Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Italian Garden



So this is the gorgeous set that I got to Sneak Peek for you early last week with the Dare to Get Dirty Challenges...I hope it enticed you :)  The Design Team will show you so much more today!


Oh I love how this image makes you feel like going to Italy or cooking up an Italian Feast!  Isn't the combination of elements in this little scene gorgeous?  As you can see in the background layer I stamped the pot of basil image onto the textured Soft Suede layer and sponged the edges, warming it up even more.  


Then above on the main image I colored it up with Copic Markers and then added some sponging inside the Spellbinders template to also warm it up.  I added a big gingham bow.  



And here you can see the basil stamp detail over-stamped with the sentiment.  Isn't this the sweetest sentiment and font?  I accented it with red nailheads laid on the Basic Grey Kraft Designer Paper.  



One of us on the Design Team is the Mystery Blogger again today :)  Be sure to comment on all the DT member blogs for a better chance in entering to win this set!  

I'll be back at Noon Central time with the Daily Challenge sample for you and MORE from this gorgeous set!  So please drop back.  I think you'll "flip".  :)

Christine Okken (you are here) 
Tammy Hershberger
Sharon Doolittle 
Maki Jones


Stamps:  Flourishes Italian Garden;  Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black, Soft Suede, Old Olive, Ranger Tea Stain Distress Ink;  Paper:  Riding Hood Red,  Soft Suede Textured, Flourishes Classic Ivory, Basic Grey Kraft Designer Paper, Old Olive;  Accessories:  Big Shot, Labels Eighteen Nestabilities, , Eyelet Circles Nestabilities, Fair Isle Border Petites, Gingham Ribbon, Bow Easy, Glue Dots, Nailhead Stickers, Sponge, Dimensionals, Copic Markers.  

36 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

gorgeous card christine.
what bright colors and beautiful bow.
yummie scenery.

greetings karin

Naomi said...

Fabulous card! Love the LO and all of the red! Can't wait to get my hands on this new stamp set...it looks AWESOME!!!

Peachy Wessels said...

Another really beautiful and festive card! Love the colors - so Italian!

petra,s cards said...

hi cristine i wish you were my teacher to make such wonderful card!!!!!
i love it!!!
xx petra

ecpiercy said...

Awesome card! Love the color and the style!

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Love this new image Italian Garden. Your card is lovely, great detale and colors!!

Debbie D. said...

Love, love, love your card!! What a great stamp set.

Sue D said...

Great coloring and love the gingham ribbon.

Stampster said...

Love what you have created here - this is a great summer set.

Auntie Em said...

Gorgeous card! The red and green on the toasty warm brown is lovely and goes so well with the image. The gingham ribbon is a great accent.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Theresa said...

Great card...so Italian with these colors. Love your design.

Tanya said...

Gorgeous! Your colors are perfect, this is just so fun!

Evette K. said...

Fabulous card Christine. You brighten my day with all those terrific colors. These new Flourishes stamps are just way too coool. Oh do I NEED to use them. LOL LOL Thanks for sharing. ekciampo@yahoo.com

Cheryl Winget said...

Love this card - the colors have such great depth - perfect for the image.

Barbara said...

I love this, Christine! So rich and warm!

Karen W said...

Very pretty card, wonderful stamps!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Christine this is beautiful. Your coloring just rocks, adore the way you made it look like a counter they are sitting on. Just beautiful card.

Mildred said...

Love the sentiment and the colors are gorgeous.

Dee said...

Love your card and this stamp set. I can see using this set for alot of great cards

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Lovely card!

LeAnne said...

Wow, this is an awesome card--not only is the fold fabulous, so is your coloring!

Enigma Artist said...

This is a fabulous card AND a fabulous stamp set. Really different!

stampqueen said...

Love your card - such great colors for this stamp set!!!

lizlincoln said...

Love the colours you used. Just this minute my package arrived from Flourishes with the gingham ribbon in it and I can hardly wait to play.

Ravengirl said...

Oh my, this is really gorgeous! Love your card and the new set!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Awesome card - fun set

Linda Carson said...

Most EXCELLENT artwork! Beautiful design & coloring!!

Leslie Miller said...

I love this still life image, and you've made a beautiful card with it! I like your placement of the image and sentiment. Wonderful colors to set off your coloring.

Marisa said...

Great image and fabulously coloured. I can taste the parmeasen cheese from here LOL!

As long as I stay away from the herbs I'm good LOL! Allergic to basil, oregano, thyme, rosemary, basically any aeromatic herb so it wipes out Italian for me unless it is a cream sauce :(

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Oh you brought that lovely dinner table scene to life!! And perfect sentiment!

Tanja said...

Your card is rally lovely, I love the great colours.

Shari said...

Mmmmmm.....your cards make me want to eat!

Makiko Jones said...

Christine, you created the card so beautifully with the set! The image and coloring are just fabulous!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Christine! Great coloring!

dpkennedy said...

Very pretty coloring! Lovely card Christine!

Jessie/knightrone said...

LOVE this image, and the font on the sentiment. What a gorgeous creation!!