Wednesday, April 8, 2009

More Sweet Violets

A second post for me today! (so scroll down for the first too :) That doesn't happen very often! But I just didn't want to leave it at one with this Violet set. So, I used today's Sketch Challenge at SCS and created another sample. for this new set from Flourishes...available Friday after the release party at SCS!

Last night I went out in search of other violet colors, these pretty flowers also come in yellows, light pinks and fushia shades...so I went for a deep pomegranate color to watercolor this pretty arrangement. Because the whole image wouldn't fit completely in my nestability shape I stamped one leaf again and added it on top popped up. I didn't want the 2nd smaller square of the sketch to overpower the design and I wanted the images to show underneath so I used cardstock vellum.



The main vanilla panel has really pretty texture from my Texturz plate too I wanted to balance the punch of color against vanilla with texture for interest. The gorgeous vintage crochet ribbon is from Flourishes. Remember if you want to win this set today....pop over to the Flourishes Blog!

Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes Violets; Ink: Black Stazon, Purely Pomegranate; Paper: Purely Pomegranate, Very Vanilla, Flourishes Watercolor paper, Cardstock Vellum, Bella Rose DSP; Accessories: Vanilla Crochet Ribbon (Flourishes), Pomegranate Satin Ribbon, Big Shot, Nestabilities, Texurz Plate, Vanilla HodgePodge Hardware, Aqua Painter, Reinkers, Eyelet Border Punch.

8 comments:

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, so very pretty, Christine! Love the one popped up and out of the box leaf. I have violets in my garden in both the dark purple and this sort of pinkish hue. I'm going to try to match up this shade next time. Love your colors and beautiful card design!

Linda Beeson said...

This card is truly gorgeous! What amazing flowers and it is funny cause I just used that Nestabilities last night so it was neat to see you use it too.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous colors and I love the lace.

Cindy Haffner said...

Gorgeous.

Renée said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Christine! I love how the image goes off the edge, the colours are so rich and vibrant. Just beautiful!

Laurie in MN said...

I can understand why Fourishes has you on their team. Your coloring is fabulous and the end result makes the stamps a must have for anyone seeing your blog.

Jerri Kay said...

Stunning, so vibrant and beautiful! Gorgeous colors Christine, a beautiful design!

Mary said...

Just sings with color! The violets are beautiful and the layout is especially handsome. Your cards are treasures.