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Saturday, May 23, 2009
Happy Saturday Morning all! I hope everyone has had a great beginning to their weekend!! I know I have. It is a holiday weekend here in the U.S. and traditionally a work out in the yard weekend for Scott and I. We have 10 yards of mulch sitting in our driveway waiting to be dispersed around the yard in our many gardens. Designing gardens and gardening is my second passion during the spring summer months. I love spring and summer when my perennials look so lush and beautiful! I may just have to share some of our gardens next week.
When thinking about spring and summer flowers, I decided to ink up one of my SU sets that I just received, Fifth Avenue Floral!! I have seen so many gorgeous creations with it and I just had to get it! I used this week's Mojo 87 sketch and WT219 (Stamp a stamp more than once) to create this card. I also used this week's Flutter By Wednesday challenge to use more than one designer paper and a fairy or butterfly. To create the top half of the background on my card, I stamped the Rose over and over again. The designer paper is from Bella Birds and Bella Rose. To add some texture, I dry embossed some of my panels with the textile embossing folder. I stamped my rose 4 times on watercolor paper,watercolored it, cut it out and layered it. The ribbon here is a Prima Marketing black velvet ribbon. The sentiment is from the Cross of Christ set from Our Daily Bread Designs that I embossed in the corner with black. The butterfly charm is from Blue Moon.
If you like sketch challenges, scroll down in my posts to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge from Tuesday. It is such a fun sketch and there is blog candy available to participants! We would love you to come play with us!

Card Recipe:
Stamps: Fifth Avenue Floral, Our Daily Bread Designs- Cross of Christ
Paper: Watercolor paper, white and black CS, Bella Birds and Bella Rose DP
Accessories: Blue Moon Butterfly Charm, Prima Marketing Velvet Trim, nestabilities, sewing machine, Cuttlebug textile embossing folder, black embossing powder
Thanks for stopping by! I hope you all enjoy your weekend. Thanks so much for all your wonderful comments! You don't know how much I enjoy reading them!


Linnie said...

wow wow wow this is just so lovley your card is packed with inspiration.
luv linniexxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

I'll just bet your gardens are as gorgeous as your cards! You should definitely share pictures of the gardens with us. We all love to oooooh and aahhh over nature!

Have a fabulous weekend and I love, love, love this card! I love pink, black & white and that stamp set is one of my favs too. However, I don't use it as often either. Hmmmm.


Chris said...

Perfect for the's a beautiful card! Have fun with all of that mulch...I know it really can make you feel good when everything is in place and growing beautifully!

Tina said...

Good gracy lady, this is so beautiful!

Cheryl Joshua said...

Stunning and the rose is just so gorgeous!!!

Judy Rozema said...

So very beautiful, gf!

coldwaters2 said...

How beautiful this is Chris love you colour choice and that rose is stunning.

Lorraine x

Sandie said...

Wow, this card is stunning, I love it, the flower is gorgeous.

Hugs Sandie xx

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Chris! Wow! I love the colors and the dimension you achieved with the flower. I'd love to see your beautiful flower gardens and hope you post some pics over the summer! I do not have a green thumb whatsoever, but I do appreciate the beauty that others create.

Anonymous said...

Hi Chris!! WOW!! Your card is gorgeous!! I always love the elegant touches you put into your creations!! BEAUTIFUL!!

Nancy said...

Exquisite, Chris! The flower is fabulous...I may just have to have this set!! Great job with the sketch!!

Anonymous said...

Hallo Chris, Deine Karte ist mal wieder ein Traum, sieht sehr edel aus!
LG Andrea

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

Chris: I do not have an email for you so I'm posting it here. I got your very, very lovely package. Thank you so, so much. I just love the card - an the goodies are fabulous too - and now I can say I own a Chris Olsen original! It has been my pleasure meeting and working with you. You inspire me so much to be more creative and always bring a smile to my face. Thank you, thank you, thank you.

Big hugs,

Kristen Hermanny said...

this is gorgeous. What a beautiful card. I also love the daily bread paper. Where do you get that? I think it is beautiful. The images are lovely as well.

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow so so beautiful.

Anonymous said...

This is a truly stunning card Chris! I love it...I would love to see piccies of your gardens too...they sound fabulous!

Angella D. Crockett said...

Chris, this is JUST LIKE create something sooooo beautiful!!!! You have the most elegant, eye-popping style!!! Wow, I have not seen anything from you yet where my jaw did not drop!!!! You rock!!!

Claudia Rosa said...

oh my gosh.. chris.. what an absolutely stunning card!!! this is just gorgeous!!

happy memorial day to you and your family

Michelle said...

Chris this is BEAUTIFUL!! Love the colors and the embossed paper is such a wonderful touch. Have a great weekend! I'd love to see pictures of your gardens. I bet they are just as colorful and beautiful as your cards!!

Denise said...

Absolutely Stunning!! Wow, I LOVE it!

Roberta Laliberte said...

Oh Chris, this one is sooo elegant. Wow! The page elements are balanced and the composition is prefect. Love it! Thanks for sharing.


Silli said...

Hello Chris, your card is beautiful. I love the sketch and the colors... The butterfly is fabby... Happy day for you!

Deb Neerman said...

Wow! This is simply stunning, Chris! Love the DP, your gorgeous flower, butterfly, and the CB'ed background! One of your best ... and that's sayin' something!

Stamp and Smile said...

The layering on your flower is AMAZING girl... and the stitching adds so much! Love the colors and your CB embossing... SWEET! Great take in the challenge.. :) TFS!

Sue McMahon said...

Chris, you just have crazy talent! Beautiful.


Amy Johnson said...

What a stunningly gorgeous card! I love how you did the backgrounds and the single rose and butterfly. I must get this set!

Joan Ervin said...

Absolutely gorgeous design, Chris!!!! I love, love, love your beautiful rose and how you used the same image on the background!!! Love the colors and sewing, too!!!!!


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