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!

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


Jo said...

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

jonim52 said...

Love the Great Impressions stamp that you used for this floral challenge. Remember to link up to the gallery here

Ellis said...

Stunning card you made and wonderful colors!
Hugs, Elenor

Glenda Brooks said...

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!

Rupa S said...

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

(AJ) ArtJypsy said...

Beautiful card. Love the color combo and the embellishments.

Mynn xx said...

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! :)

Diane said...

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

Sparkly Engineer said...

Your coloring is really pretty and looks like a print.

Mary Anne, Great Impression DT

happyglitzygirl said...

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