Floral Congrats

Hi there 🙂  The card I have here is very unusual for me, as it doesn’t have a colored image, but I’m loving it!! I played with some of my other obsessions in the quest to accumulate enough craft supplies and tools to last for the next millenia….dies and flowers 🙂  For the background, I used a Tim Holtz die, and placed the cut out piece over a light blue CS background sheet.  The sentiment is from Tattered Lace, and is cut from some silver mirri card.  I’ve been really stocking up on flowers, and then tending to hoard them, rather than use them, but here, these flowers fit the bill perfectly.  I die cut the lacy leaves with a Tonic Studio die.  To balance out the shine of the sentiment, I used my last little silver baubles from Recollections.  I love these embellishments, they came in sheets with a generous amount of 3 different sizes, and the silver and gold ones had such a nice metallic shine…..and of course they were discontinued 🙁  Isn’t that the way it always happens??

I’d like to enter this card in the following challenges:

Fab N’ Funky Challenge – #363 Floral Embellishments

Cupcake Inspirations – #423 Floral

Dies R Us Challenge – #81 Fancy Corners

 

Sunflower Celebration

Good morning 🙂  Even the calendar is now saying that fall is soon settling in, so I guess instead of grumbling about the colder weather, I should be looking forward to all the great things that this time of year has to bring.  Pumpkin…everything!! Yum 🙂  And cozy sweaters, pretty leaves, no more bugs!!

I’ve always thought that sunflowers were one of the first indicators of fall.  Even though they bloom much sooner in the year, they really seem to shine when the colder weather comes around.  I’ve made this sunny fall card as my inspiration piece for the new challenge at the Sheepski Designs Facebook group.  Of course, the beautiful image is from the Sheepski Designs shop, and is aptly named Sunflowers 🙂  If you wish to purchase this image, or any of the other beautiful ones at Andrea’s shop, please feel free to use this discount code:

SKISUSAN10

I colored the flowers up with my SN markers, and lightly inked the edges with Distress Inks.  With such a bold image, I wanted to keep the embellishments and design to a minimum, so used a simple wood patterned background paper (yay Dollar Store!), some burlap ribbon (yay again Dollar Store!!), and a CTMH stamped sentiment.

I’d like to enter this card in the following:

Allsorts Challenge – Week 433 – Feels Like Autumn

Hiding In My Craft Room – #318 It’s Fall Y’all!

As You Like It Challenge – Flora or Fauna – Flora, for cards, and apparently, this year its Sunflowers in particular!!

Digi Choosday Challenge – Week 38 ATG

The Ribbon Girl – September, Use Any Image Challenge

 

Golden Rose

Hi there!  I’m on vacation, so am using my time to play 🙂  This card features a gorgeous image from Power Poppy, it’s the Rose and Chamomile Digital stamp.  I love this image, it reminds me of a corsage for a special occasion 🙂  I printed it on kraft paper, and colored it with my Prismacolor pencils.  I did a bit of inking with distress inks around the edges as well.  For the background, I tried inked up an embossing folder with embossing ink, so the de-bossed side would be heat embossed after I added some sparkly green embossing powder to it.  Even though there’s some parts that got embossed outside the pattern, I really like it, as it gives it a bit of a rustic effect.  I matted both pieces with red CS and added some pretty off white sparkly ribbon and a bow.  To finish it off, I found a little gold dragonfly in my stash 🙂

I would like to enter this in the following:

Mod Squad Challenge – The Heat is On!

Power and Spark Challenge – Get Krafty!

Scrapping 4 Fun Challenge – #98 Techniques – using ink on an embossing folder, then heat embossing

Di’s Digi Design Challenge – Ribbon, Lace, Twine &/or Cord

Morgan’s ArtWorld – #18 ATG

Sunflower Splendor

Hello 🙂  The weather is getting cooler here, and it’s really starting to feel like fall.  When I was a child, I can remember waiting for the sunflowers to be ready to pick, and when they were, I would grab the big flower, twisting them, as I pretended they were a steering wheel that I was driving 🙂 Then, it would be a feast, straight from the plant.

The card I have today is featuring a beautiful sunflower image from Power Poppy.  It’s a digital stamp, called Sunflower Power.  I printed it very light, so I could color it with my Prismacolor pencils on kraft paper in the “no line” method.  I added a faint script stamp accent in the inked background and distressed the edges before layering it with a piece of brown CS, some cheesecloth (I love that stuff!), and a background that I made by stamping a large flourish corner, and heat embossing with a pearl powder for a subtle effect.  I added a few die cut branches and some brown pearls to balance the design.

I’d like to enter this into:

Mod Squad Challenge – The Heat is On!

Power and Spark Challenge – Get Krafty!

As You Like It Challenge – Flora or Fauna…..why?  although I love both, I’m way more drawn to flora for cardmaking, I love the range of colors and the beautiful imperfections of nature 🙂

Creative Knockouts – #211 ATG

Color Crazy Craft Challenge – Week 37 ATG