Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

Happy Tuesday everyone!!! Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend???

Our weekend was fun and exhausting...!!! I ate way tooooo much and had no exercise at all!!! Talking about being a couch potato - LOL!!!

I'm so glad Spring Break is over and the girls are back in school. I need some serious *me* time - KWIM??? I'll share some photos of the girls with you this week.....I just have to get caught up on a couple things first...!!!

Today is another round of the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge!!! Our host is the fabulous Becca Feeken and she is challenging us with some *PIERCING* on our cards!!! I don't know about you, but I love adding piercing to my creations - it always adds a nice detail!!!! Make sure to stop by the Flourishes Blog to view all the Samples and to find out how to win a prize for playing along!!!


The card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2". I followed the TECC63 Sketch. I started out by piercing my sides with this Ornare Vellum Stencil Border template.

Next I inked the newly released Flourishes Set - Sweet Violets with Memento Black and colored it with my Copic Markers - V15, V17, G28, G94. I actually inked the image twice, cutting out different leaves and flower heads and then I raised them up - you can see it better on the second photo. Once I was done coloring I added some Candle Light Shimmerz onto the entire image.

The DP is from Deja Views - Fresh Print Plum Collection. The double Satin Plum Ribbon is from Martha Stewart. The button is from PTI.

Hope you'll play along??? Please use the keyword FTTC11 to download on SCS!!!

27 comments:

Diane said...

Beautiful card and you did some gorgeous paper piercing!

Karen from Ontario said...

just stunning card....

Lisa Brown said...

Beautiful. Silke! Love the dimension on this card and the coloring is awesome!

Dee Jackson said...

gorgeous!! Your coloring is beautiful! The piercing is awesome!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Ohhhhhhhhh, your card is gorgeous Silke...GORGEOUS, I tell ya! I love love LOVE these violets and your piercing is awesome. Great layout to show it off. Of course, you know I love the purple color too! :)

Crystal said...

Love the piercing down the sides and the color combo. Just gorgeous, Silke !

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Silke! Your flowers are gorgeous and all that delicate piercing is wonderful!!!

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

What a show stopper!!! I love your dimension on this card, and those beautifully colored violets! Gorgeous, Silke...really gorgeous!

Jane Wetzel said...

yikes! this is outstanding! tfs!

Gidget-Trish said...

Wow! This card is gorgeous. I love your work.
Trish
(also from Ontario :))

Julie said...

Silke I saw this on SCS and I have to say it's one of my top 5 favorite cards you've ever made. It's really just beautiful!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Silke, absolutely stunning card my friend!!!!!! You are just an artist. I love all of the detail that you've added with the layering and piercing. I think I need one of those templates for piercing. ;P. Hugs, Sabrina

Our Little Inspirations said...

Holy Moley this is gorgeous! Your coloring and details are incredible! I love how you popped up the leaves and added a soft shimmer to the flowers. I just LOVE this stamp set and I LOVE what you've done with it!
Carol

Cindy Haffner said...

Perfect, so so pretty!!!!!!!!

Yvonne said...

Did I tell you how gorgeous and elegant your cards are?? Well, I guess I did, but I just have to again...lol. This is nothing else but totally exclusive! Love it!!
Hugs, Yvonne.

Connie said...

This is stunning, Silke! Love the amazing piercing, and that rich purple bow!

Alex said...

Sounds like you had a great weekend Silke, I ate way to much too, lol! Your card is stunning girl, I love all hte piercing and that ribbon is total YUM! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Joan Ervin said...

OMG, girl, you made those violets just come to life....such gorgeous coloring and will ya look at all that fabulous piercing....WOWZER!!!

Jami {sgtStamper} said...

What an elegant and gorgeous creation!!! I love the colors and dimension and all that fabulous piercing!!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fabulous Silke, love the colors and awesome ribbon.

Jenny Gropp said...

This is a beauty! Love the ornare!

Joanne said...

stunning AND sweet

Stamp and Smile said...

OMGosh Silke... your card is so stunning and elegant!! I love the paper piercing and the layering on the flowers and leaves... "LETS SAY AWESOME"... You rock! Smiles... :)

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Silke, this is just so gorgeous!!!!! Love the colors, coloring, and dimension!!!! All that piercing is stunning!!!!

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Silke, this is drop dead gorgeous. I've gone back to drool over it several time. So classic and your designs are so clean and crisp!
--Becca

Jerri Kay said...

Silke, you're my hero! How in the world do you raise three girls, take care of the home, keep the hubby happy and design such fabulous cards? I'm so inspired by your energy levels! Love the raised flowers and leaves, so, so beautiful!

Amy Johnson said...

This is stunningly gorgeous! I love the piercing and the ribbon treatment/embellishment is beautiful!