Monday, February 21, 2011

Botanical Nature Walk

I just adore this new Nature Walk stamp set.  These sketch-like images will fit in perfectly with my scenic stamping.  The bird and bee specimens are both mesmerizing and well as the beautiful vintage flora stamp.

I started by tearing both sheets of Botanical Gazette Designer Paper and watercolor paper using my tearing tool.  The bird was stamped in StazOn Stone Gray onto watercolor paper then used an Aqua Painter and markers to color it.  I cut it out with my hobby blade.

Next, I inked up the flora stamp with Old Olive and Rich Razzleberry markers and randomly stamped the images onto my watercolor paper.  The bees were stamped in Crumb Cake then colored with a blender pen in Crumb Cake and Barely Banana.

For a distressed look I sponged both torn papers with Distressed Vintage Photo & Walnut Stain.  I used my edge distresser on the piece of Old Olive before mounting everything.

Before creating a pretty little bow with my ric rac ribbon, I sponged the main panel with Distressed Antique Linen. 

Happy Stamping!

A close up of the bird and flowers.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  Nature Walk 
Paper:  Desert Storm, Old Olive, Botanical Gazette Designer Paper, Watercolor
Ink:  Bird - StazOn Stone Gray colored with Aqua Painter in Close to Cocoa, Soft Suede, Really Rust, & Going Gray; Flowers - Old Olive & Rich Razzleberry Markers; Bees - Crumb Cake & Barely Banana; Sponging - Distressed Antique Linen, Distressed Vintage Photo & Distressed Walnut Stain
Accessories:  American Crafts Ric Rac Ribbon, Bow-Easy, Tearing Tool, Edge Distresser, Aqua Painter, Blender Pen
Techniques:  Sponging, Watercoloring

25 comments:

Stamping for Sanity! said...

Your work is always stunning! I love to check in and see what you are up to. This card is no exception. I love the background and how the bird pops.

Pam~ said...

You're right, this stamp set is right up your alley! Gorgeous card Donna! I love your bird ... perfect watercoloring to make him look real!

Morgan said...

Beautiful card! Glad you were able to play around with your new set...isnt it the best!!

Jean McKenzie said...

Donna, this card is so pretty - love your shading and how you have placed the bird. I do hope this set is in our next mini!!!

Becky said...

This is lovely Donna!

KarinsArtScrap said...

love your card donna, great birdie with a great background.

greetings karin

Bea said...

Lovely!!

Gr. Bea

Lori Ingebritson said...

Donna, when I first saw this stamp set I knew it was your style! It is great fun seeing what you are designing with it! Your card is lovely.

Anne Marie said...

Donna, this is just gorgeous! You really showcased this set and created a beautiful scene. Wow! Your coloring is great and the little bird is cut out perfectly. It's always so much fun to visit your blog and see your latest creations. :)

Polished Moxie said...

Lovely card. Just the type of scene I hope to see when all of the snow has disappeared.

Dana said...

You're so right.. this stamp set is gorgeous. What is even more amazing is what you've been doing with them! Love this!
Hugs~
Dana

The Mama Monkey said...

Wow girl, this is stunning! Looks like you drew it!

Laura VanVleet said...

This is so beautiful, Donna!

Gigi said...

Such a beautiful card! I'm yearning for spring. I love the shading and details.

MollyD said...

beautiful...I really like the colors - so subtle and earthy!

Amy Watson said...

Oh this is a beautiful card Donna!

Paige said...

what a beautiful scene you created with these lovely images.

Diane said...

OMG! This is so beautiful! Come on Spring!That's the first thing I thought of,especially listening to your music! So relaxing!TFS!

KER said...

definitely a Donna card...so beautiful...

Carrie said...

Donna, thank you for your kind remarks on my blog. You have some beautiful cards. TFS.

Cass said...

Very pretty!

Rhonda Langley said...

Love this set! That bird is beautiful1

Traci M said...

Love this card, Donna...those bees are so cool stamped and inked in lightly, really a great job on this!!

Kristie said...

What a beautiful scene! I love all the distressing too!

gale said...

This is so pretty. I love that little bird-he is gorgeous!

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