OK ladies, this is my first ever SCS upload! Please forgive me fumbling around trying to get the hang of these hallowed halls. :)
I used the first botanical set I created for Flourishes, Siberian Iris. Because I have no idea how to do masking, embossing, (insert card-making technique of your choice here), I used watered down gouache paint to fill in my stamped image. The ribbon is vintage eyelash trim. The tag is a wooden garden tag from the local farm supply with copper wire tied into a curlie-que. Not sure this one will make it through the mail, it will have to be delivered to my Mom personally, as she is the Iris queen.
Thanks for being patient with me as I learn the whys and wherefores of SCS. I look forward to posting a lot more cards as I get the hang of it (and the time for it -- yeah right, I totally snuck this card into a very full agenda!)
Date: Wednesday, July 9, 2008 GMT Views: 714
Registered: September 12, 2007 Location: Wake Forest, NC Posts: 54997
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 @ 3:16 PM
Congrats on your first upload, a daunting task at the very least. This is just one fabulous card. Your watercoloring is fabulous with your designed image. Totally awesome card. You'll be hooked for sure now! so come back with much more of your fabulous creativity.
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Registered: June 24, 2008 Location: Webster Groves, MO Posts: 266
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 @ 4:06 PM
I want to chime in and first say THANK YOU all so much for these very nice compliments!!! Wheee this is fun! (Can I post in my own gallery? Hope that's OK) But also to share that I have been doing watercolors/gouache paintings for YEARS - so even though this is my first card for SCS, I'm not new to watercolors. I'm new to just about everything else in card-making, though.... and boy, you guys on SCS make it look easy. And it is far from! I'm learning a lot from cruising around on here.... sneaking peeks left and right!
Registered: June 2, 2004 Location: Sunny Pensacola Posts: 1978
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 @ 4:32 PM
Well now I have to chime in....Marcy is our very talented artist for Flourishes....she is responsible for many of the wonderful creations that are part of our line. She is more than that....she helped US create the look of Flourishes and more and more and more. However she had NEVER stamped...horrors.....well I felt is she was going to do this for us she NEEDED to understand rubber, ink and paper in the way we see it. So I sent up a care package....now a year later, lots of cajoling I have finally gotten her to join SCS. But the post today! I fell our of my chair.....Yeah Marcy....you will be one fine stamper yet......Welcome to our world! Hey have you heard that her darling hubby Patrick has been tagged by Redbook magazine as of one of the 5 Hottie Husbands in America!
Registered: April 20, 2006 Location: Michigan's Upper Peninsula Posts: 34723
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 @ 6:27 PM
Marcy -- I love it!!!! Not only is your coloring (or painting) fabulous -- but the entire card design is so fun -- LOVE the added garden tag and curled wire -- I have lots of wire I haven't touched in years -- hhhmmmmm. WONDERFUL job on your first upload and WELCOME!!!!!!!!! to SCS!!!!!
Registered: October 25, 2004 Location: Southern Oregon Coast Posts: 17557
Wed, Jul 09, 2008 @ 10:02 PM
Oh, my gosh, Marcy! Thank you so much for starting a gallery so we can learn first hand the best way to color your images. I have so loved this iris from the first time I laid eyes on it. Your painting is fabulous! I have no idea what Gouache is, but it's interesting that you were able to accomplish this with classic dye based ink. I've been wanting something softer for the initial stamping so my images wouldn't have such a distinct outline. I've got some research to do! Welcome to SCS!