Monday, May 16, 2011

Bouquets of Tulips

A few weeks ago I mentioned that I was asked to make all the cards for our Administrative Staff Appreciation ...the girls in the office are wonderful and I wanted to do something special for them so I spent quite a bit of time on these tulip bouquets for each of them....I took individual shots of the cards, each had a different palette.  (so lots of pictures ahead :))    One of the things I love best about tulips is that they are so varied in their beautiful colors, and I tried to convey that in each piece.


I've used the very lovely PaperTrey Ink sets Friendship Jar and Friendship Jar Spring Fillers.  and then the lovely sentiments from Simple Sentiments


All of the cards are 5 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches and I kept the same elements and layout on each card, changing up the ribbon and location of the sentiment etc. 










And finally in the purples.  




It was really delightful to make all of these.  I had so much fun coloring all the different shades and the jars and the shadows, and which green tones would go with the different flower colors.  And all of the girls loved their cards and it was fun to pick certain colors for each girl.  So which color is your favourite?  

I did actually write down which copics I used for each one - but you think I can find it right now?!  Nope!  If I do find them I'll add it to the post. Have a great Tuesday friends.  I have a very busy week this week - but hope to catch up with many of you in the days ahead. 

22 comments:

Marisa said...

Oh happy sigh...my favorite flower :) Loved when I lived in Holland the year I worked for Billy Graham as there were tulips everywhere! Fabulously coloured, each one of them. I love the yellow ones :)

Thanks for remembering the admin staff! Made my day when I got remembered by my bosses and I'm sure it made theirs :)

Jami said...

My goodness - these are ALL so PRETTY! And how sweet that you took so much time and care in creating them for special people! Those sets have been "on my list" for awhile now. You've pushed me one step closer..

ulfette said...

Wow ! These cards look great !

petra,s cards said...

hi cristine, enjoy what is this saying!! They are all beautiful !!!!!
xx petra

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow christine you did a great job with all these cards, they are gorgeous.
They really love these cards i'm sure.

greetings karin

DottyA Cards & Things said...

What a wonderful idea.... each and everyone is just beautiful. I know they all LOVED them...
Thanks for sharing!!

Linda Monroe said...

These are stunning. Love all the different color combinations.

Cindy said...

Those are beautifully done, I'm sure they will love them! Maybe the purple is my fav, it's hard to choose!

Ruthie said...

Oh my goodness! They are all beautiful! Awesome work!!!!

Mrs Ham said...

Christine, these are stunning. The color are so vibrant. My fave is the purple, but the orange is running a close second.

Katie Skiff said...

Those are amazing!!! Wish I worked with you!!

Debby said...

They will love these! wonderful work as always!Hugs

LeAnne said...

You have infinitely more patience than I do to make all those cards---but they are ALL stunning! I think the first peachy-shaded one is my favorite! Delightful!

creativearts said...

I love the colors you picked for the tulips. Great job on coloring. So springy!!

Sherry Kushibab said...

Oh my word - I fell in love with the pink flowers and card and THEN you did three more colors - WOW - I love them all, what a terrific stamp and what a fabulous job you did with it.

Leslie Miller said...

This is a gorgeous bouquet of tulips. I've been seeing it a lot lately. Your cards are all just lovely, Christine!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my these are all goregous, terrific coloring on them all I can't pick just one that's my favorite, lovely border and like the embossing on the butterflies too

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh Christine,
These turned out just beautiful. What amazing coloring girlie. I am sure that everyone that received these was thrilled. I know that I would be. What treasures.

Hugs,
Deb

Auntie Em said...

These are all so beautiful! How pretty and so striking to see all the different colours all at one time! Just beautiful!
Thanks for sharing! :)

Traci S. said...

Hi Christine~

These are amazing...truly amazing! I love tulips, though I only see them when they come from a florist. I love the way you evoke such different emotions with the different colors. I love everyone of them. I think my favorite would be a bouquet with one of each color!! These cards put a smile on my face. Thank you for sharing!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

carole (TruCarMa) said...

Absolutely stunning, Christine! Your coloring is just breathtaking, sweet friend! :)

Francie G. said...

Christine, these are gorgeous! Your coloring is over the top!