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Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Flowers in Vase

Evidently I am in a green mood! This was another image that I colored in the Beginning class this weekend. This vase was a little on the tricky side to color, to try and create the shadows to keep the appearance of the rounded parts of the vase. It took me a little while to get that right, or at least where I was happy with it. This class was mainly about laying down color and shading with the Prismacolor pencils. Since I have no real art training, getting the shadows and highlights in the right places are a little difficult for me.  I am not sure who makes this paper, but I do remember getting it at Michael's and that it wasn't a common brand that I have seen before. I have been reading Cheryl's blog quite a bit and she makes the most gorgeous bows for her cards. Mine is nowhere near as pretty as hers are, but I thought this card could use a bow right there in the corner. Stamp is from Lockhart stamps, paper is unknown, ribbon is from Hobby Lobby and the little pearls are Dew Drops.

I just realized today that it is the end of the month and thanks to the 4th of July, I have Friday off from work! Does anyone have anything exciting planned? I am sure we will grill out with my in-laws, that is what we normally do. Kip's dad has a birthday on the 2nd so a lot of time we combine the two celebrations. Thanks for stopping by tonight!

18 comments:

tmcc4 said...

I love this card its so pretty and refreshing!!! great job!! TFS!
Mandy

Becky said...

This is lovely.Love the greens and lavenders.

Crafty Creations said...

I think you did great w/ the coloring and the shadowing! It takes some practice but when I look at people who are well versed it in, I learn a lot!
I love the Lockhart stamps too!
Maria

Pat (mspfd) said...

Shading is so hard for me too. I think yours looks terrific! Your DP picks up the colors in your image perfectly. Wonderful card.

Leigh Ann Baird said...

I love it! Green is my favorite color too! Your coloring is outstanding.

Sara said...

It's very pretty Gina, your coloring is great. I have such a hard time with shading-it drives me crazy!!!

Stephanie said...

great combo of dp, Gina! hope you have a great 4th w/Kip & your inlaws :)

Vicki said...

Gorgeous card! Beautiful papers and details! Your coloring is the perfect touch! Blessings to you!

Susan Raihala said...

Gorgeous card, Gina! I love your coloring and hope one day to be as good at it as you are!

We're grilling, swimming, and running around with sparklers for the 4th! Enjoy the day!

"Luv 2 Glitter" by Brenda M. said...

Very pretty card...........how I love the colour you used....great job.

Michelle said...

this is a BEAUTIFUL card.. I love the color combo..its one of my faves.. TFS!

Elizabeth said...

You did a great job with the shadows / light. Well done.

Diane said...

Great layout and colors! The greens and lavenders are so refreshing and cool. Love the papers. Great job coloring.

Karen from PA said...

This card is so beautiful...and so is your bow. No big plans for the weekend, just hanging out which isn't such a bad thing. My dad's birthday is on the 2nd, too. Have a wonderful weekend!

specialcraftmom4 said...

This stamp is beautiful with this DP you used. Very pretty card.

Scrapping Julie said...

gina you are getting too good for your britches! LOL did your mom ever say that when you were little,
missy, you are getting too big for your britches. so southern isnt it!

Anne said...

I love this card! It's just right!

BananaStamper said...

Beautiful colors, fabulous card!

Shanna