Monday, February 24, 2014

Take time to smell the flowers!

Good Afternoon Blogging Friends!
It's a busy day 'here in the cave', but I decided to take a break and share with you a card I made over the weekend for the Great Impressions Monthly Challenge.  Now their challenge theme for the month is FLORAL IMAGES and of course if you have a Great Impressions floral image, all the better because that will get you two entries towards the prize.


Now, I know I have actual floral image stamps by Great Impressions but do you think I could find one?  NO!!  But the image I used for the background is by Great Impressions and it is #G304.  The stamp I used for my focus is by Rubber Cottage and it is #RC-588FA 'Corner Flower'.  I've used my Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for the coloring and matted it with a piece of scrap lavender card stock I had on my craft table then popped it up.

If you're looking for a name on the border panel ... sorry can't help you!  
It's actually the NEGATIVE from a piece I cut for a different project using the Cheery Lynn Designs #B136 'Anastasia Border' die. It too was in my scrap pile and I thought would work perfectly!!

A few other challenges:
AMusing Challenge - Anything Goes
Scribble and Scrap #12 - Anything Goes
Sentiment Sunday - Make your own background paper
The Squirrel and the Fox - Something Spooled (ribbon)

Thanks so much to swinging by and taking a peek!
I hope you find even a pinch of inspiration when you come to visit!  
Take care ... back to work!

Recipe:
Papers:  SU Garden Green cs, White cs, SU Lavendar cs, SU Old Olive cs
Stamps:  Great Impressions 'G304', Rubber Cottage 'RC-588FA', The Stamp Pad Co. (sentiment)
Inks:  Memento 'Bamboo Leaves', Versafine Onyx,
Accessories:  Michael's green organza ribbon, Kaiser lavender pearls, pop dots

10 comments:

  1. very lovely stamping and art Darlene ... i love the colour combos!

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  2. Love the Great Impressions stamp that you used for this floral challenge. Remember to link up to the gallery here http://greatimpressionsstamps.blogspot.com/p/customer-gallery.html

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  3. Stunning card you made and wonderful colors!
    Hugs, Elenor

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  4. I love this. It's just wonderful that you pulled together things that were just on your desk or in scrap bins to make this. It is beautiful!

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  5. Stunning card and colors and clever use of the die negative!

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  6. Beautiful card. Love the color combo and the embellishments.

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  7. This is SO gorgeous and I LOVE the use of the sea grass stamp!!! Thanks for joining us at Great Impressions! HUGS and have a wonderful rest of your week! :) Mynn xx

    PS: Thanks for linking up to our Customer Gallery, too! Can't wait to see more from you there! :)

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  8. Very pretty and elegant!!!! You have been busy while I was gone...you have some great stamps, I want to come over and "dig" through them...lol...anywho...very gorgeous card and good luck on the challenges...I have been seeing your name all over the place...yah!!!!!

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  9. Your coloring is really pretty and looks like a print.

    Mary Anne, Great Impression DT

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  10. A gorgeous card, so elegant, love the organza ribbon, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox, blessings Hilde

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene