Aug 29 2008

Harvest Centerpiece

Published by at 11:56 pm under Card Designs,Copic,Lockhart Stamp Co,Spellbinders

I mentioned yesterday how much I loved Karen Lockhart’s newest release of images.

This particular image is my very favorite one! I am longing to color it, but my schedule is not allowing it at the moment. Instead, I thought it would be nice to show you that you really don’t have to color an image to make a lovely card. Check it out and see:


What I chose to do, was stamp the image in a coordinating color (Adirondack currant). Then, I only colored the candle with my Copic markers, and covered the hurricane with Ranger glossy accents.candlehurricanecenterpiececloseup.jpg

While I was in Ft. Wayne last weekend, I had my first visit to an Archiver’s store! (thank goodness I don’t have one near where I live…I’d be broke!) I purchased many pretties, one of which was this yummy Heidi Grace paper. It has a spot varnish on the flowers with glitter, and the paper is shimmery as well. It’s gorgeous!

I had these Spellbinders curved rectangles dies out from a previous card, so I used them again with the SU! naturals ivory cardstock, as well as a matting of Prism suede brown dark. I sponged the ivory with Ranger distress antique linen, and embossed the brown layer with my Cuttlebug paisley embossing folder.

I finished the card off with some antique copper brads, and this stunning copper May Arts ribbon.

So, what’s the verdict? Can an un-colored image still look lovely?¬† yes

PS–Lindsey is having a gigantic sale in her store this weekend for Labor Day–15% off everything till Monday! Use the code LABOR08 at checkout!

Thanks for stopping by. Wishing you all a fabulous holiday weekend!!!

22 responses so far

22 Responses to “Harvest Centerpiece”

  1. Jerri Kay says:

    My opinion is that less is more, it’s exquisite Trudee! I’m positively drooling over the paper, now I’ve got to go check that out!

  2. Conniecrafter says:

    Yes it can, love the glassy look you gave the votive too! Such pretty papers and so love the shape of that framing!

  3. Julia Stainton says:

    Stunning Trudee! Love the beautiful paper, dies and spotlighted candle!

  4. Pam C. says:

    It is a beautiful card. Great for even a person who hasn’t done much coloring–me!

  5. Amy says:

    It’s great! I really love it. The paper you are using is beautiful as well. Where did you get it?

  6. Heidi Karpen (Stamperdoc) says:

    Love it Trudee! The coloring of just the candle sets this off beautifully! I can’t seem to find these Spellbinders dies- are they available yet?

  7. Lynette says:

    Yes, uncolored can look VERY lovely! But then, everything you do looks lovely! I’m happy you got to experience an Archiver’s. :)

  8. bronih says:

    Absolutely gorgeous, Trudee!

  9. Joanne says:

    It looks great! It makes the candle really *pop*. Very cool…

  10. Pat says:

    Absolutely gorgeous!!!

  11. Shirleyone says:

    A really warm and gorgeous card, Trudee!

  12. Marcia says:

    Hi T.
    Very nice cards. Love, Mom……. My computer is working now, but I dont know how long it is goingto be working…. Love, M.xxxxx.

  13. leslierich says:

    Trudee, it certainly does look beautiful without being colored! Sort of a toile look. I love the image. The paper is incredible and is a perfect backdrop for your stamp. A gorgeous card all around!

  14. Lynette says:

    Another comment – I have given you an “I Love Your Blog” award. Check out my blog for details (if you want to:) )

  15. Heather says:

    wow so beautiful! love the little highlight of colour and shine!

  16. Beth says:

    Absolutely lovely, Trudee! The colored candle and the Glossy accents makes this image absolutely stunning! Last week I took my 11-year-old DD to see the Jonas Brothers in Atlanta. For being such an awesome Mom *wink* I made a stop at Archivers! That IS one dangerous place!

  17. A girl true to my heart, telling us we don’t NEED to color — BRAVO!!! Love this, colored or not!!! GREAT paper!!!

  18. Shel9999 says:

    Oh WOW, T! Gorgeous!! Love how you highlighted just the hurricane. And that paper…LOVE it!

  19. jacksonbelle says:

    OMGOSH! How pretty! I love the colors and those dies are awesome! :D

  20. loricraig says:

    gorgeous… gorgeous… gorgeous!

  21. Linda Beeson says:

    Oh how I love how simply you colored this image! It is stunning!

  22. Angel says:

    Yes, it is beautiful!

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