Monday, January 21, 2008

Fabriano Spring Song



Before I became a stamper, I was really into Hallmark cards. I used to go to the Hallmark store once a month for my needed birthday, anniversary, and whatever other cards I needed for the month. I would walk out of the store with a stack of pretty cards, and they were all single layer....more simplistic styled cards. I love how Hallmark cards have changed since then, and are starting to look more and more like our hand-crafted beauties. I do, however, still appreciate the simplistic-styled cards. I guess that's why I do them quite often.

When I'm using an image as beautiful as this one (Spring Song set from SU), I find a "busy" styled card can distract from the beauty of the image itself. Quite often, when I choose to watercolor a single-layer card, I'll grab my Fabriano Medioevalis cards that I purchased from Starlit Studios (I didn't see any in her store right now). I stamped the image with Jet Black StazOn, and watercolored with my Classic inks and Aqua Painter. The beautiful May Arts ribbon was purchased at Jacksonbelle Embellishments, and the Adornit Gems from Eclectic Paperie.

Thanks for visiting today!

Stamps: Spring Song
Card Stock: Fabriano Medioevalis (5x5)
Ink: Jet Black StazOn, Classic inks- Summer Sun, Pumpkin Pie, Certainly Celery, Old Olive, Always Artichoke, Really Rust, Going Gray, Close to Cocoa, Chocolate Chip
Accessories: Aqua Painter, May Arts ribbon, White Adornit Gems

38 comments:

Beth said...

The elegant simplicity of this card is stunning. I so admire this style but am a bit intimidated to give it a try!!!!!

Libby said...

Gorgeous! You do "simple" cards to beautifully! Personally I think it's really difficult to pull off, but you sure make it look easy!

Susie said...

Awesome!!! I love your coloring. I've had a hankering to do a card like this lately. That set is on my "To Buy" list for next time. Gorgeous.

fran said...

This is beautiful - I really love the simplicity of the card. The actual card stock part looks nice and heavy. Your skill at coloring makes all the difference!

Dawn griffith said...

BEAUTIFUL !!! My FIL GF would love this set too .. HUMMM Maybe next Christmas she will get it in the mail since she is a HUGE Hummingbird fan HUGE HUGE Fan .. Your card is Stunning girlie .
Love ya
Dawn G

shel9999 said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the simplicity of this! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the little gems!

chelemom said...

Beautiful!!! I do love how classic this looks!

Jackie W. said...

Oh my! This is so gorgeous! Your coloring is superb and the simplicity is perfect!

Julie Masse said...

What a beautiful card Rose Ann!! Truly gorgeous!

Dawn Easton said...

Rose Ann, this is simply gorgeous! Your colouring is amazing!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

This is GORGEOUS, RoseAnn! Wow!

Flossie's Follies said...

WOW, love one layer cards and this one is certainly elegant. Beautiful.

Lauren said...

Very elegant. This card is beautiful - the coloring is so perfect.

Rosella said...

Your card is simply gorgeous! How else can I put it? I just HAD to leave a comment, as I was totally inspired by your creation.

Alexandra said...

this is a stunning and elegant card Rose Ann - I am in awe! The coloring you did is absolutely gorgeous and I really love that hummingbird! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Laura Roth said...

I'm such a fan of the single layer yet elegant cards as well...and you DO THEM SO WELL! :) Gorgeous card Rose Ann!!!!

Debby Winters said...

very very pretty card! I don't do single-layer cards well and so admire that yours are so beautiful!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Simply Sweet!!! Love everything about this (((Hugs)))

Marlou said...

gorgeous card Rose Ann :) x

Velta said...

Rose Ann ~ This one of the most beautiful cards ever!!! Your coloring is "right on the mark!" Beautiful, just lovely :)

My Paper World said...

It's absolutely stunning! and so elegant!

Kim Hughes said...

VERRRRY pretty!

Deb said...

It may be simply styled but it is absolutely beautiful. The stamp is amazing and perfectly coloured! It certainly doesn't need anything else.

Donna said...

gorgeous Rose Ann!

www.chicnscratch.typepad.com said...

Wow Rose Ann, your card is beautiful!! You know my favorites are simple/beautiful cards!

Deborah said...

Love your hummingbird Rose Ann! I think you put it well aboe in your description on one layer cards, I concur! Simply a stunning card! Hugs, Deb

sophia landry said...

Wow this is beautiful!! One forgets that we don't need to add tons of stuff to have a beatiful card. I will definitely have to break out my Fabriano notecards this week and follow in your foot steps with a simple card!

kathleenh said...

Yeah, I like simple cards sometimes too. Your coloring on this is just beautiful!

Heather P. said...

Oh wow, this is ~gorgeous~!!

I tagged you on my blog if you'd like to play along... :)

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Love this...Super Adorable!!! Always look forward to your creation's. (((Hugs)))

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful...simple and elegant. I think I need to buy some of these cards, they look really nice!

Jeanna said...

This is so beautiful RoseAnn. You know I will always be a fan of your work

NancyK said...

Your coloring is gorgeous! This is such a beautiful image and did not need any embellishments. The Fabriano is the perfect card base!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so gorgeous, Rose Ann! This set was on my first order and I just mounted it so I can use it pretty soon. I also pictured it pretty much just like this. This is elegant and wonderful. Thank you so much for all this beauty!

Lindsey (jacksonbelle) said...

How gorgeous Rose Ann! I just LOVE the colors you used, just gorgeous!

Lori Craig said...

this is gorgeous, Rose Ann...

Savor the Journey said...

***sighhhhhh****
This is such a beautiful creation, Rose Ann! I could just stay and study this one for a while.

~Bev

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

This is so stunning -- simple elegance -- beautiful!!! Your colored image is fabulous!!! Perfect accents -- a wonderful card!!!