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Apple of my Eye

Hi All,

  I have had this idea in my mind for a card since I saw the Apple of my Eye set, but with release week I knew I needed to keep things simple.  I finally have had the time to sit down and color.  I wanted a real water colored look and the very moment I saw the Prima Fairy Flora paper I knew that was it. 

  To make the card I stamped the image using the Memento Rich Cocoa and stamped directly onto the Fairy Flora paper and colored the image using a slew of Copics.  This worked well, the paper did not bleed as I had feared and believe me I blended a lot of colors.  I used my Opaque White Ranger pen to bring back some of the white to the blossoms. Coloring directly on the dp was a delight and enabled me to get a totally different look rather than working to achieve the full water colored look done by hand.  I hope you can feel my thrill and satisfaction with the technique.  I have colored on designer paper before but never on this scale and focus to really incorporate the dp to look so immersed and not stand out as a background designer paper. 

  The card size is 5″ x 7″  to accommodate the entire scope of the image without having to trim away the beautiful dp.  I layered the card using SU papers Taken with Teal and golden yellow which I don’t know the name….sorry no SU catalog to refer to for the information.  The combination is different but I was pleased how it brought out the colors of the dp.  To make this a more special look I used the Nestabilities  Classic Lace Borderabilities.  I did a version in white and one in ivory and decided the ivory had the softer look I was going for in the card.  The May Arts ribbon is the perfect finishing touch IMHO…..the apple green and edge of turquoise just said “Yes this is it” to my mind.

  Thanks for stopping in today and I hope you enjoyed my version of this set.

Ciao,

Jan Marie

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