Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Marigold Happiness

I wanted to play along with the clean & simple sketch challenge this week:


And I kept things clean and white, with the exception of these gorgeous marigolds (otherwise known as calendula officinalis) from the Blockheads Paper Arts set, Flower Garden.


I stamped the marigold three times, used Copic markers (Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19, YR02, YR07, YR09, E08) to color, then cut each one out.  I used two different sizes of foam dimensional stickers, and propped each one up, with the middle one being the highest.  Maybe you can see that here:


I embossed a smaller white panel with Cuttlebug's Victoria folder for textural interest.  The daisy flower trim looks good with the marigolds, I think.  The clear sticker sentiment is from Heidi Grace.

Did I tell you Santa came down our street on a fire truck the other night?  I can prove it with these pictures:



And we put up our tree over the weekend, too:


It's a slim tree for a small house, but it gets the job done!  Hubby puts the tree up, and the garland.  My kids helped decorate about half the tree, and I finished up.  It's so nice to have helpers!

Thanks for popping by today!

Colleen

Stamps:  Flower Garden - Blockheads Paper Arts
Paper:  white - PTI
Ink:  Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Other:  daisy ribbon - Offray; Big Shot; Victoria embossing folder - Cuttlebug; Copic markers - Y11, Y13, Y15, Y17, Y19, YR02, YR07, YR09, E08; sticker - Quotes & Phrases/Happiness - Heidi Grace

21 comments:

Marisa said...

Lovely pop of colour amidst all the Christmas cards :) Wonderfully coloured too. LOVE those fire trucks!! Your tree is lovely too.

Stella said...

Your card is gorgeous; I love the marigolds; the colors are almsot popping off the card. And the design of your card is soooo elegant. It's lovely to see that truck photos; Christmas is almsot here and I love this time of the year. Your tree looks fabulous! ( I noticed the plates on the wall; reminds of a card that made my jaw drop...)
Hope all is well with you and your family...thinking of you a LOT!Love and hugs,
Stella
XX

Stella said...

forgive me my horrible English....

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Gorgeous card! Love the coloring! We also have a slim tree, but it's pretty plain compared to yours.... we don't dress it up much since the kids still want to put the ornaments and such in their mouths - LOL!

Anonymous said...

Love your card! I have some silk marigolds and mums in my bathroom. Yes, I love them and zinnias! Your coloring is great as always! Great job!

I like your tree - it reminds me of the skinny SU snowman! It looks lovely in your room.

Fun to have Santa arrive on the fire truck. He has come to my hometown in one but not sure if it was all decked out!

Happy holidaze~~~~~

Chris R. from Iowa

Tenia Nelson said...

This card is gorgeous!!!!!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Colleen! I love the coloring! How nice to see a tree with decorations! Ours is Boxer friendly...but at least we have one this year!

Lisa said...

What a beautiful sunny card Colleen! And Santa on that spectacular fire truck ~ HA! We have a thin tree too for our house, I just love it! Yours looks marvelous!

Andrea Ewen said...

You are becoming a master of those Copics, I'm going to have to come to your house for a demonstration! Love the bright yellow against the white...it looks absolutely lovely!
We had Santa come the other night, too...you'd think my kids had never had a candy cane before, the way they tore out the door! (Nice to see their excitement though...:)

Annette said...

your card is beautiful...love that bright yellow and orange...very pretty...

cool Christmas lights...love your tree..

~Tammy~ said...

This is simply gorgeous!!!! Love all the white space, but such beautiful texture!

That is some fire truck!

I have a slim tree for my candy theme tree! Yours is awesome and what a fab family you have! :-)

Merry Christmas sweet friend!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GASP---that card is GORGEOUS! LOVE the coloring and that embossing...love the clear sticker--AMAZING:) LOVE that festive Fire Truck too!! That will def. get you in the Holiday mood:)

walchowDesign said...

Beautiful card with the yellow popped-up flower! Love the festive fire truck too - we don't get it over here!

Benzi said...

Ooh, that marigold card is just fabulous...beautiful blooms and a very pretty sentiment.

Must have been a parade...couldn't the firemen stop and help you decorate? :-) Your tree is very pretty, Colleen.

Lesley said...

Gorgeous coloring Colleen! Love the set! Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog, I was so excited for that win!! Hope your holidays are magical!
Smiles,
Lesley

Linda R. said...

I just love that card. The color of those flowers look amazing.. Your coloring looks great!! So nice to have helpers this time of year. Such a cute tee.. Thanks for sharing you photos.

Hugs, Linda

Ellen said...

Absolutely gorgeous card Colleen!

Natasha said...

Beautifully done!

Emily Keaton said...

As stunning as that Flower Garden stamp set is, what you do with it is evening MORE stunning! Colleen, your creativity amazes me!! This is beautiful stuff. Can't wait to see what you make with this set next!

And how cool that you got to see Santa ride past on a tricked-out firetruck. I've never seen that before--what a cool tradition!

Bonnie said...

Love those bright, cheerful marigolds! I hope your girls were being very good when Santa passed by. Beautiful Christmas tree.

Donna Bowman said...

Wow - love how you colored the Marigolds!! They are stunning Colleen!! That clear sticker is also FAB!! The firetruck comes down my street every year too - but it doesn't have any lights on it!!

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