Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Fuchsias


Sometimes I don't get enough time to play with releases each month, so it's always fun to bring them out again!  This was Febrary's beautiful set Old Fashioned Florals.  While my husband was in the hospital especially in the early days after surgery, he was often sleeping or drugged on morphine, I would colour while I sat with him.  So, I had this image coloured but hadn't had a chance to put it into a card yet.  Fuchias are such a pretty and unique basket flower, with so many options for colouring too.  I went with purples and pinks with this one.  

The image is stamped on Flourishes Classic White with Memento Tuxedo Black ink, die cut out with our Perfectly Pierced Classic Frames Die, and then framed out with the gorgeous Perfectly Pierced Victorian Ovals die on Flourishes Color Made Easy - Candy Pink cardstock.    Behind that framing is Bo Bunny purple cut with the Radiant Rectangles die (stunning I have to say) , and an older strip of Bo Bunny Garden Girl dp.  Doesn't the embossing look just like the fuchias?  It's a new folder from Spellbinders called Whimsical Flora.  I love how the dots in the folder go with the piercing in the dies.  


For finishing details I added some elderberry seambinding, rhinestones, and a violet rhinestone button tied with white Iridescent string.   Sorry, I don't have a list of the copics I used, as it was coloured in the hospital, and that was one thing I didn't keep track of.  Looks like some RV's and V's in there, maybe even some BV's too!  I left the design without a sentiment.  To me it just looked finished the way it was.  Sometimes cards just work out that way!

9 comments:

Linda Carson said...

Very pretty Christine! Love the colors and your divine coloring!

Glenda J said...

WOW! Gorgeous! Amazing colouring.

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is another stunning card Christine.

greetings karin

Pauline said...

Wow! another gorgeous creation! Love the colours of this, so vibrant and pretty.

Mary Ann said...

Love your colors,Very pretty...

TLady said...

JUST GORGEOUS CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!! WOW!!!!!!!!!! LOVE ALL THE PURPLE AND EVERYTHING ELSE TOO!!!!!!!! LOL LIKE I SAID, JUST GORGEOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :)

Allison Cope Israels said...

Just simply beautiful Christine! I haven't really had a chance to play with set either! Love all the layers of colour!

Conniecrafter said...

very sweet, such pretty framing of your sweet flowers with those dies!

Cathy said...

wow, those flowers are gorgeous. So colorful.