Saturday, May 12, 2018

Sweet Simple Things

Power Poppy's challenge this month is "black and white with a pop of color." I have several digital stamp sets from them that haven't seen ink, and this is one of my favorites. I decided to print it off and try my hand at this month's theme.

By changing up the framing, I created two similar but slightly different summer cards. This first one is framed entirely by the vine die cuts and the one below has a few vines and the frame turned sideways.

I added some extra dimension to the vines by applying faux stitching with a white gel pen.

I printed "Sweet Simple Things" on watercolor paper and colored it in with prismacolor pencils. After blending, I added a few highlights with watercolor markers.

Supplies and Tools:
Dies: Romantic Vines (Spellbinders), Sentiments Five (Spellbinders), Square Die
Ink: Prismacolor Pencils, Watercolor Markers, White Gel Pen
Stamps: "Sweet Simple Things" (Power Poppy)

This post linked to:
Power Poppy - Black and White with a pop of color
STAMPlorations - Things With Wings (bees)
Stamping Sensations - Close to Nature
Poppystamps - Patterned Paper Please
Time Out - Quote below


brenda said...

What a really pretty Nature creation, many thanks for sharing with us at Penny Black and More May challenge.

B x

sarascloset said...

Very striking cards, Esther! Bee-utiful coloring on those images and the design is just so eye catching! Your 'stitching' is a detail that makes these cards even more special! Love these! Thank you for your very sweet comment on my seashells and invitation to join Crop Stop's May challenge. I will be sure to do that with my next completed project. I feel like the shells are not really a complete project by themselves. I had to whip up that tutorial on short notice, and didn't have time to make a project, too. Hugs! Sara Emily

Carol L said...

What a cool set of cards!! I just love the faux stitching along with that great dsp, what a perfect combination for that great image! Thanks for letting me know about the Crop Stop, but I didn't think back linking would be a good idea. I will keep the challenge in mind for the next time though :)

Sally H said...

Beautiful creations! Thanks for joining in with our 'Close to Nature' theme at Stamping Sensations May challenge and good luck!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Gorgeous! I am extremely jealous of the stitching on the vines, as my hands will not allow me to do those tiny details anymore. That delicate striped background makes everything look amazing.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful, love the cool framing of your pretty image and the stitched swirl leaves to frame it are cool too! so perfect for the challenge!

pinky said...

Beautiful cards Esther! Your colour choices work perfectly. Thanks for joining us at Stamping Sensations this month.

ChristineCreations said...

Lovely creations, such great drama from the black embellishments Esther! Thanks so much for joining us this month at Power Poppy!

Jill V said...

A very nice set of set of cards - you really nailed the black an white with a pop of colour theme! I love the added stitching detail on the vines that you added - it really brings the whole design together perfectly! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Jill

Ina G said...

Awesome cards. So bright and happy. Love the layout. Thanks for joining us at STAMPlorations.

maria f. said...

Way to give those buzzing things with wings their spotlight! I love how the sentiment and die cuts are both swirly. Thanks for joining us at CUTplorations this month.