Monday, March 19, 2018

Flowers Galore!

Hello Everyone!


I had so much fun creating a floral card yesterday for the
challenge posted over at The Flower Challenge,


I just couldn't help but create another one to share today!
This time I used my favorite color combination to create the background on which I stamped my Altenew stamp set called 'Adore You' and then fussy cut the flowers.  I also created a green watercolor panel to stamp/cut the leaves from.  I am very pleased with the outcome.

In order to get added dimension with the flowers I decided to use a couple frames I had left over from other projects and pop them up on the card base.  The image in the center is from an older Graphic45 8x8 paper pad called 'Botanical Tea'.  I had originally intended on just leaving the image as it appeared but then as I started arranging my flowers I realized I could use a couple of them over the flowers in the image and add even more dimension.  


The Tutti Designs Happy and Birthday sentiment are the smaller cut from the same set I used for yesterday's card.  They were still laying on my work table so I simply colored them using the Spectrum Noir PL4 alcohol marker and adding them to the upraised from with a dab of white glue.

I have to admit, I have so many pieces & parts laying around from other projects that I could probably spend the entire day creating cards with just what was left over from other projects.  Hmmmm maybe I'll do just that and see what I can come up with ... now there's a challenge!!  LOL

Challenges to share in:
Crafter's Cafe Challenge #192 - Handmade Flowers
Jo's Scrap Shack Challenge #225 - ATG
QKR Stampede #287 - ATG
Simply Papercraft Challenge #55 - ATG
Dare 2B Artzy March Challenge - Favorite Colors (shades of purple)
Watercooler Wednesday Challenge #161 - All About Occasions

Wishing you a fabulous week ahead and thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!

As always ...

22 comments:

aussie aNNie said...

Stunning card, brilliantly put together.xx 💖 [Aussie aNNie's Blog]

Lia said...

Wow, this is an amazing card!!
Lia xx

Wendy L said...

So gorgeous, I had to pop over and comment, xxx

Barbara said...

It is a winner!!! Love the flowers inside and out.

Donna Phelan said...

Beautiful colors, your flowers are gorgeous! I absolutely adore your design and layout too!

Diane said...

Gorgeous card Dar and in your favorite colors, too, what a beautiful stamp set this is and you have used it masterfully!!

scrAPpamondo said...

Love these Anemones and their colors! Great card!

Leslie Miller said...

Those flowers turned out just beautiful! I'm so addicted to flowers. Love the dimensional flower centers and the framing and the beautiful paper in the center. Your personal challenge to use up those card parts sounds like fun! I'm trying to do a little of that, too. Not sure if my parts will fit together this perfectly, but I'm trying! Have a happy day!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my, this is just stunning. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those flowers. I aspire to be like you when I grow up - this is getting pinned RIGHT NOW!!!!

!neke said...

Great card !!!!
Looks like a picture !!!
Love it !

Heidi Weaver said...

Oh my goodness, Darlene, this is a "wow" card! What amazing detail you've added to the beautiful layers! If I began itemizing precisely what I love about this card, it would turn into an essay. The colours are amazing and have so much life to them. The centre layer of Graphic 45 paper adds an elegant "botanical" look which makes for a wonderful backdrop. Love it! Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

Nancy said...

It's a beautiful card, Darlene! Your flowers are gorgeous! :o)

Kath Ricks said...

Very Lovely Card! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges!

Verna Angerhofer said...

Oh, wow! What gorgeous flowers and I love how you popped up your elements to give more dimension. And, I love the wonderful colors too. This is just so amazingly beautiful!

Conniecrafter said...

Gorgeous, I just love the colors in the flowers, pretty white on the flowers and the double framing is just wonderful!

creationsnz said...

Oh so beautiful, your flowers are amazing and I love the colours. So glad you joined us at the Crafters Café, CarolG

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Darlene!I love the gorgeous flowers (one of my favourite sets)and your clever use of colour.Thanks for sharing with us over at 'The Flower Challenge' and we hope to see you again soon ;) Viv DT xx

Lady Joyful said...

So pretty! Thank you for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge - Charlotte/Lady Joyful, DT

Nana Connie said...

I love your gorgeously colored flowers, Darlene! It's really wonderful to see you playing along in our "Anything Goes" challenge at QKR Stampede this week. Thank you and good luck.
NanaConnie DT

Julie Odil said...

Darlene, this is beautiful! Love the flowers you created on this! Thanks for joining us this week at QKR Stampede. Julie, DT member

Christine said...

I love the look of the stacked frames, and the flowers are beautiful!
Thanks for sharing at Jo's Scrap Shack! Blessings,
Christine
DT Member
https://withaverygratefulheart.blogspot.com

cass said...

wow! wonderful flowers. Thank you for entering your wonderful creation at The Crafter's Cafe this fortnight for our "Handmade Flowers" challenge.