Tuesday, February 23, 2010

An Olympic Bouquet

Oh did you watch the Ice Dance at the Olympics last night?! Woo Hoo Canada!  I was so thrilled to see how flawless Moir and Virtue's performance was.  And to see the joy in their faces as the youngest and first North Americans to win a medal in Ice Dance was a great experience.  I really love the artistry of Ice Dance.

So Betty had a fun and fitting color challenge today at SCS.  Today she showed the Vancouver Inukshuk in the Olympic colors and told us to go from there!  Any combination of those colors. 

So I chose to combine four of the colors, the deep blue (Buckaroo Blue), the lighter blue (Bordering Blue), a yellow (So Saffron) and a green (Garden Green). 

I really wanted to mirror their performance costumes of last night, they had a lot of white and sparkle.  With white, which I don't use in abundance usually - I find that if you add texture it really gives it a greater impact so I used 2 embossing folders and then my Scor It for the vertical lines in the background layer. 

For the sparkle - to match their outfits, I used a strip of Sticky Strip and Microbeads and Dazzling Diamonds to weight the bottom a little better and then added some sparkle and microbeads to the flower centers too.

Sweet and simple, but still pretty.  Thanks for stopping by today! 

Recipe:  Stamps:  SU - For All You Do;  Ink:  Buckaroo Blue, Bordering Blue, So Saffron, Garden Green;  Paper:  Buckaroo Blue, So Saffron, Bordering Blue, Whisper White;  Accessories:  Dimensionals, Crystal Effects, Sticky Strip, Dazzling Diamonds, Microbeads, White Taffeta Ribbon, Dots Embossing Folder, Flower Embossing Folder, Scor It.


LeAnne said...

Oh my, this is lovely---Buckaroo Blue, I miss you! These colors together are just wonderful, one of my fav combos. A really pretty card!! I haven't had time to watch much Olympics, but this is just as fun!

Marisa said...

This is gorgeous, Christine!! Love all the white space and your colour choices. Can't go wrong with that set either :D

Yes, I was jumping up and down and shouting when we won gold last night (poor cat got scared LOL!). WHAT a performance!!! Vancouver is a buzzing downtown and they are setting record crowds for the pavilions in etc. You get 2 - 6 hour line ups to get into some of them. Needless to say, we didn't stand in line for any but got to see the cauldron and the sea of red and white was fabulous to see :D The weather has been phenomenal too -- warm, sunny, blue sky, daffodils blooming. Vancouver at its finest!! Now all we have to do is get our guys to win their hockey games!!!

Crystal said...

Oh my word Christine this is BEAUTIFUL!!! I LOVE how you added the scoring...these flowers and colors are STUNNING!!!!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I love these colors together and the wonderful bouquet you made with them Christine!! What a delightful card!

Grace said...

Wowza Christine! You REALLY rocked the CC!!! Oh my goodness this is stunning!

leenda said...

LOVELY! That was one amazing performance last night!

samaranavi.blogspot.com said...

fantastic matting!!!

Debi said...

Christine this is beautifully done!