Monday, September 8, 2008

Coloring and Creating



Well, I'm sad that my kids have returned home. What fun we had! Since I did no stamping while they were here except for last Monday's HM challenge, I couldn't decide what to make tonight. I wanted to make a Thank You card for a dear friend who was gracious and let our whole crew come out to her beautiful home on the beach so the kids could play. Over the past few weeks I received my orders for new stuff like stamps, paper, ribbon, flowers, Copic markers, and embossing folders....but I had to wait to play with all of it. So tonight I decided to try my new SU! set "A Flower for All Seasons". I colored it with my new markers plus some PrismaColor pencils. I used my Nestabilities to cut and emboss the image and the scallop behind the image on SU's new Kiwi Kiss paper. Behind that is So Saffron paper stamped with Fresh Cuts in So Saffron ink. I used the Thank You sentiment from that set as well. The ribbon is from Papertrey's Perfect Match in Spring Moss. The scallop at the bottom of the So Saffron is Martha's Stewart's Victorian Lace punch. I used Bravo Burgundy behind the So Saffron because the centers of the flowers have a hint of that color, although they're a tad more purple. I stamped a companion image from the set that I'll try to put together next. I did want to post something and get back to doing more regular posts. Happy Tuesday to all!

7 comments:

Carolyn Bounds said...

This is beautiful!!! Your friend is going to cherish it!! I am happy your back...I have missed your wonderful work:o)

Cindy said...

Oh my...this card is beautiful. Your creativity is really blooming after your family's visit. I'm glad you all got to play at the beach between hurricanes. We are getting lots of rain from the bands of Hurricane Ike down here. How many more weeks of hurricane season do we have left. Have a great day.
Cindy

Anonymous said...

Wow, Kirby, I really love this card! The colors seem perfect for the end of summer...can't wait to see what kind of fall cards you come up with!

I particularly love the ribbon in this card.

Susan (rainy) said...

SO cute, Karen. Your coloring is wonderful, too.

r4 ds said...

Your friend is going to cherish it!! I am happy your back...I have missed your wonderful

labatterie said...

Your creativity is really blooming after your family's visit.

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'm glad you all got to play at the beach between hurricanes.