Tuesday, March 23, 2010

A Week of Firsts...Sweet Pea in Emerald

Yesterday, it was my first easel card. Today, it is my first card using a Sweet Pea stamp. Now, I get it. I know what everyone is raving about. This image is fabulous! I had so much fun coloring her, and her expression just holds so much mystery. All of the elements came together on this one for me, and I enjoyed creating it. I love it when that happens...

She is for the Saturday Spotlight challenge (SSHP23) which is to make a birthday card in your birthstone color. Mine is May, so the birthstone is emerald. Also, she reminds me of all the lush landscape of spring! The Crafty Catz Challenge #24 is for a spring card.


Card Details:
Stamps: Sweet Pea
Paper: Chocolate Chip by SU; Marcella by K paper pad
Ink: Palette Noir
Accessories: May Arts leafy vine ribbon; Spica glitter pens; Copic markers; Martha Stewart punches; Prima flowers

15 comments:

Heather said...

Absolutely beautiful!

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Hi Nancy
A gorgeous card,cannot wait for my stamps to come,thankyou for joining us this week at CraftyCatz,
Hugs Dianne xx

Viipula said...

This is so beautiful card! Gorgeous!

Hugs x Viipula from Finland

Kristie said...

WOW!!! Your card is fantabulous!!! I got some Sweet Pea stamps but I'm still afraid to color them LOL!

Bobbi said...

This is beautiful. I love the Sweet Pea stamps but am trying to hold off on any more scrapping purchases because I just got 2 new cartridges for my Cricut. Will have to wait until after Easter to get some.

Michelle said...

Oh Nancy such a beautiful card! I have to tell you though I still haven't tried an easel card nor do I have any Sweet Pea Stamps so I guess I'm TOTALLY BEHIND and one big loser!

Diamond Doll said...

Gorgeous card Nancy.
Thanx for joining us at Crafty Catz this week.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

coldwaters2 said...

Nancy this is just a WOW card the colours along with that beautiful image looks just like paradise...lovely work.

Hugs
Lorraine x

HappyCrafter said...

she's beautiful, very mysterious looking. that dp and the ribbon with the leaves go perfectly, too.

Randi said...

Gorgeous Sweet Pea creation Nancy!! She really is fun to color, and you colored her beautifully! The green is gorgeous!

sacornett said...

OMG Nancy this is just beautiful!!!! My most favorite of all your cards to date. WOW, wait until you know who sees it. She'll be wanting to come over right away and see how you did that.

*Vicki* said...

Oh my goodness girl, this is just stunning!!! I LOVE the emerald color with this image!! Everything is colored so beautifully!! Thanks for joining in with at Saturday Spotlight this week!!HUGS

Cassie said...

oooohhh - you did such a good job with her! she's beautifully brought to life with your coloring and the paper you paired with her - just perfect! our birthdays are close but i don't remember what day yours is....

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

What a gorgeous image and awesome coloring Nancy!! Awesome use of emerald!! Thanks for joining us at Sat. Spotlight this week!

Erin... said...

so pretty! what wonderful paper for that image! thanks for sharing at saturday spotlight