Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Marrakech Blooms


Thank you for listening to that public service announcement :) I have lots to give away!

Today's color challenge colors are VIVID! Summer Sun, Pacific Point and Tangerine Tango. I was perusing through my papers this morning thinking how I'd make it work, when I saw the pattern and color in this Basic Grey Marrakech paper. It would work perfectly, and give it a really warm exotic feel.

This set is new to me from Flourishes, Summer Blossoms. I love it because of the delicate flowers in it and the great leaves and swirls. The blooms are watercolored and popped up. i did rock and roll in Summer Sun/Pacific Point to give the swirls behind the flowers (to make it a little green but stay to the challenge colors). I gathered the pretty Bittersweet ribbon and then added a gorgeous Finishing Touches brad. I touched the centers of the stamens with a white gel pen to give them some definition too. Otherwise, pretty simple!
Recipe: Stamps: Flourishes - Summer Blossoms; Ink: Tuxedo Black Momento Ink; Paper: Tangerine Tango, Whisper White, Pacific Point, Basic Grey - Marrakech DSP, Watercolor Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Octagonal Nestabilties, Modern Label Punch, Reinkers, Aqua Painter, White Gel Pen, Flourishes Finishing Touches Brads (Copper), Dimensionals, Bittersweet Ribbon (Flourishes)

8 comments:

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

So pretty Christine!! I wish I had this dp now!LOL!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Love love love this! So colorful and super balanced. Great card!! Hugs,

leenda said...

Love those bright/bold colors!

Connie said...

So very beautiful, Christine!! Love the DP and that ribbon treatment!!

Allison said...

Gorgeous. Those flowers are gorgeous the way you've coloured them. Absolutely beautiful!

Jerri Kay said...

A beautiful design Christine, I love your vivid watercolored flowers!

msfreida said...

WOW, your watercoloring is amazing! Love the depth you give! Love how you used the gorgeous ribbon too! What an eye-catcher!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

I'm loving the watercolor. You are so amazing with all your creations!