Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day with Sweet Pea

Here's a wonderful Sweet Pea stamp from artist Caron Vinson called Blushing Rose Fairy (Plate #89). I thought this beautiful woman would make a wonderful Valentine. You can see the artist's depiction and then see the coloring that I have done to her to make her into a Valentine.

I used some wonderful printed glittery cardstock from K&Company and spiced it up with some chalk on the edges. I added some adorable polka dot Prima flowers with some dark red bling and used one of the great vertical sayings from Plate #13 called Holiday Verticals. That stamp plate is only $12 and gives you 10 different full size veritcal sayings! What a bargain. I trimmed mine out on thick white cardstock and used a border punch from EK Success to add some pizazz.

One of today's lucky commenters will get a beautiful Sweet Pea stamp as a prize (random selection, announced tomorrow)! Be sure to check the posting on the Feb 5th entry to see who won prizes on that day!! If you haven't signed up for the main blog candy, scroll down to the posting on Feb 1st and sign up! if you are signed up, find out if you have won, New winners are picked everday from there (and winners--you are still eligible for the grand prize)!!

Project Materials: Cardstock (K&Co, Hobby Lobby, AC Metallic, Neenah); Rubber Stamps (Sweet Pea Stamps); Ink (Memento, Colorbox Chalk); Punch (EK Success Border punch); Flower (Prima); Bling (Michaels); Adhesives (Pop dots, Glue All, Glue Dots); Color (Copic Markers); Die Cut (Spellbinders-Nestabilities);

21 comments:

  1. Wowzer!! Holley, this is so so gorgeous!! I adore your coloring and I honestly need to go shopping and grab me a few of these images....I love them!!! TFS! HUGS

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  2. Another Beautiful card Holley. You do a wonderful job in coloring.

    Sher

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  3. Love the layout of your card, Holley. Beautiful as always. I really like the vertical stamp and am going to investigate further.
    Sue S.

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  4. very valentine day worthy! i would say. thank you for sharing.

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  5. oh Holley this is so pretty and she works beautifully as a valentines image i love how you have inked the edges of your border too it gives it a lovely softer feel or look should I say xx

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  6. Incredible coloring Holley. I like the border you created for the vertical greeting.

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  7. I love this!! Red is my favorite color and you've done a fantastic job with your coloring. I love this entire layout!
    Hugs!
    Dana

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  8. She's beautiful Holley. And I love the colors and coloring.
    hugs,
    Brooke

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  9. Holley,
    What a beautiful card. The image is beautiful and you colored and put everything on the card including bling so perfectly. I love the vertical letters on it too. Very nice!

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  10. Don't you just love Valentine's Day? It really speaks to a cardmaker!! Love your card, gorgeous as ever, Holley!

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  11. Holley,
    Adorable card.....love the Sweet Pea stamps!

    Shell~Alaska♥

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  12. Lovely coloring Holly. Really nice composition. TFS

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  13. love the stamp, the card and everything
    Debbie

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  14. I just like to say thank you for this awesome tip, for using sentiment inside the punched out border. It's look totally amazing. And i will try it for sure. Flowers with gems absolutely gorgeous. You made a very pretty card.
    Hugs Nataliya

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  15. Fantastic coloring, Holley, and I love the layout! I think I may have to go out and get that EK Success punch. It is just too cute!

    Hugs,
    Snoopy :D

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  16. that is definately a grown up's holiday card! Great job! It is so sophisticated!

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  17. What a sweet fairy and I love that you colored her to match the card. It's called monochromatic....right?
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  18. Oh sorry I missed yesturday, just didn't get near blog land at all and this card is beautiful, thanks for sharing.

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  19. I just love Sweet Pea stamps - they are so fabulous! I am sure I would not be able to color this one as beautifully as you have, but willing to try :) This is gorgeous!

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