Friday, May 29, 2009

CDS Sneak Peek - Peony

Can I just tell you how excited I am about this Peony set??? My best friend, Kim Teasdale is now illustrating for Clear Dollar Stamps!!! Yeah!!!! She's dreamed about this for so long and to see it become reality is so exciting to be a part of. Not only do I get to be on a design team with Kim, I get to create with her stamps now too!!! Should I tell you added pressure??? Just kidding!!!! All kidding aside - Congrats to you Kim for having your dream come true!

A few weeks ago, I took a class about using Tombow Markers and I'm hooked!!! Thanks Kim (did I mention she teaches classes as well??). I love how this card has shine to it. Kim taught me a clever trick - mix Ranger Gold embossing Powder with Ranger Gold Tinsel embossing powder and you will get an image that sparkles and shines! Too cool eh? I've used a variety of Tombow markers (available at CDS) to color the peony. I'm finding Tombows are so much easier to use than anything I've used in the past. Sooner or later, I'll have them all... I've used Wisteria Basic Grey DP to pull my colors from. I love how there is such a grace and elegance to this card.

ALL CDSTAMPS USED: Peony CS AND PAPERS: PTI White, Purple Bazzill, Wisteria Basic Grey DP, Swiss Dot DP (unknown), Watercolor paper INK: Versafine Onyx Black MARKERS: TOMBOWS: 098, 133, 177, 623, 679, 772 SU Markers: So Saffron, More Mustard, Summer Sun ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Tombow Markers, SU Markers, Aquapainter, Half Back Pearls, Purple Organdy Ribbon, Classic and Scalloped Rectangle Nestabilities, Classic and Scalloped Oval Nestabilities, Stamping Dimensionals, Ranger Gold Tinsel and Ranger Gold Embossing Powder COLORING MEDIUM: Markers SPECIAL TECHNIQUES: Watercoloring

Each month, the design team is issued challenges and for this month - we had a color challenge (using red and blue on a card together). I like the juxtaposition of the deep red with such a soft blue. I've had this DP forever and used it as my starting point. I find my inspiration quite often from the DP's I have (that's why I have way too many pizza boxes full of DP!!!). I used my SU Markers for this card and I find I love the look of the Tombows better. But I must say - they both showcase the peony so well.

CS AND PAPERS: PTI White, Baja Breeze, My Mind’s Eye DP, Watercolor paper
INK: Versafine Onyx Black
MARKERS: Real Red, Ruby Red, Cameo Coral, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Certainly Celery, Pretty in Pink, Summer Sun, More Mustard, Apricot Appeal, Really Rust (ALL SU)
ACCESSORIES AND EMBELLISHMENTS: Labels 4 Nestabilities, SU Markers, Waterbrush, Buttons, Embroidery Thread, Blue Organza Ribbon, Stamping Dimensionals, Fleur de Lis EK Success Punch, Detail Clear Embossing Powder

Check out what the other CDS girls have come up with:

Other sets being highlighted today:

Patchpals and Messages:Laurie Wilson, Shawne Arnold, Linda Borneman, Katie Renz, Candy Fosta, Tori Wild, Cassie Trask, Stacy Morgan, Sarah Taylor
Card Directions: Lori McCroskey, Candy Fosta


Cassie said...

Just beautiful, Angela! You may have convinced me to start buying the Tombows. . .one more thing I just HAVE to have ;D

Katie Renz said...

Love both the cards, especially the gold embossed.

Lisa Lara said...

Hi Angela. Just gorgeous sneak peeks with this beautiful stamp. Oh I did not know it was illustrated by Kim. Wow. Do her talents cease? Amazing. Your coloring is FANTASTIC girl. I'll have to collect the rest of the Tombos. I love the sparkle on the top card and love the colors on the second.

auntbeespickles said...

Angela, Your cards are simply wonderful! The coloring is totally fab! It's great you have a good friend close by to share all the cool new tricks she learns. I think because of your cards I am going to have to invest in some Tombos and give them a try. Keep up the good work!

Linda Borneman said...

Hi Angela! Well, you certainly did Kim proud with your two Peony samples...that's for sure! Beautiful coloring on both and I love the gold embossed one the best, I think! Lovely work, Angela!

Beth S said...

Hi Angela I'm new to your blog and all I can say is wow. You cards are beautiful. Love the coloring.

Kim Teasdale said...

Awe thanks! You're the bestest friend a girl could have! Thanks for all of your never ending support and of course your fabulous card samples too! You are rockin' the Tombows!!! Thanks for a fun day out shopping too! Tee hee :o)

Laurie tx stamper said...

These peonies are just gorgeous! That purple one is so pretty with the gold embossing and the red one just jumps off the screen with it's boldness. Wonderful!

Gloria Dojlido said...

Just beautiful! This is my favourite set this month...yours turned out great!