Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Sweet Figs

Mmmm, mmm! I ate my fill of these last week! I have a neighbor who picks them from her aunts tree’s and gives them to me. Every year I swear I am going to plant my own…I’ll get around to it one day!

Every quarter, Becky Fleck of PageMaps dishes out 10 fabulous sketches to get those creative juices flowing with her CardMaps. Well, this month some of the lovely ladies from Flourishes did the honors and took her sketches to bring CardMaps to life with beautiful and creative samples for each and every sketch. To check out CardMaps for September, click here and then click on the CardMaps link on the left.

Here's the sketch:
And here's the figs!


I used Flourishes Figs and Pomegranate stamp set. It is stamped on Flourishes Classic White card stock with Memento Tuxedo Black ink and colored with Copics. I also deepened some of the shading with Prismacolor pencils and oms. I lightly inked around the image panel and matted it on some K and Company paper (I think!) It was just the perfect shade for my figs! The trim is a simple scallop I created with a punch from the same white cardstock, inked, and embellished with some dark brown rustic twine. A piece of velvet ribbon and some Kaiser pearls finish it off. The lovely sentiment is from the Falling Leaves stamp set and it is cut and matted using a Nestabilitie die from Spellbinders.

Check out all of the beautiful cardmaps creations from the Flourishes ladies below!

Christine Okken

Stacy Morgan

Cindy Lawrence

Leslie Miller

Julie Koerber

Betty Wright

Dawn Burnworth

Maki Jones

Barbara Anders


ChristineCreations said...

Just STUNNING coloring Danielle, those figs are just gorgeous!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my word, Danielle! This is just gorgeous! Your coloring is out of this world. You created so much dimension with your shading. Love how you used the sketch, too.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is beautiful, your coloring ROCKS on this Danielle!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Danielle,I love the image and the colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.xx

Broni said...

Beautiful and elegant, Danielle!

Julia Aston said...

wow Danielle! you created such dimension on the figs with your wonderful coloring!

Betty Wright said...

Gorgeous coloring and the lace and ribbon detailing beautiful! Wonderful card, Danielle!

Dawn B. said...

Wonderful coloring Danielle.. This is perfectly done..Great job on your sketch.

Carol Dee said...

Yummy card. Great take on the sketch.

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

OMG... this card is gorgeous! Your coloring is stunning.

Makiko Jones said...

Wow! This is amazing, Danielle!! Your coloring is so beautiful. Fantastic detail and colors!

Holly said...

Gosh, this is beautiful!!! Love those warm papers and that ruffled edge!

Curt in Carmel said...

There is no way I would have known what to do with that sketch, but you nailed it perfectly. Gorgeous card and coloring! Best, Curt

Denise (peanutbee) said...

FABULOUS coloring!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful coloring on this, Danielle! Gorgeous card!