Saturday, October 13, 2012

Peeking Sunflowers...



Hello! Hope your weekend  is off to a terrific start! Have you been enjoying getting some early peeks on Gina's blog for our new release next week? (click Gina's link to see more stamp previews, plus links to new projects from Tami and Theresa)  Today I'm going to go ahead and show a card I just  whipped together with my new sunflowers in Stately Flowers 5!  Stately Flowers 5 and our other new Gina K designs stamp sets will be available for purchase Thursday night, October 18th at 7 PM CST.  Hope you can come to our party!

This triple panel technique is so easy to do!  Just make a mat stack of three layers, piled on top of each other (Pure Luxury Ivory) and stamp your images over the edges (Memento Rich Cocoa)  Then cut and layer colored mats underneath (Gina K Dark Chocolate). Adhere layers with pop dots.
Here is a quick coloring tutorial (Apologies in advance for cutting the colored caps off in these pics, my camera kept zooming a in a little closer than what they frame showed!)  The first step is laying down the light colors to each area: Y06 for petals, YG93 for the leaves, and E13 to the center.
Next add this beautiful golden yellow (Y19) near the center and tips of petals and in the folds. See how that deeper orange yellow tones down that too bright shade?  Trace YG97 over the shaded areas in the image to darken the leaves and stems.  This image is so easy to color, no need to guess where the shadows gom, they are built in and and the stamped image will darken any color you leay over it, so you need very few markers.  This only used five!

Cut and adhere with pop dots over your mats.
 
Thank for visiting! As much as I love the sunflower from A Year of Flowers, this one is even more details and realistic and will work for so many things I want to make all year long.  Looking forward to showing you  more Thursday night!  

By the way, thank you everyone who has been writing and inquiring about when the next Stately Flowers set would be coming out!  It's almost here, just a few more days!

Hugs!

30 comments:

naneruth said...

Oh such a beautiful sunflower. This set is looking good so far. So glad you listed the flower colors it helps so much. With so many different colors it's hard to know which are a good match. Thanks!

Joyce T. said...

I love this technique and your flowers (all of them) are perfect for it! Waiting anxiously for Thursday!!

Cheri said...

Beautiful card and use of the technique, Melanie. I haven't done this yet, but I will now! heeheehee. Love the colors you chose for the sunflower.

Sharon Harnist said...

Gorgeous card, Mel!!

Betty Neville said...

What a gorgeous card, Melanie! And thank you for the coloring tips!

Anonymous said...

Do you have any idea when Florida or Long Island, New York will be stately Flowers? Your new sunflower is lovely.

Blessings,
Kat

Patti J said...

Leave it to you to take an already great technique and make it better! Beautiful card, Melanie - oooh...lovin' that new set! Hugs...

Donna Phelan said...

LOVE Triple Stamping, it seems to work for almost any stamp! BUT you have taken yours up a notch with the coloring of only 1 GORGEOUS sunflower.....well done, oh Crafty One! :) (still waiting for the Mayflower--hint, hint!) :)

bridget22868 said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this flower stamp! The card she made is awesome too.

Bee Burg said...

Nice effect with the multiple frames! :-)

Kike' said...

Really lovely...thx 4 making an ez 2 follow tutorial!

Karen Roth said...

Absolutely gorgeous work , hun! While I am not a huge fan of sunflowers you have done a most wonderful job on it {{{hugz}}}

Do you have a Tea Rose or an Iris already made that I have missed?

Anyhoo, Keep up the great work!

Unfortunately , I will not be able to partake in the Release Party as I have to go out of town for a Neurologist appointment and by the time I get back I will be too worn out to play along and will most likely crawl right into bed upon my return.

Kary said...

What a Beautiful card, Melanie!! Love that coloured sunflower - it lights up the whole card. I can't wait to see the full reveal of your new set!! Take care, Hugs.

Anita said...

Stunning card! I love how the flower just pops.

meemee48 said...

This is gorgeous!

Miesje said...

Oh this is so pretty! Love that technique! I will be there Thursday night!

Mary Gillmarten said...

Gorgeous Melanie, thanks for the coloring hints too!

LindaS said...

Gorgeous card and coloring.

Rosy Newlun said...

Glorious sunflower, Melanie! Cannot wait to see your latest unveiling of stamps!!!

Helen Dooley said...

great card. love the sunflower.
hugs

Lindsay Ettlinger said...

What a beautiful card Melanie. Love all your Stately Flowers and so looking forward to seeing the rest of the new set. Thank you.

Anonymous said...

Lovely card, and a terrific technique and tutorial. TFS!

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for the great instructions. Can't wait to see the rest of the set.

Diana Enns said...

Beautiful card - I love that technique and you really did an awesome card
TFS

Lagene said...

Beautiful card! I love this technique!

shatril said...

Just love this card. I have to have that stamp. Love all your work

Penny Odell said...

Absolutely gorgeous Melanie. I can not wait to get that stamp. I just love flowers!!!!

usharon said...

Thank you for showing, in detail, how to color sunflowers! I have wanted to learn that for...a very long time. Looks fantastic, as usual. I learn something from you every time.

KraftyKim said...

Beautiful sunflowers and I love the triple layer technique so will have to try it with flowers. Always great to have some colour tutoring too!

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