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

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Chrysanthemums

This card has been in the works for more days now than I care to admit. I've had an aimless kind of weekend, and finally pushed myself to finish it--just to have it done.
It was inspired by these challenges:
Thanks for stopping by,
Emily

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes: A Year in Flowers Calendar Set (#3), Tag Lines
Cardstock: kraft CS, watercolor paper, Stella & Rose Gertie papers from MME,
DP from Indian Summer Stack by DCWV
Ink: Versafine vintage sepia, Ranger tea dye distress ink
Accessories: sponge, MS modern garland PATP set, watercolor brush, inks for watercolor painting, foam tape, sewing machine, sheer ribbon, spiral clip
Techniques: watercolor painting, machine stitching, masking, ink distressing

25 comments:

Anita said...

A beautiful card Emily. The flowers are lovely and I love the colors and sheer ribbon.

Marisa said...

Fabulous take on the insp. piece! Love the punched frame too.

wearestampers said...

Great coloring on those beautiful flowers, and love your background with the 2 papers and stitching! Your days of effort paid off, as it is a wonderful card!
Pam

~amy~ said...

super wow!

Meg said...

Great card and worth sitting down to finish it! I have cards like that, too, but usually I just end up abandoning them to the "someday" drawer and then they get thrown out 3 months later. So huzzah to you for getting it done!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

Absolutely stunning, Em! Beautiful watercoloring on this card. :)

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful Fall garden!

Kathleen said...

Gorgeous colours, fab choice for our fav colour combo challenge. Thanks for joining us
Hugs Kat xx

Kathleen said...

Doh! Should have said...
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes
Hugs Kat xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Emily, this is simply beautiful! I really like how you stamped & colored the image...perfect! Thanks for playing the FTTC with us :) ....hugs ~S~

Rosemary said...

oh goodness... what a beautiful card! love the mums done in the three different colors!

yyam said...

Wow! This is beautiful Emily! Love the mix of elements! :)

onecraftymama said...

That sounds familiar - sometimes you just have to finish it so your creative brain can move on!
Love the spiral clip (I've got to dig those out!) and the awesome colours of the chrysanthemums.

Colleen Dietrich said...

This one 'wowed' me when I saw it in my email box, Em. I think those mums are beautiful, and that you picked just the right shades to mimic the ones in the inspiration photo.

ChristineCreations said...

So pretty Emily! The colors are lovely and I love the framing with the punch!

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous use of colors and fabulous take from the inspiration photo! Wow times 100~

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS!~

Benzi said...

Beautiful job on your image, Emily! Never know your mojo is awol. Love the design and pretty framing.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Such fall pretty flowers, your coloring is great Emily. I especially like the framing around them as well. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Heavy Metal Challenge.

Emily Leiphart said...

This is gorgeous, Emily! Great colouring. I love your use of frames and clips, and I love how you threaded the ribbon through the clip.

Debbie Carriere said...

Gorgeous card, Emily!!!! LOVE that color combo and the punched panel!

Heather Jensen said...

I love how the flowers look like they are growing together in a garden somewhere. Such beautiful fall color. Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)

Kary said...

Wow, Emily, this is beautiful!! Love this, and great take on the photo challenge!

lisa arana said...

gorgeous, the colors just pop!

Naomi said...

Gorgeous card, Emily! Congrats on being one of the True Beauties over at Flourishes Bring Back Beautiful, you deserve it!

Hugs,
Naomi