Saturday, August 30, 2008

Brown Rose

I love this color combo. I am not sure the photo shows this clearly but it is a pink and brown creation I did for the August Parade on Verve Stamps. The info is found here http://vervevisual.blogspot.com/2008/08/august-project-parade-day-one.html . Unfortunately the project ends in a day so hurry up.

I hunted through my stash to find the perfect stamp for this project and I kept thinking how unique it would be to switch it around...instead of a pink rose how about a brown rose. I did this brown rose using all the brown pencils I had in my Prismacolored Pencils.
I was amazed at how many shades of brown there are. Sometimes all I changed was the pressure I colored with. I love it. To create a shadow effect, I outlined it with a Laurentien Studio marker color Sienna Brown. I found a pkg. of these alcohol markers at Staples Business Supply bargain bin and they work great. They aren`t Copics but they`ll do in a pinch.

I decorated the card with crystals and dots using my Glaze Sakura pen. They are really great. I purchased the pen at Carousel Stamps. I also used Walnut Stain and Frayed Burlap Distress inks to distress the edges.

I am very proud of this card. What do you think? Let me know.
Have a great one.
Heather

3 comments:

Joanne (Stamps4sanity) said...

This is just beautiful. So soft and elegant...

Debbie Olson said...

I love pink and brown--beautiful job on this card!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Great card. Love the richness of the brown rose. Thanks for playing our challenge.