Saturday, April 11, 2009

A Mojo Sketch and Easter Flowers

Hello everyone and Happy Saturday! :):) I hope you are all having a wonderful Easter weekend. It's been a quiet weekend here so far, but luckily, my family lives close by so hubby and I are going to my dad's house tomorrow for all the Easter festivities. I actually have two cards for you today so I'll get to it :)

For my first card today, I decided to ink up these adorable stamps from Whiff of Joy's new Medieval Collection. I just love these stamps, they are just my style :) I inked Maid Charlotte and the Castle with Memento Black Ink, stamped them onto PTI cardstock, and colored them with copics. I added Diamond Glaze to the water in the moat surrounding the castle. I used Karen Foster's Pink Scrapper's Floss for the laces in Charlotte's bodice. I then used Flower Soft on the bouquet and Shimmerz on the flowers in her hair.

I used this week's Mojo Monday sketch for my layout (I love this layout and will definitely be using this one again. All cardstock is from SU (Chocolate Chip and Regal Rose) and my design paper is from DCWV's Once Upon a Time stack. I added a brown sheer ribbon and pearls. The sentiment is from Verve and I used my circle nestabilities and my scalloped circle nesties to cut it out. All image panels and the sentiment panel are adhered to the card base with dimensionals. I was really pleased with the way this one turned out. What do you think?

For my second card, I decided to ink up this gorgeous Sweet Peas Image from Karen Lockhart. I inked the image with Memento Black Ink, stamped it onto PTI cardstock, and colored it with my copics. I added Diamond Glaze to the vase and then added this gorgeous Flower Soft to the flowers. I inked around the image with SU's Old Olive ink. All cardstock is from SU (Pretty in Pink and Certainly Celery). I used my SU ticket corner punch on the corners and added pearls. I ran my Pretty in Pink cardstock through the Cuddlebug using my Swiss Dots embossing folder. My design paper is from DCWV's Nana's Nursery stack. I added a pink ribbon, then adhered the image panel to the card base with dimensionals.

Whew, sorry for the super long post today :) Thanks so much for stopping by. I'd love to see what you think of my projects. I wish you all a wonderful Easter. If you haven't entered for a chance to win the amazing Elisabeth Bell Blog Candy over at Susana's Store Blog, make sure you do so by April 14th. This is some awesome blog candy you don't want to miss :) I'm taking tomorrow off, but will be back on Monday with another project. Until then :)

Big Hugs, Christine :)


Danni said...

Oh my! You've outdone yourself again! I love the use of flower soft--I still haven't tried mine yet---and how totally clever on the strings for her bodice~totally love that!
Second one is just beautiful, so soft and pretty!

Anonymous said...

Christine--as always Gorgeous!! I love the LO too!! You copic coloring looks awesome!!

Lisa Graves said...

Beautiful cards. Love the flowersoft.

Mae said...

Wonderful cards. I love how you used flower soft. Y'all are making my lists longer & longer. Thank you for being a great enabler. Love them all.

Brandi said...

Gosh... I don't know what to say except these are awesome. You are rocking the flower soft!! Have a wonderful easter!



Michelle said...

Ohhh that first card is soooo beautiful! My daughter would love it...the little maiden and the castle - just marvelous!

marsha said...

Super cute Christine! Great layouts and that flower soft is tempting me!


Jeanette said...

Christine! Every time I visit I just can't believe how beautiful your creations are! You are amazing! Have a wonderful Easter! Hugs Jeanette

cadnileb said...

Oh so pretty! Love the flower soft!

Julia said...

Love both of these beautiful cards! Great touch with the FS and love how you colored the images.

itsabrt said...

These cards are wonderful and your attention to detail is amazing! BR-T

cats whiskers said...

More wonderful,unusual and creative cards from you gagin dear.
Hope you are enjoying the \easter Break
Hugs Jacqui x

Iris said...

Christine this is out of this world! So gorgeous, I love both of your cards and how you used the flower soft!


Lyn S said...

Pretty cards Christine! Love the flowersoft and all the tiny details!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the little lacings on her bodice, and that flowersoft is so cool. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday! :)

Anonymous said...

catchin up on my blog hopping and this is JUST GORGEOUS!! what a fab job!!!!

Heather said...

Kristine What the Heck girl I get a few days behind on visiting my favorite blogs and Whomp you have posted a million pieces of gorgeous Eye Candy!! I love what you did with those flowers they are so cool and I love the colors you used too!!!

I really enjoy your blog and your sweet comments on my blog always make me smile girl!!!


Heather said...

O.K. so I missed that the castle card was in the same post!!! LOL.

Now the colors on that one and that lacing on her dress and your coloring my friend are just simply amazing there is no other word for it!!



Kathi said...

They're both fabulous.

I love the little touches you add. The Flower Soft and the Lacing are sheer perfection!

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