Site Meter

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I LOVE Flowers

Each season of the year has it's beauty and Spring is probably one of my favorites because of all the beautiful colors. I LOVE flowers - every shade and color - some more than others! I like small flowers and big flowers. My flower garden is one in the making, and so far I have roses, pansies, marigolds and yesterday I bought Snapdragons - we call them Talking Flowers at our house! So, with all this talk about flowers, I made several cards using flowers. With this first one, I used a color combination from Stamping 411 Rose Red, River Rock and Always Artichoke. River Rock tends to take on the hue of the colors around it. I started with my Artichoke base and added an embossed rose red panel. I then cut another piece of Artichoke with my Nestibilities scallop square die. Now my sketch is from Stamping 411 also - using sketch challenge #203. I don't have the Stampin' Up! Square scallop die, so I had to improvise with my scallop square. (Stamping 411 has gone to an all Stampin' Up! only products challenges) So, I then took my river rock and stamped the flowers from the Vintage Vogue (117690/118598) set. This set has been a very versatile set and one I have used often. I used the rose red to stamp the images and then I stamped the flowers again on whisper white cardstock and fussy cut them out. I crumpled them up to give them a 'weathered' kind of look. I was going to leave them as is but they just didn't look finished. So, I stamped the smaller flower in Artichoke and fussy cut them and then crumpled them up. I attached them to the larger flower and then added a rhinestone to finish them off. I attached my very vanilla seam binding ribbon and added the rhinestones to finish off the entire card. I like these colors together and like the finished look of the card/sketch.
I am putting this card into several challenges.
Stamping 411 Color Inspiration #157
SU Only Challenge #19 - flowers
I am sure if I look around blogland, I will find a few other challenges that this one will fit into, however, I will have to find some time to do that, and I don't have that time right now.
I hope you have enjoyed this post. I do have a few more cards that I did and will post, but will have to wait until tomorrow afternoon to do that.
Have a wonderful rest of your day - and remember to relax and smell the flowers.


Debs said...

Lovely card Paula, nice to see you getting inky again. Debs xx

Paula said...

Love your layered flowers. The SU stamped flowers are lovely & distinctive & I love your colour combination with all the stamped layers.
Paula (PEP)

Heidi Baks said...

Great choice of stamp sets! Thanks for playing SUO Challenges.

Jen Timko said...

I love flowers, too, and this reminds me of some in my garden. So glad you joined us at SUO Challenges this week!