Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sweet Peas



I've had this Sweet Peas set for quite a while now and FINALLY got to ink it up. The layout is Mercy Kerin's Sketch 36, I added pearls to the sentiment for the Timeless Tuesday Challenge, and the ribbon treatment on the oval sentiment (from the Signs of Spring set) was totally inspired by this card from Christine Okken. LOVE how she did the ribbon and just HAD to try it for myself! (You're such an inspiration, Christine!) The pearls were originally white and I colored them with my RV21 Copic.

Flourishes stamps, May Arts ribbon, curved rectangle nesties, Kaiser Craft pearls, and the Prism Vibrant Pink CS are all available at Stamper's Dream.

The Kraft mat behind the main image is up on foam tape. The sponging around the main image was done with Pretty in Pink ink.

SUPPLY LIST ~
Stamps: Flourishes Sweet Peas, Flourishes Signs of Spring (sentiment)
Paper: PTI Vintage Cream, Prism Vibrant Pink, Kraft
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Pretty in Pink
Copics: RV21, RV23, 0, G40, G21, G24, G28
Accessories: May Arts Plaid Ribbon, Button, Pink String, SU Sm and Lg Oval Punches, Kaiser Craft Pearls, Curved Mega Rectangle Nestabilities, Martha Stewart Cornice Punch, Sponge, Foam Tape

Hope you're enjoying the weekend. I'm pretty much going to couch out today...earlier last week, my 4-year-old got a case of the sniffles and now I have it. Ugh! It's too early in the season for this!

43 comments:

chercroppin said...

So pretty Denise....love that ribbon, and those oval punches! Every day I stop by, I'm inspired!

Gabriela said...

There, now. Wasn't that easy? I had my Sweet Peas set since they were first released and was too intimidated to use them until 2 weeks ago. Once I did, I realized they were a snap to water color. Your card is absolutely beautiful, though. Your sponging around the main image is so perfectly smooth that it looks airbrushed. I wonder what kind of sponge you use. Anyway, congratulations on another exquisite card.

Candy said...

Beautiful Denise!!

Terri said...

Awesome card, Denise. Lovin' all pink and the shading around the edges...but then you know that it is my current "thing", right, lol?!

Joanne (jojot) said...

soft, sweet, and so lovely.....love the petals at the corners....great detail....also the l/o is fab

Cassie said...

Very pretty card. I love the soft colors that you used.

Wendy said...

OMG! Could this be any prettier!

Sarah said...

A really delicate card. I love the soft pink around the image and the great layout. I hope you start to feel better soon.
xx :0)

Janet said...

BEAUTIFUL Denise - I love this. I keep telling myself I must get this set and this is the one that has done it (I'm headed that way). This is so elegant and I just love the colors and the button is a great touch. Hope all is well.

Renée said...

wow, what beautiful soft colours! gorgeous image, love the layout!

Mercy said...

denise...this is so stunning! love the soft colors and your coloring is amazing! also love the clean and crisp lines...so gorgeous!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week, and i hope to see you again next week! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

mudmaven said...

This is so lovely Denise! Love what you've done with the ribbon on the sentiment! ~chris

The Paper Artists' Boutique said...

I love sweet pea's as they remind me of my grandmother who always planted them and would bring them in the house when I was a girl..missing her seeing your card..:) Sherry

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

This is so adorable! Love the soft pink tones and the sponging!! I keep looking at this stamp set ... {{sigh}} .. guess I need to place that order ... you are such an enabler, LOL!!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Denise, this is so soft and pretty!! I LOVE your soft, sweet pinks!! And your ribbon with the sentiment is a fantastic idea! LOVE the look!!

texasjodylynn said...

Gorgeous card!

Riet said...

What a beautiful card Denise,i love the image and colours.
So gorgeous papers.

Hugs Riet.x

Melanie said...

gorgeous!! love sweetpeas, they are my birth month flower :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Beautiful Denise, I love your sweetpeas.

Dawn B. said...

This is really well done Denise. I love the pinks. Sweet Peas is such a great set. The ribbon treatment is perfect. Like the way you colored the pearls. Makes it all so coordinating. Great job.

Jessie/knightrone said...

Absolutely stunning Denise!!!

Betty Wright said...

Beautiful colors and pearl accenting, Denise!!! LOVE the gingham ribbon and how you used it around the sentiment. Lovely card!!! Thanks so much for playing FTTC!!!

Lori said...

Oh wow bud, this is gorgeous!! I am loving your colors!!
(((((HUGS))))) to you and dd!!!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Oooooooooh Denise this is just devine!!! Love your soft pink with white and craft. beautiful colouring and I LOVE that ribbon treatment!!!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, this is soooo delicate and pretty, Denise....I sooo love the beautiful pink sweet peas and your ribbon looks sooo cool in the sentiment layers!!!

dpkennedy said...

This is so pretty Denise!

Connie said...

This is just so pretty, Denise! Love how you added the flowers in the corners, and the layered sentiment is just so pretty!

Dawn Easton said...

Girl, I hope you are feeling better today!
Your card is beautiful! Love the idea of the ribbon and coloured pearled!!

Ann Kranitz said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this Denise!!! Now you have inspired ME to try that ribbon treatment!! Soooo very pretty!!

Amy Johnson said...

Gorgeous card! I love how you cut some of the flower petals out and adhered them to the corners. Great button/ribbon/string treatment. Love the ribbon wrapped behind the sentiment. I've never seen that before. Love the pink sponging by the flowers too! Great job as always!

Margaret de Witt said...

I am always inspired by your creations Denise. You are so very talented. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Such a pretty card! I love the soft colors and the button! Fantastic job!

America said...

Superb details, beautiful colors. Lovely card!!

Velta said...

Gorgeous Girl!! Makes me glad I bought this set! Your idea of putting some of the petals on dimensionals really adds to this piece of art work!

Karambol said...

Beautiful Denise!! Bravo!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Denise - this is gorgeous!!! Love the soft colors, the sponging and the Sketch!!! The pink pearls are jus tthe perect finish!!!

Thank you for playing the FTTC with us!!! Hugs ~S~

PS: I had fun talking to you earlier :) !!!

Donna said...

gorgeous! love how you tied ribbon over the oval punch

Makiko Jones said...

Denise, this is so soft and pretty!! I need to use the set more, too ;)

ChristineCreations said...

Aw you're so sweet! Thank you Denise! But you made it your own beauty that's for sure! A gorgeous use of this set! Sweet and soft, and beautifully delicate!

Carol L said...

Ahh, what a simple yet elegant look that little piece of ribbon made! Sweet Pea is my favorite Flourish stamp set and you've created a gorgeous card with it. I love all the soft pinks! Gorgeous!

Aída Carolina said...

I just love your cards!!! All of them. The button look like was made in cold porcelain clay. Another passion of mine.

Kathy said...

What a great card! It's beautiful!

Kathy

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Rose Ann said...

This is gorgeous, Denise!! Your flowers are beautifully colored, and I love your flowers in the corners, ribbon, and button!!