Thursday, November 6, 2008

Guest Designer: An Iris for You

Well, I love out of the box, and I LOVE irises, so I just about jumped out of my seat when I saw Theresa Momber's projects this week, she figured out a way to make these elegant irises from "A Year of Flowers"!! She did two different color schemed projects and I just loved 'em both so much I had to share ALL the pics. (She chose my favorite iris color, too coincidentally)
Theresa writes:
"Tall Dutch Iris are one of my favorite flowers (she used to work at a florist) and I was so excited when I noticed that your poinsettia had one hidden in it. I stamped the poinsettia and then colored the inside petals with Koh-i-noor pencils, blending with OMS.

I sponged in the oval on the first card with So Saffron, Apricot Appeal and Pretty in Pink. The oval is backed with Basic Black and rests on a panel of Apricot Appeal that was sponged with Apricot Appeal. The card base is Groovy Guava. I added a sentiment from "Say it With Flowers" to the bookmark/tag.

For the second card, I sponged the background with Certainly Celery. That one uses Basic Black, So Saffron and Almost Amethyst. "

As she did with that beautiful sunflower project last week, you can see just a hint of Asela's "Botanical Dream" greenery stamp in the background. Really does look like an iris, doesn't it??

I can't wait to see what Theresa made for her 5th and final week as my Guest Designer! What an absolute delight she and her creations are, I am just so honored to have her using my stamps. Let's go see!


  1. Wow! These are amazing! I can't believe she made an iris flower out of a poinsetta! And I love the depth and richness of color she achieved with the sponging. Great job!

  2. Wow! These are absolutely gorgeous and so creative! The colouring is so perfect.

  3. I want to know what Theresa & you eat for breakfast. Do you sprinkle Pure Genius on your cereal?! Amazingly gorgeously beautifully inspiring. I can just imagine this combined with your versamark watercolouring. That technique is SO hot! :O)


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