Thursday, January 1, 2009

Tournament of Roses

Happy New Year!
Did any of you watch the Tournament of Roses Parade today? Our boys watched a little of it, I'm always so fascinated by what they can do with flowers and creativity.

I was looking at the Teleflora website last week for some meanings of the colors of roses and came upon this fabulous arrangement of flowers, it's called Enchanted Roses. I looked at the gorgeous and almost unusual color combination (especially with that vivid green), and wondered if I could recreate it somehow.

So today, in-between laundry loads I worked on this today, trying to recreate as much of the sense of color and bouquet as I could.



Lots of masking on this one. But I loved how I could combine different sets, I Love Roses and Spring Ephemerals to get the feeling of the Roses and the deeper rose colored spray filler flowers. Cool hey? I used markers on the smaller Ephemeral flowers, and watercolor on the roses. With such a vivid and detailed image, I hate to over-embellish so I kept the extras very simple. Sorry, it's a little dark even with my OTT light.


Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - I Love Roses, Spring Ephemerals; Ink: Black Stazon; Paper: Watercolor, Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, So Saffron, So Saffron Prints, Rose Red Prints, Cardstock Vellum; Accessories: Reinkers, SW Markers, Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Rich Regal Brads, Piercer, Dimensionals

29 comments:

Michelle said...

your card is breath-takingly beautiful!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

I'd say you NAILED it!! Gorgeous!

Carrie said...

Beautiful card!! Love that stamp-

Norine said...

beautiful
Hugs
Norine

leenda said...

Gorgeous, creative, lovely, brilliant, fabulous, marvelous and I like it too!!!

Silke said...

I'm speechless!!! This is amazing - Christine!!!! WOW - WOW - WOW!!!!

2stampis2b said...

Oh my gosh, you did it! It's perfect!

Rose Ann said...

Your inspiration card is stunning, and your coloring is *PERFECT*!! You've nailed it alright!! What a beauty, Christine!!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Gorgeous, Chrisine!!!! Beautiful interpretation and love how you incorporated the other stamp set.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

Oh my word...this is incredible! Love the combination of stamps, your colouring and the fabulous design! WOW!

mochamama said...

well Christine you nailed it!!! This is abso beautiful! I just love it!!!!

Karen W said...

Oh Wow and double WOW this is just gorgeous, I love that set and now instead of doing housework today,I'm going to play!!! Wonderful card!!!

smallcity said...

Wow,Wow,Wow- thats enough said


smallcity

Laurel said...

Wow, just gorgeous!

athleticsecretary said...

Oh, wow! This card is absolutely gorgeous!!

Laurie Schmidlin said...

Christine, this literally took my breath away!!! Oh my WORD, this is amazing!!!!! I would love to take coloring lessons from you!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

WOW! Oh Christine your flowers.... They are fantastic. I can't believe how real they look. Your sahding is outstanding... Oh I hope you put this on SCS< I am so fav this... LOVE LOVE LOVE it....

Stacy said...

Wow - This is a true piece of art. Absolutely stunning.

Jean from jlfstudio said...

Wow! Takes my breath away! You captured the spirit, color and loveliness of the bouquet (I think even with my cold I can smell it through the monitor)and yours will last forever!

What a super idea designing from nature or photographic medium! Thanks for sharing this!

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow-zers girl!!!!!

LeAnne said...

Well, after seeing this card, I don't even think I will bother to stamp today.....EVERYTHING would pale to this in comparison! This is beautiful! And unlike roses, it will last forever!
LeAnne

bataylor said...

You go girl. Nailed those Roses. Keep up the good work

Kimberly said...

WOW! Breathtaking! WOW! I am truly speechless!

newenglandstamper said...

Good lord - the cards knocks my socks off! It's beautiful. What a cool idea to look on that website.

Jeannie said...

You are amazingly talented girlfriend!!

Jeannie

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Chirstine!!! The stamps are just perfect and I love the colors and your fabulous coloring!!! You are sooo super talented, gf!!!

Kelly Lunceford aka.atomicbutterfly said...

OH my...I love this! What a fantastic creation! I love all of your stuff! It is pure eye candy! I hope it okay that I am addding you to my blog list! Love your stuff!

Jerri Kay said...

Oh my gosh, when I first saw this the other day Christine, I had to pick my jaw up off the floor. I think I may have swallowed a fly . . . LOL. Okay, I have to tell you, I am definitely casing this beauty! I can't wait to try some of my Me & Carrie Lou roses out on this design. When I do, and I post it, I'll link your blog so that everyone can see who inspired my creation. I just hope I can paint mine half as beautifully as yours. Hugs Girlfriend!

Sharon said...

Hi Christine,
Words cannot do justice to how lovely your roses look. Just fabulous!