Sunday, April 28, 2013

Eyes to See


I think this is such a beautiful sentiment about life.  Often it takes me paying more attention to beauty around us to realize how beautiful life is, having eyes to intentionally see what's really there.  

I have a two more cards left to show you from April's Flourishes Release of sets.  I have loved working with them.  I knew these flowers from the set Garden Gate would colour beautifully on Kraft cardstock  with Prismacolor pencils, and I really love a windowed design.  The edges of the Kraft layer are cut with a Grand Nestabilities die because I thought the lattice feel would go well here.  After I stamped the image with Memento Tuxedo Black Ink I traced over an oval Nestabilities die, then carefully trimmed out the leaves and the line where the die would have cut.  It's just another way to do an out of the box style of cutting.  


Some lovely green silk, white pearls, Echo Park designer paper (For the Record) and some of our Color Made Easy Pistachio cardstock and it's all done!

13 comments:

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow stunning card and flowers.
great sketch too Christine.

greetings karin

Rosy Newlun said...

You're such an advanced paper crafts artist - I just cannot see me cutting out flowers so beautifully, then the oval aperture. This is definitely a show stopper ♥

Kathi said...

This is gorgeous Christine! I love the window look, the colors, and that beautiful bow! Those lattice edges are so perfect! I really love this sentiment as well, it says a lot about how one chooses to live.

Mrs. GraceWorks said...

Beautiful, Christine! I love the window you created!

Tricia

Allison Cope Israels said...

Stunning Christine! Love the white distressing and your framed sentiment! Wonderful!

TLady said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!! SOOOOO BEAUTIFUL CHRISTINE!!!!!!!!!!!! :) LOVE THE WHOLE THING!!!!!!!! EVERY LITTLE ELEMENT IS WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :) I LOVE THIS IMAGE TOO!!!!!!!! :)

TLady said...

P.S. SUPERBLY COLORED!!!!!!!! :)

Marisa said...

Gorgeous wild roses and well done with the fussy cutting!! Lovely card :)

Sherry Kushibab said...

Love the colors and coloring. As I prayed this morning I was thinking of the beauty in all He as created. Perfect card.

Conniecrafter said...

such a pretty design, love how you cut along the flowers to have an opening, such lovely coloring too!

Silke Ledlow said...

OMG...this is sooooo gorgeous Christine! I love how you cut out the flowers and made it your focal point!!!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card,great coloring!!!

stampqueen said...

Love the roses!!