Thursday, March 14, 2013

Geraniums





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I've pre-scheduled this card for upload.  My sister is visiting and we're having a great time. Of course, we went to a scrapbook store (a really good one) and shopped a lot. We also have gotten in some card making time.

Today, our hostess at CCEE Stampers, Charlene Merrick,  gave the challenge to use pencils only. No markers, no crayons, no reinkers. Use colored pencils to color your image. Yikes! I was wanting to bring out my Copics. But, I got out my Prismacolor pencils. Guess what? This turned out to be fun and was something I had not done in a long time.
I love this geranium image. It  is from Serendipity-Geranium Lg. I will be glad when I have some of those wonderful flowers blooming on my patio. My hubby built me a large planter, about 7 ft., several years ago and I fill it with geraniums, ivy, and whatever. It is always a pleasure to look out of my kitchen and see it.

This is a side opening card, something I rarely make. I added a butterfly, used my rectangle die, and Martha Stewart tag. All finished.

Won't you come over to the CCEE Stampers blog and check out the rest of the talented team's cards and show us your own card using pencils? We would love to have you.

Recipe:
Stamps-Serendipity-Geranium/Lg
Paper-PTI white cardstock, unknown dp, unknown coral cs
Ink-Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories-Prismacolor pencils (without water), Cheery Lynn Designs Exotic Butterflies/small no. 2, green pearls, Spellbinders Lattice Rectangles, Martha Stewart die cut lace tags

37 comments:

Sindhu said...

Beautiful card as always Benzi. Love the bright red and green. Amazing colour coordination..

Hussena said...

I just love the way you have colored those geraniums ..your card looks so beautiful Benzi ...lovely layering with the dies too..This has turned out so fabulous :)

StampOwl said...

so pretty

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

nice job coloring.........pretty and bright. love the layout.

ellyscard creatief said...

This is so gorgeous ,Love the flowers and the coloring is great.Gr Elly

Vicky Gould said...

What a fantastic coloring job you did on those geraniums, Brenda. Beautiful card!

Pam~ said...

A breath of warmth on this chilly morning when looking at this beauty. I'm so ready to see blooming flowers again. Until then I'll keep picturing all the pretty flowers you've been showing us.

Sister in town, shopping, and stamping ... sounds like the perfect week! Enjoy!

Sonia said...

Wonderful card my dear^_^Beautiful image and colors^_^
Hugs,
Sonia

Davi said...

Gorgeous Brenda!! I love the background and trellis border with that beautiful image. STellar coloring with the pencils :) Have fun with your sis!

Basslady said...

hun, your brilliant card is bringing spring to my heart...definitely need it, because it just started snowing again after some warmer days... *LOL*

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Brenda! Terrific coloring of the beautiful geraniums! I have this stamp and haven't used it in ages! Thanks for the reminder!

wannabcre8tive said...

Your card is just beautiful. I love the geraniums and you have colored them wonderfully with the prisma's.

Marisa said...

Great colouring and framing of the flowers. Can't wait to plant these in my flower pots and garden come May :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

How wonderful that your sister is visiting.....and how fun that you share a love for card making....enjoy your time together.......

looks like this was an easy one for you....beautiful pencil work...gorgeous card

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
Beautiful and elegant card! The geraniums are so very pretty and colored wonderfully!

NanaConnie said...

Spectacular, Benzi! I love that die cut you used for the frame. One of my favorites (which I think I bought because you had used it -- Enabler!!) Love the coloring on the geraniums. :-D

Sabrina said...

Wowza - that is GORGEOUS. The pencil colouring suits the geraniums perfectly; this reminds me of when we used to get invited to the Watercolour Society's openings.
And the lacy butterfly is perfect perched there in the corner. Thanks for such a beautiful card today.

Donna Hanley said...

What a beautiful card. I really think you did a terrific job with your pencils. I haven't used mine in a while either, but after seeing this gorgeous card I'll have to get mine out and do some good old fashion pencil coloring. This is my first visit to your blog and I have to tell you that you are a very talented lady. I look forward to viewing your future posts. Enjoy your week and upcoming weekend.

Bonnie said...

I love geraniums, especially red ones, and had a pot on my deck where I could see them out the kitchen window. They bloomed until mid January and I so enjoyed them. Can't wait to get some more. In the meantime, I can enjoy these pretty flowers! You did a wonderful job with the Prisma Pencils! I hope your sister brought lots of stamps to share!

Carol L said...

THis is such a pretty card Brenda! Those flowers are colored perfectly, and I love how the butterfly accent mirrors the doily looking element at the top! I'm so happy you're having a great time with your sis! I can't wait to see what you've been making :)

Ajascha said...

What a fantastic flower. I Love Geranien and your Card is very nice created.
Sorry, my English is not good, but I try it.
Hugs, Anja

Maria said...

Ohhh...my! This card would be right up my alley! I love planting red geraniums every year in big pots surrounding my house! They are so hearty and last May to November. Your card is very lovely and decorative with beautiful geraniums! Great job...I love it!!!

Beebeebabs said...

Such a beautiful card!!!

~Tammy~ said...

Wow, this is stunning! Your coloring is perfect! A real beauty!

kren said...

Beautiful coloring on the geraniums. I like that little doily perched near the upper left corner.

Lois said...

Great card, Brenda! I'm not a big fan of geraniums, but these are really pretty. Glad you and your sister had some bonding time -- appears that you share the same hobby! That's so nice!

Emily Keaton said...

Gorgeous coloring on those geraniums, Benzi! I hope you are having great time with your sister--I'm sure you are ;)

Angel 007 said...

Die Geranie ist wunderschön und auch die Blätter hast Du ganz toll coloriert Benzi.

Ist Deine Schwester noch zu Besuch bei Dir? und habt ihr schöne Sachen gebastelt und Spaß gehabt? bestimmt.

Dann Grüße ich euch beide, und wünsche euch ein schönes Wochenende - Carmen

Becky said...

This is beautiful Benzi! Love the colors and love that butterfly :)

Charlene said...

Another flower stunner!!! These colors really pop!!

Diane said...

Beautiful card, love the way you have colored those geraniums. Such talent.

Regards diane

Lynne in NI said...

Gorgeous card and beautifully coloured too!
Hope you've had a fun week with your Sis ... looking forward to seeing your purchases :)

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

So very beautiful, Benz! Your coloring of the geraniums is magnificent, and I love the die cut butterfly.

pam124 said...

I know what you mean Benz - I couldn't run to my copics for my blue flowers, b/c none of the ones I had worked together, so I opted to watercolor. I really miss watercoloring and may do it more often as I have the matching SU colors. Anyway, back to your card - girl, you don't need copics with the way you used your pencils to color this image. It's spectacular, bright, cheery and all those diecuts and now I'm coveting that 'fly diecut. You make me green with envy every time I see a new punch or diecut!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Pretty geraniums! I love those too. Would love to see that hand built flower container in full bloom. Enjoy your visit with your sister!

Ps...thank you SO much for the birthday card! I totally recall that one, reminding me of a summer day in an exotic locale.

nwilliams6 said...

Beautiful colors and flowers! I love the bg paper and you coloring! My parents always had lots of geraniums - they keep something away like snakes or spiders or mosquitos right? Anyway, they are pretty. Many hugz to you my friend!

Ellen said...

Gorgeous geraniums and vibrant colors Benz! Hope you had a great vist with your sister! Happy Easter to you and yours!
Hugs!!