Wednesday 10 January 2018

Pretty Peonies


Hi Lovely Bloggers...

Today my card is not for a Design Team... it's made for a special lady.  

I love these Pretty Peonies from Mama Elephant, and have been trying to do different designs with them...  but each time I've used them I've coloured them hot pink (which is the colour of the peonies in my garden)..  Hmmm... something to do with my love of that particular colour??

I coloured them with my Kuretake Zig Clean Colour pens - and used my water brush to spread the colour on the petals and leaves.  I always love to use these pens... they're sooooo full of fabulous pigment.  I decided to use the word 'wishing' - a die from Simon Says Stamp - I cut it out twice, then once again from the square, then adhered the three words together.  I'd put foam tape behind the square so that when I adhered the word back into the space - it gives a 3D effect.  Hmmm, that wasn't explained well!

Card Info:
Image - Mama Elephant Pretty Peonies
Sentiment - Simon Says Stamp Wishing Word Die, 
Simon Says Stamp Sending and Wishing Clear Stamp Set
Die - MFT Stitched Scalloped Square
Zig Clean Colour Markers

Now, my lovely daughter has loaned me her SLR camera for a little while, so I'm trying to achieve some better photographic results..  I think I'm on the right track but still have a way to go.  But my brain (the few cells that are left!) actually hurts when I try to figure all the different settings...  anyone else have that problem?? LOL!

Big Hugs


  1. Absolutely gorgeous Christine, love it!
    Wendy xx

  2. The card is fabulous hun, I love the Zig pen pigments and the hot pink. Good luck with the camera! :0) xx

  3. Absolutely stunning Christine. The flowers are so pretty. I love it.
    Lorraine x

  4. Gorgeous stamp and a really fabulous card, I think you have done a superb job as I feel that this is out of your comfort zone.

    Kath x

  5. Very pretty indeed, Christine :)

  6. Wowsa Christine, you nailed this! It's not your usual style but it does prove you have the ability to do anything.
    Love the brilliant colour and the dimension you've given the 'wishing' die. I must remember to try that because it looks so good and is very effective.

  7. I saw your card on Kit and Clowder FB group, think he is awesome. Love the bright colours!

  8. A beautiful card Christine, the colouring on the pink peonies looks fabulous.
    Avril xx

  9. Love this beautiful peony card, Christine! I too am a sucker for hot pink...and CAS, of course, so this card is just perfect in my book!
    My MIL has hot pinks peonies in her front garden, which bloom in May and I am always envious of them...would love to cut some and have a huge vase full but alas, they are so short lived! Hugs, Lisa x


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