It’s always fun to look back on favorite designs, isn’t it? I have a number of designers that I really admire, but at the top of the list is the one and only Debbie Olson. I love her amazing coloring ability and admire her eye for the perfect paper, patterns and layout. She always does things “just right.” When we were published together in the Coloring Techniques for Card Making book published by Annie’s, I was over the moon! Today, when I was able to pick an older project and recreate it, of course I wanted to pick a Debbie Olson design!
What do I love about this design? Well, the coloring on the little vase of flowers is so pretty, and the color palette is one of my favorites, too.
Here are my own touches and take on this design:
I chose a pretty stamp set from Flourishes that has the same feel as the vase Debbie used. I also colored the image with Prismacolor pencils, but instead I cut the image out, then popped it up on a similar style of die cut. I like that the piercing in this die mimics the dots that Debbie stamped. The paper, which is some I picked up at Michaels by My Mind’s Eye, has a similar feel to the paper Debbie used. I also incorporated the same sewing, silk ribbon and button accents.
So I encourage you to pull out some of your past copies of CardMaker or some of your favorite paper-crafting pattern books from Annie’s and go searching for your favorite designs! It’s really fun to adapt them to your own style.
Supplies used: Lost & Found Market Street Happy Birthday Tapestry and Love Demure patterned papers from My Mind’s Eye; Garden Picks stamp set and Perfectly Pierced Classic Window Die Set from Flourishes; colored pencils from Prismacolor; silk ribbon from May Arts Ribbon.