Thursday, June 24, 2010

Inspired Peonies

Isn't this room just dreamy looking???  Cindy Lawrence is our Flourishes Friday Focus Hostess this week, and she's picked this beautiful room as inspiration.  I love the colors and textures and finishes and patterns, ok, I love the whole room.  :) 


I was so taken by the neutrals paired with the soft pinks and greens...and then those flowers in the vase really got me...I thought of the Peonies set and here's what I came up with.

I stamped the peony in white on Kraft paper, and did some careful coloring with my Copic Markers.  I still feel so nervous about wrecking my markers in any way. 

This is Jen's SFYTT for the week, and I used the gorgeous new Capella papers from Basic Grey for the first time.  They are SO dreamy!  The Champagne silk ribbon is the perfect peachy color too. 

Here's some of the detailing too... 


I loved the tailored drapery and tried to create the feeling of a Roman Blind with the folding of the papers on the top.  I used the outside edge of my Top Note die to create the bottom edge.


See the Flourishes Blog for Cindy's Inspiration focus and the Flourishes Girls today:  Cindy, Julie, Dawn, Danielle, Laura, Stacy, Leslie


Stamps:  Flourishes Peony Set;  Ink:  White Craft Ink, Memento Brown;  Paper:  Kraft, Blush Blossom, Basic Grey Capella DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Large Scalloped Ovals, Labels 8, Top Note Die, Bow Easy, Silk Ribbon, Glue Dots, Kaiser Pearls, Copic Markers, Scor It, Dimensionals. 

18 comments:

Betty Benton said...

Captivating creation!!

Glenda said...

Your creativity is just leaking out all over the place! Beautiful!

LeAnne said...

Very pretty---love that layout, and of course the papers are perfect for the inspiration, which is so soothing! Wish my room looked like that!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Christine..I love the copics on the craft.. It looks great with this set.. Have a nice weekend.

Jerri Jimenez said...

These colors are so dreamy, absolutely gorgeous Christine, I am so in love with the craft paper used with white and pink, oh my word! So soft, relaxing, gorgeous, just knocked me off my feet!!

Crystal said...

Totally GORGEOUS take on the inspiration....AWESOME colors and love that pink bow!! BEAUTIFUL!

KarinsArtScrap said...

hi christine

this is stunning, I love the drapery on the top.
the soft colors are great
beautiful card


greetings karin

Marisa said...

Lovely use of the inspiration picture, Christine. Your card matches it wodnerfully.

Julie Koerber said...

ooooOOoo! Love the roman shade feel -- I have got to try this and that champagne silk ribbon just looks delish on your card -- too elegant Christine!

Leslie Miller said...

Delicious, Christine! Love how you just touched some color on the peony. Beautiful with the white embossing. Gorgeous all over!

Rose Ann said...

Wow...this is just gorgeous, Christine!! Your coloring is beautiful, and I totally love your pleating!! Such pretty new papers as well!!

Danni said...

So elegant and gorgeous!

Silke Ledlow said...

G-O-R-G-E-O-U-S!!! Oh I really love this card and colors Christine!!! Fabulous design!!!

Have a wonderful weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Joan Ervin said...

Your card is even more elegant that the room, Christine....what a gorgeous design with the embossed peony and and the fabulous background!!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Wowwwwww! You are AMAZING, Christine. That's soooooo gorgeous!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So very pretty Christine, great layout and your peony looks wonderful.

dpkennedy said...

Gorgeous Christine! I love all the pearls and of course that luxurious ribbon!!

Sharon Basel said...

Very clever and creative on the folded top portion of the card. I love that!