Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Flowers, etc.

I've got 2 more cards for you today, featuring Starving Artistamps' new Silhouette Flowers. I saw this one of some irises and had to have it! Irises are my favorite flower, I love their vibrant colours, the variety of colours, and the smell of the larger ones. For this card, I found some patterned paper, then picked my inks to match. I was leaning towards doing yellow irises, but couldn't find any paper that fit. Is there anybody else out there who cannot get enough of striped patterned paper?? I went with a simple layout to really showcase those flowers.

My next card features some more of the new silhouettes. I'm not sure what these ones are, but they seemed like they should be purple too! I inked up the flowers with Perfect Plum, then gently added in some Elegant Eggplant. Likewise, the leaves and stems were inked up with Mellow Moss, then I added in a bit of Always Artichoke. I made my own patterned background paper using the mini-check background. I added a hodgepodge framed sentiment and that was it! I really like this layout, I only wish I had more hodgepodge pieces so I could do more!
Thanks for stopping by today!


  1. I love the second card and I'm pretty sure these flowers are called Lupines. I love them purple by the way (I have pink and purple in my garden)

  2. I'm thinking they look like delphiniums - in which case purple is perfect! Lovely card! - Trish

  3. These are beautiful!! But how did you color your irises?? Did you do the ink then add another color or was it watercolor crayons?? Please share, I'd love to know!! Thanks,

  4. Hi Natasha! They are indeed Lupines (pronounced loo-pins), and they line the roadway in Northern MN in the spring. They are my favorite flower!!! Stop by my blog today, I posted a picture of them! I am tired of the cold here and thought I'd post something that reminded me of the warmer days ahead;). Here's the link....


    p.s. You were right about coloring them purple! The most common color of these is purple, followed by a bright pink! Great job! I think I need to buy this stamp!