Sunday, August 1, 2010

Crocus-First Sign of Spring

I've just gotten back from church services and let me tell you, it is blazing hot outside. I think our temps are supposed to be at least 100 degrees for most of the week here in Alabama. That is not allowing for the horrible humidity so I can just imagine the heat index.

I wanted to make a card this week to honor a couple of friends. Pam aka Pam124 (Splitcoast Stampers) is now on the Design Team for the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenges. She is a fantastic card maker. I decided to go for the more intricate challenge this week for the MMSC64.
Had a lot of fun with this one. Great sketch!
Another friend, Emily Keaton aka ejkeaton (SCS) is Guest Challenge Hostess this week for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenges so I am making this card in her honor, also. Emily wanted us to use a pin of some sort on our cards. I found a stick pin and added a couple of beads from a broken necklace. FTTC77

I was vacationing in Orange Beach, AL last week near Pensacola, FL and called Jan, the owner of Flourishes (in Pensacola) to see if I could come by. She said yes, and I had the most wonderful time there browsing through her stamps, etc. I picked up the stamp set I using for this card while there. Fun, fun!!!

Stamps: Flourishes:Stamp Set 1-January through April
Paper: K&CO-Jubilee Teal Woman, Stampin'Up! Always Artichoke & Cameo Coral, White cs, Canson watercolor paper.
Spellbinder's oval nestie
Pearls from Prima Mktg.
Tombows for watercoloring with brush...also inked with Tombow markers and huffed for image
Sizzix-Branch with leaves
Glossy Accents


Marisa said...

Love those tulips. I won the flower sets in some blog candy and they are just lovely! Great tribute to the two punchkateers! The leaves you used on it are fabulous!

Emily Keaton said...

Aw, Benzi!! You are SO sweet!! Making this card to honor both Pamzi and me was such a lovely gesture. I really appreciate it!! I love that crocus stamp from Flourishes, your beautiful watercoloring, and that terrific take on the MMSC sketch!! Gorgeous pearls and leaf punches, too. What a great way to hide from the heat--sorry it didn't get any cooler down your way, though! Sounds like it's going to be stifling for this week. Yuck.

tbk100601 said...

Hi Benzi!! What a BEAUTIFUL card!! Great color combo! Your image is fantastic!! Great take on the sketch this week! Thank you for playing with us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We hope to see you again next week!


Joanne (jojot) said...

I love the diagonal panel/ribbon?...really catches the eye.....such a pretty image and really like the punched branch added near the 'frame'...beautiful

Anonymous said...

Oh this is absolutely beautiful! What a fabulous card to honour Pam & Emily! I love the delicate watercoloured crocuses and the beautiful pearls.x

pam124 said...

Wow, Benz, this is so, so beautiful. And, thank you for playing the challenge in my honor. You did a spectacular job with this intricate sketch. Your flower is beautiful and I love your lace, pearl swirls and ribbon treatment!! Way 2 go!! TFS!