Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Blooms on the Avenue

A really cool looking sketch today on SCS... it has a sort of geometric feel.

I've been dying to watercolor this gorgeous 5th Avenue set, so I pulled out the smallest blooms and watercolored them with deep Riding Hood Red shades.


I paired this pretty set with the really cool Fifth Avenue Patterns background set, I clear embossed the boxy stamp on the Riding Hood Red layer (though it's not perfect, I didn't line it up 100 %...but pretend it is ok?). So the geometric feel to the sketch is even more enhanced by the patterned background stamp, and the piercing...I think the embossing really gives it a more classy 5th Avenue feel too.

Because of the angle I took the picture you can see my dimensionals behind the sentiment (sigh)...ok pretend that's not there too....just pretend you're walking down 5th Avenue in New York and it's spring and you see these lovely red flowers at a flower shop...that's what I was going for :) Can you see it? Thanks for using your imagination with me! :)


The black inside of the flowers are dotted with a Sharpie for precision. But I love the rich red on these flowers, isn't it pretty? There's just something about this color combination that's a WOW factor too.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Recipe: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Fifth Avenue Patterns, Beautiful Borders; Ink: VersaMark, Black Stazon; Paper: Basic Black, Riding Hood Red, Mellow Moss, Watercolor; Accessories: Reinkers, Aqua Painter, Sharpie, Piercer, Dimensionals, RHR Taffeta Ribbon, Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Clear Embossing Powder, Sharpie, Dimensionals, Black Brads.

15 comments:

Allison said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love the colours and design. The watercolouring on the flowers looks amazing!

Wendy said...

OMG, this is outstanding! I am off to do the sketch right now! I can only hope mine turns out as nice as yours!

Melody said...

Those flowers are beautiful! Love the color combo.

Jeannie said...

This is a fun layout, isn't it?!
Gorgeous card!

Peace and Luv,
Jeannie

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Christine! Your coloring is always a DELIGHT to stare at!!!
Things are going good...busy busy busy! Hope everything is great for you too! I miss ya girlie!!! Hugs!

Jerri Kay said...

OH MY WORD, fabulous, fabulous, fabulous. Those gorgeous bright flowers just pop with fabulous color! I so love this design Christine, it's brilliant!

Jill Haddad said...

Wow Christine - this absolutely pops! tfs.

Norine said...

Gorgeous love the pop of those flowers
hugs
Norine

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Just stunning! The color on the flowers is so incredible - would definitely make me stop if I saw those in a store window!!

Dawn said...

What watercoloring beauties you have here. Such beautiful colors you chose. The boldness of the red and the green look fabulous. Super job Christine..

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my gosh, are you kidding me. You don't have to direct my attention to the flowers. I can't stop staring at the gorgeous coloring. I wouldn't have even noticed the dimensionals in the pic.

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

The flowers are beautiful! Fabulous coloring!!

Kelly Lunceford said...

Wow! I have been wanting to watercolor them also, but haven't dared! You have done an amazing job! simply gorgeous!

Joan Ervin said...

This card is just gorgeous, Christine!!!! I love your coloring on the flowers and the colors are beautiful!!! You did a fabulous job on this!!!

Rose Ann said...

Your gorgeous coloring always "blows me away", Christine!! This is stunning, girl!!