Archive for January 3rd, 2008

It’s a Love Nest!


Happy New Year to All! 

 What better way to start the new year than with a little love.  Flourishes,llc released several great sets in December…the illustrator for two of our sets was a fellow SCSer, Sophie La Fontaine.  It is great to see our concept drawing come to like in the hands of a talented illustrator.  I think she has done a great job.

For my card today I used the arch stamp from the Open To Love set.  The birds, nest, branches, and some of the leaves are also from the second set, Love Nest.  Lastly I used some flowers and leaves from Fantasy Floral Garden.  I have strived so that many of the images can be interchanged easily.  That idea certainly worked for me in this card.

The central focus of this card is on watercolor paper.  The arch was to be the first image stamped and was done in Hybrid Palette Noir.  To create the depth of the arch I cleaned the arch image and re-inked only a portion and moved it over to the right and up from the window opening, then I connected the two arches with a small line in the bottom corner and added some shading to give the extra depth.  The nest is done in SU Chocolate Chip and then softened with Close to Cocoa and a blender pen.  the love birds were stamped again in the Hybrid Palette Noir and then watercolored with SU Sahara Sand and Real Red…they surely need to be regal so I used a Jelly Roll gel pen in gold to dress up their fancy head pieces.  The leaves were stamped in Certainly Celery and Old Olive.  The flowers came from the Fantasy Floral Garden in Regal Rose then colored in with Pretty in Pink.  The pretty blue bow was the finishing touch and is from the Love Nest set.  I used Taken in Teal for the bow. The background on the central image was given more detail by coloring inside the arch with my Prisma Pencil in a light blue for a sky look. The sentiment is also from the Love Nest set.

The main image was layered on Basic Black, then Certainly Celery layers was embossed in swirls…to match our love birds head pieces.  Another layer of black then all finished on an Old Olive base card.

Thanks for stopping by the Atelier!


jan marie

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