Hello there inky friends! Today I'm joining my fellow Graciellie Designs Ambassadors as we hop along and share projects made with our most favorite Graciellie Designs digi sets. If you arrived here from Esther's blog, you're on the right track! If not, please hop on over to Graciellie Designs to begin the hop! I spent quite a long time going back and forth with my favorites but finally settled on two gorgeous sets: Elegant Greetings and Wonderful Winter.
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Gracie's Florals are out of this world gorgeous and one of my most favorite flowers is the pretty snowball hydrangea. I just love the lavender/blue/green/pinks in them the most. Even when they dry up, they're gorgeous. SOOO...I set out to create a pretty and elegant card for my parents (They celebrated their 51st anniversary on September 7).
The realistic design of the flower is what got me. SO gorgeous, SO fabulous. I was able to take the digital image and blur it up in MS Word a bit to create a fun background and simply colored another printed flower with a mix of Copics. I rubbed some shimmery gold Pan Pastel over the background panel to give it some slight shimmer and added a few pearls here and there. Adding some ribbon to the stem of the flower just finished it off.
My second favorite set was chosen because I LOVE WINTER and I love the "teapot" that the flowers are arranged in. I printed the image pretty large so that it would be able to take center stage on this card. Coloring with Copics, I wanted the pot to have a worn oxidized copper color. I also gave the flowers a slight kiss of pink, peach and gray and let the red berries dance freely on the card.
I added a bit of stippling around the colored image to help bring Winter to my card and added some sparkle to the flowers. After coloring the image, I used my sewing machine to stitch around the edge. I always love the look of machine stitching with Gracie's images!
Helen's blog for some additional inspiration!