July 13, 2010

Old World Hydrangea ~ Nick Bantock Inspiration

Something I worked on this past weekend.  I am a HUGE fan of Nick Bantock.  If you're into collage, ephemera and water coloring, then you should check out his book "Urgent Second Class". 

Nick uses lots of old maps in his artwork.  Here I've used the new designer paper from SU! and stamped an image directly to it (the hydrangea).  Afterwards I colored the image in with Daffodil and Tangerine ink with a blender pen (and the ink from the dye pad cover).  The leaves are colored directly onto the paper with the Pear Pizzazz marker.

Additional images from the Because I Care stamp set added with the scrumptious Coffee Crumb dye pad.  The butterfly is one of the A-la-mode stamps from last years catalog.



7 comments:

Beverly said...

OMG - I was JUST looking at his stamps last night! I fell in love too ........but you have done a really nice job (colouring & presentation)........very, very nice.

MuseMyWorld said...

I love the old world look and using maps! Great job.

Firenze said...

What a beautiful card. So elegant! TFS
Helen -- Firenze Cards

Created By You said...

Beautiful Melanie!! Love the coloring, and of course the Newsprint DSP too!

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Diane said...

Absolutely geogeous.Beautiful card.

Rosie said...

omg... this card is gorgeous! Love your style!