Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Botanique Garden

Hi Everyone!

I'm back! We had a few days at a retreat as a family. It was fun - particularly for our kids.

When I returned my other order of new items arrived, and as tired as I am...I wasn't sure I'd stamp, but I managed a quick card here with the new set Le Jardin Botanique.

Do you know what the #1 set ever with Stampin Up is? It's Lovely as a Tree....I've never purchased it, because I keep thinking it's going to retire. So when I saw this new set with a tree and other pretty botanicals, I knew it would be a good set for me.

Today's sketch challenge at SCS is a good one. I've done the sketch with simple watercoloring with reinkers, and added sponging of Kiwi Kiss around the edges and some pretty piercing. The Pomegranate DSP is retired, but I love the color combination with Kiwi.

And LOOOK Corduroy buttons! I didn't really believe they'd be REAL corduroy...I thought they'd be the texture of corduroy but plastic. NOPE they're the real thing. Fantastic texture and lush feeling.

Love the new eyelet border punch too!

Recipe: Stamps: Le Jardin Botanique, Pocket Silhouettes; Ink: Black Stazon, Kiwi Kiss; Paper: Kiwi Kiss, Very Vanilla, Purely Pomegranate, Retired Pomegranate DSP, Watercolor; Accessories: Kiwi Satin Ribbon; Corduroy Buttons, Piercer, Eyelet Border Punch, Dimensionals


Denise (peanutbee) said...


Jerri Kay said...

Welcome home Christine! I'm sure you all had a blast! There must be lots of snow there. Your card is fabulous, love the bright, cheery colors.

Norine said...

stunning card love the colors

newenglandstamper said...

This is a lovely card - super coloring. You're right about the pomegranate and kiwi kiss combo. TFS.

Rose Ann said...

I'm loving all of the new stuff here, Christine!! So very beautiful!!