4 February 2009

Pretty Window

Hi everyone, a card today for Stamp Something and a challenge of 'Summer in winter somethings' to make something summery for these winter days. I've used my 'pretty window' digi-stamp available here as pots of geraniums say summer to me. The image was printed out twice and is marker coloured. I coloured and cut out three of the flower heads from the second image to decoupage and then matted it on to pink sparkly and white card lifted up with dimension tape. The background card is pale pink Bazzil Bling which has been embossed with the distressed stripes folder for the effect of wood planked wall around the window. For decoration I added the flower with a little bow centre, half pearls, a strip of the sparkle card, tiny gem, glossy accents on the flower pots and stickles to the flowers. TFL. Chris x

Materials:
Image: Sketching Stamper Digi-stamp 'Pretty Window'
Card: Doodlebug pink sugar coated, pink Bazzil Bling, plain white card
Colouring: Promarkers in Vanilla, Sandstone, Pastel Pink, Rose Pink, Spice, Ice grey 2, 3, 4, Mustard, Moss, Olive, Cyan, Royal Blue, Blender Pen
Embellishment: Glossy accents, Stardust Stickles, half pearls, pale green gem, paper flower, ribbon and gem bow, dimension tape, Cuttlebug embossing folder 'distressed stripes', Pin Flair glue for decoupage

44 comments:

jacque4u2c said...

Breathtaking!

Sue from Oregon said...

Wow, this is such a beautiful card!

Donna said...

Wow Chris, this card is gorgeous, the flowers look real enough to pick and I love all the summery colours on this card :) Donna x

Kim Piggott said...

Chris this is so so pretty!
Love your beautifully coloured image. I totally agree pots so represent summer planting!
Such a bright and happy card!
hugs
kim x

Pascale said...

So Beautiful I agree it's quite breathtaking. Pascale :)

Alison said...

This is stunning Chris I need that download and that embossing folder too. Have a lovely day.

cats whiskers said...

Chris this is just stunning love everything about it, it is just perfect
Hugs Jacqui x

Sharon said...

Beautiful Chris. I have an idea in my head to use this image - just need to get some ink for my printer!!

Judy's Crafty Moments said...

So perfect for this wintery day of constant snow!!! I love it. It must have taken ages to colour and cut! Your drawings are truly stunning...!!

Judy xx

COCO said...

whouuuuuuuah !!!!! Chris your card is very stunning !!!!!! Lovely and your coloring is very perfect !!!!
hugs coco

Dawn said...

Of course this is beautiful.. We have a snow day here in North Carolina USA.. I love it.. we got less than a dusting.. Cuddle time.. I want to get into digi stuff. Does it take a special printer? Hugs to you.. Hope all is well.
Dawn flowergal36

Michele said...

OMG Chris this is just stunning. The way you've coloured in your image is gorgeous. Oh I'm sooo glad I bought this image,I think I'll have a play later. Michele x

Tab said...

Oooh Chris, you have done it again, one super stunning card! Love the image, {I had to buy this one the other day, love it hee hee}. Coloured to perfection as always. Can not wait to see more of your digi-stamps!
Hugs Tab xxx

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Chris this window image is gorgeous, such a beautiful card. Lovely colouring too and so much lovely detail. Hugs Linda x

jdmommy said...

Chris, this window card is fabulous!! Great coloring, and the little flower with the ribbon and bling is fabulous! I always love to look at what you have done!!!!!!!

Georgia said...

I love it! You always colour your images so beautifully!
xxxx

Katy said...

Lovely card Chris :)

xx

Lyndsey Marie said...

Fabulous card, love your new sketch looks amazing.
Lyndsey xx

Sandra said...

Hi Chris...Another stunning card,and a great image you've created,love how you've done the flowers...amazing work.
Take care
San x

Nixe07 said...

OMG, another gorgeous card, Chris. I love everything about it. Fab colours and details. I also love your brilliant colouring!
Hugs
Moni

Bunny-Zoe's Blog said...

Oh wow Chris, your card is just breathtaking and your colouring awesome! The flowers look so pretty, Hugs, Nikki x

katy said...

Oh this is so pretty Chris! I've enjoyed catching up with all your gorgeous creations :) Fabulous work, love Katy x

Mimiko said...

This is really lovely :)

Madge said...

Wow, Wow, Wow, Chris - that is all I can say - this is just soooo very beautiful - the detail and colouring is gorgeous - I absolutely love it xx

han1173 said...

This is gorgeous I do love your downloads you are very talented hugs hanxx

Rach said...

wow Chris!
you always never cease to amaze me with your wonderful creations..
you always manage to tie everything together so perfectly.. a stunning card. love the pearls along the edge.xx

debby4000 said...

Stunning card, beautiful work with the image.

Dawny P said...

LOVE this Chris - it's stunning xxxxx And beautifully coloured with my fave PMs as well - fabulous xxxxxx

Liza said...

Beautiful card Chris. Love the shimmery card and your image is gorgeous.

Liza x

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful card. Love the great image and the pretty colors. TFS!

Tara said...

Oh this is so pretty Chris and it looks as if you've put an incredible amount of work in, I just love it!! xx

Amy Johnson said...

Wow! This is gorgeous! I love the image and the colors are so pretty! Great job!

Marlou said...

what a gorgeous card Chris :) :)

Janet said...

Beautiful!!You have created some wonderful images Chris....fantastic work!X

deifen said...

Absolutely stunning Chris and so different to everything thats around at the moment!Well done!
Dei xxx

Steph said...

Well isn't this just the prettiest card ever? lovely job Chris! xxx

Bev said...

Another totally amazing creation Chris, you really are one of the most talented crafters!!! I lvoe how you have decoupaged the flowers too.,

hugs Bev x

CraftyC said...

This is stunning Chris, really stands out. Your colouring is beautiful and love the embellishments!
Clairex

Ila said...

Wow!! this is So Gorgeous Cris!! I love how you colored this, your layout and pearls!! You are an Amazing artist!!...Hugs, Ila

Poppy said...

gorgeous love the flowers.
poppy

Emma said...

Stunning....totally gorgeous.
Emma x

Dawn said...

Chris this is just gorgeous what an amazing card to send to someone!

Hugs
Dawn
xx

Love to Doodle! said...

Amazing...beautiful...so pretty and so clever...love it...xx

Sue from Oregon said...

I bet you can tell I am having fun browsing your blog this morning. I absolutely LOVE this card...your coloring is amazing-the flowers look real!