The little things that make me happy here on Bliss Road~~Emily Keaton

Sunday, October 17, 2010

Festive Amaryllis

OK, everybody, this is Amaryllis: Take Two!!

Earlier in the week I posted this monochromatic amaryllis card and explained that I was hoping to play in Flourishes' October Christmas Spirit Challenge, which is 1 stamp, 2 looks! Basically the idea is to take one Flourishes Christmas stamp and use it to design two different cards with completely different looks. Well, this amaryllis stamp I have from Flourishes Calendar Set 3 is the only Flourishes Christmas-y stamp I have, so this challenge really appealed to me!!Anyway, I finally got around to making my second card for this challenge and had a great time doing it. I colored the amaryllis image with Prismacolor pencils and odorless mineral spirits.

I'd love to hear what you think of this pair of cards. This was a really fun challenge--so glad I played along! :)

Challenges:
  • SCS color challenge CC292: to use pink pirouette, real red, and pear pizzazz. I had to substitute on all of these, but I think I got pretty close. I went with SU certainly celery, which is a bit lighter than pear pizzazz on the scalloped frame, and a shade darker (with MFP Spring Leaf) on the card base.
  • Flourishes Release Week challenge, FLLCOCT10, a sketch found HERE
  • Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge, FTTC88, to use ink and edge distressing. If you look carefully, you can see one or the other or both on most all of my layers.
  • Flourishes' October Christmas Spirit Challenge, FLLCNOEL6, which is 1 stamp, 2 looks!
I hope you had a terrific week and are enjoying your weekend!! Thanks for dropping by to check out my little slice of bliss. :)

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Calendar Set 3
Paper: SU certainly celery CS, MFP spring leaf CS, DCWV Mat Stacks DP, various CS from The Paper Company
Ink: Palette noir black, Palette haystack (sponged on for edge distressing)
Accessories: SU word window punch, MS deco fan border and corner punches, CM oval cutting system, sewing machine, sponge, paper distresser, Prismacolor pencils, OMS, paper blending stumps, foam tape, red rhinestones, pink grosgrain ribbon, Bow-Easy
Techniques: Gamsol Magic, machine stitching, distressing

11 comments:

Meg said...

Wow! That is absolutely STUNNING coloring, Emily! That deco fan border punch really accents the image well. Great job on both cards!

Marisa said...

Beautifully coloured, Emily! Love the border around the focal image.

Carol said...

Wow Emzi this is spectacular. This is just gorgeous. I love the punched border and the color combination is superb!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Anita said...

Emily, this card is so pretty. Your coloring is gorgeous and I love the punch you used around the edge of your paper...it really draws my eye to the focal point. Both cards are wonderful.

Sally Atkins said...

Ooo, I love your 'take 2' card Emily! Your colouring is beautiful and I really like your layout on this one.

Kristy Smith said...

Emily this is just beautiful! I love love love the way you colored that flower! =) I also adore that border punch that you use often, it is so elegant and beautiful! Great job... you knocked this one outta the park! =)

maryr917 said...

you did a great job on both cards emily-my fave is the first one-you did such a fab job coloring the amaryllis

Benzi said...

Oh, both your Amaryllis cards are gorgeous...great 'take 2' creations. Love the deco fan punch on the one and the dp on the other is fabulous.

snailzpace said...

the are both gorgeous! this one is coloured beautifully; if i had to pick a fave, i'd go with the first one just because i'm a cas stamper. :)

Julie Koerber said...

Emily, I missed this one!!! That red on red card is... well.. WOW!!! I might have to case this one! ;-)

Colleen Dietrich said...

Hmmmm....I like both. Of course, they each have their special appeal. The monochromatic one is neat, love how you did red ink on pinkish paper. And I like the more elegant look of today's post. I can't pick!