8 January 2009

Rosebuds

Hi everyone, a card today for the Cuttlebug Challenge where this week the challenge is to make a simple white card. I couldn't quite manage to make it completely white I'm afraid and luckily some of the DT cards have colour in them so hopefully this will qualify. I've used one of my own designs entitled 'Rosebuds' soon to be available as a digi-stamp from my download site which will be opening soon. The image is marker coloured cut and embossed with a large oval nestie and layered on a scalloped nestie cut from Lilac Bazzil card. I've mounted the image on dimension tape over the cuttlebug embossed panels, I think it looks a bit like a cake which is quite nice as it's for a birthday. The panels and card blank have been sponged on the edges with Milled Lavendar distress ink and to decorate I punched some butterflies, embossed them with the swiss dots folder, sponged and stickled. Added the ribbon and gems to finish. TFL.

Materials:
Paper: White and Lilac Bazzil card
Stamp: Sketching stamper digi-stamp
Colouring: Promarkers
Embellishment: Cuttlebug embossing folders, swirls and swiss dots, stardust stickles, pm gems, lilac satin ribbon, Milled lavender distress ink, sponges

50 comments:

Elaine said...

This is utterly gorgeous!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

This is elegant and gorgeous! I love the cute little butterfly. The rosebuds are beautiful and I for one, would love to use that as a download! Great card with lovely textures!
Judy xx

Liza said...

Beautiful and elegant, what more can I say! Looking forward to seeing your new download site.

Liza x

Michele said...

Oh this is gorgeous Chris. I love the image and the colouring is beautiful. I can't wait to see more of your beautiful designs. Michele x

Rach said...

Chris this is stunning..love it. hugs rachxx

CraftyC said...

A gorgeous card and coloured so beautifully Chris!
Clairex

Kim Piggott said...

Lordy Chris thisis so beautiful!
You are so mega talented your rose looks just so fabulous. Love how you have coloured it and your embossing.
hugs
kim x

Tara said...

This is beautiful Chris, the colours are perfect and the layered embossed panels do look like a cake.... perfect! Brilliant image, I look forward to when your site is up and running! xx

Dawn said...

Stunning gorgeous card Chris!
Love the panels and your flower - well I'm speechless!

Hugs
Dawn

Bubbles said...

Wow Chris what a stylish card, your rosebud image is fabulous and I just adore the butterflies. Just wonderful.
Joanne x

Love to Doodle! said...

Stunning Chris - I'll be getting myself one of these little doodles! A beautiful image.....Hurry up! lol xx

Allison said...

lovely card, the touch of colour is perfect, thanks for joining us this week
Cuttlehugs
AllisonX

Carolyn Bounds said...

So very elegant!!! I too thought the background resembled a beautifully decorated cake. I love the rosebuds!!! They look incredibly real...I can almost catch a whiff of their glorious scent. Your work always amazes and inspires me!!! Thank you for everything!!!!

Hugs!
Carolyn

Poppy said...

wow,love the colours of your rosebuds,great card.
poppy

Lyndsey Marie said...

Stunning card, looks very elegant. love the lilac tones in it. The flower design is gorgeous.
Lyndsey xx

Taniaj said...

Another great card Chris, love the rosebud image. Looking forward to your digi-site Tx

IsaNorris said...

This is gorgeous Chris !!!
Happy new year from Canada
isa xx

fishlips said...

Chris this is just spectacular looking and so elegant wow leaves me just breath-less !!!!

Clare said...

Absolutely gorgeous card. You keep coming up trumps time after time. Love your blog. Clare x

Janet said...

WOW!!! In one word....Fabulous! can't wait to see your downloads!X

Anthea said...

These are fabulous! I love how you have used the different folders. I'm inspired to get mine out now...

Ann said...

Well it may not be all white but wow it is gorgeous. A fabulous card - thank you for sharing.

Ann xxx

Lorraine A said...

Very beautiful card, love the image !! Will keep my eyes open for your new site ;-)
Lorraine

debby4000 said...

Beautiful and elegant card, love the stunning flower panel.

Paula said...

Stunning!! so clean looking and classy! Fabulous image!! spent hours looking at all your new creations last night...then forgot to tell you how amazing they are!
Just awesome!!
Paula xx

Oma said...

Oh my! This card is absolutely beautiful!

Sue said...

oooh this is beautiful,fabby colouring adn it all looks so classy:)

sue
xx

Lim said...

WOW.. Gorgeous card!
Hugs,
LIM

Debbie said...

Oh this is lovely Chris, the image is beautiful...you are clever!
Have a great weekend! Debbie x

Lynsey said...

Chris your card is so elegant! I love the image its beautiful.
Hugs Lynsey:)

Ila said...

Absolutley Beautiful Chris and so Elegant!!...love the coloring and CB layers!!..Hugs, Ila

jacque4u2c said...

I just love the detail on this - it is so very beautiful!

cats whiskers said...

Oh Chris I cannot stop drooling over this wonderful card, it is just so sunning and perfect in every way. Yipeeee!! cannot wait for your didshop to open
Have a lovely weekend dear
Hugs Jacqui x

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Chris, this is such a lovely card. Very sophisticated and im loving the flower here. Makes a change from cute! although i do love cute as you know. Hugs Linda x

Viv said...

You are going straight on to my blog roll!! This is fabulous!
Viv xx

Larissa said...

HI Chris

Great card! I love the image and can't wait to get it as a digi stamp! It just looks perfect!

Hugs,
Larissa

Tab said...

Hi Chris, Oh how wonderful! Such a beautiful image. Look forward to seeing the site!
Hugs Tab xxx

Sandra said...

Am so excited about your new shop opening!!!! Bit like the Vicar of Dibley when she becomes engaged... AAAAAAAAGGGHHHHH!!!!!!
Beautiful card my friend, simple elegance.
Hugs
Sandra xx

Amy Johnson said...

This is so lovely. I love all the white, the beautiful image, and the butterflies.

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

Gorgeous roses girl!!! And you're opening a digi store?? Woo Hoo! Your images ROCK!!
hugs, Jami

Donna said...

Beautiful card Chris, I love the pale blue against the white, for some strange reason it reminds me of the wedgewood my Nan used to collect lol! Your image is so beautifully coloured and the flowers look real :) Donna x

Bev said...

Breathtaking! The blue is so pretty with the white, love the image too

hugs Bev x

Shannon said...

I love your coloring! The flowers are great. Thanks for playing with us this week.

Sue said...

Beautiful very elegant card, luv it, sue.x

sumbine said...

Stunning card, i like everything about it.

Alison said...

Stunning card Chris, love the image. Looking forward to when your digi site is up and running.

Meda said...

That is a sweet card! I myself could not keep to just white. Some of us really love contrast.

Captain Scrappy said...

I love this! It reminds me of gifts stacked up in a row. Very lovely. Thanks for participating :)
Jenn M

Maggie said...

This would be so fantastic for an anniversary:) I'm going to lift this sometimes :)
Thanks for playing with us at http://www.cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com
Maggie

Joan Ervin said...

GASP!!!!! This is spectacular, Chris!!! such gorgeous coloring on this beauty!!!