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!


  1. what an elegant bookmark. gorgeous border

  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!

  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. :)

  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

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

  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!

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


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