Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Spring Beauty

Oh it's been just beautiful here the past couple of days...warm sunshine and warmer temperatures, lots of birds singing and eating at the bird feeder. I finally got some of my bedding plants in the ground, my perennials are coming up...it's so refreshing!
I was running 16 different directions this morning, but I did manage to finally finish this card for the color challenge today, I had a spring theme in mind.

The colors are Bashful Blue, So Saffron, and Pumpkin Pie. I pulled out the Hostess Set God's Beauty again...love it!

The butterfly and flowers are stamped with Brown Stazon on watercolor paper and watercolored with Stampin' Write Markers and popped them up. I heavily sponged the whisper white layer to give it a sky feel and stamped the leaves to anchor the flowers. I added Pumpkin sponging on the Saffron DSP layers to give them warmth and carried through the corner rounded theme. I did have a closer picture that showed the dimension better but blogger is being SO STUBBORN and I can't get the pic to upload, despite trying what feels like a gazillion times!

That's it for today. I'll be back tomorrow with something I made for my Sister-in-Law for another baby shower this weekend.

Recipe: Stamps: God's Beauty; Ink: Brown Stazon, Basic Brown, Bashful Blue; Paper: Bashful Blue, So Saffron Prints DSP, Pumpkin Pie, Whisper White, Watercolor Paper, Bashful Blue Prints; Accessories: SW Markers, Aqua Painter, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Corner Rounder, Piercer, Soft Subtles Brads, Sponge, White Taffeta Ribbon

14 comments:

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Gorgeous butterfly! What a great set for these colors. Beautiful card, Christine!

Crystal said...

so beautiful, love love those flowers they are gorgeous!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous! Love your butterfly and your use of today's SC Color challenge! Great layout!

Marilyn Goodrich said...

Wow, that is simply stunning! The colors are so rich!

leenda said...

Lovely, lovely!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh christine! This is so lovely. I love those flowers. Hugs,

LeAnne said...

Very pretty! This layout is intriguing....I will need to favorite this so I can experiment with it!

Loretta said...

Christine, that butterfly is amazing! Gorgeous card.

Kelly Lunceford said...

This is amazing! What beautiful colors!

Rose Ann said...

Your butterfly and flowers both look amazing!! Gorgeous card!!

Doris said...

I just got this hostess set last night with my party order. Thanks for the inspiration!

Stacey Schafer said...

how lovely!

Shelley G in Iowa said...

Love this set, but I've yet to play with it. You did a FABULOUS job! The coloring is breath taking! Thanks for sharing it!

mamia said...

So pretty!