Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Lavender Patio Pot

The Spring/Summer release from Lockhart Stamp Company is full of wonderful flora and fauna! The Patio Pot series is fantastic - and I love the variety of cards that you can use it for.

This image colors up so quickly! I can almost smell the lavender, can't you? I did very little shading in the lavender itself. The pot was fun - I love trying to get just the right coloring for terra cotta. I was even relatively content with the shading. (I'll let you in on a little secret - shading is my artistic nemesis. Even in high school art class, I was never content with my shading. I always do the 'imaginary light source' and all that, but never seem to get it just as I want it. Those of you who shade well - I salute you!)

Have you seen the new Lockhart images in your local store? I'm so lucky to have Angela's Happy Stamper close to my home - they always get the latest releases. (Psst, if you're local, I'm starting to teach there in July! I'd love to have the chance to meet you, so stop by and introduce yourself.) I'd love to hear about your local stamp store, so drop me a comment telling me where your little retail haven is!

I hope this inspires you to color a little happiness into your work today! Be well.


Tara said...

This should sound like a blast from your past... My favorite LSS is Stamp Fanci, only about a 30 minute drive from me!

Niki Estes said...

That is so pretty, Jenn! I love the colors and punched lace!

Summer Loving Gal said...

very beautiful card especially since I collect baskets! :-)

Crafty Creations said...

This is great!!!!