Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Favorite Flower????? No, although,...............


This week at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday blog challenge (FTTC129), Betty Wright asked that we use our favorite flower or flowers on our card or project. Truth is, the tulip is my all time favorite. I just didn't have a Flourishes tulip image nor any I wanted to use. Soooooooooo, pansies are one of my favorites, therefore, I chose to use this image.
Yes, I have been sponging a lot lately. That was one of the things I wanted to work on this year and I've enjoyed doing it so much, I can hardly stop. Plus, I like the fact that it makes my image pop. I'll have a card posted tomorrow with NO sponging. But, believe me, that image will need nothing to help it pop.:-) If you don't like orange, look away. Ha

Entering this challenge: Anything Goes Challenge Blog #46-Pick of the Bunch (Flowers)


Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes Calendar Set 1-Jan. through April, Flourishes Humming Along (sentiment)
Paper: World Win -Caribbean Colors-Grape  (Patterned, but nice and thick like cardstock)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black and Dandelion
Accessories: Copics, Spellbinders Poseabilities Flower Creations, (sentiment tag), Sizzix Vine die cut,
Go With the Grain ribbon, Martha Stewart double loop punch, button from Jo-Ann Stores

18 comments:

Bernie said...

Oh So Pretty! I really like your layering and of course your coloring is superb. I've been trying to learn how to sponge my backgrounds but so far haven't liked my results. I will keep trying till I get it right.
Blessings Bernie

Crafterkhush said...

I love the colours.. I got blinded by the brightness for sometime... Now I see ok...!!

Beate said...

Oh my....this looks incredible. I love your coloring and sponging. Simply beautiful!
Hugs and smiles

Basslady said...

oh, hon...this is so marvellous!

i love the scalloped borders and the powerful colours!

and the sponging is one of my favourites, too!
i love this technique...

sending you many hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Lynne in NI said...

Ohhh gorgeous card Brenda! I can see why pansies are one of your favourites with their lovely faces and they last for ages - we've a pot on our picnic table that were planted at the end of April and are still going strong!

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING!!~

Carol L said...

This is gorgeous with those pretty pansies and that fabulous punched border against the purple background! One of your very best me thinks :)

Heather Jensen said...

Just beautiful! I love pansies too and you did a fab job with the coloring and sponging. Thanks for playing at FTTC. :)

Yes, it is super duper hot here too. It is almost 8pm and it is still 109 heat index. Yuck!

Davi said...

BEAUTIFUL..The white punched edges really pop on the purple and make a wonderful frame for the pretty pansies!

Hussena said...

this is so beautiful and bright, love those flowers and the punched frame it looks just super.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Wow, wow, WOW! Those pansies are GORGEOUS and the yellow background sets them off beautifully!

Pam~ said...

Pretty pansies! You are the queen of using Spellbinders perfectly! Love how you use them on your cards! I need to get more decorative ones ... they had so much to your cards. Thanks for the inspiration!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love that rich purple as a contrast with the white border.....a wow factor....beautiful coloring on your blooms as well

Makiko Jones said...

This is super beautiful Benzi!! I love how you colored the image and the yellow BG. The lace scallop edges are wonderful too! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

Julie Hoffman said...

Stunning! Love the gorgeous color combo and the pretty scallops!

Kathryn said...

Lovely card, your pansies are beautifully coloured and that sponging is a great effect! Thanks for joining in with us at Anything Goes, K x

Colleen Dietrich said...

I do love purple, so these pansies are catching my eye. I wish we lived closer, and I could've lent you my "Thank You" Flourishes set, which has a very pretty tulip.

Silke Ledlow said...

Brenda, this is GORGEOUS! Love the punched border and the pansies are fabulous! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us! Hugs ~S~