Sunday, July 11, 2010

Happy Birthday Garden Girl!

Happy Sunday everyone! Today has been a wet, grey and rainy day here in the desert southwest .. a perfect day to do some card making! I made this card for three challenges. First being the sketch #57 at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I just love that challenge blog, not only are the sketches great week by week, but the ladies over there are super nice and very encouraging! Thanks SSW gals! Then second challenge is the big #100 Color Throwdown. The colors are fabulous, Certianly Celery,  Real Red, Regal Rose and Baja Breeze. Sweet, right? And the third challenge is at a new-to-me blog, Caardvarks in which the challenge is to create a birthday card.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! I am excited to hear what you think!
Stamps: Who's that Garden Girl (MFT)
Paper: Certianly Celery, Regal Rose, Real Red, Baja Breeze,
Basic Grey Olivia dp
Ink: Momento Tuxedo Black, real red & certianly celery markers,
prismacolor pencils for the browns
Tools/Accessories: micro white brads, D'vine swirls embossing folder,
baja breeze ribbon
Techniques: Paper Piecing, Watercoloring


coldwaters2 said...

Hi Christi this is fabulous what a great card layout loving the papers and embossing also love that image great card.
Lorraine x

JR Creations said...

Oh wow! I am in love with this. What a great idea. Love the swirly background too. It all works so well together. The idea with the image is BRILLIANT! Gonna try that one out in the morning. Thanks for playing at SSW and the nice words about our little berry DT :-)

Jenny T.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

great job with the CTD colors....very pretty...have a wonderful week!

enjoy *~*

Simple and Sweet said...

I love pinks and browns together! You did an awesome job. Great job on the paper piecing! Thanks for playing!
Erika - SSW

Makiko Jones said...

Very pretty!! Great coloring and paper piecing! Thank you for playing along the CTD 100th with us.

debhorst said...

what a perfect card for a gardener this time of the year...Thanks for playing along with this special 100th Color Throwdown challenge !! Don't forget to "hop" around to all the blog stops and leave some love...this will make the members of the blog hop happy as well as increase your chances of winning!!

Jacki Randolph said...

Very pretty color combo, and what a great image to go with it. Thanks for joining us at SSW.

mulberry station said...

Hi Christi, Thanks so much for your sweet comments about our challenge blog. We really try to be the best out in blogland for all of our followers. Without all of our wonderful players, we couldn't do it. All of you really make our day. We love the inspiration that we receive from all of the wonderful cards that each of you make. So, thank you!! Your card this week is super cute. I love the image. What a great one for summer. Beautiful take on the sketch!!
Nancy SSW

Barbara said...

So adorable!!! Thanks so much for playing along with Color Throwdown 100!!

Jeannie said...

Great job with the paper piecing and I wish I had a blouse like that! Just a fantastic job all around! Thanks so much for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!

Peace & Luv,

Broni said...

So cute! I wish I had that many tomatoes on my vines! Thanks so much for helping us to celebrate our 100th Color Throwdown challenge!

sweetbloominscraps said...

Christi, Thanks so much for your sweet comments about SSW! We certainly appreciate our players! Your card and image is adorable. I use to garden a lot and always had this card certaily brings back memories. I love how you used the swirl embossing folder! Thanks for playing at SSW!

Melissa Craig said...

Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at SSW.

Arlana said...

Thanks for the sweet comment about my site. Your card is just so sweet . Love that fun image and the way you decked it all out. Thanks for playing along @SSW!!!

Genevieve said...

Such a pretty card Christi! I love the paper piecing. Thanks for joining us @ SSW :)


Deanne @ Three Trees said...

LOVE the paper piecing - one of my favorite techniques. The image is adorable - I love all the tomatoes. It has been dreary here for months (so it feels) - yuck!! Thanks so much for playing at SSW.

Deanne :)

Kathie said...

I love your card and the image you have used especially the colours. Those tomatoes look mouth watering. Thanks so much for joining us as SSW and I look forward to seeing more of your work. Thanks Kathie