Thursday, March 5, 2015

For a Friend . . .

Hello Dear Friends!
It's been a crazy week around here so far but I did take this morning 
to create a card 'Just For Fun' that I think you'll enjoy.  
I know I enjoyed making it and as you'll see I'm still practicing 
making homemade flowers.  This time around using the new 
Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose stamps and Botanical Wings (coordinating) dies.

First of all I want to point out that the SAME colors were used on everything that was colored on this card including the paper used to die cut the ribbons, the leaves as well as the main image.  BUT once again my camera has tricked you into thinking these are different colors ... grrrrr!!  LOL!

 Here you can see the card laying next to the sheet of white paper that I laid my die cuts on to color before placing them on the card.  Ooops I noticed I didn't include the GB3 (yellow) marker that was used for the flower centers.  My background paper is actually SU Pink Pirouette but looks more coral in the photo.  I really need to spend some time learning more about the settings on my camera ... but that would take away from crafting time ... oh dear, can't have that!  LOL!

Anyways,  a few challenges I'd like to share in today are:
The Shabby Tea Room challenge - Photo Inspiration
Beccy's Place March Challenge - Anything Goes using a Beccy's Image
Retarte #37 Inspiration Challenge - Photo Inspiration (yep same photo as TSTR)

I do have a couple close ups to share with you and the list of product used will be at the end.
I'm truly enjoying making flowers again and how different they can be just by simply coloring with Spectrum Noir Markers vs Ink/Sponge.
 I did a lot of fussy cutting around the Beccy's Place image (one of her FREE images called Posey).
I think it made a beautiful focus for my card.

I hope you enjoyed today's card share!
Hubby wants to head to a couple stores to look for a new dishwasher so I'd better get going!
And, he's been putting slide outs in all my lower kitchen cabinets ... yahoo!!

Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!
As always ...

Papers:  White cs, SU Pink Pirouette cs
Dies:  Creative Expressions Sue Wilson 'Spanish Collection Background' #CED1201, Poppy Stamps 'Mesa Leaf Outline' #1023, Poppy Stamps 'Classic Ribbons' #1005, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Friend' #B285, Heartfelt Creations Botanical Rose stamps and Botanical Wings (coordinating) dies.
Accessories:  Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers, Dimensional Tape, Fiskars swivel craft knife, Flower making mat & kit,

Note:  Most dies were purchased through Dies R Us Store


Céline said...

thanks for playing with us at crafty sentiments

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty card!

Diane said...

Beautiful card...the flowers are gorgeous, (aren't you glad I "enabled" pretty digital stamp too, the entire card is gorgeous!!!!!!

Always with a Sentiment said...

Hello Darlene. So beautiful and gorgeous colours too.
Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xxx

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Those flowers are show stoppers, Dar! What a stunning card!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, Darlene, this is gorgeous! Love your design and fantastic die cuts and coloring. The flowers are beautiful.

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning and beautiful creation and lovely colours chosen for our challenge this time..Thanks for sharing and joining in...♥aNNie{Crafty Sentiments DT Member}

Beccy said...

Your card is beautiful Darlene, and I am very impressed that you coloured so many of the elements yourself, they all look fabulous together so it was definitely worth the effort. I think you did an awesome job fussing cutting around those tiny flowers and leaves, they look wonderful. Great job on the hand made flowers as well!

maureenjscott said...

Fabulous card, love the image and flowers! Thanks for joining our Anything Goes in March challenge at Crafting By Designs. Mo x