Sunday, July 19, 2009

Wild Week!

Wow it's been a wild week! We had Vacation Bible School for the younger two and our eldest was helping, my husband performed a wedding on Friday, he preached this morning, and our kitchen was being put in.

But bliss! The cabinets are in! My fridge and stove are not in the livingroom, I have a sink and the dishwasher should come by the end of this week! I still have to do the tile work, and some finishing touches, but we are thrilled with how everything has turned out. It is the kitchen we dreamed of having! I'll post some pictures after we get the finishing touches done.

So that's where I've been the last few days!

I thought I'd post the wedding card I made for the wedding from Friday. They are two great people, the bride served on our youth ministry team as a voluteer for a number of years, and the groom is the College Intern for us at our church. So, we really think a lot of these two and it's so fun to see them commit their lives to each other.

I took out my PTI, Friends Till the End set again (yes I KNOW it's not SU....you'll see some SU again really soon I promise :) )

I had this idea from Thursday's Ways to Use it Challenge at SCS, it was to use pairs of things. Since it was a wedding, I thought the idea would work perfectly. I chose the colors based on their wedding invitation. It had a white embossed base, and deep purple and vivid green accents.



I colored the image with copic markers (The Crocus and Spring Greens Collection from Flourishes). I chose to do a long card (I really never do this, I'm such an A2 size girl, but it suited the design better anyway I never would have fit this main image on a regular 4 2.5 x 5.5 card).

The main flowers are masked and stamped and then as you can see below, I colored and cut out the smaller blooms and leaves and popped them up. I LOVE how they turned out.



The main card base (white layer) is embossed with my Texturz plate (to match their wedding invitation). And I used elegant Flourishes velvet ribbon just simply knotted. And a sentiment tag cut with my Sizzlits Lots of Tags.


I love how it turned out. Perfectly matched their wedding too! It was a lovely ceremony! I cried...but I always cry at weddings!

See you tomorrow!

Recipe: Stamps: PaperTrey Ink - Friends Til the End; Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Perfect Plum; Paper: Perfect Plum, Flourishes Classic White Copic Paper; Accessories: Big Shot, Victorian Pierceabilities, Damask Texturz Plate, Lots of Tags Sizzlits, Gems (K & Co), Copic Markers, Velvet Ribbon, Dimensionals.

15 comments:

Crystal said...

Hey Christine what a wedding card, wow and those colors...I just love the purple..!!! So glad to hear your kitchen is almost completely done. We remodeled ours 4 years ago and that was probably the hardest thing to remodel. The kitchen is always the center of the house...:) Once it was done wow what a difference!!! Can't wait for the pics you post. I hope you had a wonderful weekend!!

Danni said...

Busy week for sure!!
Love your card, so pretty!!

Natasha said...

Wow Christine! This is drop dead gorgeous! The purple and green are stunning together! Glad to hear things are coming along for your kitchen!

Susan (rainy) said...

Your coloring is always so incredible!! Those flowers are GORGEOUS! Beautiful card!!

Judy Rozema said...

So glad to hear about your kitchen!! I bet it's wonderful and I hope to see some pics! Your card is just gorgeous! The shading is really done well, and I love purple! The ribbon just sets it off so nicely!

Sounds like you had a busy day!

Renée said...

Wow, what a stunning wedding card Christine! Love love love the colours, love the layout, those scalloped edges are fabulous :)

Sounds like you had an incredibly busy weekend!

leenda said...

WOW! This visit may cost me money!! lol This is drop dead gorgeous!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine! SOunds like the kitchen is almost done, whohoo...

Norine said...

love the card the color really makes it pop so pretty
how exciting a new kitchen cant wait for the pics
Hugs
Norine

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Omigosh, what a stunningly gorgeous wedding card, Christine! Your coloring is phenomenal.

I'm glad things are coming along with your kitchen and will look forward to seeing your pics! Hugs

Rose Ann said...

This is so beautiful, Christine!! I love the colors and your fabulous texture!!

I'm looking forward to seeing your new kitchen! ☺

Leslie Miller said...

Wow! Incredible! Your coloring is beyond beautiful! It never rains but it pours, right? Hang in there, Christine!

Joanne Travis said...

Your details are so exquisite on this gorgeous card. So beautifully done!

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Lovin all the beautiful cards you are making with this set Christine!! You are making my pocket book itch!LOL!

Beate said...

Oh my goodness. Your coloring is fabulous. Your flowers just leap off the page! BEAUTIFUL!