Saturday, January 07, 2012

CR4FN45

Yippee! The color challenges at CR84FN are back. It was good to exercise the creative brain cells and good to be back to a familiar routine. This weeks challenge has some vibrant colors from photos that were taken by Deborah, one of the talented members of the CR84FN design team. Deborah took these picture while on a trip to India. How great is that! TFS, Deborah.


The image from MFT was paper pieced and colored with Prisma colored pencils and blended with Gamsol. The embossing folder is from Sizzix, pearls from Hobby Lobby. I couldn't find any ribbon that matched the blue. Figures....I must have the world's largest supply of ribbon but wouldn't you know it....nothing matched. How is that possible?? I used a Copic marker to color white satin ribbon to coordinate with the 'blues' on the card.


The oval behind the image was misted with a Perfect Pearl and water mixture to add a little sparkle. The DPs are from a HOTP paper pad.  Okay I solved the ribbon dilemma, now for the flower....once again nothing matched! Happened to see a post it note pad near the phone...could it be the right color?? Yippee it matched. I punched a 1/2" circle out of the post-it note, spiral cut the circle and formed my own rolled flower. Gotta love it when a plan comes together.


Two small pieces of the Copic colored ribbon were used to make pseudo leaves. The smallest rolled rose die from MFT and the post-it note paper were used to form the flowers.


Each flower has a pearl in the center and the edges of the flowers and the scalloped border were highlighted with Stickles. The embossing was highlighted with Tim Holtz distress ink pad (Spiced Marmalade).

This is the fantastic photo that was used for inspiration.



Back to creating cards in  my Butterfly Garden.

12 comments:

Melissa Craig said...

Gorgeous card Marie! I love the ribbon treatment, that is so beautiful.

Theresa said...

Marie, this is so darling. I love the colors, the paper piecing and the ribbon is lovely. The roses are just the perfect touch.

Beebeebabs said...

Such a cute card you did a nice job tfs!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Marie, what an adorable card! Lovin' the shimmery flowers and the sweet image! Thanks so much for your support with CR84FN and for joining along with the latest challenge :)

Cheryl said...

OMG! I can't believe you made those teeny flowers. How awesome!!! Oh, and the card...absolutely adorable! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Pauline said...

This is simply wonderful Marie! What an adorable image, perfectly embellished, a gorgeous card!

Deborah Frings said...

Glad you like the photos - India was fab! And I think your card is too - sweet image. Love the little flower on her dress! Just super! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Cindy Haffner said...

Soooooooo PRETTY!~

Lisa said...

Pure sweet delight Marie!!! Oh so cute and your tiny sparkly rolled roses are fantastic!

Sue Lelli said...

Glad to Be Back, Marie! THX for the support! LOVE the post it note inspiration and your roses are just so GORGEOUS! GREAT card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Angela said...

This is adorable, Marie...love those PI girls!

Suzanne Russell said...

So cute! Love the sparkly frame, too!