Monday, November 30, 2009

Grow

My brother and sister-in-law dedicated our sweet niece on Sunday at Church.  I love dedications, because it's as much a dedication of the parents as it is of the child to God.  We were privleged to stand on the stage with them and surround them when our Senior Pastor was praying for them.  She was just adorable too, she's about 8 months old now and what a cutie! 

So this is the card I made for them.  I thought that the theme of growth would be especially fitting, so I pulled out this Stampavie image from All That Scraps because it has these two cuties watering the flower. 


I wanted to make it very vibrant and girly, so I started with a color palette from Basic Grey's Lemonade DSP.  I also received gorgeous new ribbon from Sharon's Stamp Simply store.  This is amazing velvet Ric Rac, and it's SO luscious! 

The image is colored with copics, (and actually after I took this picture I added a little YG 91 to the leaves and grass to give them a closer match to the Kiwi Kiss greens in the paper and ribbon). 



I popped up the butterfly and then added the letters from my Billboard decorative strip from Sizzix.  I also did a little treatment called the "dirty rag" on the center of the flower.  To give copic coloring texture, you put a little blender solution on an old rag and dab onto the colored area, it pulls some of the color away and you get more of a textured look.   Lastly I didn't like how the color came out on the smaller mouse, so I paper pieced her little dress, and I like it much better. 

I used a ton of Copics, but here are some of the collections I know I used:  Petunia (flower petals and dress details), Sunflower (dress and apron, and butterfly), Peony (dress, ears and cheeks), Spring Greens and Evergreen for the greenery (out of stock right now), and Sky (for the bird, hat details, watering can), warm greys for the bunny (W00, W2, W3) and E31 and E57 for the mouse and flower center.

Recipe:  Stamps:  Stampavive - Mouse and Rabbit with Sunflower;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Purely Pomegranate, Kiwi Kiss, Flourishes Classic White, Basic Grey Lemonade DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Four Nesties, Scalloped Rectangles Nesties, Velvet Ric Rac Ribbon, K & Co Gems, Dimensionals, Copic Markers.

11 comments:

the whimsical butterfly said...

Oh my goodness! This is the CUTEST! I adore the colors you used w/ the COpics to coordinate w that Lemonade DP! Your coloring of course is OFF the charts amazing, and I love that velvet rickrack! BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Awwwwww, SUPER adorable card, Christine!

Renée said...

how sweet, Christine! love the colours and all the detail! Congratulations with the dedication of your niece!

Marisa said...

What a wonderful honor to be able to stand by the parents on stage as they dedicate their little one the the Lord. I'm sure the card was greatly appreciated and I hope they show it to the child when she gets a little older :D

Joan Ervin said...

This is absolutely adorable, Christine....such FABULOUS coloring on that sweet image and I just love all the colors and papers you used!!! What a treasure and a beautiful work of love!!!!

broni (waterchild12) said...

How precious, Christine! Your coloring is so gorgeous! Well, of course it is!!!!

Crystal said...

Christine wow your coloring is GORGEOUS!!!!! WHAT fun colors and an ADORABLE creation!

Danni said...

Love this!! So very adorable!!

Rose Ann said...

That is soooo adorable...and perfectly colored too!! What a wonderful reason to celebrate too!!

mochamama said...

Great card Christine. Nice break from the Christmas mode

Dawn B. said...

This is so sweet.. The theme for a dedication is perfect. I love the way you ragged the center of the flower.. The colors are really a great combination.. SUper job.