Saturday, September 5, 2015

Keep Climbing Clematis




Today is the 5th of the month so Marcy is releasing a new digital image that you’re going to love!  It’s called Climbing Clematis, and it’s the perfect illustration to capture the viney-climbing-gorgeous -colourful variety of blooms that clematis can be, and it’s got a great sentiment for encouraging a friend.  

I have never been able to get clematis to grow, but my mom has a new one this year that has a deep purple flower, so that started my inspiration process.  I decided to print the digi really large, knowing I would use only part of the image, and the extra added bonus, you have lots of colouring room to really get into the details.  I kept the basic design really simple, just to focus on the flowers and that amazing butterfly.  



Some sewing, rhinestones and bits of paper bring it all to life! 



Here’s my Copic selection.


Be sure to pop by the Power Poppy Blog to see what Marcy has to say today...and pop on by to visit Cindy  and Cheryl who also have some Clematis inspiration!



16 comments:

Nora N. said...

This is so beautiful. I really like the little dots around the beautifully colored images. It gives them so much depth. Stunning design.

Nancy Thomas said...

Your coloring is amazing Christine - this is really beautiful.

Katie Sims said...

Christine, your coloring always leaves me in awe. These blooms practically leap off the screen....the depth you created in incredible. What a beauty you created! :)

JoAnn said...

Gorgeous and your coloring is fabulous. Love it.

CherylQuilts said...

Oh, Christine, this is gorgeous, and your coloring is out of this world! I love the large image and how you really showcased these beautiful flowers! And your butterfly is gorgeous! What wonderful inspiration from your mom's deep purple clematis...what fun to have them in her yard! I love the layout and how you've added the fish-tail tag, rhinestones, and stitching! All perfection, my friend! Hugs, and have a great weekend!

BJ Searcy said...

Beautiful, so vibrant. The colors are just gorgeous, and your coloring is picture perfect!

Late Blooming said...

Oh so pretty. Love these flowers. Thanks.

Leslie Miller said...

You girls with your clematis today are giving me chills! This is simply gorgeous, Christine! Always with your life-giving coloring. So lovely, sigh...

Davi said...

The colors you chose make this image absolutely beautifully!! The compliment of orange sets it of perfectly! A fabulous card :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Beautiful Christine! Your colors are wonderful and that stitching is perfect.

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card and colouring love it Christine

Gr Karin

Karen W said...

Gorgeous card and I agree your coloring is fantastic!!!

Bobbi Miller said...

Simply stunning, Christine! Those clematis (my Mom's favorite flower) look like I could reach out and touch them. What beautiful coloring and that butterfly IS amazing! Beautiful!

Julie Gearinger said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Love the colors and the use of the stitching- so dramatic and elegant!!

Crestajune said...

This is incredibly gorgeous, Christine! Your coloring is amazing.
I definitely need this stamp.
Hope you have a wonderful day.

Conniecrafter said...

Beautiful colors and coloring on this, like how you did the sentiment with the banner!