Monday, December 28, 2009

True Friend...


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Oh my, am I having the post-Christmas blues today! I usually love to get up and get my Monday morning going with a Mojo Monday sketch-inspired card, but today just got away from me and I finally found some downtime very late in the day to create. The holidays had me thinking about my many lovely friends that live so far away, so I decided to dedicate today's card to friendship.
I love the color combination of green and purple (horrible to wear, but wonderful on a card!) A while back, I had found a pretty piece of stationary cardstock at my local paper store but didn't quite know what to do with it. Julee's sketch gave me the perfect chance to put it to good use as an elegant background element. For the circular element, I substituted this pretty bloom, which I water-colored with Elegant Eggplant. The little monarch butterflies' bodies are done in a little Liquid Pearl, as is the dotted scallop frame. All are popped up just a wee bit for some dimension, and my sentiment couldn't be more true.
BEAN NOTES: Papertrey Ink In Bloom Stamps; Stampin' Up Elegant Eggplant and Always Artichoke Classic Dye Ink; Kate's Paperie Designer Paper; SU Orchid Opulence, Kiwi Kiss, and Very Vanilla Cardstck; SU Elegant Eggplant Textured Cardstock; Spellbinders Classic Rectangle and Classic Scallop Rectangle Nestabilities; Martha Stewart Monarch Butterfly Punch; Purple Brads (generic); Kate's Paperie Purple Satin Ribbon
HAPPY BEANS: Gold Liquid Pearls; Watercolor Blending Tool

16 comments:

Selene Kempton said...

oh so cool! Beautiful work as always regina!

Patti said...

This is amazing! So, so pretty!

Anjou Krelovich said...

This is just stunning! Love the colors, the striking flower and your little dots of gold. Beautiful!

Stan said...

great color combo and I love that butterfly!!

Kathryn B said...

This is cool Regina! I love your color choice and everything else about it! Nice job! :0)

Missy said...

Very nice. I'd love someone to send me this card! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

Marisa said...

Lovely take on the mojo sketch.

Cards by Gina said...

Ooooh, so very beautiful, Regina! Once again, I love everything about your card! The details and colors are just perfect!

Patti MacLeith said...

That liquid pearl is so cool! Very nice card, Regina!

Suzie Q said...

Hiya,
so glad i popped by you have made a really beautiful cardx
hugs
Suzie Qx

Mary Fish said...

Seriously . . . I gasp with delight when I see your cards. Love the liquid pearl accents . . . maybe SU will carry someday . . . or perhaps I could do it with the shimmer paint and a toothpick. Hmmmm. Hugs, M

Chriss Blagrave said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours, paper, cutting and liquid pearls! Great details!

Kazan Clark said...

Hi Regina
Thanks for the Moxie Fab compliment :) I am still kinda psyched about it *grin*. Your cards is gorgeous - those colors are Wow!
Hugs
K

Clare said...

Stunning card, the liquid pearl looks fab.
Clare x

Nerida said...

This is a beautiful card the colours are wonderful together. Friendship should be celebrated every day ... great colours for a scrapbook page too.

Riley said...

This is absolutely beautiful!!! I loooove that color combo!!!

*Check out this week's Color Dare Challenge!