Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge #76


I had this image sitting around all coloured in and decided this was the opportunity to use it on something! This sketch is Karen Giron's SSSC#76 and is a great one - I would rather make rectangular cards but did not want to cut down this image any more. It is one from Flourishes - I just love sweet peas - rarely see them these days but can still remember the beautiful perfume and colours of Mum's all those years ago.


Originally I had Stampin' Up! Blush Blossom as the base card but decided it was too insipid so have used Pale Plum instead. With all the ribbon I have in my stash, this was the only colour that went anywhere near the flower colours but not the sort of ribbon I had in mind! I have coloured the flowers with Prismacolor pencils and blending stump. Other card colours used are Whisper White and Kraft. The wording comes from a little SU set that was given to me and the pearls are from Kaisercraft. I have used a bit of glitter on the flowers too.

9 comments:

Karen said...

Jean this is really pretty! Your colouring of that image is great too! I have had that sketch printed out since yesterday and I am scratching my head as to what to do. Hopefully I'll whip something up!lol

Karen
x

Mandy Schiller said...

Beautiful card Jean! They remind me of my mums garden as well...

Mandyxx

Leigh said...

Jean, this is such a pretty card. I love sweet peas too and remember Mum growing some when I was young.

Just Me said...

A sweet card. I wish I could color. Everyone's stamped, colored images look so nice. I really should have paid more attention in kindergarten.
Thanks for sharing your card, it is really pretty.

Michele Gross said...

What a pretty floral image and colored to perfection! Gorgeous!

Debbie Pamment said...

ooh this brings back memories of sweet peas traiing over my grandma's fence - I might have to try and grow some this Spring! Beautiful card Jean - and thanx for the memories!
xXx

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

Wow this is so pretty, love the colors and your coloring of the image is great.

Leanne said...

Devine work yet again Jean! How do you keep up this standard?

Curt in Carmel said...

I love this image from Flourishes and you colored it beautifully. I think that ribbon is perfect and matches the flowers so well. Beautiful card! Best, Curt