Thursday, May 15, 2008

Lilac Gruffies

So I finally broke down and purchased my first 2 Gruffies stamps from House Mouse. I have been looking at all the great cards Lee makes with her mousies and just couldn't resist any longer. I got the Lavender Bouquet and Bit of Honey. I'm not sure why this is called Lavender Bouquet being these are lilac blossoms, but whatever...I am participating in a swap on SCS where we are all using these types of stamps and this is the card I came up with.

I really like how the colors came together on this. The base is Garden Green stamped in tone on tone with a paisley stamp from Hero Arts and has a Pale Plum layer that has been run through the Cuttlebug using the paisley folder and then brayered with Elegant Eggplant to bring out debossed images. I colored in the main image using my Prismacolor pencils and then blended the colors using the Gamsol Technique. I added some lilac stickles to the blossoms to help add definition to them. The lilac ribbon helps finish off this card.

I like how this came out, but still feel it is missing something...if only I could put my finger on it. I would love any imput you have on what this card is missing.


Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

I love it, love it, love it Sarah!!! That's why Prismas and Gamsol is my fave........the coloring looks just amazing!! I love the dp you used too!! I totally cannot resist these guys!!!!

LadyDoc said...

This card is WAY cute and doesn't need a thing!