Monday, February 25, 2013

Hello Tulips

Tulips are my second favourite flower.  There's something so vibrant and perfect about their sturdy blooms, and they are the perfect sign of spring.

So, I especially love this little bucket of tulips from the Flourishes set, April Showers.  And as I was thinking about how I wanted to colour them, I went looking at some different tulip pictures and found some pretty bright pink ones with orange edges.  So that's how I coloured these.


I paired the image that I had stamped on Flourishes Classic White with Memento Ink with some pretty MME papers - Market, that I found at Michaels.  For the cardstock I had some pretty Color Made Easy Candy Pink on hand but it wasn't quite the right tone, so I just took my Canteloupe Memento ink and used my ink blending tool and sponged the edges to give them more of that orangey-pink tone.  Inside the main Spellbinder's square I sponged Ranger - Spun Sugar and Canteloupe Memento give give it that rosy glow.  


As you can hopefully see I added some seam binding that I also tinged orange on the edges with my YR04 Copic - it just carries over that pinky-orange edged theme from the tulips.  

The little sentiment "hello" is from the fun set Tiny Flowers and Tags.  

Makes me long for spring!  You too?









11 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is again a beautiful card Christine.

greetings karin

Emily Keaton said...

So gorgeous!

Patti J said...

Wow, beautiful card - looks so soft and feminine! Thanks for sharing :)

Wanda Cullen said...

LOVE the coloring of this sweet image! Beautiful card!

Conniecrafter said...

such a pretty color choice for your flowers and I just love the ribbon across the corner like that, Lovely!

Marisa said...

Never tire of this image as tulips are my favorite flower :) Love the color combo and the nestie you used to frame them too.

TLady said...

LOVE your layout & EVERYTHING about your card Christine!!!!!!! WOW! :)
Yes, I'm longing for Spring too! The flowers are popping up here! :) No snow with that storm coming across the U.S. for us! JUST rain! :) I can handle that! :)

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Christine, this is wonderful! I bought that set just because of the tulips - they are such a happy flower! I love your coloring and layout. So pretty!!

Tricia

Dianne said...

Beautiful layout and beautifully colored its fabulous, thanks so much for sharing...

Cathy said...

such a pretty card, love the colors

Joan V said...

Beautiful card. That images is so lovely. Makes you ready to welcome spring.