Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Chrysanthemums


I know it isn't the Fall season when we normally see chrysanthemums because it is 98 degrees today with a heat index of 110-115 degrees. I guess that means stay inside and craft where it is nice and cool.
I think these mums are so pretty and cool looking. It is Flourishes-A Year in Flowers, Sept. thru Dec.
I wanted to enter my card into the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge #126 to do embossing, wet or dry. I embossed with the Cuttlebug Bird Call embossing folder. And, my sentiment is from Flourishes Friendly Reminders.

I tried a new technique today I found on Flourishes Limelight Designer blog. Dina Kowal showed how to get dimension with your flowers by cutting and using a stylus on the back to pop them up. My top two flowers and the lower side flower are the ones I did. I hope you can see it in the picture. It looks really pretty irl.

I am also playing in The Play Date Cafe challenge #89. Listed are the colors for their challenge:
Mint - (my ribbon and leaves)
Taupe
Butter Cream




I'm using the sketch from Mojo Monday-The Blog Sketches #199


 Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes-A Year in Flowers-Oct. thru Dec., Flourishes Friendly Reminders
Paper: PTI white cardstock, ColorMates Light Creamy Cocoa, dp is unknown
Ink: Memento London Fog
Accessories: Spellbinders circle and scalloped circle nestabilities, Sakura Gelly Roll pen, button from Jo-Ann Stores, Martha Stewart double loop punch, mint green ribbon.

25 comments:

Basslady said...

sweety!

i love, love, love this card!

your wonderful grung-like background, your new technique for those popped-out-flowers!
thanx a lot for this inspiration!

really absolutely amazing!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Cindy Haffner said...

So very BEAUTIFUL!!~

Dina K. said...

Ooh, I love it Brenda! Thanks so much for sharing your link.

Bonnie said...

Mums are pretty any time of the year! It's a good time to think cool thoughts here too! I can't really see the details of the cut and embossed flowers. I'm sure it looks great!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the mojo sketch and flower image. MS punch looks great.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

This is so pretty! Love the texture on your background. Thanks for playing Mojo Monday!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love your card and who cares what time of year it is...not me anyway. The heat is getting to all of us, so I'm saying to you....keep cool gal.
Pat

Carol L said...

This is really pretty with those popped up flowers! I love the embossing in the background too. It was a heat index of 105 here in PA today, so we're sweltering too! Whew!!

FLEUR de Lo said...

Shows what I know about flowers---I don't know the first thing about when what is in season. :) Whatever the season they make a lovely centerpiece. I love the texture you created on your background!

Shannon White said...

Oooh.. Miss Benzi, this is So pretty! Love your use of Miss Dina's technique, looks Fabulous. Love your embossed bg too, it's Just Perfect! Love it!

Hugs!
Shannon 8-)

Ellen said...

Brenda, your mums are beautiful! Love the embossed background! I will trade some of our torrential rains for some of your heat!
happy Stampin"
El

Hussena said...

this is so beautiful love the colors u have used the flowers look so good.

Dr Sonia S V said...

Such lovely summer yellow!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Benzi! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, you've combined these challenges beautifully! Love those mums, and yes, it makes me think of cooler days ahead (my fave; and I was even married in the fall).

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Benzi! Yes, it's so hard to think that fall will eventually get here when it's so blazing hot outside, right? But I think you cleverly beat the heat with this one. :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

WOW! I love that background--it's hard for me to have a bright yellow background--but you nailed it! Great combo of challenges! LOVE! Thanks so much for playing along and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:)

Davi said...

VERY PRETTY card!! I love that image and the background is so pretty with it!!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Oh I love this image. Your color choices are amazing. What a beauty. So well put together and attractive.

Julie Hoffman said...

What a stunning card! I love how you used those colors! Great job popping up your flowers! They are beautiful!

Shirley said...

This is just beautiful and I really like how you used Dina's embossing too! I keep meaning to do that instead of the complete trim, and then I just get carried away! Your card is just wonderful and the colors are lovely together!

Lisa said...

Very lovely card,great mums !!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, Benzi! It's so elegant! Thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!

Silke Ledlow said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Brenda! Love your take on the sketch and the colors are striking...hugs ~S~

Joanne (jojot) said...

gorgeous mums.....warm, yummy, rich colors....CAS and elegant layout