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Friday, July 23, 2010

Firecraker Designs by Pamela- GDT #4

Hello friends,
Today, I'm sharing my project for Firecracker Designs by Pamela.
This week, I decided to create myself a bookmark. I used the orchid digi for my main image.
Here's my bookmark: (click for a closer peek)

The sentiment says, "When two friends understand each other totally, the words are like an orchid's perfume." I love orchids! and when I saw this orchid digi in Pamela's store, I had to grab it.
 Here's a closer peek at the image:
I colored it with Copics.  If you look closely at white orchids in the sunlight, you'll see a beautiful shimmer on the petals. Since mother nature does it, I had to do it too :) I added Pixie Dust Blingz paint to the petals. I used a MS punch (Deco Fan) around the CS base & added pearls with my Viva Decor pearl pen. I kept most of the elements flat since I will be using this bookmark. The button & ribbon will be what sticks out of the top of the book.

What i love about orchids is that there are sooooo many different kinds, I find them easy to grow, and the blooms last for months! Here are a few orchids growing outside my kitchen window now:


Orchids are so bold & showy! They are not shy about putting themselves out there in all of their splendor, without holding back! I have to say I kinda admire that ;) I know some people think they're high maintenance flowers, but they're really not. I always forget to water my plants, which is *perfect* for orchids! over-watering kills them, but they love drying out a little :) so my forgetful gardening skills work in tandem with growing beautiful orchids! Hee! Hee! Did i mention there's one type called the chocolate orchid??? Uh huh :) It actually smells like milk chocolate! I don't have that one, which is probably a good thing since you *might* find me munching on some petals! Hee!

Thanks so much for peeking! Oh, my jury service was postponed for August, thankfully. Have a great weekend!

9 comments:

  1. what an elegant bookmark. gorgeous border

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  2. Wow Karli what a lovely bookmark, that punch is so pretty around it.

    Orchids are the only houseplants I ever manage to keep alive, they must love neglect LOL!

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  3. Karli, this is gorgeous!!!! I'm so crazy for orchids and absolutely love the way you colored yours. And all those details you put into it - totally ROCK!

    P.S. LOVE! LOVE! LOVE your orchids outside you kitchen window - WOW! I keep mine inside (the weather is not so nice for them here), but my gosh they are such amazing creations. I love going to orchid exhibits and see tons of different, unique and gorgeous orchids. :)
    Hugs!

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  4. Beautiful bookmark! I love the colors and the shimmer and love the pearls you added- I'll have to check put the pearl pen! TFS

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  5. Gorgeous & elegant bookmark. Love the border and coloring of your image.

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  6. Beautiful bookmark, love the shimmer on the petals, so pretty. Your orchids are lovely, I never knew they were easy to grow, they are stunning. You always make me laugh, I now have a picture of you in my head eating some choc. sented orchids in your yard! I, of course would join you, hey if it smells chocolaty...must be tasty!

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  7. EGADS this is gorgeous and I LOVE your pics of the orchids!

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