Thursday, July 18, 2013

Flower Thinking of You

I was inspired to make this card by two challenges:  (1) Sketchy Colors (use their sketch and colours in inspiration photo - see below) and (2) Just Inspirational Challenges (see inspiration photo below - I was inspired by the lilac flower).  I stamped the flower in black, coloured it with watercolour markers, and layered it with brown, green, lilac and brown cardstock.  Prior to layering, I stamped French Script in brown on the green cardstock and embossed the lilac cardstock.  I die-cut an eyelet circle from the green cardstock and attached it to a lilac panel, layered on a brown panel.  I stamped the sentiment in brown on a white scrap and layered it with brown cardstock and affixed to card.  Lastly I embellished with a lilac flower and three brown gems.  Supplies used for this card were:
  • Stamps:  Flower (The Stamp Barn), French Script (Stampin' Up!), sentiment (The Old Island Stamp Company)
  • Ink:  StazOn - Jet Black, Clearsnap Ancient Page - Chocolate
  • Watercolour Markers:  Tombow
  • Watercolour Paper:  Canson
  • Die:  Spellbinders Eyelet Circles
  • Embossing Folder:  Cuttlebug Baby's Breath
  • Cardstock:  Recollections, Stampin' Up, Dollarama
  • Flower, Gems:  Dollarama  

Sketchy Colors - Color Inspiration (brown, green, lilac, white) and Sketch
Just Inspirational Challenges - Photo Inspiration

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
An Inky Situation #1 Anything Goes (1E/w) #3
Anything Goes Challenge Blog #97 Anything Goes 5E #4
Card Crafter's Circle #83 Lilac, Lavender, Purple 3E #2
Craftin' Desert Divas #10 Summer (flowers say summer to me) UE
DL.ART Challenges July's Anything Goes UE
Fairies Challenge Blog #9 Flowers/Summer UE
Fashionable Stamping Challenges #52 Flora and Fauna (no digis) 3E #2
Inky Impressions IIC#117 Summer UE
Just Inspirational Challenges Inspiration Photo (see above - I was inspired by the lilac flower) 3E #2
Milk Coffee Stamps Emboss It 3E #1
One Stop Craft #234 Summer Colours 2E #2
Kaboodle Doodles Any Embossed Work 3E #3
Rhedd & Rosie's Challenge Blog #11 Anything Goes 3E #3
Sentimental Sunday #163 You've Been Framed 3E #3
Sketchy Colors #171 Sketch and Colors (see above) UE
Simon Says Stamp and Show Good to be Green 5E #5
Sister Act Card Challenges #15 Anything Goes UE
Speedy Fox and Friends #68 Favourite Technique (one of my favourite techniques is colouring, either with coloured pencils or with watercolour markers as in this card) 5E #5
Stempelsonne Summer 3E #1
The Crafter's Café #20 Anything Goes 3E #3
The Paper Nest Dolls PNDC#8 Floral Frenzy 2E #2
Word Art Wednesday #89 Anything Goes 5E #5

Thank you for looking at my card.  I enjoy reading your comments - have a wonderful day of crafting!


valou250809 said...

Very beautiful card! Thanks for playing with "Faieries Challenges blog".

Wendy said...

Thanks for entering this pretty card in the Rhedd and Rosie challenge! xx

Unknown said...

really lovely use of your embossing folder - love how it all ties in together. Thanks so much for playing over at Card crafters circle this week. Teresa x

Jackie C said...

Thank you for entering this gorgeous card at Fairies this time nd good luck xx Jackie DT Member xx

Beccalite said...

Fabulous colour combo. Love the layout too.

Thank you for coming over and joining in with us on our 11th Challenge at Rhedd & Rosies Challenge Blog.

Great Big Huge Hugs

Becca xxx (DT member Rhedd & Rosie Challenge Blog)

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh my gosh, this is just beautiful!!! I love the colors, the image, the layout, just everything about it!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

Pat said...

A lovely shade of purple. Thanks for joining Speedy Fox and Friends.

Andreja L. said...

Beautiful card you made!
Thank you for playing with us at OneStopCraftChallenge :-))
Hugs, Andreja

Isobel said...

Great card thanks for joining uscatvKaboodle Doodles and good luck x

Unknown said...

What a wonderful way to use a tag on your project Kitty, this is lovely hun xxx

Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Like the wonderful flower image w/ multi layers. The embossing compliments the image.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Unknown said...

great colour combination - I'd never have though of that myself and it looks fantastic, love the embossing too - beautiful card! Many thanks for entering the Rhedd and Rosie's Challenge and good luck! Melissa (DT) xxxx

sian said...

What a lovely card, Thank you so much for playing along with JIC from Sian (DT)

Cindye Wile said...

beautiful ... another great take on the inspiration photo.
Thanks for playing along with us at JIC!

Zoe said...

Very pretty card, thanks for joining in Rhedd and Rosie's challenge, good luck Hun, Zoe DT xx

Unknown said...

Adorable flower!!! Love your color combo and layout!
Thank you for joining our Floral Frenzy Challenge at The Paper Nest Dolls.
Jasmina DT PND

Dreja said...

Eine wundervolle Karte.

Danke für deine Teilnahme an der Stempelsonnenchallenge.

LG Dreja

Unknown said...

very pretty! Thank you for linking up with us for Tara's linky party at Craftin Desert Diva's We hope that you will join us again for the next linky party!

Cut One Designs by Robin

xxcalamityxx said...

Gorgeous card, thank you so much for joining us over at Anything Goes for our anything goes challenge xhugsx Nikki

Sandra said...

lovely card, such bold purple! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

E said...

Love the purple! Very pretty. Thank you for playing along with us at Inky Impressions! Hugs E

SylvieG said...

Ta carte est très jolie. Merci de ta participation et bonne chance.
SylvieG - membre DT Fairies challenges.

Unknown said...

what a great card and good take on the JIC photo thank you for taking part with JIC this week cheers Dannii

Claire said...

Such a pretty card,the colours are so pretty. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges this time
Claire xx

Janis Lewis said...

Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
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:) Janis
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Janice said...

Just absolutely stunning. Thanks for sharing at Just Inspirational Challenges this week!

Tina said...

Gorgeous absolutely gorgeous ! the colours you have used work really well. Thank you for joining us at Rhedd and Rosies. Hugs Tina (DT) xx

Anonymous said...

Adorable card. Love your interpretation on the Inspirational photo. Thank you for joining us at Just Inspirational Challenge this week. Hugs Shelly

Ephemera said...

Thanks so much for sharing your beautiful card with us at FSC this fortnight. Just love the colour palette and delicious stamping. Xx

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous card, love the image and beautiful design. Thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee. Good Luck!

Donna x