Thursday, 27 April 2017

Pretty Peonies...


Hi Lovely Blogging Friends...

It's time for another challenge at In The Pink - and this time our theme is 


I bought this Mama Elephant Pretty Peonies stamp set recently, so decided to use that for my card - peonies are one of my favourite flowers.  I stamped on Bristol Smooth card with Versamark, then embossed with white embossing powder.  I then coloured with my (little used) Zig Clean Colour Markers.  I was reasonably happy with how it turned out...  but need to do more practice with these pens I think.  Also, I used some Tonic Nuvo Jewel Drops on the peonies to look like dew drops - but unfortunately, they affected the colour of the pink underneath them.  Eeeek!  Ah well... the best laid plans of mice and men....  

Card Info:
Image - Mama Elephant Pretty Peonies
Sentiment - Papertrey Ink
Die - MFT Scalloped Frames
Colouring - 
Zig Clean Colour Markers in various pinks and greens

As my photos above look more blue-ish than the colours do in real life, I decided to try for a different photograph on a different day...  and this is what happened.  It was sunny when I took the photo below, and it was a cool day with no sun on the photos above.  Just shows you how the weather can make a difference to the lighting on your photo, doesn't it?


You could win a fabulous £10 voucher from our very generous sponsor - Digi Stamp Boutique if you're chosen at random from our Perfect Pinkies...  so what're you waiting for??  Get out your PINK pens!! 

Big hugs


  1. Wow! you peonies are stunning, nice work with the water colour brushes,
    Have a lovely day
    Hugs Bridget :) xx

  2. This is stunning Christine! I love everything from the stamping, the wonderful colouring, the careful framing to the perfect placement of your sequins xx

  3. Beautiful, pretty, stunning....I LOVE IT!
    Lorraine x

  4. Beautiful florals Christine. Really pretty. xx

  5. Well, this is a very different type of image that we are used to seeing from you Christine and what a lovely image too, perfect colouring, love this card.

    Kath x

  6. Wow how stunning and effective do those flowers look! Amazing job lovely lady!! Gorgeous!
    Lucy x

  7. Wow Christine! Such a pretty card! You really made those peonies look AMAZING! I hope you have a great weekend!

  8. Pretty card and I love the pink peonies! Gorgeous colouring and design too.

  9. This is sooo very pretty Christine, I just love those beautiful flowers ;) Viv xx

  10. I LOVE your coloring and offset design. Hugs, Autumn


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