Thursday, April 12, 2012

Coneflowers


The CCEE Stampers have a new challenge starting today and, as hostess this month, Cindy Haffner asked that we do a card using three (3) embellishments. Mine are ribbon, pearls, and a buzzing bee that I've had on my craft table for a while. I forgot where I got the bee but I think it was a stamp I colored and cut out. I'm using a Splitcoaststampers sketch from challenge SC377.

This is a Flourishes image from the stamp set, With Gratitude.  These flowers look just like the coneflowers I grow. I have some in pink and some in orange.  I'll be glad when they are blooming because it will be very warm by then, rather hot.

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes-With Gratitude (flower image)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Pretty in Pink, ColorMates Light Groovy Grape, unknown dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa and Aloe Vera for sponging
Accessories: Lavender pearls, Copics, Martha Stewart eyelet lace punch around the page, Spellbinders Labels 4 nestabilities, ribbon is Go With the Grain

Hope you'll come along and play our challenge this week. It is located here.

21 comments:

Crafterkhush said...

The popped up bee really look authentic Benzi.. fabulous stamp and love the colors you have sued.. :)

Hussena said...

Lovely card!! i really like the PP you have used and the way you have colored those coneflowers is simply fab!!!Lovely colors as well!!!

Hussena said...

Lovely card!! i really like the PP you have used and the way you have colored those coneflowers is simply fab!!!Lovely colors as well!!!

Pendra said...

Coneflowers are one of my favorites... love this! Just beautiful!
Crafty Hugs,
Pendra

nwilliams6 said...

Look how real and vivid that bee is - I totally love that! That flower is awesome too. I really do need to get some more flower images. Wonderful job on this card. Hope your DH is doing better. Hugz.

Vicky Gould said...

Beautiful doesn't even begin to describe this work of art, Brenda. Love it.

Kathy Bradley said...

Benz,
Your card is stunning - truly! The image is lovely and colored wonderfully. Your DP, ribbon, dies are all the perfect accents on this gorgeous card.

Lois said...

I love that plaid DP, Brenda! In fact, I love your whole card -- the layout is super!

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Brenda! I love the colors and the plaid background! Wonderful coloring of the flowers! It sure is chilly here this morning! There, too?

Marisa said...

Love the punched frame and the great spring colours you used. Corn flowers are great flowers :)

Bonnie said...

Such pretty Cornflowers and I love the frame and Spring colors!

Cindy Haffner said...

Simply GORGEOUS!!~

jdmommy - Anne Harmon said...

I love the embellies, especially the bee. Wonderful Spring colors!

NanaConnie said...

Gorgeous coloring on the flowers, Benzi! Love the doily die cut and the plaid background. Perfect!

wannabcre8tive said...

I love this pretty pastel, springy card. The laces nestie was so perfect for the background of the beautiful flowers and pearls.

Carol L said...

Those delightful spring colors and flowers just make me want to smile!! This is so pretty, and I love the lavender accents :)

JD said...

Beautiful card. It definitely looks like "spring"!

Joanne (jojot) said...

what a cheerful card from the fab pink blooms to that wonderfully bright and happy dp....fabbo, gf

Sabrina said...

I love coneflowers, but the ones that I got seeds for are much more straggly looking than your lovely ones :D. Love that paper, too - it reminds me of madras cotton. I'd love a summer skirt in those colours!

Carol (Gingerbeary8) said...

Good morning! Well it's morning for me anyway...lol I just stopped on by to see this gorgeous card that was in my sidebar. Wow-how stunning and I am just tickled you put a bee embellishment. It is perfect! What a great way to start my day-looking at your delicious card! Have a great day!

Bear Hugs,
Carol

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I love the pretty Spring color palette, and I thought that bee was real----Yikes!!! Beautiful card, Brenda!