Tuesday, May 31, 2011

My Sweet Peach Parfait.......

Hi All!  Did you miss me?  I sure have missed you!!!  I have been feverishly cleaning - I am on a throw out mission......our garbage collector probably isn't too happy with me.....oh well.  ;)

I have finally taken the time to complete my Create with Connie and Mary Challenge this week....just under the wire....lol.  This week was a color challenge - yummo.



Riding hood red was my absolute favorite red back when it was an in color - but I reach for cherry cobbler all of the time now.....so it was real nice getting the "hood" out this week.  hehehehe..... 

Wanna see what I came up with?  Well - of course you do...that's why you are here, huh?



Well - you like?  I pulled out this set because I was thinking - of all the sets I own in the current catalog - which would have been easier to say "of all the sets I do not own....." (but that is another story.....) which set would I feel really bad if ti were on the retired list?????  Fifth Avenue Floral - hands down.  I have used this set for so many different techniques.....and I {luv} to watercolor.....so That is why I pulled out this beauty this week.  I thought that peach parfait combined with riding hood red would blend well together for water coloring this rose - did I do my idea justice?  I hope so.  I stamped the rose and the lily (?) onto watercolor paper with black staz on ink. I water colored the rose with peach parfait and riding hood red and the lily with pear pizzazz and old olive - sorry to sneak some green in on the challenge - I just  thought the flower needed that extra "pop."  lol.

I accented the corners of the rose background panel with the basic pearl accents - how sweet is that tiny detail???  I then matted that with riding hood red.  Take a closer peek:



The card base is baha blue.  I cut two strips of very vanilla and embossed them with the big shot and the coordinating manhattan flower embossing folder.  I put those two panels onto a piece of very vanilla before adhering it to the card base.

The sentiment is stamped with black staz on also.  I folded the strip to resemble a banner.  The entire card is sponged with crumb cake.  I also did up the inside:



Well - I would love to know how you feel about this little creation of mine.  Don't forget that the RETIREMENT LIST comes out tomorrow - I can't believe it!!!!
Have a great day!

5 comments:

Mary Brown said...

BEAUTIFUL card and I just love the finishing details of the pearls! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Deb said...

This is just GORGEOUS!! I love everything about it! All the details are just perfect! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Connie Babbert said...

I agree...GORGEOUS card! Love the pearl details, too! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary.

Debbie Henderson said...

Beautiful, gorgeous, elegant! Great card!

Lisa said...

Pretty card, Regina. Thanks for sharing with us! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!