Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Cyclamen from the Garden

This week the hostess of the Stampin' B's Design Team, Faith, asked us to use two different dies and piercing on our card. Well, I ended up with three dies but because there are no rules on our challenge, I'm A-OK. The piercing was done with the die still in the nestabilitie making it really easy.  This is for challenge #117. We hope you'll play along. If so, just use the inlinkz tool to upload your card.

I'm using a Flourishes image called A Year in Flowers-calendar set 3- for my image. I chose Cyclamen and did a bit of masking and stamped the image twice. I really love it. I colored with Copics and gave the white area some sponging with Memento Dandelion ink. The sentiment is also from a Flourishes set called Seeds of Friendship. I am entering my card into the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday blog challenge #124. Tammy Hershberger gave us this wonderful sketch this week. Oops! I guess I didn't exactly do the circle as shown on the right side.



Over at Mark's Finest Papers, Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge is given by my good friend, Carol Hurlock. She asked that we use a lot of sparkle and bling. I have added the green rhinestones and some sparkle (which may or may not show up very much in my photo) from my Gelly Roll pen, along with a flower button.

For Your Inspiration #8 has a lovely scene for getting you inspired: I loved the earthy tones of the cliffs along with the  green bushes and vines.


Also, my card will be entered into the Splitcoaststampers Fan Club challenge. Their monthly them is 'Text Me'. I computer generated my text which was found at Wikipedia.

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes-A Year in Flowers-calendar set 3, Flourishes Seeds of Friendship
Paper: PTI white cardstock, ColorMates Deep Caribbean Coral, designer paper is BasicGrey/Curio
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Dandelion
Accessories: Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle nestabilitie, Spellbinders nested pennants, green rhinestones, button from Jo-Ann Stores, piercer, text from Wikipedia, Celebrate It ribbon

24 comments:

The Rubber Maid said...

Lovely use of the calendar flower. Love the BG paper as it sets your cyclamen off so nicely.
Pat

Hussena said...

its so very pretty love the colors and the little text at the bottom.

Winnie and Patty said...

Gorgeous card!!!! It's perfect for the challenge. Thanks for playing along with Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge this week!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, this. is. beautiful! I love the sponging you did with the Dandelion ink. It's so soft, warm and sunny. THanks for playing with Speedy's Friends! I'm really glad you came by to play.

Carol L said...

What an amazing card!! Those flowers are beautifully masked and colored, and I love the text working the bottom border! Every detail is pure eye candy and you did a great job combining all the challenges too!!!
Also, congrats on your two blog awards! Woohoo!

Shirley said...

A really beautiful and vivid card! Love what you did with the charm, bow, and tag!

Janeen said...

What a beauty. The colors all go so nicely together. That BG paper you used is fabulous with this. Yellow sponging adds a nice warm touch. Thank you for entering this into the challenge with Speedy the Cat's Friends. Good luck in the drawing.

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Benzi this is spectacular. I just love this beautiful flower against that paper that matches so perfectly. What an outstanding creation filled with the beauty of nature. Thank you so much for playing along with Speedy's the Cat Friends challenge. It is a pleasure to visit to see your work. Hope you can play again with us next week!

Marisa said...

Fabulously done, Benzi!! Love the flower image and your little flower charm is perfect! Great take on the sketch.

Cindy Haffner said...

FABULOUS Benzi!!~

Lisa said...

This is pretty! I like the tiny bit of the scallops peeking out and the stitching too!!

StephC said...

This is gorgeous! Love all of the details, and your interpretation of the inspiration photo. Thanks for playing along with us at FYI!

Heather Jensen said...

Your Cyclamen look beautiful. Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)

Where in AL do you live? I am in northern AL. :)

pam124 said...

Okay, now how many challenges??? I lost count and I'm so confused. However, I do have to say amidst all those challenges you have come up with one beautiful card Brenda. There are so many different elements I love, from the beautiful ribbon treatment, to the pierced circle and beautifully colored and sponged image. You have got it going on Ms. Benzi!

dstandard said...

What a beautiful card! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Leslie Miller said...

Goodness, you did a great job combining challenges, and such a nice description of each. Lovely paper and cute little flower button. These earthy colors really appeal to me. Wonderful card with these pretty cyclemen!

Davi said...

Brenda this is a beautiful card!! I love the image, your coloring and the pretty dp and embellies to go with it!!

Pam~ said...

Gorgeous ... love your coloring! Thanks for the tip of using the Nestability as a guide for paper piercing!

Keva said...

Love those flowers. Just beautiful. Thanks for playing at FYI with us!

Lynne in NI said...

Oh sooooo pretty! LOvin your DP and the sponging is fab ... please hop on a plane any time and give me a lesson on how to do this!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

GORGEOUS design, Benzi! LOVE the color combo! Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautifully vibrant....gorgeous

Valerie said...

Love the level of detail on your card! Thanks for playing along with For Your Inspiration!

Ellen said...

Benzi!
Your colors and coloring are so vibrant! Love it!!