Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Seeds and Flowers

NO, my paper is not cut crooked...that is the way it came...patterned on a slant. This week the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #105 is to use patterns-3 patterned papers. I am using a double-sided paper for 2 of mine (one is green with flourishes -look closely to see the design) and the other is the green and teal plaid (the slanted paper that came that way). My yellow dp is unknown. I am using a Flourishes stamp set called Seeds of Friendship.

All of the punched flowers are using the same patterned paper. I stamped some of the images on the petals of my large, punched flower and used a button on top. I punched a couple more flowers and added some microbeads. I can't believe I got them out because last time I was brave enough, I spilled a thousand of those tiny things. This time I was smarter and prepared, spilling only around three.
Good for me, huh? Improvement!
No, that twisted ribbon is not supposed to be a stem because that would make my flower sideways, wouldn't it?
It is just added for ribbon and some more yellow.

CR84FN Color Challenge #15-Use teal, yellow, and green  (See the graphic below) I just had to make a card using these awesome Spring colors.

                                              


Stamping Vacation-Lots of paper (paper that resembles cloth) plaid
Bunny Zoe's Crafts-challenge #9-Spring/Flowers Everywhere (punched flowers and button flower)

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes-Seeds of Friendship
Paper: PTI white and cream cardstock, My Mind's Eye/Abbey Road-Round and Round
Ink: Memento Pear Tart
Accessories: Button JHB from Hobby Lobby, Martha Stewart luster glass microbeads, glossy accents, yellow grosgrain ribbon, The Paper Studio punches-1", 1 3/8", 2" for flowers

20 comments:

Emily Keaton said...

Oh, now this is so SWEET, Benzi!! You did an awesome job using these pretty challenge colors (I'm hoping to play along with that challenge sometime this week, too!), and I {heart} those patterned papers and punched flowers. But what really caught my eye is that awesome Flourishes seed packet!! I'd totally forgotten about that set. I don't have it, but I do have a $10 g.c. to spend at Flourishes, so seeing your seed packet has given me some ideas . . .

Carol L said...

This is so pretty with that funky flower and I love the microbeads in the center! I really like how you twisted the ribbon to create a stem for the flower! I've never seen that done before and it looks wonderful! I really like the fresh, spring-like colors you used for this, even if the plaid DP is cut on the slant :)

Dawn B. said...

This is so pretty.. I LOVE this set. I really like the way you used your sentiments.. This is terrific Brenda..

Stephanie Kraft said...

Sweet card, Benzi! Love your twisted ribbon treatment! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Bonnie said...

I love these bright springy colors! Great job on using the DP! That's such a challenge for me!

Merry said...

Beautiful card....love the colours....thanks so much for joining us at Stamping Vacation.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Benzi! Love how you stamped the images using yellow ink and your patterned paper looks awesome! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN :)

Marisa said...

Perfect take onthe insp. pics. Love the colour combo, though I must say that slanted paper caused me to seize up a bit LOL! You know my aversion to skewed panel on sketches and since I just finished a card with one I'm still sensitive LOL! Darling flowers and great challenge card.

Sue Lelli said...

Benzi, how funny when you explained that the paper was not crooked! LOVE the ribbon stems and the microbeads and the print on the flowers! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Stella said...

Great card; and a beautiful take on this weeks'colors. Thanks so much for playing along at CR84FN!

Carol said...

Aaaa breath of spring air with this fabulous card. I love this seed packet design. It is making me long for some time in my garden out back. Your papers and flowers are so pretty. Love card Benzi.

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Andrea M said...

What a pretty card! Great take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Brenda!!! Love the DP and Stamp Set you used! Thank you for joining us at the FTTC! Hugs ~S~

Davi said...

Benzi I love love seed pack stamps. Your use of the colors and fun flowers is just perfect!!

Betty Wright said...

This is terrific and so full of springtime colors and warmth, Brenda! Lovely card! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC "3 patterns" Challenge!

Debgem said...

Such a lovely card - great papers and I do like that stamp! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wonderfully fresh colors....a delight

Lynne in NI said...

Perfect card for a gardener! That stamp set is fab! Gorgeous papers too ... though I don't think I could cope with your slanted paper - my cards are 'wonky' enough on their own LOL!

Makiko Jones said...

Benzi, this is so beautiful!! Wonderful use of those DPs! I used the same color combo and yours turned out fabulous!
Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

Ruby said...

Gorgeous card Benzi, the colours are so fresh and bright!