Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Who doesn't love pansies????

I've been playing catch up today. Last Friday I left town but not before I found out I was named Queen for the Day on Splitcoaststampers. Missed being there but I have been looking at the awesome cards the stampers cased in my honor. Also, commenting on each one and I also made a couple cards. So, I've had
no breathing room. That is what happens when you go on a trip, I guess.

This card is entered into the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge #115.
The hostess this week is Silke Ledlow and she gave this fun sketch.

I used my largest Spellbinders Blossom Two die cut for the outer part of my sketch and the smallest one for the sentiment. The yellow section on top of that is a Spellbinders circle nestabilitie, cut and embossed. I added a few silver pearls and a gingham ribbon. The embossing folder is houndstooth and the punched border is EK Success plaid. Colored with Copics.


I put the sketch inside my square card and another square layer. The pansy stamp is from Flourishes Calendar Set 1. I am using the March Pansy on my card. The sentiment is from Flourishes Friendly Reminders.

I also am entering my card into the Simon Says Stamp blog challenge-Emboss it! (wet or dry embossing)

More challenges:
Tip Top Tuesday has a  Square challenge-#31
Paper Sundaes Challenge Blog-#66-Topping Bar-Sparkle, pearls, die cuts, and the color yellow-use at least two of these toppings. I used die cuts, yellow, and silver pearls

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Calendar Set 1 and Friendly Reminders
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Core'dinations VC Serene, yellow cardstock from Hobby Lobby
Ink: Stampin'Up Perfect Plum and Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: silver pearl brads, EK Success plaid edger punch, Cuttlebug houndstooth embossing folder, gingham ribbon, Spellbinders circle nestabilites and Blossom Two nestabilities, Copics

23 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!~

Bonnie said...

Hi Benzi. I'd been so busy I didn't even check QFTD. Congratulations! Love these pansies!

Marisa said...

Congrats on being QFTD!! I'm out to lunch on this with our crazy busy weekend. Love how you used the sketch! Perfect Nestie and I love pansies so what's not to love in this beauty. Great colour combo too. You rocked this sketch :)

Pam~ said...

Who doesn't love your card???? This is absolutely beautiful ... love all the purple! Great job with the sketch ... you nailed it!

Sounds like we may be in for stormy and windy weather tomorrow. We didn't get anything here today after they said it could be severe and I'm not complaining. Stay safe!

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Isn't that always the way! :) Great pansies card and congrats on your Queen for the Day. Thanks for playing with us at Top Tip Tuesday!!!

Carol L said...

Welcome Home! I missed ya girl :) It didn't take you long to jump right back into stamping and what a DAZZLING card you've created here! Perhaps it's the purple colors, but I just LOVE everything about this card. That plaid punch.....OH MY GOSH!!! Where did you find that?! I've gotta have one!!! LOL

Davi said...

This is sooo beautiful!! I love those pansies with the embossing and touches of yellow they really pop!! CONGRATS Queenie:)

Julie Hoffman said...

Gorgeous card Brenda! Love the purple, white and yellow combo! Huge Congrats on being the Queen for the Day on SCS. I totally missed that. You have been a very busy lady!

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is wonderful and beautifully colored! Fabulous take on the sketch and terrific colors! Thanks so much for playing Flourishes FTTC!

Debzi333 said...

You've outdone yourself with this fabulous card, Brenda!!!Wow! I guess I'm going to ordering Blossoms 2 Nesties!!! Beautifully coloured!! Oh Benzi! This is wonderful!

Diane said...

Gorgeous pansy card!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Gorgeous card Benzi! Totally awesome take on the Sketch! Thank you for playing along and a BIG CONGRATS on being the Queen of the Day! Hugs ~S~

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

WOW this is extraordinary. How beautiful. This showed up in my blog roll this morning on my blog. This sketch is awesome. You have done a fabulous job with it too. I love your blossom background and lovely image. Congrats on being chosen QFTD. I am going to try to make a card in your honor-Bearzi style....lol That's my project for tonight! Love your card Benziarina!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Dee Jackson said...

this is reslly pretty! great colors:) Thanks for playing in the FTTC this week.

Emily Keaton said...

This is so pretty, Benzi!!! And CONGRATULATIONS on being named Queen for the Day last week. That is spectacular!! I'll bet you are having the best time looking at and commenting on all of the fantastic tribute cards SCSers are making in your honor. :) I love those pretty pansies. What a super take on Silke's lovely sketch!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I have that sketch printed out and ready to go if I have time, but I am in awe of how well you used it....awesome work...so much fab diecut/punch work...a real eye catcher

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

I love Pansies - beautiful card.

Maggie's Crafts said...

Stunning!

Thank you for joining us at Top Tip Tuesday!

Maggie
xx

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yes, I hear you've been a QFTD! I'm so happy for you, and congratulations. You've got so many terrific cards for people to CASE. I'm sorry I have had no time to play along with that. :(

Love your sunny pansy card. :)

alicaz said...

SO bright and cheery! Love it - and the pansies too!
Thanks for joining us at Paper Sundaes this week!

Hugs,
Alica ;)

Teresa Zuehls said...

Gorgeous card! I love how the yellow really pops and brings out the yellow in the pansies. I love pansies. I have had my eye on the Blossom Nestabilities and now after seeing how you used them I think I need to get the set.

Regena said...

Gorgeous card Brenda! Love the purple, white and yellow combo!Love pansies and the embossing

Makiko Jones said...

This is so gorgeous Benzi!! I love your take on the sketch.