Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Katie's Green, Garden & Gorgeous

     Finally after a long break, due partly to my being gone for more than a week earlier this month, I'm back posting a new card for the challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie.  Our theme this time is "Green, Garden, Gorgeous."  My card uses an image from Cornish Heritage, and I've done an Outside/Inside card this time.



     The image is colored with Copics and ProMarkers, then fussy cut and layered onto a metallic paper die cut and then onto a CS die cut a size larger.  I used lace ribbon and a doily on the card front (linen textured CS), layered on the image piece, and added a bow from the same lace ribbon.  One flower with a rhinestone in the middle, plus rhinestones in two of the card corners, and it was finished.

     The sentiment inside is from a vellum sticker and I added the two little flowers.

     Challenges:
2 Sisters -- Flowers
Card Makin' Mamas -- Getting Girlie
Catch the Bug -- Flowers and colors from inspiration photo
Clearly Inspired -- Go Green
Delicious Doodles -- Loads of Layers (there are 6)
Digi Doodle Shop's Best -- Paper lace
Fairy Fun Fridays -- Anything goes
Lily Pad -- Flowers
Outlaws Paper Ala Mode -- In the Bloom
Stamp Man -- Vellum (inside sentiment)
Sweet Stampin' -- Girly but no pink
Wags & Whiskers -- Anything goes

     I hope you're going to join in our challenge at Cooking It Up with Katie this week.  Gardens are much in mind with spring finally here, and I know your creations are going to be simply gorgeous.  Looking forward to what you submit.  Happy Stamping.  NanaConnie

23 comments:

Donna Hanley said...

What a pretty image and you colored it so beautifully. Your doily and dies look great together and your added little gems and that gorgeous bow finish it off so nicely. Enjoy your day.

Victoria said...

This image looks great with the doily and lovely ribbon! And what a sweet sentiment inside the card.

julie_woolston said...

Hi Connie what a gorgeous image,love the papers and layout too.

Hugs Julie x

Carolina Girl (Cely) said...

Connie Connie Connie.....love love love your card! OMG.....that was a lot of coloring and work....a work of art! Stunning!

Rose Petal said...

Oh Connie, how simply beautiful is this. Gorgeous image so wonderfully coloured, love your design and that stunning lacy bow to complete.
Love Sandra xxx

jimlynn said...

Connie, this is beautiful in the green and purples. Gorgeous card!
Lynn

Glenda Atkins said...

Beautiful image and coloured so well! The sentiment is just the best!
hugs
glenda

Pam said...

I really like this image, and how you've colored it! Thanks for joining us at 2 Sister's!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous, love the lilac and green...

Linda said...

WOW Connie,loving the image and the colours are fabulous. I do love the lace ribbon and the doily really makes the image "POP''.

Hugs
Linda xxxx

Sarah said...

Hi there, what a wonderful image - love the colours you've chosen and the doily is beautiful.

Love the lace as well.

Thanks for joining in with us this week at Sweet Stampin.

Sarah

coldwaters2 said...

What a gorgeous card that image is beautiful I love how you have used the doily and that lace ribbon and bow look super, thank you for joining our challenge this week at Digi Doodles Shop.
hugs
Lorraine x

Benzi said...

Connie, that image is just the best. Love it! Gorgeous card and the sweetest sentiment.

Shelly Schmidt said...

The colors are just beautiful! The flowers are so pretty with the doily BG- wonderful card! Looks like you are having fun being back in the saddle....!

Teri said...

Lovely card hun, lots of lovely layers for us to see! Thanks for playing at Delicious Doodles this time, and good luck in the draw!
Hugs,
Teri x

Larelyn said...

Glad to have you back posting. Your card is just beautiful. Love the papers and layers and your coloring is wonderful.
Hugs,
Larelyn

Dawn said...

NanaConnie, this is absoultely stunning my dear friend!
I love that colour combo & your image is just soo pretty!
Hugs
Dawn xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Beautiful card!! :) Gorgeous bright colours and details!

Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.

hugs

xxalisonxx

Janneke said...

What a pretty card ;o)
Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet' Stampin this week.


Janneke XO

Jen Leeflang said...

I LOVE your creation and the way that you have interpreted the inspiration photograph! Thanks so much for linking up to our Bugaboo challenge at Catch the Bug this week. I can't wait to see what you create for our next exciting challenge starting tomorrow!
luv'n huggz
Jen Leeflang
Bugaboo DT

Allison said...

such a lovely card
thanks for joining us at Delicious Doodles
this week
Allisonx

Min said...

Fantastic card - I just LOVE what you did and the sentiment is FABULOUS!

Thanks so much for playin' along with us this week for the Catch The Bug “Photo Inspiration" Challenge with Bugaboo Stamps! We hope you join us again this Saturday for another fun challenge and the chance to WIN!!
Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations

Kim x said...

Beautiful card, I love the vellum greeting.
Thank you for entering my Vellum challenge over at The Stamp Man.
hugs Kimx