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Monday, October 12, 2009

Twinkling Tall Pears

This week our CCEE head cheerleader and October hostess,Tosha, has instructed us to make a tall card. That's it. No other restrictions. I hope you'll consider joining us in our challenge. You can get the details and see the cards my friends made here.

I stamped my Fruitful Harvest pears three times onto Kraft cardstock, embossing one in gold, one in copper, and one in a mixture of gold and copper. I then watercolored them with my Twinkling H20s. I used a mixture of Nutmeg and Jasper Red on the pear and a mixture of Fresh Oregano and Nutmeg on the leaves. I just love how these turned out and wanted them to be the focus of my card, so I kept the rest of it simple. Here's a close up of the pears.



And here's the card in its entirety. I used black organdy ribbon and copper cording to hold the copper "For You" 3/4" sentiment circle. Designer paper and the scroll punch corners are the only other things I used.



Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!


22 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful take on the challenge Charlene, you rock!!

StampOwl said...

so elegant Charlene

Cook22 said...

Those pears look good enough to eat - love them against that dark panel.

Pat (mspfd) said...

OMG, this is outstanding! Everything and I mean everything is perfection! The pears are amazing... the coloring and embossing are a knockout!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

omgoodness! i am speechless! this is like totally gorgeous! wow! it's .... WOW! can ya tell i love it???? it's sooooooo WOW! gorgeous!

hugs,

Dawn said...

oh my Charlene! it's gorgeous!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Your pears are STUNNING Charlene!! LOVE them against the black! And your sweet little corner treatments and charm are perfect!! What a beauty!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! Charlene, this is stunning. Those pears look good enough to eat!! perfect!! Hugs,

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is Beautiful Charlene! Your warm coloring and the embossing is fantastic.

Melanie said...

gorgeous, these colors are soooo elegant!

keep telling yourself about the grid LOL! ;)

Lynn said...

What gorgeous work, Charlene, with these gold embossed and cut out pears!! They are colored and shaded so beautifully!! What a great card!!

Connie M. said...

Oh Charlene!! This is just stunning!! Your pears are sooo beautiful and the black just makes them pop!!!

Janine said...

Oh my goodnes Charlene this is absolutely gorgeous!!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh my world - this is one gorgeous tall card - Charlene!!! Love the embossing and the pear image you are using!! Hugs ~S~

Joanne (jojot) said...

I'm taking a walk through M&M world to catch up on your creations....well...this was my first stop on the journey and I am sooooooo impressed with this beauty.....it really is a true piece of art....glorious work, my friend

ChristineCreations said...

This is a stunning design Charlene. The beautiful embossing and coloring against the black panel and the gorgeous patterned paper...all WOW!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Oh my WORD, is this ever a GORGEOUS card! LOVE the pretty embossing. Awesome!

Traci M said...

What a gorgeous beauty this is Charlene!! I love it...just had to pop in to tell you!!

Joan Ervin said...

Mercy me, Missy...this is one FABULOUS and elegant design!!!! I love the look of the twinkling
H2O's with the embossed fruit and how you used the black background....GAWWWGESSS!!!!!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so rich and beautiful Charlene!! I love your colors and the tall narrow card!Perfect with the embossing!

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Oh WOW! This is GORGEOUS GORGEOUS GORGEOUS! Your coloring is AMAZING and I LOVE the colors and layout!!!

deb mills said...

charlene, this is just gorgeous!! i love these rich, warm colors and your beautiful painting job!