Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Are You Ready to Hop?



It is time for a Birthday Bash Blog Hop! The Everything's Rosy stamps have quickly become favorites of mine for simply beautiful cards. My little sketch book is getting quite a workout these days with ideas I keep scribbling down. I hope I can find the time to put the ideas to paper soon!

Today, I'm sharing another wild rose card with you. Like I said the other day, it is one of my favorites from these stamps. I have reached for it quite a few times already; I just can't get enough of it! This card was inspired by a beautiful pillow that I saw in a window display at Pottery Barn. The colors are what I had noticed first - red, pink, blue and green - perfect for this time of year. Then, I realized that the print would make pretty patterned paper, too.



After some stamping and masking, it still needed something. I pulled out my colored pencils and shaded the blossoms and leaves to give it just a little depth. Here is a closer look at the colored pencil work:



I can see myself using colored pencils a lot with the solid images in this release. The pencils give the highlights needed to really dress up the stamping.

Would you like to have your very own wild rose and many thanks FL to add to your stamp collection? Well, if you leave me a comment, you'll be entered in the A Muse Birthday Blog Hop for both of these *new* stamps. Then, hop on over to the blog of Lisa Strahl, A Muse friend extraordinaire, for another giveaway.

Your comment here, as well as on all the other hopping blogs, will also enter you in the A Muse Birthday Blog Hop Grand Prize (on the AMN blog). If you want to find a full list of all the Birthday Blog Hop Stampers, check the A Muse News Blog.

stamps: wild rose, many thanks FL, wild rose branch
paper:
natural white notecard, sky blue paper
ribbon:
popsicle pink grosgrain stitch
other: Prismacolor color pencils, foam adhesive, brad

287 comments:

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Sonja said...

love the shading! It is so beautiful!!

katherineee said...

love the design! ADORE!

Cat said...

ah, Elana, beautiful! just like the rest of your everything's rosy collection!

Craft Crazy Carrie said...

This would be a fantastic Mother's Day card, too!!

Vidette said...

Love the depth added by your shading. It is beautiful.

Lauren said...

This is a real stunner...it's SO beautiful. You did such an amazing job on the coloring and the blue background really makes the flowers pop off the page...LOVE THIS!!!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You have shaded these flowers to perfection! What a beautiful card to celebrate with!

Bobbie Lynn said...

Beautiful cards and I love to hear that you used colored pencils too. I need to start using mine more and your beautiful card inspired me. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Fiona said...

just gorgeous this is!

Kathy H said...

LOvely!

judy said...

Beautiful card! I love what you do
with the A muse stamps!

Kathy said...

Beautiful Card! I love the shading - brings a whole new element to the card!

Kelly Braund said...

Beautiful! Very vintage feeling pattern.

Kathy said...

Another card using colored pencils! I love it!!! Gorgeous card and the stamp is beautiful.

dms57 said...

So pretty.....reminds me of my Grandma's old wallpaper!

Michele said...

wow, love the coloring..

Immi said...

The shading works wonders - very lovely!

Lindsay M. said...

Gorgeous card!!!!!!! Wow!!! I just love that stamp!!!! I hope to be holding it soon!!! LOL!!! Great card!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful card, perfect for Mother's Day!Love the shading.
Sally

Novell said...

Mmmm, Mmmm, Mmmmm! Wonderful!! So pretty!!

deb said...

I am loving the shading/highlighting with the colored pencils. Such an easy yet striking technique!

Karen said...

Wow, the shading is fantastic. It looks like a piece of designer paper.

Tina said...

Great work - I do like what I see.
However that sunflower is to cute!!

Michelle LL said...

I LOVE the roses on the sky blue- a beautiful combination!

Faith said...

Beautiful card and great take on your inpiration pillow!

connie said...

Beautiful card.

SweetMissDaisy (Anna Wight) said...

Perfect! like fabric from a vintage apron... love it!

Leigh said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the shading with the colored pencils... What a great way to add depth! Thanks for sharing!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh this is a beautifully elegant design!!

Atticelf said...

What a beautiful card. The shading is just the right touch.

craftymom205 said...

Beautiful card.

Lin said...

Lovely! I adore the pale blue background you chose to stamp on. Beautiful images, and you shaded them to perfection. Thanks for the inspiration.

Dotty said...

BEAUTIFUL ~ I LOVE what you did with the colored pencils ~ WOW!

anni said...

Beautiful! Love this coloring technique!

Allison said...

The Wild Rose is my favorite stamp in this collection. I love the shading you did on the image!

Lori said...

Very elegant card, the coloring is awesome!

*Analyn* said...

Lovely card! Pottery barn is a great place for inspiration, especially their nautica stuff that matches with Amuse's under the sea!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful ... I will be amuse lover from now on.

Carly said...

I just adore this beautiful card!!! Simply perfect!!

Starr said...

Beautiful, the pencil shading is so effective :)

Betty said...

beautiful card - your shading gives it just the right touch. thanks for a chance to win.

StampinCathy said...

This is just stunning and so inspiring. Beautiful coloring.

stamping sue said...

I'm really liking this wild rose stamp and rose is my birthday flower. stamping sue

Collette said...

I love seeing dimension in these solid stamps - wonderful ideas.

Christine said...

I really heart your style!! Fabulous card. Thanks for the chance!

andrea50harris said...

very artistic!

~Tonya said...

Hello Elana,

I can see why you grab for this stamp! Is is just so classic and beautiful and love how you have shaded it with colored pencils.

All of your cards are beautiful.
Have a great day.

~Tonya

JenMarie said...

This is so lovely!!

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous colouring!

Kristin Z. said...

How gorgeous! The stamps and your shading look like a printed patterned paper!

janet said...

Everthings's Rosy I think has some of my new favorite stamps!!!

Tammy said...

Beautiful! Great shading and great stamp set!

Janet L. said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! Love the colors and details. I'm inspired!

Anonymous said...

Very beautiful. The shading really adds to it.
SNW

shruti said...

love anything floral...

Gohn said...

love the card! So cute!

Sarah said...

I love, love, love the colored pencil technique you used on this card, Elena. It just transforms those stamps.

Anonymous said...

This stamp definitely makes beautiful patterned paper! Your shading is perfect.

Kathy

Laura Bax said...

Wow - your flowers are beautiful!

Sheryl S said...

So beautiful Elena! It looks like a painting! Thank you for sharing with us. (from Sheryl S in NM)

Dawn G said...

I love how the colored pencils look with those stamps! Gorgeous!!

Kristina Gwinett said...

I really like how you shaded the petals. Makes them pop out more, but not too much! Very pretty card.

nanalady said...

Just plain adorable! Love this card! Can't wait to try this technique. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration.

Emily F. said...

oh man! I really need these stamps so I can try this accenting with color pencils! Yours look very lovely!!

sandra said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for sharing.

lenainwonderland said...

I love how the shading gives the image so much dimension...so pretty!

Gabriela said...

What a glorious rose card. I adore the soft blue background and your exquisite coloring!

Molly Verock Card Design said...

definitely need to break out my colored pencils!

Denise said...

Beautiful card. Perfect to give to a friend.

leah said...

I love the shading. This is a beautiful card.

brynpilting said...

I have seen the inspiration pillow and wow, Elena, you are a genius! I am so impressed with your use of the colored pencils, the shading just brings those roses to life! We are so lucky to be able to see all of your great ideas for A Muse!

laurlynn said...

Love the coloring - they just pop off the page!

iheartart said...

What a beautiful card. I love the shading.

Opus36 said...

This does look just like the fabric you can get at Pottery Barn!
Just amazing depth you get from the pencil shading! This is just beautiful!

Heather said...

You did it again, Elena! Knocked those socks right off me with yoru Everything's Rosy design! Gorgeous!

jds said...

just amazing. the cards are so pretty!

mekei said...

nice card

teresa said...

Amazing card. It really looks like pp you created. So beautiful.

Trina said...

Pretty!

Leslie H. said...

I love the colors!

Ann said...

Stunning card! I definitely need to pull out my colored pencils again and try this!

Lisa said...

Oh such pretty, pretty roses! Thanks!

MsOktober said...

Amazing coloring job! It looks like you used paint! Really pretty :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! I love how the colored pencils make the solid stamp shapes just POP!! Great Card! PeggyF(lefsegirl)

Erin said...

very pretty... again with the colored pencils! i never think about that!

Nicole said...

So, so, so beautiful!!! Love it!

Amy said...

Your coloring is just beautiful! I don't use colored pencils much, but I think I'll have to start!

danadoux said...

What a pretty card. Love the colors.

Tiffany Heilman said...

lovely card. love the color combo.

Bev said...

Love the pencil work!! :)

Jayne said...

These roses look like toll painting. Gorgeous!

Princess Judy said...

Roses for the Everything's Rosy celebration-whoo hoo! Great shading on this beautiful card.

Dress To Scrap said...

Oh my your card is lovely! and the stamp, i want it! hihihi!

Jennifer Moore said...

Wow! I love the shading.

Karen Austin said...

Luscious roses - wonderful birhday present for a muse!

narutopenguingirl said...

I love your card! It looks like the flowers are going to pop off the page :)

DNAMIchaud said...

Beautiful card, love all the detail you put in to it!

Mary Sara P. said...

very pretty.

lillianchild said...

I do so envy anyone with coloring talent such as yours - those flowers are so very beautiful!

Amy said...

The shading is just stunning!

Erika M. said...

Loving your card today!

Brenda said...

Wow, if only I was half as talented!! Beautiful!!

kimurob said...

Wow, what wonderful colored pencil work! It really enhances the stamp image!

aldebaran said...

Such a pretty card! And the use of pencils makes me want to break mine out to experiment on my cards :)

Bridget N

Becky Rusher said...

Elena, this is gorgeous! Jaw-droppin' gorgeous! The way you colored those roses makes them look so real! Beautiful job, my friend!

GirlGeek said...

I love this card...perfect shabby chic.

inkohoots said...

OMG...I totally thought you had used a patterned paper. This is completely amazing! I must try out this technique. Thank you for the inspiration.

PennyH said...

This is just gorgeous...I love your coloring!!! Beautiful!

Kim said...

Love the wild rose stamp. You made a beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

The flowers are perfect! They look real! Lisa P NH

mtscrapgal said...

I love that you made your own patterned paper--clever girl.Adding colored pencil shading added just the right touch. Thanks

Holly Saveur said...

Lovely looks so vintage.

Pamela said...

Beautiful! The colored pencil really makes the petals pop!

nancy l. said...

This is sooooo pretty!! It looks like you painted the flowers instead of stamping them. I love the shading!

Beth Ann said...

You guys are just showing off now! That looks like wallpaper my mom would love.

Krystie Lee said...

Absolutely amazing! WOW! I never would have thought to do that in a million years, what a gorgeous "print" you made!

SuZeQ said...

Oh yeah ... I'm hopping alright (hoping, too!)

Kel said...

The colored pencils really make the image pop!

Brianna B said...

Cute card!!

Elena said...

Wow, your shading work really took it to a whole new level. I have looked several times at the closer image to see just how you did that; I'm impressed by the coloring! Thanks for sharing. --Elena

Laura said...

Wow!Your flowers are so vibrant! love the coloring and background!

Helen Lee said...

Such a beautiful card. I love the coloring.

Nancy W said...

Great design. The shading is beautiful. I can't wait to get my hands of some of the new release.

kmassman said...

LOVE your card! The colors are gorgeous!

Andrea B. said...

This is so beautiful! The shading is magnificent. I find your work to be very inspirational - thank you so much!

bathmender said...

Oh my goodness, Elana I am speechless the coloring on this card is absolutely perfection...

SherylH said...

So beautiful -- wonderful shading of the roses!

carpediem said...

Loving all of the new floral images! laura j

Anonymous said...

Love the card. Thanks for sharing!jennyrg73@yahoo.com

Anonymous said...

Wow, this is such a pretty card. Thank you for sharing!
Stacie

sndy1 said...

Such a beautiful card.

Glorie said...

Love the shading! So pretty!

Kelly Booth said...

This is just STUNNING!!! Wow!

Lueyes said...

A beautiful card. I like your use of colored pencils to add shading.

Anonymous said...

You definitely bring out the best in all of the wonderful work you do.

Joann

Anonymous said...

I think I'm ready for spring flowers... beautiful cards and love the inspiration from a pillow pattern :) kim k

MariClaudi said...

Your shading makes the card!

bevyb said...

Just Beautiful! It does remind me of a design I would see in Pottery Barn. The blending with the colored pencils it just perfect.

Doreen said...

I love the patterned paper u created!! Love the shading, too. Thanks for an oppty to win!

anne barclay said...

I love the way you used your colored pencils to shade the rose. You should do a tutorial on that. Just beautiful.

Becky said...

I love that shading! It really adds some life to the flowers.

Debby Watkins said...

Wow, how beautiful. That shading is GORGEOUS! You are very talented! Thanks for sharing!

Harriet Skelly said...

Wow this is a gorgeous card! Your coloring and shading of the roses is outstanding!

Anonymous said...

Very nice pencil work and a beautiful card!

Kristan G.

Anonymous said...

You are an amazing artist and your colouring is incredibly lifelike. Thanks for the chance to win!!!

Lauralee
talascam@rogers.com

Susie said...

wow, amazing card! I love it!

Dana Klinkner said...

Ooooo love how you used colored pencils to add depth on this card - it's gorgeous! Thanks for your inspiration!

Anne G said...

Great shading and coloring!

naneruth said...

Your shading is wonderful.I can't wait to try it.

dazey said...

Great coloring! Love those roses

PamS said...

Love the card. Your shading is fantastic.

Michelle M. said...

I have never thought of coloring over solid stamps---a total "ahh-haa" moment! Thanks for the inspiration!

Tobey said...

OH this is so soft and lovely, all that shading, beautiful!

~HappyScrappinMama~ said...

Your card is very pretty and so elegant! I really like the way you used color pencils to enhance the blooms. Thanks for sharing!

Suzie said...

WOW!! What an elegant card. I can see this stamp will be used a lot. Thanks for sharing...

Sue D said...

Great color combo and I like your shading!

NitaBugg said...

I didn't know that the colored pencils could make such a statement.

Carmen M. said...

What a beautiful card! I would have never thought that you could get that look with a stamp and coloring pencils!

AShu93 said...

Love the colors & the shading!

Jodi R said...

I love the way you shaded the flowers...beautiful!

Tara Sroka said...

Great card and thanks for the chance to win!

Jessica said...

Beautiful!!! Nice blog!

jodie said...

Very pretty!

Corrie said...

That's such a sweet card. Great job!

Karen Maloney said...

Your card is beautiful. It reminded me of some wallpaper in the house I lived in as a child. Thanks for the memories and for sharing your lovely card.

cards by cara said...

Beautiful job! Nice colours and shading.

chrissg said...

really pretty card. love using colored pencils with stamps.

Beach Girl 115 said...

I love the coloring on your card - it looks like the Donna Dewberry painted flowers! But it is good to know that it can be done with our own A Muse supplies, instead of messy brushes and paint.

Carrie said...

Loving all the examples of this stamp set. Beautiful job with the pencils and shading - add so much dimension.

Kathyc on SCS said...

Oh my, your roses are stunning!
Kathy Camasso

Stephanie said...

Beautiful!!

Anonymous said...

wow...this is bad...I have to add these stamps to my mom's day list...already 2 pages long..u gals are gonna get me in trouble!!! luving this hop!

cher

hilly77 at comcast dot net

annesatx said...

Yes, the colors you chose are wonderful and your shading is incredible. And thanks for the chance to win these stamps!

Angel said...

I just *love* this! Now I just need the stamps...

marie said...

love the colors,,,nice card.

Steph in WA said...

so beautiful elena!!! i must sharpen up my pencils now!!

rstuck2003 said...

Beautiful card...love it

Fiorella said...

Only one word: fantastic!!!!

BonnieR said...

I only dream of being able to create a card this lovely. TFS

Dana said...

This is so lovely. I think I remember having seen a friend post a pic of her daughter's Easter Dress that looked just like these flowers - shading and all. Amazing job.

Dorothy T said...

I love this rose stamp and your cards! Thanks for sharing and the chance to win!

Terri W said...

Soooo pretty!

terri at digitaldesigns dot us

Verona H said...

Your shading is beautiful, this is a fun blog hop.

Allison Cope said...

Wowsers!!! Stunning card Elena! Love the colouring of the flowers!

Joyce said...

beautiful, Elena! The pencils really give the petals nice dimension.

Anna said...

Wow this is just awesome. Wonderful work.

jen said...

so soft & feminine- lovely!!!

Nathalie Simard said...

I really like the colouring you added. I love the Bloghop, it is such a great way to get inspired and to discover new artisits! Thank you!

Kristie Maynard said...

Gorgeous, absolutely gorgeous!

Gloria Westerman said...

So pretty....and love your shading....so awesome....thank you for sharing this with us....

Anonymous said...

a great card and I love the shading - ER

Karen said...

I love the way you've created a very vintage fabric look. It's sensational!

Louise said...

Beautiful wild roses card - so nicely shaded too!

DeniseB said...

So pretty! I love the roses on the light blue background!
DeniseB

Mindy Allen said...

Beautiful!! love it. thanks for sharing

shari said...

Beautiful card! Thanks for the awesome giveaway. Shari (cricutrookie)

AnitaRex said...

Love the name of your blog! Such a pretty card!

GrammaR said...

Beautiful card! The shading is wonderful, I need to try it.

Maria said...

Love this wild rose card, it's beautiful!!!

Lucy Newton said...

It really looks like Potery Barn, so now I love amuse too!!

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