Tuesday, May 25, 2010

The Garden Gate


Hello! I hope you are doing well. So happy you stopped by to check out my post for the fortnightly Creative Card Crew challenge. We have a color challenge for you today - one of my favorite color combintations - pink and green. I chose this charming garden gate digital image from Isabella's Sketchbook and matched it up with green gingham and some beautiful Melissa Francis DP (which is almost entirely covered up). The image was colored with Copics and the sentiment added with my photo editing software. It was sponged with Bashful Blue and Certainly Celery. The two top panels were cut with a Spellbinder's die and the gingham one was embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. I made the pink rolled flower and stuck an SU crystal brad in the center. The leaf was cut with a Sizzix die and a bit of Stickles was added for a bit of sparkle. A pretty straight forward card, but if you have any questions, please feel free to leave them in the comments or email me personally.

Hope to see you over at the Creative Card Crew blog with a pink and green creation sometime in the next fortnight.

Thanks so much for stopping by today and for the sweet comments!

Just a note here: A reader asked if I do my stitching by hand or machine. This is all machine stitching and 99% of all my stitching is by machine. Once in a great while, I will add a bit of hand stitching for a special effect. Thanks for your interest!

Blessings & hugs,
Challenges Entered:
Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - Make your own flowers
Friends Having Fun - Recipe Challenge: 1) Spring theme, 2) Handcut flowers (mine is hand rolled) , 3) wet or dry embossing, 4) pastel colors

20 comments:

Paula said...

Wow Linda wow wow wow absolutly stunning i just love the beautiful image and the colours look fab and as always your detail is fantastic.

Hugs Paula xxxx

True :) said...

My my my! Beautiful! Love how your ribbon rose matches the image! The colors are beautiful too!
Hugs,
True :D

Suzi said...

This is a gorgeous card Linda, the DP's are beautiful, love the image and your little rolled flower. Very striking.
Hugs
Suzi x

raindropecho said...

Oh, Linda, this is HEAVENLY. Just love that flower. Wow, GORGEOUS!

Chris said...

Truly a work of art Linda!

Isabella said...

Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

MiamiKel said...

Absolutely stunning card - the flower is just amazingly beautiful! Lovely color combo!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Linda, this card of yours is beautiful. Love the image and your color selection!
Denise

Brandi said...

Ohhhh... utter fabulosity! So beautiful! :)

Margreet said...

stunning card Linda!
xxx Margreet

Pinkie said...

This is another beautiful card! Do you actually stitch it with a sewing machine, or by hand or how?

Kathy Martin said...

What a beautiful card! LOVE the ribbon and matching flower! :)

Annika said...

Gorgeous card! Pink and green is one of my favorite combos as well and I used to make a lot of cards using that ... sitting here now and puzzling why I haven't really done it lately.

I so love your work. Sometimes I wish I could follow you around in your craft room. With a notebook.

See - stalker!!

Hugs
Annika

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is gorgeous Linda that image and flower are so beautiful.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

A response to Pinkie's question regarding stitching - 99% of the time it's machine stitching. Once in a great while, for special effect, I will do some hand stitching.

Thanks for your inquiry!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card - lots of great details - yummy......

Viv said...

Wow! Love the flower you made and the sentiment added to the image. Another beautiful card! Viv xx

Cassie said...

i love pink and green together - especially these softer shades --- so of course, i love this card!!

Makiko Jones said...

Linda, this is absolutely beautiful!! The ribbon rose is so soft and delicate...I love the look!
Fantastic colors and detail!
Thank you for joining the FTTC with us.

Silke Ledlow said...

Oh my goodness a second card ...wahooo!!! The ribbon rose is another fab idea Linda!!! Gorgeous card my friend!!! Hugs ~S~

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