June 15, 2011

Purple dogwood blossoms


Yep, purple dogwood blossoms.  I've never seen any myself, but I had fun using my creative license to color this beautiful image from WPlus9's Flora & Fauna I.  

I had a request from a customer to make a card similar to THIS one, but with a square shape and dogwood blooms in place of the lilac.  She also requested the "miss you" sentiment.  This is the first time I've worked so closely with someone to create a custom card, and I really enjoyed the suggestions and feedback.  I've been feeling a little uncreative lately, so this was a great way to get myself to the craft table with some specific ideas in mind.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Plum Pudding, Ripe Avocado, white)
Patterned paper:  Papertrey Ink (2008 Bitty Dot Basics)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Flora & Fauna I), Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 3 Collection)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Perfect Plum), Clearsnap (Frost White), Copic markers
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Linen & Canvas impression plate), Spellbinders (square die)
Accessories:  Queen & Co. (pearls), Michaels (ribbon), Stampendous (embossing powder), thread

Not sure why the flowers look washed out in the first photo.  I get so frustrated with the way they upload into Blogger sometimes, even when they look great in Photoshop.

Thanks for stopping by with your wonderful comments today!  Have a good one!

15 comments:

Amy said...

Hi Christina! I think you did a fab job with the customers requests!! This is beautiful!!! I love purple and green together!!! Everytime I see this set used, I want to go buy it! It's been on my wish list for a long time!

Jean Martin said...

I think you did wonderfully! And to have a custom card requested is fab! :) I hope you're doing well. I miss working with you. I wish I could go to the craft convention...I know you're planning to.

Lindsay said...

This is gorgeous Christina! I looove those flowers and the colors together are always pleasing! Very well done.

Marisa said...

Dogwood flower is BC's flower so I"m a bit partial to them :) Lovely colouring of the image and of course, I'm loving the polka dots ;)

Ginny said...

STUNNING!! You've created a masterpiece! I absolute love what you've done. I must pin this....now!

martina's kaartjes said...

what a great card ! lovely colorcombo,
greetings, martina
x

Kim O'Connell said...

This is just gorgeous! Love the color combo and your coloring is beautiful! Deb Carriere pointed out to me that you are a fellow MA stamper! I've been following your blog for a while and never realized that you, too, are from MA!

Vickie Z said...

I think it's absolutely fine to have purple dogwoods... love the things myself!! Gorgeous card. Also, wanted to tell you congrats on your UK publish of the adorable cards for your friends son. Perfect spaceship image for a boy!!

Karen B. said...

I have the same reaction with Photoshop and Blogger! Ugh, wish I could fix it! Your card is beautiful, as always.

Mandy LaCroix said...

I love it! It's beautiful. The color combination is great - and i love the clean lines (as always!) :)

The Paper Parade said...

I need to start using purple more often! It sure does look awesome, and you know how to color, girl!

Nance said...

Beautiful card Christina! Lovely coloring job and, as always, your stitching is perfection. Love the pearl placement too! I'm sure your customer will love it!

Jen Carter said...

Beautiful! I love your soft coloring on the flowers and your stitching!

Andrea M said...

Girl, I LOVE when you use purple, 'cause you make me love it more and more! GORGEOUS! And I so wish there were purple dogwoods! I agree about the colors on blogger, they do get washed out :( But this card looks magnificent nonetheless!!!

Andrea G. said...

What a lovely card. I love your style.
By the way, I noticed your comment regarding your frustration with the quality of how Blogger uploads your photos. I too have had the same frustrations. I have found that if I upload the photos on Flickr first and the add them to my blog from there they tend to much more clear. That being said, there are so many things regarding blogging and uploading/editing photos that I'm still learning.
Thank you for the kind comments on my blog post.

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