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Thursday, June 24, 2010

Flowers of Summer

Thursday brings another CCEE Stampers challenge, and this week Shirley challenged us to make a summer-themed card using flowers or floral ribbon in our design.  I chose to use my Florals and Weeds images by Rubbernecker.  My red poppies were colored with a red marker directly onto the stamp onto glossy cardstock.  I added a touch of orange ink with a blender pen for color variation and then I took my burgundy marker to add shading for depth.  The lavender flowers were also colored with SU markers (lovely lilac and old olive).  The weeds were stamped in Peeled Paint Distress Ink.  I applied sahara sand ink using a paint sponge to create the wispy sky and then lightly sponged soft sky over that.  Because I wanted my field of flowers to be the sole focus of my card, I kept my design simple.  I matted this to a sahara sand panel and punched the lattice border.  I wanted to use these brads that match sahara sand perfectly, but, since I do not like to have the back of brads show on the inside of the card, I cut an extra piece of real red cardstock, punched it with the same lattice border punch, and stuck my brads through the lattice holes.  I applied this to a strip of sahara sand to hide the metal of the brads and then raised this panel on thick dimensionals.


If you'd like to play along with us and/or see the designs my friends, Frances, Joanne, Shirley, and Cindy made, check out the details on our CCEE blog.

Happy stamping!

11 comments:

StampOwl said...

this is so pretty Charlene

Cindy Haffner said...

Charlene this is GORGEOUS, I love how the red pops!!

Shirley Quarry-wannabcre8tive said...

Gorgeous card, love the beautiful flowers and the borders.

Joanne (jojot) said...

Ms. Charlene...if this is not just the loveliest of summer gardens, well then, sugah, I ain't nevah seen a prettier one....and that little 'veranda shade' over it just invites me to pull up a chair in the shade and gaze upon the loveliness.....gorgeous work...fab placement of those brads....it is just fabulous, cutie

jdmommy said...

Lovely...and so full of RED!! TFS!

Cook22 said...

What's for dinner? It's well over and done, it's bedtime. But it was a curried beef and potato stir-fry :D.
I must say this is the most gorgeous card, perfectly evoking a summery day in the meadow. That sky even looks pretty like the grey we've had here just for a change from the sun. No break from the heat though.
Love, love your colours and delicate borders and the feel of the breeze blowing through your meadow.

Joan Ervin said...

Your little garden is sooo pretty, Charlene...love the lacy border and all the pretty little red flowers!!! Can't ya just see Anne sitting there enjoying all the red blossoms...giggle!!!

Lorraine said...

I love that they put florals and weeds together. Sometimes weeds have the prettiest blossoms. I wish the deer would eat those instead of my perennials! They will stay clear of this gorgeous card - wow! Love the punched treatment on the top.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Charlene!! This is drop dead gorgeous!! I just love the floral scene you have created, the vibrant red, and the punching!! Stunning!!
Have a great weekend!
hugs,
Chris

Mothermark said...

I love this Charlene! I love how you got the trellis in with your beautiful flowers! Or whatever those thingys are called, I am not such the gardner type! You guys made some beautiful CCEE cards this week.....

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So pretty, what a great garden scene and I like the lattice looking panels.