Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Celebrate the Tropics

We had a good and busy day Tuesday, time with the kids, errands (some new bar stools for the kitchen :)!), and I reorganized my stamps in preparation for a HUGE retired stamp sale I'll be having in August. There are probably 100 sets I'll be hoping can find a new home! It feels good to have some breathing room. But of course...then you want some new stamps! :)

So tonight I saw Roxie's sketch challenge, I had some pretty colors and a set in mind already. Things came easy then!


I am crazy about this color combo right now. Bermuda Bay, Kiwi Kiss and Whisper White. I think I first saw something like it on Chat's blog.

I watercolored the striped flowers in Bermuda, and the lily flower in Kiwi and cut it apart to create leaves, neat hey?

I embossed the striped flower on the Bermuda layer in the background with overstamping in Bermuda. The largest white layer shows the debossed Manhattan Floral folder, which goes so well with this set.

That's the word from me today!

Recipe: Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Sweet Little Sentiments; Ink: Black Stazon, Craft White, Bermuda Bay; Paper: Bermuda Bay, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, Kiwi Kiss Patterns; Accessories: Big Shot, Manhattan Flower Folder, Dimensionals, Reinkers, In Color 10 Markers, Corduroy Brads, Bermuda Bay Dotted Ribbon, Modern Label Punch, White Embossing Powder

21 comments:

Jessica said...

You did such a fabulous jon on this card that I had to stop by your blog and tell you how much I love it :)

Deborah said...

Wowsers! Such a beautiful card. Love the idea of using the lily for leaves, amazing! And I'm lovin' this color combo too!
TFS :D

mochamama said...

Beautiful job Christine! Don't you just love that paper!!!! And the colors......luv em!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Beautiful, girl! Totally beautiful! Love all the dimension and your FANTASTIC coloring goes without saying. Now I'm off to check out Rox's sketch...looks FUN!

Crystal said...

WOW Christine another STUNNING card, LOVE these colors together and your flowers...WOW BEAUTIFUL!

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, Christine...the color combo on this stunning creation is FABULOUS!!!! I love the gorgeous flowers, *leaves*, layout, and awesome coloring, too!!!!

Ruthie said...

Love these colors - I thnk they have to be my favorite - next to the razzleberry ad purples and ...and .... beautiful card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

beautiful! Great fresh color and the flowers look awesome! I need new barstools too.... :0)

Amy Sheffer said...

Gasp!! What a beauty!

Wendy J. said...

Beautiful card Christine! Love the Colors and the design is perfect!

Susan (rainy) said...

This is just such a fabulous card, Christine! The rich color and detail.. it's STUNNING!

Ida P. Krause said...

Simply Beautiful. The colors are wonderful and I love how you used the lily for "leaves" such a clever idea.

JulieA said...

I love those colors together, Christine! Lovely! And the watercoloring on the flowers and leaves is fantastic as always! TFS.

Allison said...

Wow...what colors! Super job on the SC!

Christine said...

Beautiful !!!
You are so talented!

Shari said...

Wow! Love these colors together. I really like how you created your own Bermuda Bay designer paper by embossing in white and stamping over. Simply stunning!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

this is fabulous!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty---beautiful colors!

broni (waterchild12) said...

So, so gorgeous, Christine! I love these colors together too!

Ann said...

Ooooh, the colors on this card are fabulous! Gorgeous work!

Rose Ann said...

This is soooo gorgeous, Christine!! I love your colors, coloring, and dimension!!