Thursday, April 29, 2010

Floral Frenzy Friday

Whew Friday.  Glad it's here.

Once a month we gather all the girls from our JH and HS Youth Ministry and do something called Girls ONLY.  This month (Wednesday night) we did a Princess Bride night and it was really amazing.  I'll tell you all about it hopefully next week, and maybe have some pictures for you, as well as the invitation I made to send the girls.  That was a big focus of this week...and it was fantastic to do, but I'll be glad for a little down time this weekend.  My wonderful mom took the boys to her place for a sleepover because Friday is a PD Day for them....so I will hopefully have a beautiful day of rest today. 

And today is a fantastic Flourishes Friday!  May Day is Saturday so we thought we'd do a little Floral Frenzy for you.  The very talented Dawn is doing a focus on the Flourishes Blog about how to use some of the great flower accents in the store, so you'll want to be sure to check out her tutorial. 

My florals today came in the form of watercolored ones. 

I stamped the lattice and roses from the new set Around the Arbor, and then watercolored, adding detail to the wood with my Stampin' Write Marker.  I also added texture with the embossing.  And I used our new Boutique Cuts ribbon in Latte and crochet trim in ivory for the ribbon treatments, the Boutique Cuts section of the store has all sorts of new ribbon, and you can purchase it by the yard!  It's awesome!


So, you can see some more Floral Frenzy inspiration with the rest of the team today:  Danielle Kennedy, Dawn Burnworth, Julie KoerberLaura Fredrickson, Leslie Miller, and  Stacy Morgan

Recipe:  Stamps:  Flourishes Around the Arbor;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede;  Paper:  Soft Suede, Riding Hood Red, Flourishes European Watercolor Paper, Soft Suede Prints DSP, Thoroughly Modern DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Thirteen, Scalloped Oval Punch, Oval Punch, Bow Easy, Glue Dots, Sewing Machine, Kaiser 1/2 Pearls, Sponge, waterbased markers, waterbrush, Dimensionals, Boutique Cuts Ribbon. 

17 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulous card, Christine, and wonderfully coloured! Love it :D Sounds like you had a fun time with all the girls too :D

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow this is very beautiful
love it

karin

Anonymous said...

I hope you have a wonderful crafty day today! This is a stunning card! The colours are fabulous and I like the wood embossing. The roses are so striking! Love it.
Beth Greco

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is absolutely beautiful Christine, what a beautiful stamp! And your design is gorgeous!

Crystal said...

Christine oh my word this is drop dead gorgeous, the way you colored that image..OMG!!!!! amazing card sweetie!

Julie Koerber said...

Christine, I think this is one of the most beautiful cards I have seen with this lattice! OH MY! It is so deep and rich in color! TGIF!!! Hope you can kick your feet up a bit this weekened! :-)

Joanne Travis said...

This is truly gorgeous!! The lattice work is incredible and everthing is so beautifully colored. Thanks for sharing your fabulous talent with us!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gorgeous! Oh Christine this is fantastic. Love the browns... layout... color of the roses. Simply gorgoeus! Glad you have some you time and that the girls night was fun! Have a great weekend.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, Christine, this card is breathtaking...you and those Copics...wow!!! Love the richness of the roses...so gorgeous! Have a great weekend!! Hugs and blessings, Sabrina

dpkennedy said...

Oh! Your coloring is stunning! Gorgeous card!!

Michele B said...

Christine, this is STUNNING! Your coloring is aMAZING!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Wowsers Christine!! This is STUNNING!! Your coloring is superb! And I love the dp and shapes you used to enhance that image!! WOW!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh - my - WORD! This has got to be one of my all time favorite cards you've done, Christine, and that's saying a lot because everything you do is so beautiful. Your watercoloring is incredible! Wow! Hope you have a very restful weekend.

Laura (scrapnextras) said...

WOW! What a stunner! Beautifully coloured and all the details show it off fabulously! WOW!

Dee Jackson said...

Oh this is SO GORGEOUS!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh WOW WOW WOWWWWW, love the rich color combo and that perfectly tied bow. What a beautiful image and, as always, your coloring is so gorgeous!

Beate said...

Oh my goodness. Your card is stunning. I am glad I stopped by your blog. Your work is always amazing and you showed me some Flourishes sets that I don't have yet and that I NEED.

Hugs and smiles