Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday FTTC117-A Double Dose




This week's hostess at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday FTTC117 challenge is Betty Wright and she gave the 'Anything Goes' challenge. Who doesn't love that?
This is my second week to be Guest Designer for the team and I decided to use the beautiful Humming Along set. The card at the top is the one I finally settled on but did another one first:
I thought this one may be a bit too much but I guess that depends on whether you like more or less color.
It was easy to take off the top layer of nestabilities as they were on embossed paper and then just layer them onto white embossed cardstock.

I used the Spellbinders Grand Nestabilities Labesl 4 and the regular Labels 4 die cut. Copics were used for coloring and I am using my favorite Cuttlebug embossing folder in the top photo, Textiles. The hummingbird was stamped, colored, cut out, and popped up. I did an 'out of the box' on the image to get it to fit the nestabilitie (bottom leaf). I stamped another leaf to add to with the sentiment, ribbon, and stick pin.

Hope you'll join the team the week for the challenge. Be sure to check the rules and  leave a comment on the team's blogs.

Betty Wright
Cindy Haffner
Dee Jackson
Makiko Jones
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger

Other challenges entered:
Stampin' Sisters in Christ -challenge #88-Ecclesiates 3:11 Make a card and put all things beautiful on it, such as flowers, pearls, bling, butterflies, birds, lace, etc. This is one of my DIL's favorite verses.
Divas by Design - Challenge #1-Anything Goes
Dream Valley Challenges #6-Flowers

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Humming Along
Paper: PTI white cardstock and terracotta tile (second photo is unknown dp)
Ink: Memento London Fog, Aloe Vera, and Angel pink
Accessories: Spellbinders Labels 4 and Grand Labels 4 die cuts, Bead Landing stick pin, Copics,  My Mind's Eye ribbon (green), sheer ribbon from Hobby Lobby, Cuttlebug embossing folder-Textile, pearl brad, Star Dust stickles

46 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

So so BEAUTIFUL!!~

Davi said...

You did a fabulous job on the cards. I love trumpet vine...I have one by the front door and the hummers are always visiting. Two totally dif looks.Maybe the embossed white shows off the image off a little better but both are wonderful:)

Marisa said...

Beautifully framed flowers and colour combo. Love the little hummer having a drink :)

Carol L said...

Congrats on your GD spot for Flourishes! You did a great job with these pretty flowers and hummingbird! Both cards are equally pretty, and I really like the tilted angle of the diecut! NJ on these!

Silke Ledlow said...

Brenda, this is such a beautiful layout to show off this Set! The added glitter is a perfect finishing touch :)! Hugs ~S~

lizlincoln said...

How creative to angle the frame. I'm such a boring "centre everything" kind of anal retentive this rarely occurs to me. Gorgeous bright colours.

Emily Keaton said...

These cards are BOTH absolutely beautiful, Benzi! You are doing a bang-up job as Guest Designer at the FTTC this month. I love seeing what you come up with each week!!

anne said...

i like both cards, just the same... i like the way you offset the frame for the hummingbird flowers... great job.-anne-

Heather said...

So pretty! I love your popped up humingbird!

Becky said...

Beautiful card, Breanta. I never did get this hummingbird set but now will have to. Just beautiful!

05f37b38-5625-11e0-89a0-000bcdcb471e said...

Beautiful, Breanda. I love this bird but never got the set. Will have to now. Lovely.

Betty Wright said...

Brenda, this is beautiful! Love the colors, coloring, and detailing! Lovely card!

maryr917 said...

beautiful card benzi-love the image you used and colored it so wonderfully

Makiko Jones said...

Brenda, this is so beautiful! I love your coloring...so soft and elegant! I love the BG paper and use of embellishments too!

stampqueen said...

Bright and beautiful!!!

Stephanie Lee said...

Love the paper and what a nice soft touch with the embellishment.

Stephanie Lee said...

Love the paper and the embellishment.

Rosemary said...

what a lovely card!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Benzi! LOVE the colors!

Colleen Holmes said...

Very pretty. love the paper!

Joanne (jojot) said...

Well....this is really fabulous, Brenda....great colors, dp, design...love the slant of the main image and the fab coloring...your are a rockin' these Flourishes sets

Christine aka blankiefinder said...

These are very pretty! Love the embossed white panel!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love humming birds so of course I love your card. Pat

Dani said...

Such a sweet and elegant card! So perfect!! :)

kim-paperbabe said...

Fabulous card Benzi!
HuGs Kim :)

Dawn B. said...

Brenda this is soooo pretty. I love this set. My favorite from Flourishes. I am ready for my hummers to come back. You did such a great job. This month is going to go fast..

Lorraine said...

Love the way you've angled the nestie. I'm so glad I've visited all your DT blogs from Flourishes. Stunning creations from you.

momof5sons said...

Pretty, pretty card, Benzi. I love the colors that you chose for the hummingbird and vine.

ChickieChirps said...

They are both lovely, but I really like the white embossed panel on the first one. Lovely bright colours!

Arabella

Debbie said...

So springy and pretty!

Lea L. said...

Very pretty! I love the bright colors!!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

How pretty! Love the colors and layout. Just wonderful!

Crafterkhush said...

I love the colors.. Awesome card....

Tracey said...

This is gorgeous, fab colours :)
Hugs
Tracey
x

Shannon White said...

Wow, such a Pretty card! Love the colors you used! So pretty! 8-)

Stacey G.- 2 Craf-t-4u said...

Great card! Love the paper and the out of box technique. Still need to try that !

Nancy said...

What great cards! This is one of my favorite Flourishes sets!

Jean Martin said...

Gorgeous coloring! :) I'm still afraid of coloring...will have to correct that...

Julie Hoffman said...

Gorgeous cards Brenda! I like them both but I think the one you chose is my favorite. I like the white background. Love that image! Congrats on your Guest Design spot :)

Becky G. said...

Very pretty, I like the colors.
Rebecca G

Heather Jensen said...

So pretty! I just got this set in the mail the other day. I can't wait to ink it up.

I live in AL too. Madison/Huntsville area. Was everything okay where you are during the tornadoes? We had a lot of damage in this area but we made out great. Thank god! :)

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful card Brenda ... I love how you tilted the frame - I'll have to try not to be a neat-freak and give it a go!

Dee Jackson said...

This is Stunning!! Love the colors and the way you placed the image on the square card!

Jani said...

Oh wow! Simply beautiful!
Love it!
Hugs Jani

Heather said...

Love your colored floral vine and hummingbird. Such great bright sunny colors! Pretty!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Once again, Benzi, I am super thrilled for you to be part of that Flourishes team for a stint. I am excited for you that you picked this set, with the pretty little hummingbird sitting atop the flowers.