Thursday, November 5, 2009

Raindrops on Roses...Pretty Packaging Series

Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens, Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens
Brown paper packages tied up with strings, These are a few of my favorite things

Cream colored ponies and crisp apple streudels, Doorbells and sleigh bells and schnitzel with noodles
Wild geese that fly with the moon on their wings, These are a few of my favorite things

Girls in white dresses with blue satin sashes, Snowflakes that stay on my nose and eyelashes
Silver white winters that melt into springs, These are a few of my favorite things

Today's Challenge for the Flourishes Design Team was to be inspired by the lyrics to this song from the Sound of Music....one of my favourite movies of all time!  In fact, I asked my then boyfriend - now husband to come to my place after our 3rd date to watch it on TV.  :)  I KNEW it was love if he agreed to come watch the Sound of Music!  He did, and here we are 16 years later.  :)



My mom also asked me to make a candle and card for the mom of a friend who is turning 90.  Really its such a simple gift to make a candle, and yet the fact that the two coordinate makes it special.  The roses go all the way around the candle in the different pink colors.  I also bought a candle dish, but forgot to put it under the candle for the photo.

One of my favourite things is watercoloring, as you probably already know.  There is just something about the blend of color that you can achieve with watercolor that is not possible with any other medium.  I also find the process of blending and laying down color really relaxing; quite peaceful.  So this Rose is perfect for the theme and for the birthday card.  This rose is colored with a blend of reinkers and waterbased markers. 


What you may not be able to see are the tiny "raindrops" on the rose, after the card was completely assembled I added Crystal Effects onto the rose and sprinkled it with Dazzling Diamonds glitter.

Tip:  To get the raindrop look on the rose:  Because watercolor paper is extremely pourous, be careful to add your Crystal Effect in raised dots rather than spread thin...otherwise it will just spread and soak into the paper rather than standing up like a dot.  OR your other option would be to add a tiny flat circle to the paper, let it dry and seal the paper, and then add more CE in the raised manner.

Here's a closeup of the rose, sorry there's a little smattering of stray glitter which will blow off I'm sure: 



So, we'd like to invite you to join in the challenge....see the Flourishes Newsletter for details on how you can be a part...the prize is the whole fantabulous New Release coming next week! 

Now we invite you to visit all the other Design Team girls to see how they've been inspired by the song "My Favourite Things"


Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes - I Love Roses, Sweet Violets;  Ink:  Black Stazon, Regal Rose, Rose Red, Rich Razzleberry, Kiwi Kiss;  Paper;  Rose Red, Kiwi Kiss, Confetti Cream, Basic Grey Pink Lemonade DSP and Perhaps DSP, Flourishes European Watercolor paper;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Finial Press Embossing Folder, Spellbinders Lattice Pendant, Crystal Effects, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Kaiser Rhinestones, Dimensionals, Kiwi Kiss Satin Ribbon, Reinkers, Stampin' Write Markers, Aqua Painter, Tissue Paper, Heat Tool, Wax Paper.

19 comments:

Willy's creations said...

Lovely roses card you made.

Hugs,Willy

Susan (rainy) said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Christine! The raindrops look fabulous.

Beate said...

Christine, you dazzle me every time I visit your blog. Your candle is stunning! Your watercoloring phenomenal.
Have a great weekend.
Hugs and smiles

Jerri Kay said...

So beautiful Christine! The card is gorgeous, as is the candle! I love The Sound of Music. My niece played the lead role in her high school play, it was just wonderful!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS, GORGEOUS!! You are such an amazing talent-your coloring always just blows me away! LOVE this!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

The raindrops look wonderful Christine, I love that you matched it with stamping on the candle. Beautiful job.

Crystal said...

Absolutely beautiful, love love these colors and the candle!!!

Leslie Miller said...

This is so beautiful, Christine! A person can easily believe the rose is three dimensional. It looks as though I could slip my finger between the velvety folds of petals. Love the sparkly raindrops. Everything about your card is lovely, and the card and candle will be a wonderful gift.

Danni said...

WOWWWWWW!!!!!!!!!!!!! These are just gorgeous creations!! Wow!

Renée said...

now I'm going to be singing that song all day, LOL!

This is a gorgeous card, Christine. Your watercolouring is superb!!!

Holly aka Toy said...

Hello, sweet friend :) I just read your comment on my blog. Bless your heart. It sometimes takes stories like Noah's to shake us back into reality, doesn't it? I AM feeling quite blessed today! Now I am doubly blessed by seeing this gorgeous card and candle. It is just so scrumptious! Your gift is great, my friend :)

Hugs,
Holly

Julie Koerber said...

This is so...."Christine!" It's funny, when we wrote up this challenge, I KNEW you were going to pick the raindrops on roses. It's very you... very beautiful!

Marisa said...

Fabulous gift set. I'm sure it will be greatly enjoyed! Your colouring of the flower is wonderful!

leenda said...

WOW! Quite stunning!

Latisha said...

Gorgeous!! I love how you stamped on the candle too!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

STUNNING!!

Rose Ann said...

Your card is SO beautiful, Christine...and I LOVE your candle as well!! Such beautiful coloring, girl!! Love these!!

Clair said...

A truly stunning card Christine!!!!! xxx

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Beautiful card and candle Christine!!!