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Monday, June 25, 2012

Elegant Elements of Style

Yesterday I shared my first project, a scrapbook page, that I had submitted for this years Artisan Award Contest. Sadly, I did not make the finalist list so that is why I am able to share all 10 of my projects with you here over the next two weeks. Today I'd like to share one of my favorite cards that I created for the contest.  

Since I love to water color and I feel confident with my watercoloring skills I thought this was a good choice. I used many favorites here...such as my choice of stamp sets & colors...I'm sure anyone who visits me regularly has noticed I LOVE purple! Maybe that's where I went wrong? Seems Stampin' Up!'s love affair with purple took a huge hit with the last color renovation, and I sure didn't pay attention to that huge detail when I designed this one! lol
I did pay attention to lots of other details tho...check out that paper piercing! It was all done without the ease of using the awesome new paper piercing templates too! You'd think all that old school piercing alone would score me points and impress the judges!

Stamps: Elements of Style & Teeny Tiny Tags
Card stock: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder & Whisper White
Ink: Elegant Eggplant, Wisteria Wonder, Black Stazon, Whisper White Craft & various other Classic Inks for water coloring
Tools & Accessories: Big Shot, Labels Framelits, Adorning Accents Edgelits, Adorning Accents Embossing Folder, Mat Pack, Paper Piercing Tool, Sponge Daubers, Jewelry Tag Punch, Basic Pearls, White Organza Ribbon, White Bakers Twine, Regals Button & Aqua Painter

Thanks for visiting today...stop by again soon to see my other (un)winning Artisan Award projects!

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Lynn, this is just gorgeous! You definitely have huge talent, so don't let not getting selected as a finalist get you down. I love your stuff!
JoAnn

*Vicki* said...

Oh my word this is really gorgeous Lynn!! My fave colors too! :)

I just adore your scrap layout as well!! Sorry you didn't make it, but your work is amazing hun!! TFS!!

Sara said...

This is beautiful! Love all of the details. Very ambitious to do all of that paper piercing without a template.

Debbi said...

This is absolutely stunning!! Purple is my favorite color, so I laughed out loud at your description of the "maybe that's where I went wrong!" Hahaha! I was sitting here studying your card, wondering how you got those piercing templates before the submission date. Now I see you did it without them - I can't believe you did that FREE HAND! Amazing card. TRULY worthy of winning the award.

Amanda said...

What a gorgeous card. I love the hummingbird!

Jen Timko said...

Free hand piercing! I'm certain that alone garnered oohs and ahhs! Your coloring here is simply perfection!

Rosemary said...

Your water coloring is incredible! A beautiful card, no matter what they think!

Donna said...

Lynn, this is absolutely stunning! I too love purple and think this is just beautiful. You are very talented and should have made the list. Rhere's always next year, don't give up!!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card Lynn, love the depth of colours you got in the flowers!
Rachel

Cindy Beach said...

Lynn, I'm convinced SU saw your pierced cards and got the great idea afterwards to make the template for the rest of us.

I LOVED the page, but this card is stunningly beautiful and my absolute favorite! Your details and color choices are exquisite!

Cindy Beach said...

Lynn, I'm convinced SU saw your pierced cards and got the great idea afterwards to make the template for the rest of us.

I LOVED the page, but this card is stunningly beautiful and my absolute favorite! Your details and color choices are exquisite!

DonnaJ9 said...

Oh, that's so pretty! I wish you taught water coloring classes!

Robin Feicht said...

You're watercoloring is beautiful!

Elizabeth said...

Your watercoloring is phenomenal! This card is gorgeous!

Heather North said...

This card s so lovely. SU may not love purple as much, but I sure do! Thanks for sharing your AA entry.