Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Blooms to Cheer


I really loved the color combo from yesterday at SCS...but not so much the Handsome Hunter part. I looked at the sketch challenge last night and thought I'd like to make a card with it...but also with SOME of the color challenge colors....so I substituted Kiwi Kiss as my green and ahhhh so much better for my taste. Doesn't it have a warm feel?

I love Bella Blossoms, it's just so different, but as I looked at it last night, I was thinking of another way to use it, the smaller rose blossom combined with the stem and leaves from the larger blossom...sort of a Hydrangea bloom (now I know Hydrangea's don't come in this color...but it's my creation :) ). The blooms are stamped and sponged with Saffron and Burgundy, and then the centers stamped in Burgundy and sponged with Saffron and Burgundy...it unifies it all I think.


For friends of ours that we work with...his mom passed away just recently, and I wanted them to know again that we are thinking of them and praying for them.
New Years Eve! ...no big plans for us tonight, just going to pick up our kids from Grandma and Grandpa's - they had a sleepover, we'll have supper and play some games together and come home. Nice and simple :) Happy end of 2008 everyone!


Recipe: Stamps: Bella Blossoms, Beautiful Borders; Ink: So Saffron, Bravo Burgundy, Kiwi Kiss; Paper: So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, Bravo Burgundy, Vanilla, So Saffron Prints, Kiwi Kiss Patterns; Accessories: Dimensionals, Sponge Daubers and sponges, Piercer, Rich Regal Brads, Word Window Punch.

16 comments:

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Oh, my word...Christine!!!!!! This is so stunning!!!! I love the cluster of bella blossoms!!!!! You are so right about the color combo......KIWI is perfect with these colors!!!!! Gorgeous!!!!!

Rose Ann said...

So gorgeous...and I love the colors!! Sorry for the reason to make it, though.

Have a lovely celebration!!

Nancy Riley said...

Holy smokes! This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

WOW, that is FABulous! Love it, love it, love it :-)

leenda said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is BEYOND stunning!!

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Dear Christine....

Freakin' Unbelievably Awesome as my niece would say.

I had to use her voice because words failed me as your card took my breath away. The love and care shines through and evokes Santa Fe or Portugal or.....anyplace with a love of vibrant image and color mixed with charm and an old world feel made new and exciting (oh oh my voice is back - lol.

I knew I loved this set but now I love the Kiwi too!

Thanks for starting off the New Year with a bang!

LeAnne said...

Very interesting color combo, but it sure works! Your card is gorgeous, as usual! You are making me think twice (three times?) about getting this set!
LeAnne

shel9999 said...

Gorgeous! I LOVE those flowers!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Gorgeous, Christine!!!! This is one outstanding card, girl!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Christine this is beautiful!! I totally agree with you!! I like the kiwi ALOT better!LOL!

Linda B said...

Holy smokerdoodles! This is so-o-o special and love what you did with this. Thank you for sharing with us.

sharon f. / Created By U said...

Oooh.. I have this stamp and have been blocked on how to use it! Thanks so much for the inspiration!

Joan Ervin said...

This turned out FABULOUS!!! I love your Bella Blossons and the colors are just perfect for this!!! The KK looks much better, too ....you go girl!!!

Jerri Kay said...

A very beautiful sympathy card Christine, I'm so sorry to hear of your friend's mother's passing. We stayed home with our guys for a very quiet New Year's Eve. We played Monopoly.

Iren said...

Ooh what a lovely card!!! I love stampin up but they do not sell this to Norway where I live. But I've got some from my aunt in the US ;o)

You made lovely cards :o)

I'm new in this blogging world so I just can't get enouhg. I even got my own blogg now. I will visit this place.

Hugs from Iren