Peony Birthday

My birthday card stash is on the slim side and so, This was something for that. The peony is up on foam pop dots.

 There is a challenge from Ellen Hutson right now that based on this inspiration collage of photos as seen below and I was really struck by the pink skeleton leaf with the light flowing through it photo and so, this was inspired by that part. The base is some Neenah millstone, the printed paper is from my minds eye and was cut with a My Favorite Things homespun stitched die. The Peony was stamped with some Avery Elle Pixie ink to give it a no line coloring effect and then I colored this with some polychromos pencils. The sentiment is from the up the happy set and was stamped with some versafine onyx black.

 I have been messing around with trying to figure out where shading goes but, since this is the very first time this flower has been out of the package I guess it will be easier next time to decide where some of the shadows go in the center of the bloom.

This challenge is open until May 2nd. if you want to play along with it.


SmilynStef said...

Love the die cut edge on your paper and your gorgeous ethereal coloring.

KarinsArtScrap said...

beautiful Stacy
Gr Karin

Janice M said...

Stacy this is absolutely GORGEOUS! From your amazing coloring to that pretty piece of paper with the scalloped stitched edge. LOVE it!!

Kia said...

So pretty Stacy ... great job on the shading.

CherylQuilts said...

Wow, Stacy! Your pencil coloring is gorgeous, and the no-line coloring is amazing! I too love the layout with the scallop-stitched die and great DP, and I love that you popped it. Love the other photos too (just commented it on SCS). Hugs! xoxo

Nancy R said...

I love the way you colored the peony on this beautiful card. It's so pretty!