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10 October 2012

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I want to share with you a little experiment. Yesterday I saw a stunning card by Caryn using the rose from Clearly Besotted Stamps Happy Everything set. Caryn's colouring of the rose was seriously amazing and I liked how it had a hand painted appearance. Looking at Caryn's supplies she'd stamped the rose in grey before colouring with markers. This got me thinking and so last night I stamped the same rose in the palest grey I have and then set to with pale grey Copics and blender. I tried to get the look of a pencil drawing from a sketch book where the artist has sketched the image and then added the faintest touches of colour. My youngest walked in and asked if I'd drawn the rose so I at least convinced him!




I punched the side of the white panel to represent a page torn from a sketch book and then mounted over a strip of patterned paper. I use this design a lot but find it adds colour and interest while keeping things CAS.


So what do you think? Looking on the rose this morning I can see I haven't got my shading quite right but it's an interesting effect that I will certainly try again.

Supplies: Stamps - Clearly Besotted Stamps happy everything, blooming marvellous; Inks - Versacolor sky gray, Versafine smoky gray; Paper - Lily Bee Design persnickety; Punch - Stampin' Up; Copic Markers

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46 Comments:

At 10 October 2012 at 09:46 , Blogger Barb said...

My gosh this is gorgeous! It does look hand drawn to me and the shading is perfect.

 
At 10 October 2012 at 09:51 , Blogger jodpea said...

Debby, that is beautiful! It doesnt even look like a stamp, ur youngest was right.

 
At 10 October 2012 at 09:59 , Blogger Craftilicious said...

Gobsmackingly awesome!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 10:14 , Blogger Stephanie said...

I almost swore out loud when I saw this Debby - you don't need me (or anyone else) to tell you how spectacular this card is, you KNOW you've taken it to another level!! You are an absolute treasure :) x

 
At 10 October 2012 at 10:23 , Blogger Gibmiss said...

Hi Debby
Fabulous... Stunning card ..... Gorgeous... Cant wait for my stamps to come
Hugs Sylvie xxx

 
At 10 October 2012 at 10:39 , Blogger cbuswell said...

WOW! Fabulous effect, love it!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 10:49 , Blogger Piali said...

Absolutely stunning!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 11:08 , Blogger Jen W. said...

Loooks to me like you got it perfectly right! This is stunning, Debby!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 11:11 , Blogger Jenny said...

Just amazing shading Debby, it really does look like a pencil sketch :0)
Jenny x

 
At 10 October 2012 at 11:26 , Blogger Deirdre said...

Simply stunning Debby.

 
At 10 October 2012 at 11:40 , Blogger Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

This is over the top amazing, Debby... my jaw is on the floor!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 12:06 , Blogger ~amy~ said...

absolutely stunning!!!!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 12:21 , Blogger Caryn said...

Oh Debbie - what can I say - this is just over-the-top sensational. I am going to try this too - you've got me going now!!!

Big hugs,
Caryn xxx

 
At 10 October 2012 at 12:22 , Blogger Gayatri said...

Wow! Looks magical and stunning, Debbie! LOVE it:)

 
At 10 October 2012 at 12:36 , Blogger Michelle said...

Really gorgeous, Debby! Wow!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 12:41 , Blogger aaga said...

All I can say is WOW! It looks hand-drawn and the shading is P-E-R-F-E-C-T.

 
At 10 October 2012 at 12:50 , Blogger Payne Holler Cards said...

Beautiful!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 12:52 , Blogger Nikki Spencer said...

Totally amazing Debby, it looks wonderful!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 12:54 , Blogger Karin Ã…kesdotter said...

AMAZING!!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 12:57 , Blogger Laura B. said...

So beautiful!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 12:59 , Blogger shirley-bee said...

Wow!! I could never, ever, EVER have envisaged that effect from looking at the stamp. Looks like I'll have to buy that set as well, and I'm going to case this idea to death, I love it.

 
At 10 October 2012 at 13:00 , Blogger janmjax said...

An absolutely gorgeous card Debby!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 13:04 , Blogger Ted said...

Debby, this is just remarkable! I, too, thought you somehow sketched the image. Just beautiful! :) Bravo!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 14:10 , Blogger Cindy Lyles said...

Gorgeous and beyond amazing!! Must try this as you describe with the gray ink - the look is fabulous Debby!!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 15:09 , Blogger Maureen said...

wow! It looks perfect to me! Amazing!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 16:16 , Blogger Miriam Prantner said...

This is breathtaking! It really looks drawn and not colored. Just stunning!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 16:55 , Blogger Tracey said...

This is incredible!!! So gorgeous!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 16:56 , Blogger Mandy said...

Debby, your rose looks amazing !
xx

 
At 10 October 2012 at 18:00 , Blogger Mary J said...

STUNNING! 'Nuff said!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 19:13 , Blogger Trina said...

It is true. The rose looks hand drawn if you ask me. Beautiful work.

 
At 10 October 2012 at 19:18 , Blogger Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow! Stunning beyond! Fantastic Debby!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 20:36 , Blogger Aimes said...

I declare the experiment a success! If I didn't own that stamp myself, you would have fooled me! :)
Hugs!
x

 
At 10 October 2012 at 20:43 , Blogger Debbie of Newport!!! said...

Very Elegant!!! Touch of Class....love the punches on the side....reminds me of art class work!!!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 21:07 , Blogger netsoojmik said...

This is just STUNNING!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 21:07 , Blogger Sue McRae said...

Your skills are amazing, it really does look like a sketch not a stamp!

 
At 10 October 2012 at 22:46 , Blogger Jennifer Rzasa said...

Wow- mission accomplished- it really looks like a sketch!

 
At 11 October 2012 at 03:14 , Blogger Amy Johnson said...

Wow! I really love this! It's so elegant!

 
At 11 October 2012 at 04:52 , Blogger Meredith MacRitchie said...

*Stunning*!! This turned out SO beautiful!!!

 
At 11 October 2012 at 08:41 , Blogger Joy said...

Oh my WOW WOW WOW!! Debby this is incredibly beautiful and you are incredibly talented....hugs

 
At 11 October 2012 at 09:22 , Blogger Carol D said...

So Beautiful, love your colouring.

Hugs Carol

 
At 11 October 2012 at 11:18 , Blogger Angel Estes said...

Wow! This card is a real stunner!! Amazing job, truly.

 
At 11 October 2012 at 12:11 , Blogger Sandi said...

Nice work !

 
At 11 October 2012 at 12:36 , Blogger Michelle said...

Absolutely stunning Debby! x

 
At 11 October 2012 at 14:14 , Blogger Spellbinders Paper Arts said...

Gorgeous flower, layout and card!

 
At 12 October 2012 at 14:44 , Blogger Efrat said...

This is a stunning card. You are a true artist. This is a really great stamp set, but you have made an art of work from it. Great job.

 
At 17 October 2012 at 22:30 , Blogger carefree creations said...

This is absolutely amazing!

 

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