Sunday, January 22, 2012

Ode To Waterlilies

Last year I did a few "Ode To..." posts with some of my older Flourishes sets, reminding me (and you) why they're still wonderful.  I create something new, as well as remind you of some older cards I made with this set too.  Today I pulled out my Waterlilies set, penned beautifully by Marcella.  It contains some koi fish, lily pads, waterlilies and buds, and as always some lovely sentiments.

This card I created is a bit of a departure in style for me, it's a bit "scrappy".  I'm trying to stretch a little :)

I began with my Grand Calibur machine and the Grand Creative Book Pages Dies and Grand Creative Book Pages Two, creating this tall and narrow shaped card.  I took a few pieces of dp I had and sewed them on in a scrappy style.  

Now...for the waterlilies.  This set looks beautiful stamped on it's own, stamped and colored or layered like I have done - paper tole style. 

As you can see I colored up three layers of flowers with my Prismacolors and layered the waterlily up.  Waterlilies have this sort of vein-like coloring to them so you can see the sharper lines in the coloring.  

alright now for a trip down memory lane with this set:

A little water swirling in the koi pond with some copic markers....

Some reflection technique in the water with copics and metallic pencils.  

Some rich watercoloring and pretty piercing.  

Soft and romantic with Copics

And some more prismacoloring with a similar palette to the card today.  

So, you can see how I've changed, my styles and coloring have changed over time too, and hopefully you've seen all the potential in this lovely set!

Have a great Monday everyone!


Karen W said...

They are all just gorgeous!!

Emily Keaton said...

How beautiful, Christine! I love the idea of doing a Memory Lane trip with a single set. Thanks for ALL the eye candy!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

How GORGEOUS!!! LOVE the scrappy look of this and your walk down memory lane! FABULOUS!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine they all look beautiful.

greetings karin

Beate said...

All your cards with this set look AMAZING!
Hugs and smiles

Theresa said...

Absolutely stunning cards!!

Cheryl said...

WOW! So beautiful, Christine! I love what you call your "scrappy" style. It's actually a very clean looking card, and that waterlily is spectacular! Thanks for the memory lane photos. I love seeing how people progress and change in their cardmaking styles.