Saturday, January 3, 2009

Melanie's Flowers

Thanks everyone for the well-wishes. The thumb is doing great. I think I might be able to shed the band aid in another day or so! *woohooo*
Although my first stamping injury was not until the last day of the year, let me assure you that I have suffered my fair share of pain (usually because I was being careless!). My favorite Duh! injury was a few years ago when I was making cookies and talking on the phone. I went to take the cookies out of the oven and I opened the oven door with the mitted hand and grabbed the cookie sheet with the unmitted one. OUCH! I was so shocked that I had done that--it took me a few seconds to drop the pan on the floor. Yep, that one took awhile to recover from...

My friend Melanie is having a huge anniversary celebration on her blog this week. She has been a designer for Gina K for a year and is throwing a party to celebrate! Check it out for lots of inspiration and give-aways!

Melanie asked a few of her friends to help spread the word by using our favorite set that she designed. I really could not pick a favorite set--they are all so wonderful and CLEVER!

I went with A Year of Flowers because it was my favorite at the time I went to create a card (giggle!) Here is my card:

I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper and painted with reinkers. Then, I cut the flowers out and arranged them. I layered two roses on top of each other for depth and stamped an extra sunflower to cut out and raise the center part. I painted the other flower blue because I felt like it. (I have no idea what kind of flower that is but I like it blue!)
I used my trusty Scor-Pal to create the grid pattern in the background.


Here is a close up of the dimension of the flowers. Congratulations on your wonderful milestone, Mel! Love ya!

You can check out some more wonderful creations using Melanie's sets on these blogs today: Donna, Jessica, Lee, Michelle , Theresa, Carolina and Joanne.


Thanks for stopping by!

33 comments:

Judi said...

Beautiful card! Love the layered flowers. Glad the finger is healing.

Carolina said...

What a gorgeous card - love the color combo, the layout and your amazing coloring!!! Hope you have a great weekend!

Mary said...

Your card is beautiful. I love the 3 dimensional look of the flowers.

Glad your injury is healing.

Mary

Melody (lacyquilter) said...

This is gorgeous. Glad your thumb is better.

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Ohhh the colors of these flowers are just stunningly realistic!! Yes, I know there are blue flowers...although I have no idea what they are called!!! LOL

Nancy said...

Oh Cammie, that is such a GORGEOUS card! I should be framed! I love that set and I actually own it! woot!


How do you paint with reinkers? Is there a tutorial somewhere? I'm interested is all types of coloring stamps.

Again, I just can't say it enough how much I love this card!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous coloring, Cammie!!!

Theresa said...

Cammie, this card is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous coloring and design!

jules p said...

Ouch! That grabbing the cookie sheet without an oven mit, sounds painful. I think we all have done that one-though! :)

This card is gorgeous. The colors are awesome. They look real!

Jessica said...

What a pretty card - I love how bright and cheerful your flowers are ... looking outside at the piles of snow, a little picture of summer flowers makes me happy this morning!

Elaine said...

This is beautiful!! I like the grid background.
I don't know what that "blue" flower is either, lol, but it looks great!

Melanie said...

gorgeous, Carolyn!! go get this published now, will ya?? )

hugs! THANKS!

Elena said...

Very beautiful card! Love the dimension! Glad you finger is doing better!

Toni K said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love everything about it!I'm glad you're finger is healing well too!

Tracey said...

Glad to hear your thumb is better Gina!! A fabulous card! Love the flowers!

Rose Ann said...

Oh my...this is so gorgeous, Cammie!! Your coloring is extraordinary!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Oh Cam...your flowers are absolutely gorgeous!! LOVE the dimension!! Glad your healing up nicely...did hubby help?

Erin Smetak said...

Hi Cammy!

Great, great card!!!! Every time I see A Year In Flowers, it makes me want that set more and more!!!!

I actually have a question for you. I read that you used watercolor paper and reinkers to create the look that you achieved. My question is, for the blue flower for example, how did you get it to be so dark in some areas and light in others? Did you use a blender pen or aquapainter? I cannot achieve that look, so any advice would be GREATLY appreciated!

Happy New Year! Hope it's an injury free year for ya! ;)

Erin... said...

Gorgeous card Cammie!! Love the colors of the flowers, so pretty!! Happy new year!! Hope your thumb is back to normal soon:)

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card! Your coloring is terrific!!! I think I'll have to put this set on my wish list. lol!


Jada (hobbydiva-SCS)

Moni said...

Gorgeous card! Hugs, Moni

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Glad you are healing well, LOL!!

Starla said...

WOW!! This is great!! I love the coloring and the little details (as usual). Just saw yesterday's post....hehe...I'm SOOOOO glad to see my desk area is not the only one that gets hit by the WHODUNITS

dpkennedy said...

Stunning card! I was checking out your mess...and it's definitely comparable to mine! I can't believe what a large table I have to work on yet I end up in a 6 x 6 inch square after a couple of cards. It's crazy!

Anita C said...

Gorgeous!! I love the colors you chose. Don't worry Cammie, I think we all have those moments :)

Jekka said...

Your Duh moment made me laugh and made me think of my biggest DUH moment.

I was making meatloaf for dinner and trying to multi-task. I was in the middle of changing clothes for dinner when the timer for the meatloaf went off. Being as I was alone in the apartment (and we lived in the basement with few small windows)I ran topless to take it out of the oven. As I pulled it out, my oven mitts slipped and I instinctively pulled the pan up to my chest to catch up (an under the breast kinda thing). Needless to say--OUCH!!! My DH came home to dinner on the table and me with two icepacks.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous card!! Love your coloring. I have this set and adore it...I might need to break it out and play along...
hugs, Jami

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely gorgeous Carolyn!

Sharri said...

This is gorgeous! I love the blue flower!
I am glad you injury is healing.

Laurie in MN said...

I visited (again) to say thank you for donating to Andrea's blog. I love, love, love the set you designed and donated.

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

What a beautiful creation!! WOW!! :)

Deborah Anton said...

Beautiful card! Love the watercoloring

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