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Monday, February 22, 2016

Take Time to Smell the Flowers!

Happy Monday Everyone!

Even though I should be doing 'other things' ...
I just couldn't help myself when it came to playing today's challenge at
Here's a peek at this week's sketch ...

I must admit I love doing various sketch challenges!
I find them a great starting point for my cards as well as a bit of a challenge from time to time!

Here's what I created using today's sketch ...


Not only was this a fun card to create, but I was able to use up scraps of designer paper and make flowers from that huge pile of Heartfelt Creations die cut flowers (I mentioned a few posts back), that I've had for nearly a year now.

 The design paper is from a very old Colorbok 12x12 paper pack.  I was going to use just the striped panel for the front but then decided to put it on the inside and go ahead and use the floral portion of the sheet for my front panel.  Even though it's two different flowers, I still like the concept of the flowers in the background AND foreground.

I have used 4 different shades of Tim Holtz distress ink to color my flower panels prior to shaping them and putting them together.  
Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade & Fired Brick


In this close up photo, you can see I started my row of flowers with a lacy lattice panel as the anchor.  That panel was die cut from the Sue Wilson 'Scandinavian Collection'  #CED4202 from the Dies R Us Store.  I've also used the Martha Steward 'Frond' punch for the leaves. 

There are SO MANY talented crafters out in blogland that make the most gorgeous flowers, that I'm constantly striving to someday be as good as they are.  Practice makes perfect they say ... guess I'll just keep practicing!  I must admit, I am very happy with today's flowers ... I think it's the color that really catches the eye.



Challenge to share in today:
 The Crazy Challenge - Card for a Friend

Thanks so much for stopping by today!
I hope you'll come back again tomorrow with I have a new inspirational creation 
to share with you for the Dies R Us Inspiration Blog team.
Till then ...
Enjoy your day and as always . . .



Recipe:
Papers:  White cs, Colorbok dp
Stamps:  The Stamp Pad (sentiment), Heartfelt Creations 'Botanical Rose' #HCPC3651
Inks:  Versafine Onyx, Tim Holtz distress inks -  Scattered Straw, Wild Honey, Spiced Marmalade & Fired Brick
Dies:  BoBunny 'Flutter Dies' #12839812, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Horizon Fishtail Banners' #DL278, Heartfelt Creations 'Botanical Wings' #HCD1-758, Sue Wilson 'Scandinavian Collection'  #CED4202
Accessories:  Kaiser half pearls, Heartfelt Deluxe Flower Shaping Kit, Martha Stewart 'Frond' punch, large sponge daubers

10 comments:

  1. Well you certainly are on a roll with your creativity!! GORGEOUS card Dar...I love the happy, bright and cheerful colors and beautiful flowers....keep em comin'!!!!

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  2. This card is lovely, especially the flowers!

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  3. WOW.... this card is freaking beautiful Darlene! I LOVE those flowers and more importantly, the papers! This is so beautiful.... just as is but then you added the leaves and butterfly and it really just made it all the more beautiful. Gorgeous!
    Hugs,
    Jo
    xox

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  4. I love sketches, too, and you sure used this one in a pretty way. Those flowers are gorgeous! Love the colors, and the butterfly is perfect! I need to subscribe to more sketch blogs, I think, plus take time to smell the flowers.

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  5. Wowza!!!! Loving how you did this - so colorful - makes me want to make something with flowers too! Hugs,

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  6. Love this beautiful card Darlene. Judy x

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  7. Saw your card while scrolling through Mojo Monday and your card just popped out, so I had to drop in and say it's just beautiful! Love the color of the flowers and that they're 3-D. Very Lovely...

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  8. wow very nice!! Thanks for joining us at The Crazy Challenge. Good luck.
    Bye,
    Groetjes van Ine (DT)

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  9. What a set of beautiful flowers.
    Thank you for joining the Our Crafty Corner challenge.
    Hugs Melanie DT

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  10. wow fabulous flowers and love the butterfly---Thank you for joining us at Our Crafty Corner
    Carol DT x

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