Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Hello Sweet Pea!

Hello friends!  It's been a few days! :)  Actually it's been about 12 days or so since we've been home.  We spent the last few weeks in the Canadian Rocky Mountains and it was breathtaking as always.  It is such a good time away for us as a family.  We hike, bike, sightsee, and spend uninterrupted time together, which is a rare occurrence these days.  So, we're grateful for it.  With the kids growing up, I know there will only be so many summer vacations more where we're all together.  I don't want to waste one :)

So...I'm back tonight with a card for this weeks TSG Challenge, a yummy color challenge from Tobi.  I used one of my favourite TSG images - Sweet Pea, coloring it up while we were away with my Copics.

I've added some dimension to some of the sweet pea petals, which always looks great on this set, and then went with a very dotted theme in the papers, embossing folder and gold pen accents. 

Here's a nice picture of the dimension...

And here's a better picture of how pretty the gold looks...its just pretty dots with a metallic gold pen.  But it's nice and shimmery.

The sketch is this months SFYTT, and I think the tilted panels look great with these pretty flowers. 

Here's the link for the TSG Challenge this week....please jump in and join us!  You could be chosen for the Trendsetting Spotlight on the TSG Blog or win TSG store dollars too!  

Hope to catch up with you in the next days....the project for the end of this week...getting ready for back to school with the three amigos :)  September 1st is back to school!

Stamps:  TSG Sweet Peas;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black;  Paper:  Basic Black, Groovy Guava, Flourishes Classic Ivory, 7 Gypsies Victoria DP;  Accessories:  Labels Two Nestabilities, Big Shot, Scalloped Eyelet Punch, Shimmery Ribbon, Ribbon Banners Die, Gems, Gold Pen, Copic Markers, Dotted Embossing Folder.  


Jessie/knightrone said...

Wow, this is STUNNING!

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card christine.

greetings karin

petra,s cards said...

verry stunning card loveley colours!!!
xx petra

sodell said...

what a beautiful card!! I just love the colors!!!

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty Christine. I love the melon color and the Sweet Peas are my favorite. :)

Glad to hear you had such a wonderful time away with family. Doesn't get much better than that.


Conniecrafter said...

such pretty coloring of the flowers and dimension, great gold accenting!

Marisa said...

This is my favorite TSG stamp, just LOVE this image!! You have coloured it and showcased it wonderfully. Glad you got to get away. I echo the sentiment of uninterrupted family time and drinking deep of that time together as well as treasuring memories in my mommy heart :)

Rose Ann said...

Wow...beautiful coloring, and such great dimension!! Gorgeous card, girl!!

Theresa said...

Christine this card is just fabulous. Love the layout and the colors are perfect.