Thursday, May 21, 2009

Pink Tulips

I finally finished this card. It took me almost three weeks. I just couldn't get it right. I colored the image using colors to match the paper I wanted to use, but then I didn't like it. I decided to try making my own background paper using Guide Lines II and then couldn't decide on a layout I liked. When I figured out the layout, there was still something missing. I sat it down and looked at it every day for a week, then I went through everything trying to find that magic missing element that would complete my card. I found the cuttlebug corner die and thought, "this is as good as it's going to get--must move on." So, here it is. The image is from The Angel Company. I colored it with Copics and added some crystal Stickles to the flowers. I thought the white was too bright against the background, so I colored the embossed edges with a very light pink Copic marker. You really can't tell in the picture, but it did a really great job of softening the lines. I used a little dot of crystal Stickles in the center of the pink medallions on my background paper and a pearl on the corner die cut.

I am so enjoying this beautiful weather we are having right now. My two youngest took the the Pom for a walk this morning, he definitely has a mind of his own. That little thing is so stubborn. He wanted to walk and then would get scared of big dogs barking and just sit. We would pick him up and carry him and he would just cry to get back down. It is amazing how loud that little thing can get. I'm sure everyone could hear him for a mile around. LOL

Have a blessed day!

Stamps-Forever Friend (TAC), Guide Lines II(Papertrey)
Paper-Olive (TAC), White, Hibiscus Burst, Sweet Blush (Papertrey)
Ink-Palette Noir, Spring Moss, Ripe Avocado, Sweet Blush, Hisbiscus Burst(Papertrey)
Accessories-Labels One die (Spellbinders), Cuttlebug die, pearl, crystal Stickles, Martha Stewart doily punch, pink satin ribbon, Hibiscus burst button (Papertrey), embroidery floss, copic markers


Beth said...

I feel your pain for the "project that never ends"-I've got one going right now, lol.
Your card is absolutely stunning! Great colors and I can see the pink edging & it looks wonderful! So soft and serene...
Thanks so much for your kind comments on my cards, too!
Blessings ~

Becky said...

Well all that waiting paid off..This is gorgeous, I love the image and the colors are just beautiful together.

Maria Matter said...

So Beautiful Karen! It definitely shows all the time you put into it...splendid results!
Blessings, Maria

KellyRae said...

Such a beautiful, feminine card. I love all the little details.

specialcraftmom4 said...

This card is just so beautiful Karen! I love the paper embellishments and the pretty paper (:

Anne said...

This is a lovely card-worth the effort-I doubt I could have stuck it out so long!

Janet said...

Karen, it is simply an elegant creation. I love the use of
satin ribbon
to complete your project. Thanks for sharing!