Friday, March 27, 2009

Ruffled and Inspired Tulips

Well, I've been home-bound all week with sick the thought of spring is really appealing to me! Last fall I planted a bunch of tulips and can't wait to see them come up this spring.

The Inspiration Challenge at SCS shows the amazing art of Glenda Mosher, oh MY she is so's no wonder so many of her painting bear the watermark "sold".
I picked this beautiful tulip field painting full of reds, oranges, yellows and greens.

Here are my tulips!

I've watercolored them, trimmed them out and placed them on a stamped nestability rectangle, which I also sponged. I really love this paper too, it's K & Co Que Sera has such a great collage feel with fantastic colors.

And look at this amazing ribbon! It's from Flourishes. It ties just amazingly

And here's my two sickies at work today on cards. I generally let my kids stamp with me, but just on scrap paper, today we made full cards together. You should have seen the joy in their eyes to use REAL cardstock. I was watching our little one as he was looking at his completed card - and he didn't see me watching him...but he had this look of absolute delight and pride in his work. Oh it just made my heart dance. It reminded me again, that yes when they stamp with me, I really don't get much done, because I'm helping them...but oh how good it makes them feel!

You can see they're both not feeling well, they're not quite themselves...but they are sure precious!

Thanks for stopping by today!

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Thank You; Ink: Black Stazon, Certainly Celery, Tangerine Tango; Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Certainly Celery, K & Co Que Sera Sera, Watercolor; Accessories: Big Shot, Nestabilities, Sponge, K & Co Gems, Ticket Corner Punch, Flourishes Silk Ribbon, Dimensionals, Piercer, Scallop Edge Punch


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful! Love your coloring Christine. Your boys look so sweet, and yes when the boys stamp with me they want a *full* card also. Not very often... he ehee

chelemom said...

WOW!!! WOW!!!! This card is drop dead gorgeous!!!!! Your boys are such cuties! Hope they feel better soon! : )

Denise (peanutbee) said...

That is a beautiful painting for today's IC and your card is GORGEOUS!! Silk ribbon at Flourishes??...I'll be running over there to check it out as soon as I finish posting here. :)

Look at those smiles. You can tell your boys are so proud of there cards and they should be. They did a great job!!

Dawn Easton said...

GORGEOUS card Christine! Love your watercolouring and that ribbon is definitely YUMMY!

Sorry the boys are still sick but I'm hoping they are better soon so they can enjoy Spring Break!

Great to see you again yesterday, even if it was just for a few minutes!

Have a great weekend!

msfreida said...

WOW, Christine, this is an eye-catcher! What an awesome job you did with your watercoloring! Your layers are perfect! ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS CARD!

What handsome young men you have! I hope they are feeling better now. Trust need to cherish these moments of spending quality time with them b/c they are gone before we know it! Ask me how I know! :(


KellyL said...

Thanks for being another mom/stamper who shares her stamplove with her kids. I have 3 children - 18,15,10 - and they love it too, when I say "come join me". They stamp for all occasions - there is no "let's go to the store to buy a card" moment in my household. Thanks for mentioning the new silk ribbon at Flourish - will have to check it out! It looks gorgeous on your card today!!!

leenda said...

WOW! This is AWESOME! You really need to send this to someone who truly appreciates handmade artwork! My address is 3205.....

Nancy Riley said...

Christine your tulip card is AMAZING! So fresh and vibrant!

What a great mom you are to help your boys with some stamping! They will remember that forever!

neverenoughrubberstamps said...

Wonderful Tulip card! I love the coloring and your choice of papers.

It's also nice to see the boys have been making cards. Tell them they did a splendid job!



"Kirby" (KrB) said...

Christine, what a beautiful rendition of the tulip card. Yours is just beautiful! Your boys did some great cards, also. It is fun to watch them work on their own creations. Hope they're feeling better. I've missed my craftroom this week and I have lots to get busy on.

newenglandstamper said...

Fantastic card, Christine. You did such a wonderful job with the challenge. TFS.

Cindy Lawrence said...

What a beautiful card, Christine! You did the painting PROUD! :) Your boys are adorable too! Their cards are FANTASTIC...sick or not! Very impressive! Hope they're feeling better soon! :)

Rose Ann said...

Your card is soooo gorgeous, Christine!! Your coloring is amazing, and I love your pretty papers!!

The boys are darling, and their cards are great too!! Hope they're feeling better!!

Pam said...

Christine, Tell your boys that their cards are the greatest thing I have seen all day! (Besides their precious faces!)

Katie Ann Brooks said...

Very pretty of course! What cute little guys (who look like you by-the-by)! They are pretty good stampers, better than I am sometimes- lol! Hope everyone is feel better soon.

Robbie ... said...

Let those babies make a card! It will encourage them. They are so cute and looked like they loved making a real item. I've let my grandchildren make cards when they visit since they were 4 and 5. To this day (they are 12 and 13 now) when they come over that's the first thing they want to do. I think it encourages a creative mind in whatever they decide to do in their lives.

Love your cards! Great job!