Saturday, April 23, 2016

Sketchy Flowers

Alright people!  How about a new TCP set that will knock your socks off today?  It’s called Sketchy Flowers and I completely love it!  This set has so many possibilities! My head is filled with different ways you can colour it so I think you’ll see a lot more of this one from me because I’ll be reaching for it a lot.  




Don’t these blossoms just look dreamy?  Today I thought I’d show off a fun way to use it combining straight stamping and prismacolor pencils.  This set combines larger images with outline images and you can combine them or use them separately to your hearts content.




Here’s how I brought this one to life,  I stamped the flower blossoms with a light pink ink (I think this was SU - Pink Pirouette and the leaves with Memento Bamboo Leaves).  Did you know that the top center flower is actually a butterfly image?  I thought it would be a great flower petal too :).  After stamping I came in with my pencils and added veining detail to the petals and then the leaves to give them more life and dimension.



I used one of our other TCP Cut Ups Dies Always, and cut several layers of it in razzleberry and then in white, glued them all together, off-setting the layers so that both the razzleberry and the white would be visable.  What you may be able to catch a hint of is the sparkle.  After colouring I layed a Tim Holtz stencil overtop and spritzed the design with shimmery spray.  I’m never great at photographing sparkle however!  



The XOXO embossed sentiment is from TCP’s Conversation Hearts set.  A few sequins and pearls finish it off.  



Here’s the set....isn't it amazing???!  Like I said....so many possibilities!

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The Pajama Party is just a couple of days away!  Be sure to put it on your calendar and join us!  


Here’s the Cat Pack providing some gorgeous Sketchy Flowers inspiration!  

Brenda Nakandakari
Christine Okken (you are here)
Deborah Anton
Julie Elak
Nancy Thomas
Wendy McGaffey
Guest Designer Lesley Croghan
and Alma at the TCP Blog!

16 comments:

Kimberley said...

Very pretty!

Brenda said...

Christine, this takes my breath away! GORGEOUS!

Jill said...

Your card is Beautiful---love the coloring!!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeoussssssss Christine
Gr Karin

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, wow, wow! Christine, this is GORGEOUS, and I love the card you've made with this set! I want it! And I've longed for that "Always" die set! It's a must now, especially with this set! Absolutely beautifully done, Christine! Stunning card in every way! Hugs!

Nancy Thomas said...

Just stunning Christine - a great technique used to color the flowers.

Denise Bryant said...

Gorgeous coloring on this beautiful card! Sketchy Flowers is an awesome set, full of possibilities!

lvtaz2000 said...

Georgeous card. You make it look so easy, and I know it isn't.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful job of bringing the flowers to life with your pencils, and so creative! love the offset of the sentiment too!

JoAnn said...

Wow, this is gorgeous. Love the design and the colors. TFS

Super Stick Chick said...

Beautiful card. Love these new sketchy flowers stamps.

D.Ann C said...

What gorgeousness! Love that you made the butterfly a flower! (Who was it that said butterflies ate just flowers with wings?!)

StampinLouie said...

Love your card. Very pretty details.

Lisa Lara said...

What gorgeous coloring Christine.

Sherry said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

alma said...

Such a beautiful card. And, a wonderful technique. Thank you so much for sharing it. Now, where are those pencils o mine?