SOTW - Vase of Tulips

I LOVE this image - so big and beautiful - lots of opportunity to color and I do love to color. This is Repeat Impressions Stamp of the Week and you know what that means? Spend money - but save 50% on this particular stamp. Oh yeah, who doesn't love a bargain? But remember, you MUST be a member of their blog - The House That Stamps Built! Check it out; the DT has some amazing eye candy for you!

For this card, I used Taylor's sketch #114 - a definite sketch to use time and time again. Love it! Lots of possibilities with this sketch.

I also ventured out and tried something new - see that blue amongst the flowers? What do you think? I think it makes the image 'pop'; do you think so too, or do you think it looks strange? I paper pieced the vase and then colored the flowers to match the colors within the DP (by Basic Grey). The larger flowers I colored bolder and added some red sparkle to the center of each of those flowers. The edges of the nestability are sponged with PTI Sweet Blush.

This card measures 5" x 5".

And as a side note? Our daughter's team won their basketball tournament with 4 games in one day (AND they only had 7 players); and our son's baseball team ended up 3rd in their tournament after playing 8 games in 2 days!

Thanks for popping in; don't forget to check out the blog - The House That Stamps Built and see how you can purchase this same stamp for 50% off. It's a delightful stamp, no doubt!

AND if you'd like to visit each of the DT members and leave them some love, I know they would appreciate it!!

Ayana Posadas
Dana Joy
Darsie Bruno
Harriet Skelly
Joy Hadden
Julie Smith
Lynette Neus
Makiko Jones
Michele Greenwood (that's me!)
Robin Kirkpatrick

Hugs, ~M.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions Vase of Tulips
Papers: PTI Sweet Blush, DP by Basic Grey
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, PTI Sweet Blush
Accessories: copics, nesties, twine, ribbon, buttons, sponging


Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Stunning card, Michele! That image is perfect with the paper you selected. Very nice!

Lynette said...

Beautiful, Michele!! I love the paper-pieced vase. (I can't believe I didn't think to do that. I might have to make another one! :) ) Wonderful coloring. Congrats to your kids - sounds like a busy weekend!

Heartwarmers from Vicki said...

The colors and paper are gorgeous!

joy said...

Your card is so pretty & feminine! I LOVE the large scallop circle you created to put the vase on! Beautiful job!!!

Darsie Bruno said...

Beautiful card! Love the color combination and your dp is fabulous!

Ayana Posadas said...

Stunning card!
Love the colors! Love the layout!
You did a fantastic job with this one!

Makiko Jones said...

Ohhhh this is so beautiful, Michele!! Love your fabulous coloring! Fantastic papers, too!

Harriet Skelly said...

Beautifully done Michelle - I like how you used the paper on the inside of the card. Your flowers are colored so beautifully too!

Dana said...

Gorgeous card Michele. The colors are so beautiful and I love the layout.

Michele Gross said...

Very pretty!! Love the coloring and such a pretty image to work with :) Also, really love that you spell your name correctly!! Hugs!