Sunday, May 27, 2007

Sweet Pea

This card was done for a virtual swap hosted at Stamp-Shack. The image was supplied by inkinupstamps. From the first time I saw this image, it called out for a trellis. I drew one and colored the trellis, the image and the sky around it in watercolors. When finished, the lines of the stamp looked faded from the watercoloring, so I retraced the lines in india ink. I attached the colored image as is to the brown/green card, but, I didn't like so much white around the card. It didn't quite look right to me. So I very carefully (and I mean carefully) peeled it off and cut the white off. Then I debated quite a bit on what color cardstock to use for the background. I can color an image so I'm quite satisfied, but agonize over what cardstock to use as a background. Once I'd sorted out the background, I redrew the tendrils I had cut off and added a few more. The ribbon seems to finish it off for me. Which of the two cards do you prefer?


Tami said...

I love that you drew the tendrils on around this. The trellis is sheer genius.

hutch ink designs... said...

Wow these are so beautiful! Love the way that you added the trellis! Your are so talented!


Beth said...

Gorgeous cards!

GrammaStamper (Barb) said...

Great card, Renu. Very creative with the trellis and all.


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