Saturday, April 28, 2012

Mother's Day In Bloom


Good morning, all!  Just came back from a lovely walk with the hounds and am ready to start the day!  Tonight we're having a few people over for a Mexican dinner for my Uncle's birthday so there's lots to do to get ready for that.  For now though I'm sneaking in with a last minute entry for the challenge at Jay Gee's Nook (and one more for Simon Says Stamp of course!).  As usual all the inspiration pictures are gorgeous and bring lots of ideas to mind but I was particularly drawn to the top right picture this time.  I really like those black and orange stripes and I used my new (to me) In Bloom stamp.  Love this flower image!  I used the rock and roll technique to make the edges a little darker which I don't think I've really tried before but I like the result.  Okay, off to start prepping the chicken enchilada casserole.  Yummy!!  Have a wonderful day!
Cardstock:  (White) Gina K, (Orange) Bazzill, (So Saffron) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  Doodlebug
Stamps:  (Flower and leaves from In Bloom, Sentiment from Fillable Frames #4) PTI
Inks: (Cajun Craze, Pumpkin Pie, Wild Wasabi, Always Artichoke) Stampin' Up

Copic:  E08
Gems:  (Bon Bon Assortment) Doodlebug

18 comments:

Lynn said...

Jen, sounds like a wonderful day! Enjoy your time with your family tonight...yummo...love Mexican food!

Your card is gorgeous. I love the stripes complimented by the beautiful flower. Stunner!

M said...

You've done a great job with the rock n roll technique.. it's subtle but definitely gives the flower that extra edge! M x

Karen B. said...

Gorgeous! I would love a whole bed of those orange flowers please. And really striking with the addition of the black.

Brandi said...

Sounds like a fun day today! I love Mexican food! I love the technique you used and this card is so pretty! Have fun tonight!

JJ Bolton said...

Loving the card this morning! The background stripes really give it a modern look (which I love).

Hope you have lots of fun tonight! You're totally making me want Mexican food and it's only 10am!

Lindsey said...

Mmm, chicken enchilada casserole... :D
Beautiful card! The rock-and-roll does give the flower a great look. Great colours, too!

Jay Gee said...

Love the black stripes Jen and your rock n roll technique worked fabulously. Thanks so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

Have fun tonight.

lostinpaper said...

FANtastic card Jen! This is one of my fave flowers too, it looks awesome just stamped or coloured. Great take on the inspiration, the stripes are perfect!

Michelle said...

This is beautiful! I love that In Bloom set (although I don't have it yet). The colours you've chosen work so well, and I love those stripes! :-) Enjoy that chicken enchilada casserole... you have my mouth watering from halfway across the globe.

~amy~ said...

LOVE your card...mmmm...you gotta share your recipe!

onecraftymama said...

gorgeous! I've coveted this stamp set for ages - it looks beautiful :)
Love the sentiment & the perfect bling too!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

gorgeous flower, love how the outer leaves are darker, so clever as it's all the details that make your cards so beautiful. have a great night with the family, may need that recipe for chicken enchilada's my dear :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! So creative! Hugs xxx

Maureen Morton said...

What time is dinner? I need to look up this technique, it is one I don't know. It sure works great for you, kiddo. The balance and color combo here are both right on the mark! Amazing!

Jenny said...

Jen I love the bold striped pattern...it reminds me of something!!...anyhows I'll ponder on that one :0)
Gorgeous card, I totally missed that challenge-where has the month gone?
Hope you had a great evening :0)
Jenny x

Vicky Hayes said...

What a fantastic bold stripe Jen - the sort of stripy flower looks fab with it. Hope you had a great dinner party - Mexican food always does it for me! Vicky x

Lisa Arana said...

so amazing. love the clean, graphic lines with that gorgeous flower.

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

I need to ink up that flower... looks fabulous.