Monday, March 7, 2011

Carnations

So glad that my husband is home late Monday night.  He's been away at a Youth Conference in Chicago with one of our interns since Thursday.  And we've had a good few days here at home - me and the kids, but it's just not the same without him here.  I really don't know how you single parents out there do it.  It's no easy job working, taking care of and getting kids where they need to go all on your own.  I feel very blessed to have my hubby.  And I don't want to take that - or him for granted.    I'm also really grateful for Skype where we can video chat each day and the kids can see him.  It helps them a lot just to see Dad, last night he could say good night to one of our sons that was still up and in his prayers last night our son was grateful to "see" Daddy and know he was ok.

I have a sunshiney warm card for you today :)  I used Jen Del Muro's monthly Sketch for this card...



And you can probably tell, I took the photo in the bright warm sunshine.  The weather may be cold but it definitely is Sunny Alberta :)    I colored up these beautiful A Year of Flowers:  Carnations from PTI with some Copic Markers (R00, R01, R02, R14, YR01).  Carnations have this very ruffly feel don't they?  So I matched up the Martha Stewart Rings Border Punch and Corner Punch on the back panel to match the effect of the carnations.  


I have often seen Nichole Heady or her design team add a sparkly strip onto their cards and I just love the look so I added some Scor Tape to the right side of the focal image and added Dazzling Diamonds (as well as around the image with a Quickie Glue Pen.  I mirrored that with the ribbon on the left side and the cut end of the ribbon matches the sentiment flag.  Just little details to pull it all together.  

Hope you're enjoying some sunshine in your part of the world!  

Stamps:  PTI:  A Year of Flowers - Carnations,  Fillable Frames #12;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Whisper White, Flourishes Classic White Cardstock, Peach Parfait, Peach Parfait Patterns DSP;  Accessories:  Martha Stewart Rings Border and Corner Punch, Copic Markers, Scor Tape, Dazzling Diamonds Glitter, Quickie Glue Pen, White Satin Ribbon, Gems, Dimensionals.  

12 comments:

Marisa said...

Fabulously coloured flowers and a great use of Jen's sketch. I on the other hand have to psych myself up for yet another skewed panel LOL! Glad hubby gets home tonite :)

KarinsArtScrap said...

what a beutiful carnations christine, beautiful color and coloring.


greetings karin

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Your Carnations are Lovely! And the trick you did with the score tape and dazzling diamonds down the side is genius... I'll have to steal that one.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Wowzers girl, this is absolutely stunning! Gorgeous colors and coloring, I'm so ready for Spring! Those stamps are super fabulous!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is BEAUTIFUL girlie! LOVE these stamps and your coloring is FAB!!

Mrs Ham said...

Beautiful. The color are wonderful.

Highland Monkey's said...

Lovely card for spring.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So very pretty. I like this flower and great use of the sketch.
Glad your DH is home mine won't be home till late thursday. That is sweet you were able to *see* him each night and the kids.

Leslie Miller said...

Oooooh, I found a beautiful spot of Summer on your blog today, and it looks wonderful! I love these big ruffly carnations, and all your extra design touches are lovely! Of course, your coloring takes it right over the top!

Conniecrafter said...

like your punched border for the background and all the sparkle, pretty flowers!

Denise Marzec said...

BEAUTIFUL! Love that glittery strip and the loop border!

Beate said...

Beautiful coloring and card, Christine!
Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs and smiles