Monday, March 28, 2011

Happy Monday!

What a gorgeous day! It's about 70° outside and there is a breeze blowing through the house. The air is rich with pollen - a sure sign of spring! My hummingbirds haven't shown up yet, but I'm sure they'll be here soon! The other day, as I watched out the window of my scraproom, I witnessed two cabbage moths "playing" together as they fluttered through the air. I KNEW they weren't playing but doing what the birds and bees do in the Spring! LOL It was so sweet! Cabbage moths are those pretty white butterfly looking critters. Bless their little hearts!

I have a new card to share with you today. I just give up on getting the lighting right. How I can take the exact same shot three times and get three different color outcomes is beyond me! Arrgghh! One version came out all magenta. One came out looking green, and one was "workable." I wish I knew what the secret to good photos is! I'm at a loss. I'm using an Ott light and it still looks fluorescent. I know there's enough light because my flash won't work.

Here's the card I did:



The little angel has been colored with inks. I am so comfortable using them over my Copics. I get sweaty palms just picking up the boxes of Copics to start working with them! LOL

These are the shots of the inside:







I just thought that Magnolia infant stamp was adorable. I've used it since I got it, but never posted a card to my blog on which I used it.

I am submitting this card into the following challenges:

CES Challenges - die cuts
Magnolia Stamp Lovers Challenge - ribbon
RESQ Challenge - Scrub It Up! (I chose #1 with the flowers & pink colors)
Wild Orchid Crafts - Sketch
Just Magnolia - Bingo (ribbon, flowers, gems)

Thank you so much for stopping by! Your visits are such a joy! I hope you will come back again!

XO,
Chris Christensen

34 comments:

Patti Jo said...

Chris this is sweet as it can be! Beautiful job....love the cut out work you did! Gorgeous!!!

Linda said...

Wow Chris this is not a card but a creation!!!!! You did a beautiful job with the coloring . I absolutely love it!!!!!

Shelly said...

Your card is just adorable =) I love the pink and white combo. The flowers and design are gorgeous. I have trouble too with taking pictures. Since I got a photo tent, I think my pictures are a little better.
hugs,
Shell

Liddy said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card and I love the inside too, it's so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Oh my! I love this card. Is the front embossing/cutting done with an Anja stencil (I think that's how you say it!!)? If it's what I'm thinking it is, I've got one on order! The card is really quite beautiful! TFS.

Myrna said...

Chris your card is so sweet! LOVE all your punches and dies that you used. Just precious! You break out in a cold sweat with copics! That's how I feel about DI's! LOL I'm getting closer to braving them though.

Harma said...

OMG Chris this is so sweet I just love it.And the MS punch and the embossing beautiful,and the inside is great too
Hugs harma

♥♥RubyM:)♥♥ said...

"see you there or NOT "LOL!! You made me giggle tehee!

I wish Spring starts showing up here in Chicago.I was freeezing my behind this morning when i took the kids to school BBBRRRRR!!! I think i'm gonna go get me another cup of coffee just thinking about it gets me cold!!!((shivering))

Anyways Chris your card is such a delight.I could see it perfectly so don't worry about the quality of the picture :)

I love all those gorgeous punches yikes!!! What a peaceful and beautiful creation.Truly is stunning hun,Ruby

p.s
the sentiment is PERFECT!

Madge H. said...

Chris, this is absolutely a drop-dead gorgeous creation. You did an absolutely wonderful job. TFS
~ rubber hugs, inky wishes ~
Madge

Jean said...

Oh Chris, this card is just tooo sweet.. your baby is in such a loving setting that the beauty of your work and the delicate detail and how long it took you really shows through.. a gorgeous card front and inside that anyone would be proud to receive...
Hugs, Jean

Sandy said...

Oh Chris! This is so sweet and so beautiful - love your coloring and the colors. The inside is absolutely gorgeous!!
Hugs - Sandy

Barb Hardeman said...

Chris! What a BEAUTIFUL job you did on this card. I love how you've used the new Marianne Designs to their best advantage. A friend sent me a link to a site that carries these. Oh, I just might have to have them...
Hugs
Barb from Central Texas

Maribel said...

Your card is adorable. I love every detail on it.

Rosie said...

This is absolutely beautiful girl! Your distress ink coloring is fabulous! I really need to give it a try. I love how you layered the flowers...beautiful. And the inside is spectacular! I love that die...which one is that one? I usually take my pics by the patio door or window when it's daylight. I put the Ott light toward the front and then I have the light coming in from the side from the patio door. HTH! Rosie :)

justme1972 said...

oh what a sweetie card!

justme,
laura

Diana Crick said...

Simply put...STUNNING!! Chris this is so, so pretty. You enabled me to buy the tag dies and I can't wait to get them.
hugs, Diana

RenateKreativ said...

Beautiful card, so sweet.
Hugs Renate

LINDA W. said...

OMGoodness Chris!!!! your card is beautiful...love your coloring
and the die cuts.
I live in Texas and some of the hummingbirds have shown up here...
more are on they way..I love to feed them and watch them fight
over there feeders...bless them.
hugs Linda

Mascha van Dijk Zimmerman said...

Your card is so sweet and just adorable, they inzide of the card is so nice done, bye Mascha

Suzi said...

This is adorable, love that sweet baby Tilda and your colour combo, papers, embellishments are fantastic. Gorgeous card.
Hugs
Suzi x

cathylynn said...

Chris your card is GORGEOUS!!!! I absolutely love the die cuts and embossing! Oh and your coloring is just LOVELY!!!!! Beautiful inside and out!
Hugs, Cathy-Lynn

Angela said...

What an absolutely precious card Chris! What a treat to receive such a lovely card! You've done a beautiful job my friend.

I love the dies you used on the inside of your card. Can I ask where you got them?

hugs, Angela

paola said...

Beautiful!! i love the clean desing of this whole ensemble and all in my FAV color. You have done a fabulous job on using those MS dies to their fullest potential, LOVE IT!
smiles
Paola

scrapperdiane said...

Beautiful card,I love the coloring ..

Christina C. said...

OMG, Chris!!!! This is absolutely GORGEOUS!!!! I love this stunning card and all the fabulous details!

Rene said...

Ooooh isn't this SWEET! I love this image and you have made it just gorgeous!
Rene :D

Cricket said...

This is so sweet.

cabio's craft corner said...

Totally precious card. Those embossed and punched outs are so well forming together. Gorgeous job!! Thanks for sharing :o)
Hugs,
Cabio

Iulia said...

What a beauty Chris! Love all Marianne design creatables. They are so elegant! Great match for this cute baby Tilda and your coloring is wonderful too!
Perfect baby girl card!
Hugs, Iulia

Teri said...

OMG!! What they all said!!! It's absolutely gorgeous and I think the photo is beautiful! The insides are just as wonderful... awesome, awesome job!!
Teri

Cami said...

A most adorable baby card, Chris! Just love the soft pink, the lacey border, the new NS dies with the flowers added. Such a pretty touch!
Hugs, Cami

Cindy2 said...

Fess up, what dies did you use on this card? They're luscious, as is your card. Thanks so much for sharing your talent at the MSL 'ribbon' challenge. C2

Janiel/ janny said...

Chris sweetie, LOVE your baby card all full of pink!!! The little details are fab!!!

hope you have a wonderful weekend sweetie...
hugs, Janiel

Julie said...

Beautiful card! Love the colours and your embossed detail!! Thanks for joining us at CES challenges, Juliexx