Monday, February 20, 2012

Happiness is in the Little Things

Hi Everyone!  It’s almost time for a new release over at Whimsy Stamps.  Before inking up some of the new stamps, I had to ink up another one of the images from the last release that I hadn’t had a chance to play with yet.

I used the beautiful Bird Swing image from Sylvia Zet’s Wee Stamps line.  Sylvia has such a way with illustrating.  Her images are just beautiful.  I stamped the image on copic x-press it cardstock with tuxedo black memento ink and colored it with copic markers.  I used these marker colors: YG61, YG63, YG67, E31, E33, E35, B12, B14, B16, B32, B34, B37, YR20, YR23, YR24, YR30, YR31, R24, R27, R46, E19, colorless blender. I used some patterned paper from the October Afternoon 5 & Dime paper pad.

I sponged some antique linen distress ink around my image while it was in the oval nestability die.  I also sponged some antique linen and around the edges of my patterned papers, sentiment, and cream card base.  I used a sentiment from the Magical Mini Letter Seals stamp set.  I added some stitching and crocheted lace.  I colored some pearls with a red copic marker to match my red accents.  Then, I finished my card off with some roses from Wild Orchid Crafts (15mm deep red open roses, 20mm deep red open roses, and 4mm deep red closed rose buds).

Have a great week!



Crafty Math Chick said...

AWWWW! Love this!

Andrea Ewen said...

I feel like a broken record when I say that your coloring skills are amazing, but your coloring skills are amazing! Ah, to have one little inch of your talent...I would be so happy! Great card, Niki!

Beth said...

Have a GREAT day!!

LaurieJ said...

Oh my, this is so so sweet!

amy johnson said...

This is so beautiful! I love how it is colored, and I love how the primas echo the flowers in the image.

pops said...

Morning sweetie this is absolutely stunning hugs Pops x

Beate said...

I love this image and I LOVE what you did with it. Simply beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Danielle said...

This is so sweet! I love your layout and the sweet roses!