Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Charming Razzleberries

Ah its the beginning of fall, and amazing to me I sent my kids to school today in shorts again.  It's supposed to be 28 degrees C here again today, somewhere in the 80's for my American friends.  I'm going to relish every second of it, because soon it won't be shorts we're wearing!

I was without internet for a couple of days this weekend.  Our wireless modem went crazy and kept rebooting itself every 30 seconds - 1 minute.  You really can't get much done in 30 seconds!  But, they replaced it and now I'm back in my little cyber world. 

Today's color challenge at SCS is a really rich one.  Crushed Curry, Basic Black and Rich Razzleberry.  I like deep colors so much and thought this had the feel of jewels.  So I used some VersaMark and Clear Embossing Powder to create this color blocked background (Mercy's Sketch) and then used my markers on the flowers.  I stamped the "frame" to this set twice, overlapping each other to create this larger black frame for the flowers. 


Otherwise it's sweet and simple,  I even neglected to put on a sentiment.  But somehow that would have taken away from the design.  So it shall remain sentiment-aless.  :) 

Recipe:  Stamps:  Charming;  Ink:  VersaMark, Rich Razzleberry;  Paper:  Basic Black, Rich Razzleberry, Razzleberry Lemonade DSP, Crushed Curry, Whisper White;  Accessories:  Clear Embossing Powder, Razzleberry Ribbon, Vintage Brads, Piercer, Dimensionals, In Color SW Markers.

19 comments:

Mercy said...

christine...this is so elegant and gorgeous, girl! you rocked both challenges!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week!

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Crystal said...

SOOOO Beautiful Christine!!! LOVE how you used these colors!

Lori Craig said...

beautiful...

the whimsical butterfly said...

WOW! This is absolutely GORGEOUS Christine! So awesome that you played along with Mercy's sketch challenge-we are HONORED to have you!

Danni said...

Such an amazing card! Love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhh, this IS a really rich color combo. STUNNING card, Christine!

Always Playing with Paper said...

Wow! What a stunning card! Love the colours with that layout!!!

Beate said...

BEAUTIFUL!
Hugs and smiles

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Christine you rocked the color challenge today girl!! Love this!!

Traci M said...

Wow wow wow...I'm going to have to find this stamp. I love this, it is just gorgeous! You aced this challenge!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful, Christine!!! GORGEOUS stamped and embossed background and panel detailing!!! Wonderful ratio of colors!!! Bold and beautifully done!!!

Leslie Miller said...

Ooooooooh, very rich and luscious, Christine! I love these colors together. The black really brings out the other colors. Beautiful card!

Joan Ervin said...

I saw this on SCS and had to come tell you how much I love it!!!!Such a wonderful sketch and the stamps you used are sooo gorgoeus and elegant!!!! I'll have to give that challenge a try!!!

Linda Beeson said...

Wow, that is breathtaking. The colors you put together and that great stamping. I have to try that idea with the clear - it is just gorgeous.

Norine said...

very pretty
Hugs
Norine

JulieA said...

I just LOVE the way you used your Charming stamp set!!! And those rich colors really do look good together. TFS!

Connie M. said...

Oh this is just so very pretty and elegant looking, Christine! Your totally rocked these colors!!

Dawn B. said...

I love these rich colors. They are so elegant together. Reminds me of eggplant and summer squash..YUM. Stamping always reminds me of food..LOL Great job..

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

WOW!! WOW! Love what you've done with these colors Christine!! The embossing is just fabulous!! Gorgeous!!