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Monday, June 15, 2009
Happy Monday Everyone!! I hope you all had a great weekend!! I know I did but oh so busy! I am starting to feel like a duck here in New York though. All we have been having is rain, rain, and more rain. Last week we had 10+ inches and we started of this week with just more rain... Usually here it starts to look dry at this time of year. This is more April weather. Anyone else getting flooded out?

Since my gardens are looking lush green without any flowers (They need sun), I thought I would create my own blooms to enjoy. Using the TLC225 Challenge today I created my own faux handmade paper with acrylic paints and toilet paper. It was a lot of fun and very messy. I have to be honest that this paper was not my first try. I had to make it a few times because I just couldn't find the right color combo. I finally settled on two tones of purples and greens with a gold metallic. To bring out the metallic look, I added Paper Co. Gold Metallic paper around the borders. The image is from Soft Summer (mini) and the sentiment is from Great Friend (also the
mini). The roses I created with ribbon.

Card Recipe
Stamps- Great Friend, Soft Summer
Paper Purple Bazzill, Gold Metallic, White
Accessories- ribbon, Kaiser Kraft purple pearls, MS Leaf punch, EK Success Fleur De Lis punch, Label 4 nestabilities, sewing machine, gold embossing powder, acrylic paints and toilet paper

Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoyed today's post. I look forward to seeing all your creations this evening. Tomorrow I will be back with another Midnight Madness Sketch challenge. Since I will be leaving to go to Pennsylvania in the a.m. to meet a very close friend from North Carolina I haven't seen in 4 years, it will be a scheduled post. I will be back in the evening to go blog hopping. WooHoo! I so love perusing all your wonderful blogs! Thanks for all your nice comments. They really are an inspiration for me.


coldwaters2 said...

Oh Chris this is simply gorgeous the colours are fabby and love your design, it is always such a pleasure to see your work I find it very inspirational.

Lorraine x

Crystal said...

WOW Chris this is STUNNING!!! I love the purple and your details are absolutely BEAUTIFUL!

Patti J said...

Chris - this is very pretty! I love purple, and just don't use enough of it! I'm not familiar with the TLC challenge, but I'm pretty sure that you rocked it! Great job!

Roberta Laliberte said...

Wow, breathtaking Chris. The detail is amazing! thanks for the get well wishes!


Michelle ~ daydreams505 said...

This is just so pretty Chris! So vibrant!

Dawn (flowergal36) said...

This is beautiful Chris. What pretty colors. I live in NC too. I hope you have a great trip. Take care..

Claudia Rosa said...

hallo Chris this looks totally amazing.
love the embossed bg on the white paper

Grace said...

Chris I loved this when I saw it on SCS and I love it even more here... it's gorgeous!!! Those ribbon flowers are amazing!!! Love the stitching... I need a new sewing machine! Mine's all messed up from upholstery fabric and I can't really get it right again. Your little details just always are perfect!!! Have a great visit with your friend!!!

Crystal said...

Your paper looks luxurious ! Very pretty ! Love the sentiment. Have a wonderful visit with your friend .

Cindy Haffner said...

Wow, wow, gorgeous.

Summerthyme Studio said...

Oh my Goodness, You must be in Northern New York? If so, we're having the same weather.......... I am just on the other side of the Border 1 and a half hours due North of Syracuse!

Your card is ABSOLUTELY scrumptious!


Nancy said...

Gorgeous, Chris!! I love it, and you did a fabulous job with the technique...I'll have to try it!!

Risa said...

Very pretty card Chris! Your DP and flowers are very beautiful!

Nicola said...

Hi Chris,
Hope you are well sweetie. Oooh your card is amazing and what a gorgeous paper you made - you are so talented. Loving your beautiful flowers and that sentiment is so sweet.
Enjoy special time with your friend.
Nicola -x-

Tina said...

Stunning! Such rich beautiful colors.

Michelle said...

Another beautiful creation - the dp is simply gorgeous! Love all the colors!! It blows my mind how you sew on a majority of your cards - I'm scared to try it and you make it look so easy!!!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Beautiful colors and beautiful card!

Anonymous said...

So very very pretty Chris!! I love your colors on this one!!


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