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Monday, June 8, 2009

It's Flowergal36



I love our CCEE Catchy Name Featured Stamper (CNFS) challenge. This month I chose Dawn, aka Flowergal36 on Splitcoaststampers. Dawn is so sweet and a very talented stamper. If you get a chance, check out her gallery on Splitcoaststampers and leave her some love.

Dawn told me that she loves to garden and has quite the green thumb, however, she finds it difficult to stamp with flowers. Therefore, I told my CCEE team mates that their project had to have flowers on it. The other fabulous thing about Dawn is that her favorite color is the same as mine: Purple!!! Yeah, baby!

One of my favorite flower stamp sets is A Year of Flowers designed by Melanie Muenchinger (distributed by Gina K Designs). This rose is so exquisite and a pleasure to color. I gold embossed the rose and watercolored it using my Stampin' Up reinkers (Pretty in Pink and Riding Hood Red). I also gold embossed the stem and leaves onto Always Artichoke cs and cut those out. The flower, stem, and leaves are raised on dimensionals. You can't see it in my photo, but I added droplets of Crystal Effects onto the rose petals to simulate morning dew.

I just received this SU Bella Rose dp and knew I wanted to use it in my card for Dawn. The opposing side of this pretty floral is the Kiwi Kiss green and white polkadotted dp you see on the inside of my card, which I punched with the MS picket fence punch that I used on the white cs on the outside of my card.

Would you like to see the projects my friends made or play along with us? Check out our CCEE blog for the details! We will send our projects to Dawn.

Stamps: A Year of Flowers (Gina K. Designs)
Cardstock: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White, Bella Rose dp, Cryogen Sparkle White, Always Artichoke
Ink: Gold, Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, Pretty in Pink, Versafine Black
Accessories: Cuttlebug dotted swiss embossing folder, Marvy scalloped corner punch, Martha Stewart picket fence punch, oval punches, gold embossing powder, dimensionals, crystal effects


10 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Charlene!!!

StampOwl said...

Gorgeous Charlene

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is terrific Charlene. I love this paper. I will miss it. The colors you chose are perfect. Thank you so much for chosing me. It is both a honor and a privilege. Hugs....

Joanne Travis said...

This is so beautiful, Charlene. I love the paper and flower and you are right, Dawn is really a sweetheart! I am sure she will love this too.

Traci M said...

What a beauty Charlene, this flower is a Wow!! with this paper especially!~
You know I have bought 2 of those packs, went through a lot of the first one and knew I'd "need" more!
I love this and may have to CASE it...
You chose one of my favorite stampers,Dawn, to make the cards for this month, and I couldn't agree more with what you've already said. I will try to come up with something in the next few days.

Thanks for your post on my last card, it brought tears to my eyes!!
Hugs, Traci

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow...wow....wowza....now this a floral anyone would love to receive...a beautiful image colored with class.....tfs,gf

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Gorgeous rose Charlene!! Love the picket fence in front of it too!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Charlene!! I think Dawn is so sweet and awesome!! Her blog and creations are fab, as are yours!! Love this challenge and your creation!! So gorgeous and beautiful!! Your embossed rose and the picket fence with the gorgeous colors and Bella rose paper is Splendiferous!! I sure hope I can find the time to play along in honor of Dawn!TFS

Joan Ervin said...

This is mighty purty, girlfriend...such gorgeous papers and the rose is SPECTACULAR!!!! Dawn is sooo deserving...I know she loved this!!!

Melanie said...

I don't remember seeing this one, it's beautiful!!