Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Cottage Garden

Happy Hello Everyone!

I visited Michael's last week and found some SWEET paper from K & Company that I picked up.  This one is called Cottage Garden....and oh is it pretty...here's a little sample of one of the pages I played with...


Isn't the pattern and coloring of the hydrangeas beautiful?  I paired it with the SU! set Because I Care, coloring the image with Copic Markers to match the paper.    I have a few pictures because I just couldn't seem to get the angle quite right to show it off well enough with the right amount of detail on the flowers.  

I used my beautiful new Grand Nestabilities in the Scalloped Circles and Grand Circles to create the pretty round shape to the card, adding the Lacey Circles inside to mat the pretty Hydrangea.  As you've probably heard me say before, this is my favourite color of Hydrangea :)  


Another detail that I added was to take a few of the blooms and stamp a second time coloring them, cutting them out and popping them up.  I love the realism it gives.  

You can also see that I punched a border with the designer paper and my Martha Stewart Hydrangea punch.  The ribbon is Cotton Linen from Flourishes, and I've also added some pretty rhinestones in a straight and circular fashion to mirror the image. 


Oh I can't wait for some real flowers to start blooming up here!  



Stamps:  SU! Hostess - Because I Care;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Bashful Blue, Pear Pizzazz, Flourishes Classic White, K & Co Cottage Garden DP;  Accessories:  Grand Calibur, Grand Circle Nesties, Grand Scalloped Circles, Lacey Circles Nesties, Cotton Linen Ribbon in blue, Copic Markers, Piercer, Dimensionals, Martha Stewart Hydrangea Punch.  

27 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulous circle card, Christine! Love the way your hydrangea matches the DP and the touches of bling you added.

petra,s cards said...

wauwwww cristine your card is realy amazing the collors are sooo beautifull!!! i realy love it!
xx petra

Peachy Wessels said...

What a really pretty card! Your coloring on the flowers is great and I love the layered circle look. Great job! It looks likes flowers that you would find out in the garden!

Jerri Jimenez said...

Totally awesome, sweet friend, you've nailed those colors, I thought you had done some paper cutting until I saw the markers and realized you had colored the images. Wowzers, you're a pro . . . totally stunning! I love these papers, I have them and have yet to use them, I think you've inspired me! {{{grin}}}}. Big Hugs, Jerri

DottyA Cards & Things said...

You did a BEAUTIFUL job!! That new paper is something I need to look for... flowers are my thing and you captured it beautifuly!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Another absolutely beautiful card. Thanks for so many angles to really see the depth of the work with those flowers, the layering is just over the top wonderful, as is the coloring. TFS

KarinsArtScrap said...

christine this is gorgeous, love those colors.
and yes a beautiful paper.

greetings karin

Anonymous said...

A truly gorgeous card Christine. Your hydrangea is beautifully coloured and soooo realistic.

Mary Mac

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

OOOH! Christine, this is GORGEOUS! LOVE that paper, the colors and the popped up parts of the flower!!!

Barbara said...

This is gorgeous, Christine!!!! I used that same paper today, LOL!!

Karen McAlpine said...

Lovely coordinating paper. Get find. Ohh, I wonder if my Michaels would have that paper. Your card is fab-u-lous!

Meghan said...

Oh how darling! Love the colors and coloring! Wow!Wow!Wow! Goodness girl your rockin!
Hugs!

Leslie Miller said...

Goodness, Christine, your coloring of the hydrangea is so perfect I thought you'd cut it from the paper! How beautiful! Dreamy and completely wonderful!

Grace said...

Absolutely stunning Christine... as always! I love this dp too! I have not bought it yet but you might have just swayed me! Your hydrangea is colored to perfection!!! Because you always amaze me with your work and just who you are, I have left you a little something on my blog... no pressure to do anything with it but just receive it in the spirit it is given! :)

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is GORGEOUS!!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my that paper is just gorgeous and your coloring is just as amazing, such a Lovely card!
There is an award over on my blog for you, thank you for all your inspiration

Broni said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Christine! I love that the card base is shaped just like the hydrangea! Clever girl!!! Oh, and you should enter it in our Color Throwdown challenge this week!!

Carole Richardson said...

This is a gorgeous card! I love hydrangeas.....and you colored yours beautifully!

DAWN Braun said...

WOW!! Your flowers look good enough to sniff! Such a beautiful card with fabulous detail, I've got to get some of those Nestabilities!

Nikki Spencer said...

This is absolutely stunning, you have matched your Copics perfectly, a beautiful creation.

Kristin Eberline said...

This is absolutely stunning! I LOVE your design and how you popped up aras of the bloom to make it dimensional. So glad you could play along with us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Laura Pryor said...

This is just so totally amazing. I love how you popped up certain parts of the flower. It really adds so much dimension to your design. Loving this. Thanks for sharing it with us at the Color Throwdown Challenge!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh so so pretty! Great circle card and the flowers are wonderful Christine.

Denise Marzec said...

S-T-U-N-N-I-N-G colors and dimension!

Rose Ann said...

This is so very gorgeous, Christine!! Such pretty papers, and you've colored the hydrangea to match perfectly!! I love your added dimension and the circular shape as well! What a beauty!!

Evelyn S. said...

This is so fabulous! I love that paper...to begin with...but you have made it even more wonderful!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful, Christine! Love that K & Co. hydrangea paper. Looks great with this color challenge.