Sunday, October 3, 2010

Tropical Thank You


A few nights ago friends took us out for supper to a Thai restaurant here in town.  Thai food is my favourite ethnic food, and the food at this restaurant never disappoints.  And OH BOY we had so many courses I felt like we were rolling out the door, and it was a lovely evening of conversation too.  They are both professionals and our ministry schedule doesn't often lend itself to get together so it was a wonderful treat all around.  I made this card to say thank you to them for the evening.  

I've used a Verve Sketch from World Cardmaking Day...and in anticipation of their new releases coming...they have a number of sketches to choose from.  

I colored the pretty Hibiscus flowers on vacation and was waiting for the right card to put them on.  I added leaves and sentiment from the Dream Big set in Pear Pizzazz and Memento Cantaloupe ink.  

Coloring is done with copics, I added some sweeping strokes to create the deeper flower lines in the center. 



Look at that gorgeous gem accent!  It's a Fairy Flora Pebble that goes with the Prima papers.  I love how it accents the card, and the little half bow.  

Alright I'm off... our girl has a awful cold that's kept her down for several days...and I feel that sneaking sneezy feeling coming on...not going to get sick, not going to get sick!  

Stamps:  Verve - Hibiscus, Dream Big;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, SU - Pear Pizzazz,  Memento - Cantaloupe;  Paper:  Summer Sun, Whisper White, Pear Pizzazz, Flourishes Classic White, Max and Whiskers Basic Grey, Prima Fairy Flora DSP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels 16 Nesties, Dotted Sheer Ribbon, Prima Fairy Flora Pebbles, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Copic Markers (Evergreen and Sunflower Collections), Floral Screen CB Folder 

22 comments:

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is just beautiful! Love the tropical feel. I love thai food too, and this card reminds me of the decor at one of my favorite restaurants. Just gorgeous!

Marisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Christine!! Love the flowers and colour combo you used as well as how you mixed the sets! Perfect Nestie as the pallet for the flowers.

Glad you got to enjoy some Thai food. We have a few good Thai restaurants here, but most of the food is a bit too hot for me - what can I say, I'm woosy LOL! I'll stick to sushi :D

Amy Sheffer said...

WOW!! Soooo gorgeous, Christine! Love the fresh color combo!!

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Lovely.....

Peachy Wessels said...

What a pretty card, so bright and cheerful. A great gift for anyone to receive!

Jerri Jimenez said...

A beautiful card Christine! Love the bright colors and the beautiful flowers!

Emily Keaton said...

That blast of citrusy eye candy is just what I needed on a dreary morning. A perfect way to thank your friends for a perfect evening :)

Broni said...

Oh wow!! I just LOVE this! So summery and fresh feeling!

Joan Ervin said...

This just pops off the screen, Christine...what gorgeous colors and I LOVE those amazing flowers!!!! Your friends will flip when they see this beauty!!!!

Renée said...

soooooooooooo beautiful! Love the bright colours!

Mickie said...

Beautiful car Christine! Love your flowers.

Stampvanwinkle said...

This is so pretty Christine. I love the colors. Beautiful work.

Shannon Erskine aka e3stamper said...

Beautiful colors Christine!! Glad you had a great time. I've never even had Thai food!LOL!

Grace said...

Christine this is absolutely stunning! The colors are so vivid and gorgeous!!! I love the little half ribbon and gem! Do hope you didn't catch that bug!!!
Hugs,
Grace

the whimsical butterfly said...

As i sit here shivering in my kitchen debating whether or not I should turn on the heat, this is JUST the warm tropical I NEED! Love this!

Tanya said...

Oh wow, this is gorgeous! I love the colors, so tropical. I really love how you colored the flowers, I have that set and mine have never looked that nice. Beautiful!

Linda Carson said...

Beautifully done! Love the bold colors & the inspiration for the sketch!!

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Christine. Love the colors and sets you chose. Beautiful coloring.
Hugs and smiles

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love the orange and green together, and I love the dimension of the flowers over the stamped green leaves!

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is beautiful christine
love the bright colors orange and that green.


greetings karin

Michele Boyer said...

Stunning!! I LOVE the colors!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Super cute and fun! Your color against the white is awesome! Very tropical indeed.