Sunday, February 6, 2011

MC Feb/11 Winter Thaw

I love the way this card turned out - not at all the way I had planned. I started by stamping the floral image (Flourishes) onto Classic White cardstock. I usually stamp not close to an edge so I can cut around or die cut or whatever. And as was the case with this card, when I finished coloring with my colored pencils, I wasn't in the mood to die cut it with an oval. Then I remembered a bunch of these emboss plus things I had done a while back. So I pulled one out and lay it on top and really liked the look. I cut around the leaves so they could sit on top of the embossed frame, then adhered the frame to the main white card, trimmed it down. Then stamped the quote (Quietfire Design), minus the title which was Song of Solomon - no room for it. I added a very small punched out butterfly and put on some tincy wincy rhinestones. This will go to a friend that can use a pick me up.
It reminds me of all the snow around and this pop of color coming out of it.

It fits for this challenge:
Flourishes #
FLLCFEB11 Winter Thaw

8 comments:

Ruby's Girl said...

very pretty Yogi. You are right it Looks like a spring flower in a fresh snow fall. I like it!
Judy

Leslie Miller said...

So very beautiful, Yogi, and perfect for the challenge! I love all the white and your softly colored flower. Nice embossed frame, too. Great idea to do the cutting of the leaves. Turned out so pretty!

Quietfire said...

Oh, Yogi! This is beautiful!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So soft and delicate! The texture really adds to your soft coloring, beautiful card. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Winter Thaw Challenge.

Dawn B. said...

This is beautiful. I love the shading you added behind your floral.. Great job. Thanks for joining us at Flourishes.

ChristineCreations said...

Oh this is a beauty Yogi! What softness to the coloring and how lovely the effect is...such beautiful embossing too!

Julie Koerber said...

Simply gorgeous Yogi! All that embossing work is just to die for behind that beautifully colored flower! And... who could forget the darling butterfly? Great job!

Pattie said...

Really beautiful !