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

  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!

  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!!!

  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!

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


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