Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Such Sweet Peas

It rained here today...really very unusual for January in northern Alberta....it was +7 (Celcius) and it sounded and smelled like spring....all with at least 3 feet of snow on the ground!   Of course when it freezes we have a skating rink :)

I thought I'd do something spring-like tonight.  When I was guest designing for There She Goes I picked up this Sweet Peas set  right away and yet hadn't given it life in ink yet!  I love the long lines in the design of the stamp.


I colored up the sweet peas with Copic Markers (R00, R01, R02, R14, using YG91 for the stems and then T1, W00, W2 for the pointillism background shading).  As you'll see on the next picture I popped up some of the petals.

This paper is beautiful....the picture doesn't do it justice, it's SEI Claire and many of the pages are foiled in design so they have a metallic touch...boy does it look gorgeous.  I thought the metallic velvet ribbon really suited the metallic in the paper and matched perfectly.   This is also TSG's challenge for the week - a sketch (TSG91).   



And here's a closeup so you can see the popped up petals. 


I love how a simple thing like that gives life to the design.  

Alright gang ....back tomorrow with a Flourishes Friday design.  I'm also working on baby designs here behind the scenes for some ideas for my new nephew's Thank You cards.  So you can probably expect some of that next week!    

Stamps:  There She Goes - Sweet Peas;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Whisper White, Flourishes Classic White, SEI Claire DP;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Beaded Circles Nestabilities, Quilted Edge Martha Stewart Punch, Metallic Velvet Ribbon, Dimensionals, Copic Markers, Piercer.

19 comments:

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful colors and coloring. The popped petals add such wonderful depth. Truly gorgeous.

Anonymous said...

Oooooo, this is gorgeous... Your coloring is just beautiful. Hugs Linda Duke

Marisa said...

Gorgeous!! I just LOVE that sweet pea image and you have coloured it wonderfully. Great border punch ont he horizontal panel and dots on the dots of the nestie. Fabulous card!

We had 13C today out here and it almost smelled like spring! Read this is the second highest snowfall ever for many places in Alberta! Hang in there! Spring will come :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beautiful card christine, great color.
love the flower and popped up in 3d


greetings karin

Beate said...

Christine, your coloring is beautiful. I love the lower R Copics for a soft look! The popped up flowers give it such dimension.
Hugs and smiles

Heide said...

So pretty, I really like that you popped some of the petals. The sweet peas look very pretty in the nestie frame.

Jerri Jimenez said...

This is so beautiful Christine, love the papers, the colors, the design . . . a fab sketch! The flowers on the dimensionals add gorgeous depth!

LeAnne said...

So pretty--a breath of fresh air as I look at piles and piles of snow!

Sherry Kushibab said...

A sweet and lovely card....colors and coloring are great.

Conniecrafter said...

very sweet, great dimension, neat paepr combo and love that border punch with the spellbinder die!

Christina said...

absolutely gorgeous!!

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Christine.. Fresh and springlike. It rained here yesterday but we have no snow so I saw a dandylion peeking it's head out of the ground.. Great card.. Love the layering.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So fresh and pretty. I like that you popped up some of the petals.

Linda Carson said...

Sooooooo lovely!

Joan Ervin said...

What beautiful colors, Christine, and I love the popped up flowers...absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Rose Ann said...

Your Sweet Peas are so very beautiful, Christine, and I love your dimension you've added to the pretty blooms!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How STUNNING is this??!!

Anonymous said...

A very pretty card. Love the colors.

Joan
MN

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Just gorgeous, Christine! You need to visit my blog to see what a profound impact this post has had on my life. I'm not kidding! Goes to show how you just never know what kind of ripples result from throwing a pebble in a pond... HUGS, friend! :)