Wednesday, August 7, 2013

Hollyhocks


One flower that you can always notice from the car on a road trip is the lovely Hollyhock.  It grows so tall, and has such distinctive blooms that I spotted it all over the midwest.  It's also my Father-in-Law's favourite flower too, so I thought I'd send a little sunshine to them with this gorgeous Hollyhock set.  

Stamped on Flourishes Classic Ivory with Memento Tuxedo Black and the coloured up with Copics in the Lenten Rose CollectionPistachio Collection, and New Fields Collection.  I was really excited to get some of our new Color Made Easy Cardstock including what I've used here in Evergreen.  It's such a perfect contrast to the deep pinks of the flowers.  


I addded some ribbon tabs in Cream Seam binding, Olive Buttons and some Ivory Jute twine bows.  With such a large image, it's a nice way to accent without taking anything away from the flowers.  

9 comments:

Marisa said...

Simply gorgeous, Christine! Love the nestie you used to frame the flowers!

Mary Ann said...

Beautiful card!!!Awesome coloring!!!Love the flowers!!!

Conniecrafter said...

very sweet, your coloring just brought them to life, great framing with those dies!

TLady said...

WOW CHRISTINE!!!!!!! Your die holds this image WELL!!!!!! AND it's SOOOO PRETTY!!!!!!!! :) NOT TO MENTION, your COLORING IS STUNNING!!!!!!!!!!!! The flowers look like they're coming off the page!!!!!!!!!:) WHAT A SUPER BEAUTY your Father-in-Law will receive!!!!!!!:)He'll LOVE IT!!!!!!!:)

Jary said...

Stunning! The flowers look alive!!

KarinsArtScrap said...

wow gorgeous card Christine.

greetings karin

Mickie said...

Beautiful Christine, love your coloring!

Linda Carson said...

WOW! That coloring combo looks exquisite! Your father-in-law is going to adore this beauty!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Your hollyhocks look amazing!!! That is a fabulous frame too.