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Thursday, January 20, 2011

Garden Window with Purple Flowers

Hello again!  It is a very cold day here today and the wind is blowing!  Warmer days are ahead, but until then, here is a card that i made for the City Crafter Challenge #40, to use handmade flowers on a card and I am combining this with the Impression Obsession challenge to create a card using the colour purple, based on the SC316 sketch challenge.
I started by stamping this pretty I.O. Garden Window image onto a sheet of cherry wood "paper" and then onto a scrap of a light blue patterned paper.  I went over the window frame and window box with a white prismacolor pencil to give it a bit of a whitewashed look.  I coloured the flowers, leaves and my cabbage with Copic markers and used a white gel pen to hi-light the curly edges of the lettuce.  I then cut out the patterned paper version, minus the window box and frame and adhered it to the stamped image on the wood paper. I arranged the different sized panels (all Memory Box 6 X 6 from Poppyfinch) onto the front of the card, adhered and then layered the image on top in the center panel.  The paper flowers are made from the Poppyfinch papers, and a floral Cuttlebug die.  The fabric rose has a pearl center and I made it from a silk scarf that I had and have never worn, but the silk is luscious and very easy to work with.  The sentiment is also an I.O. one and I stamped it a couple of times onto a scrap of purple paper from my stash and used SU punches to cut out and separate the words.
That's it :)
Thanks for taking a peek!
Chriss

5 comments:

  1. Just beautiful!! Love the spring feel to this and what a lovely flower!! Thanks Chriss for playing along with us at CCCB

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  2. This is beautiful, as much I adored the colors, I love your handmade flowers too, simply gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  3. OMG, Chriss...what an amazing design....WOW!!! The images are all gorgeous and the silk rose just blew me away....I have tried to make one of those but mine looks like a pancake....AWESOME work, gf!!!

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  4. WOW.. This is such a pretty card. I love that image. and your little handmade flower is adorable.. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  5. Perfectly lovely! the flowers are beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

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