Thursday, September 16, 2010

Grandma's Wedding Flower


She tells the story with eyes that are reliving the moment from fifty nine years ago. Her wedding was a whirlwind affair, with her groom-to-be just home from the war and leaving to go back. It was the middle of winter, and they did not have a lot of money. Other than her dress, her favorite part was the small bouquet of gardenias that she held, as they were cheap and hardy in the cold, but oh so beautiful to her.

Inspiration from this card derives from the layout natural elements on this album cover for the Jazzy Paper Designs Inspiration Challenge and the colors and technique from the Embellish Magazine Challenge.






Supplies Used: 
Cardstock: (Yellow) Archers Paper Co., (Kraft) PTI, (Light Green) Recollections, (Olive) CTMH
Stamps: (Ever After) Wplus9
Ink: (Onyx Black) Versafine, (Watermark) Versafine
Other: (Labels 4 Nestabilities) Spellbiners, (Olive Satin Ribbon) SU, (Twine) PTI, (White Gel Pen) Signo by Uniball

51 comments:

  1. Karen! You smacked this one out of the park! I always enjoy reading your post!

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  2. This is just so gorgeous and has that romantic feel to it. Love the colouring:)

    Diwali or Deepavali is the Festival of Light by the Hindhus (its normally late Oct or early November. We are multi racial/religons here in Malaysia, always lots of reason to celebrate and well make cards too :)

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  3. Karen, Gorgeous...and I love the description of your grandmother...I can see her! Thank you for taking us with you in your journey and memories. I thoroughly enjoy your writing and beautiful cards.

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  4. Ooh gorgeous! A whirlwind wedding, how romantic!

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  5. So lovely, Karen! I especially love the contrast of the twine over the satin ribbon.

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  6. Love the coloring on the flowers, and twine and ribbon- great combo!

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  7. Love this card, Karen....way to use the embellish colors!

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  8. Stunning!! Love everything about it, Karen!

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  9. Beautiful! All the elements just come together so well.

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  10. excellent...love what you've done!

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  11. I marvel at the way you masterfully combine challenges and your gorgeous stamping!! You are a seriously skilled Karen!

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  12. Beautiful and elegant card. The neutral tones are fabulous!
    Oh and congrats on winning over at the Crate blog. Yay!!

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  13. I loved hearing the story of your grandmother's flowers- so sweet!
    This card is lovely- such pretty details....

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  14. What a romantic story - and card. It is so elegant, the colors are my favorites and I just love what you've done with the subtle touches of monotone background stamping and such. Excellent!!!

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  15. Karen, this is absolutely gorgeous!!

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  16. This card is so stunning! It has such a romantic feel to it just like the story you shared! Have I mentioned lately that I love your posts---you're not only an amazing designer, but an excellent writer as well!

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  17. This is beautiful Karen! The flower is a beautiful shade of green, and it all works so wonderfully together. I still haven't decided what I want to do for this challenge yet...

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  18. Wow, I love the muted tones you used to colour the flower.. it looks so pretty in green:-) and the nestie is just perfect!

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  19. Wow Karen, you really pulled it out the bag for this challenge. This card is superb! Love the muted colours and you have cut around the rose with expert precision.
    x
    BTW Do you know what is happening with CAS-tastic?

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  21. Beautiful and so romantic!
    I love these colors and ancient past

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  22. I really like the neautral tones fo this anniversary card KAren. That fussy-cut flower is beautiful.

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  23. WOW! I LOVE this card. The colors and the flower, it's perfect!!!

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  24. Stunning card! Thanks for playing Jazzy Paper Designs!

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  25. first, i love your story, second, the card is perfectly lovely for the story! happy weekend, karen:)

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  26. This is beautiful Karen. Love your paper pieced flower. At least you saw you needed to paper piece. ;) I totally missed it.

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  28. Wow, absolutely stunning in every way, Karen!

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  29. This card is soooooooooo gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing at Jazzy Paper Designs!!!!

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  30. so simple and pretty. lovely card, Karen!

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  31. This is beautiful Karen! Love that flower from Wplus9!

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  32. Just stunning Karen, I adore the colours. Thank you for aharing your grandma's story,
    Love Sarita xx

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  33. Absolutely beautiful, Karen. I love the story with it. The flower is gorgeous and I love your use of the colours in the challenge.

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  34. Such a romantic story! Sounds like those old movies. Thanks for sharing with us!

    I absolutely love your card! It's lovely as usual!

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  35. Wow again! I just love stopping by your blog to see your creations. Another stunning card.

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  36. Such a beautiful elegant card! I love the texture and your paper-piecing is beautiful. :)

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  37. simply stated and stunning!
    Thanks for playing with us over @ Jazzy's Paper Designs.

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  38. Another stunner Karen! LOVE it!

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  39. wonderful card! Thanks for joining us at Jazzy Paper Designs, hope to see you again soon!
    Hugs,
    Jennifer

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  40. Simply stunning. I love the greens.

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  41. Great composition. In my opinion you can never go wrong with beautiful greens. TFS

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  42. Oh my goodness! I love the unique colors you used for the rose!

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  43. Wonderful card! Thanks for playing along with us!

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  44. Have mercy, Karen! This is GORGEOUS! So glad you joined us for the Embellish Color Challenge!

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