Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday #118-Inspiration Photo

My time as Guest Designer for the May FTTC challenges is flying by. This is my third week and the hostess for the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge #118 is Tammy Hershberger.  She has given us this fabulous inspiration photo to work with.



The tutorial for this beautiful  paper flower topiary made by Julia Sandvoss can be found on her blog,  'Bits of Me..The Craft Mom' . What a wonderful creation!

I was inspired by the beautiful roses and colors and chose Flourishes DIY Topiary Stamp Set for my card this week. There are so many possibilites with this set. I stamped one of the pots and added the shrub-like topiary, coloring it green. I used another of the stamps in the set for the roses and colored, cut out each one, and glittered. I think it made a lovely topiary. I placed it against a brick wall embossing folder. I'm using a Spellbinders lattice rectangle die cut and a scalloped rectangle die.
Added the purple tulle and button to finish it.

Be sure to visit the Flourishes Team and leave a comment on their blogs in order to be eligible for the prize.
Betty Wright
Cindy Haffner
Dee Jackson
Makiko Jones
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger

Other challenges I'm entering:
Paper Play Challenges #19-Anything Goes
Pals Paper Arts-#93-Anything for a wedding
Cupcake Craft Challenge #142 - In the Garden
Get Hippity with Ippity - Flowers

Recipe:
Stamps: DIY Topiary Stamp Set by Flourishes
Paper: PTI white cardstock
Ink: Memento Dandelion and Potter's Clay, VersaMagic Spring Pansy
Accessories: Purple tulle and button from Jo-Ann Stores, Tim Holtz bricked embossing folder, Spellbinders scalloped rectangle nestabilitie, Spellbinders lattice rectangle nestabilitie, Sakura glitter pen, Copics

40 comments:

Carol L said...

This is GORGEOUS Brenda! Oh My Goodness, those pastel colors look stunning! It looks like an air-brushed panel on top of those crisp white punched layers! I LOVE this!

petra,s cards said...

beautiful card and love the rainbow background!
xx petra

Sara said...

Beautiful Creation! I love the inspiration photo also! Thank You for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! Have a wonderful rest of the week! Happy Creating! Sara

Bonnie said...

Love all those lacy edges and the soft watercolor! Great take on the inspiration photo!

momof5sons said...

This is so pretty, Benzi...I love how your soft colors sponged on the brick "glow" around your topiary. Those punched borders make layers and layers of fabulousity. Beautifully done, my dear!

Cindy Haffner said...

Just PERFECT!!~

Marisa said...

Great take on the topiary. Love the punched edges and pops of colour on the tree.

Pam~ said...

This is stunning Brenda! Love the layers and the colors you used! Thanks for playing at the Pals Paper Arts this week!

I didn't know the SU demo that you mentioned or the gal from Huntsville. I did like her blog!

Davi said...

Brenda beautiful creation from the inspiration pic! The layers and soft colors and your cool topiary is just WONDERFUL!!

Faye said...

Oh how gorgeous! Love your in the garden element. Thanks for playing at Cupcake this week. x

Colleen Dietrich said...

It's so cool that you are a guest at Flourishes this month, Benzi! In my mind, that's hitting the big time in the stamping world. :) I have this DIY Topiaries set, and I think what you did with it is so very cool!

Karen said...

WOW I love your card, the background shading is magical, thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Stephanie Lee said...

I love how soft the colors - the background shading and the use of the tulle ribbon - made the card look. Very nice card.

Shannon White said...

Wow, what Beautiful colors! Just a Pretty Pretty Card! 8-)

Allison Cope said...

What a beautiful interpretation of this week's inspiration Brenda! So creative! Beautiful card!

Makiko Jones said...

So pretty Benzi!! The texture and your topiary are fantastic! Beautiful lacey edges too...I always love your creative design!

inga said...

Such a beautiful card, I love the white on white.

Shelly said...

Hi, what an adorable project, love the topiary... perfect for our In the Garden Challenge at Cupcake! Shelly x

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is gorgeous! Love how you cut out the tiny roses and placed them on the topiary! Lovely card!

lizlincoln said...

Well that isn't just a take on the topiary, that is the topiary. I love what you did here.

Silke Ledlow said...

AWWWW Brenda, this is just beautiful and so clever! Love your interpretation of the flower tree! Hugs ~S~

Pattie said...

So sweet - that button is the perfect finishing touch!

Oops a Daisy Designs said...

So creative! I love the colors. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

Heather said...

Wow, so pretty and elegant! Love the touch of color around your topiary.

Linda Carson said...

Ooooo, quite lovely! All that white makes your colors truly pop!

Linda Carson said...

Oooooooo, quite lovely!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Gorgeous!!! Love all the nesties on this and that BG is really stunning! Love the way you used the tulle and that pretty silver accent!!

Debbie said...

Just lovely ... pretty watercoloring technique!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is beautiful.....love the coloring....also LOVE the button...how cool

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Wow, that is amazing. I love the rainbow background to that spectacular image. Boy you really nailed the challenge inspiration picture. How fascinating and beautiful this is. I can't take my eyes off of it!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

stampqueen said...

LOVE your topiary!!! Great watercolor look!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

PERFECT card from the inspiration photo, Benzi! This is SO beautiful! LOVE your sweet little topiary!

Dani said...

So very lovely!! :)

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh, goodness! This is so cute... the colours pop against the white background!

Lynne in NI said...

Wow you certainly nailed that challenged ... Flourishes won't be wanting you to leave them!

Shirley said...

What beautiful colors and that button is perfect. Another vision of lovely!

The Crafty Den said...

Hi Benzi, what a beautiful card. I love the image and the colours are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x

Debra said...

Gorgeous card and I love how you used a topiary! TFS!

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

What a beautiful and elegant card!

Rosemary said...

so pretty!!