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Tuesday, February 25, 2014

You Inspire Me *Heartfelt Creations*

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I just love this Sunny Day Paper Collection by Heartfelt Creations. I used a simple layout and treated all the pieces with machine stitching and ink.

This sentiment is from Inspire Me Sentiments. I used Archival black ink on Kraft.

These two little brads are oldies from Kaisercraft.

Once I choose the stamp I want to work with, I immediately choose the paper collection I'm going to use to make the card. That way, I'm not wasting time looking for paper to match my colored piece. I always lay the stamped piece right on top of the patterned paper and color to match. These are the pencils I used on the watering can. The Light Umber is for the shading on the "floor."

One of my New Year's resolutions is to color and new stamp every month. I've never used this one before and it looked simple enough to color in the small amount of time I had to finish this card. Unfortunately, this beauty is retired. In fact, I purchased it as rubber only- no cling or wood block. I hope this stamp makes a comeback in a future collection! I used Wild Honey Distress Ink on the edges.

Thanks for stopping by!

Alissa Wells--- YOU ARE HERE


32 comments:

Candy said...

Lovely coloring and beautiful card design! Very nice!

Giovana Smith said...

This is beautiful!! Lovely layout and amazing coloring.

Olga said...

gorgeous, love the coloring!!

Caroline D. said...

Beautiful!! Love all the layers and stitching...

Glenda Brooks said...

Great coloring skills. Very pretty finished piece!

grandmato19 said...

So much beauty going on in one card--I particularly like the sentiment on the kraft paper; it looks like leather!

JoAnn Clarke said...

very pretty - makes me smile

Brenda said...

The label on this card is very true: You have inspired me. Beautiful

Jan said...

I love the contrast in elements. So pretty!

lisa808 said...

Pretty coloring and layering.

Loretta Lock said...

Alissa, this is lovely!! Well done!

barbara macaskill said...

Love all the different textures and layers! The stitching and brads are a great addition to this card! I really like how the "You Inspire Me" tag looks like a strap ready to open. TFS!

merrymstamper said...

Amazing colouring! Love the stitching, the layers of paper and just beautiful!

Vicki Dutcher said...

What a fun layout and beautifully colored!

Heather Thompson said...

the coloration is beautiful, I really enjoy this card, Thank you for sharing.

Amarilys said...

oh wow! this turned out amazing! LOVE how you made the background for this one!

Lisa Allen said...

I love the coloring on your stamped image. Perfect.

Becky said...

What a bright and cheerful creation...I love it!

Deb Kane said...

Such a pretty image, and a great colouring job. TFS your process, I might just take your advice and colour an image a month, just to have them when I need one.

wendy L said...

awesome

Vicki Robe said...

Fantastic work with the pencils. The stamped image is colored to perfection. Great work!!

Barbara said...

I love your darling card, and I so appreciate your "step by step" in making it too. Beautiful image and papers and layout.

Rupa S said...

Love the layers and the stitching. Very well co ordinated.

Mary said...

I love blue and brown combinations.

sandi_serge said...

Thanks so much for the inspiration! Could you please share the manufacturer of the pencils? I love the way the colours look!

Linda said...

Beautiful card! I love the stitching and all the texture and your coloring is great too.

Brandi Matos said...

Love these papers and card!!! So pretty!!!

Camille Short said...

Love the card! Simple Elegance!

Vicky said...

What a great card. I love your coloring. Your water can & flowers loook so real.

Jackie Fisher said...

nice!

Jackie Fisher said...

nice!

Emily said...

Love the colors and texture on the card. Great job