Friday, March 11, 2011

Fuchsia and Pearls

Bbrrrrr...I'm freezing. Cannot get warm because we have had those wonderful days of warm weather, then it turns cold again and it is almost unbearable. I went out to eat tonight and I'm sure the air conditioner was on and the temps were in the 40's outside. It can' be just me that freezes in those places, can it? Of course, you see all the people working in the restaurants in short sleeves. Makes you just want to ask them if they're comfortable because the customers sure aren't. O.K., I'm through venting over this...maybe.

Then, it was on to Jo Ann's to get ribbon for my card. I wouldn't have spent nearly as much time in there if it had been as cold as the restaurant. And, that would have probably been good. Have you ever noticed that no matter how much ribbon you have, you never have the right shade or the width you want or whatever. Of course, when I got in Jo Ann's I went wild in the button section and purchased several and I'm using one on this card. I just love pretty buttons.

I'm using a stamp set/die cut from Heartfelt Inspiration for my Fuchsia image. I absolutely love it. I colored it with Copics and added pearls to the swirls. For my strip behind the image, instead of patterned paper, I used VersaMark and embossed the Fuchsia image to make my design. I stamped the single Fuchsia twice, cut with the matching die cut and popped with pop dots. Added my sentiment, ribbon, and button.

To make this card, I used inspiration from the Guest Designer's card at Case Study-CSC30. It was such an elegant card and I had so much fun making my version. I tried to keep her sketch as closely as possible with the image I used.  The card is made by Julie Tilman:



I'm entering my card into Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Southern Girls Challenge - Use Flowers
LOTV's Challenge Blog #87-Say It With Flowers
Digi Doodle Shop's Best #50-Pearls
Paper Pretties -PWC144-Ribbon

My card will fit the Stampin' B's Design Team challenge this week to use bling.
I'm also entering my card into the QFTD51 challenge on Splitcoaststampers to honor  Jill aka Quillister. I see she has a card in her gallery that is really similar to this so it would be a perfect case for her card. How lucky can I be?
I'm going out of town and have no time to do another card until next week.

Recipe:
Stamp: Heartfelt Creations Exotic Fuchsia precut set, Mark's Finest Papers-Our Family Tree for sentiments
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Stampin'Up Choclate Chip
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Chocolate Chip and Soft Suede, K&CO dp (unknown name)
Accessories: Heartfelt Creation Springtime Medley die cut (matches the single fuchsia stamped for my card), Martha Stewart  French Scroll punch, Kaiser pearls




21 comments:

Carol L said...

These flowers are so pretty, and I too love that fancy button. The ribbon is a perfect match too, lucky you!! I've been cold all winter, and yet I woke up today feeling warm for a change! Be safe in your travels with all that's going on with the weather these days, and stay warm!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Gorgeous creation. The colors are soooo pretty. :)

Marisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Brenda!! Love the pearls you added and the colouring is amazing! You rocked this one big time :) Loving the new blog look too :)

Bonnie said...

I love the ribbon and button! Definitely worth a prolonged trip to Joanne's! And I love your handmade DP and the beautiful Fucshia! It's cold here today too! Glad I thought to grab my jacket on the way out!

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful, Benzi! Love that flower stamp, and such a pretty button too .... Joanne's sounds like crafty-heaven! (we don't have them here, but then again, think of the fortune I've saved!) Hope the weather warms up for you soon - its BRRRR here too, trying to snow this eve

Joanne (jojot) said...

HOLY MOLEY......gf, this is pure gorgeousness from the image, the coloring, the sketch, the ribbon....the punchwork....the bow/brad.....so classy and elegant....

skylife said...

That's really amazing! Love that image and the colors.
Thanks for joining us at DDSB

Julie Hoffman said...

This is gorgeous Brenda! I love your new ribbon and button! I can totally relate to needing to go to Joann's. I love the colors and the pearl embelishments too! Enjoy your time away!

Tracy said...

Very pretty! Striking colors on your flowers and I love the little pearls on the ends of the swirls. Thanks so much for playing this week's challenge at Digi Doodle Shop's Best!

Francie G. said...

Wowza! Brenda, this is gorgeous! Fabulous coloring! I hear you about the ribbon. I have ribbon coming out my ears, but just need more colors or just the right shade. Have fun on your trip!

craftybunny said...

Really beautiful card.When it comes to ribbon to match IKWYM.I've started buying white ribbon and colour it with Promarkers but this also works with Copics.Make sure you have scrap paper underneath tho'!Thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best :D
Lisa x

Pam~ said...

Wow... exquisite Benzi! You finds are JoAnn's were well worth being cold and having to shop a little longer. Your card is so so pretty with great embellishments!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Gorgeous. Love everything about it. Thank you for joining us at Digi Doodle Shop's Best this week.

Hugs
Cathy
xxxx

Emily Keaton said...

So beautiful, Benzi!! Yup, I agree on the ribbon thing. I have SO much ribbon, but never the right shade!! You found some stunning ribbon for this card, though, and I adore that pretty button. Such a lovely card!

sue said...

Gorgeous!! Love the little pearls on the flowers! Thanks for sharing with us at Southern Girls Challenge :)

Karen said...

Oooooh what a stunning card! thanks for joining us at Digi Doodle Shops Best.
xx

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful Brenda. I love the coloring you did here. It makes your flowers just pop off your card. So pretty. This crazy spring weather is frustrating. Stay warm.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hi Benzi, hope you're feeling a bit warmer by now. Dig out those 'Duds! (KWIM?) Love the new look of your blog: I see birds! HOw appropriate for you. I love your card and how lucky can you be to have it fit into the QFTD challenge?

Julie said...

Beautiful card, your coloring is wonderful. Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week.

Julie said...

Wow! so pretty! Thanks for joining us at DDSB
Hugs,
Julie

Michelle Singer said...

Adorable card. Thanks so much for joining us at Southern Girls this fortnight. I really hope to see you again at our next challenge.
Hugz,
Michelle