.com