Friday, April 29, 2016

Gray Stripes and Florals




"Flowers always make people better, happier, and more helpful; they are sunshine,
food and medicine for the soul." ~Luther Burbank

I recently purchased some paper crafty friends recommended for Zig Coloring and I don't think I will put these markers down now! The Strathmore Bristol Smooth Paper is perfect for this medium.


I created a floral array, stamping in gray and coloring in with the zig markers. I added a sentiment from Essentials by Ellen 12 Days Companion Greetings Stamp Set (I thought the clean and precise font was a perfect match for the flowers from Altenew's Beautiful Day Stamp Set) and then adhered this panel onto a gray card base. I bordered the panel with some gray stripe washi tape and finished the card with a bow from white embroidery floss.

The design, colors and use of the striped border on my card was inspired by the
Ellen Hutson's April Pin-Sights Challenge


and the layout by Freshly Made Sketches #234









25 comments:

  1. What a gorgeous card! I am enchanted with the pastel colors you've used - they somehow feel soft, yet bright. And that blue background with the perfect amount of white space for your sentiment. It all is balanced beautifully by the graphic black and white stripe on the left! Such an elegant card - thanks for posting it over on the SSS blog (where I saw it). Definitely a "not to be missed" design! :)

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  2. pretty. love the soft blur highlight in the background

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  3. Yes, this is gorgeous and don't you just love the zig's?!

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  4. Simply stunning! What a fantastic card.

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  5. wow this is totally stunning.. love your coloring.. it is perfect.

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  6. Beautiful card-I just received the beautiful day stamp set-can't wait to try it with the Zig markers.

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  7. This is beautiful Karen. I just recently picked up some Bristol water colour paper and haven't had a chance to use it but everyone says it is great with Zigs. I hope so...

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  8. Beautiful. I love the soft colors and the soft gray strip is perfect.

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  9. This is so very lovely! Perfection!

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  10. Beautiful card! Love the coloring!!

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  11. So so GORGEOUS, Karen, LOVE this!!!

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  12. Just fabulous!! Those Zigs just make the coloring such fun! Glad you joined us this week at FMS!

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  13. Oh my goodness Karen, this is gorgeous!!

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  14. Beautiful card and fabulous coloring! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  15. Flowers and stripes - yes, yes, yes! Incredibly beautiful flowers, Karen.

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  16. An absolute stunner, Karen. Love the stripes and the tiny bow and you're right, that sentiment was made for these flowers!

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  17. What a beautiful image, and so perfectly colored to boot! Love the pairing with the soft colors and those bold, black stripes! Delish!

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  18. Stunning - I'm just waiting for my Zigs to arrive. Can't wait to have a go - thanks for the tip on the paper!

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  19. Absolutely stunning! It's like a work of art! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

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  20. ADORE this!! Love the coloring...now imagine Kuretake ....Yeah,..you will do amazing, too!

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  21. What a stunner, your colouring and choice there of has such a Spring cheery feel!

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