Thursday, May 3, 2012

Bright Flowers For A Grey Day


Good day!  It's grey and humid here today.  We've had a bit of rain.  Not enough to make a difference to the water tank but hopefully it will help reduce the crunchiness of the grass!  
I'm playing along with two of Arielle's challenges today - ColourQ and RetroSketches.  I pulled out some Hero Arts stamps that I won from the Flashback Friday Challenge (thanks, Amy!) and inked them up for the first time.  I like how these colours pop off the Early Espresso background. I added some Stickles to their centres and used all three colours for the twine.  Hope the rest of your day is lovely.  I'm going out to do a little dancing to see if I can encourage some more rain.  If not, at least the neighbours will have a bit of entertainment!  :)


Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Early Espresso) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Flowers and sentiment from Lucious Patterned Flowers) Hero Arts
Inks: (VersaMark) Tsukineko, (Real Red, So Saffron, Pool Party) Stampin' Up

Embossing Powder:  (Seafoam White) Ranger

Impression Plate:  (Linen & Canvas) PTI

Twine:  (Maraschino, Buttercream. Caribbean) The Twinery
Stickles:  (Xmas Red, Yellow, Eucalyptus) Ranger
Punch:  (1/8" hole punch) McGill

26 comments:

kingstonmama said...

Pretty flowers! I love those colors and they do look great against that dark card base. I like how you carried the colors over to the twine, as well. Ann

onecraftymama said...

Aren't you sweet, thinking of the neighbours :) We've got a nice day today, and once I get Riley I'll be lounging with Abby in our still-crunchy-from-winter grass :) Well, on a chair, but anyway.
I love the colour combo - those flowers just pop off the base! - and the twine looks great tripled up :) And I see white EP - I used it yesterday and thought of you!

Sylvia said...

Wonderful card, Jen, I love the look, so clean! Did you emboss that white sentiment or is it a rub on? It looks perfect! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ and sharing your card!

Lisa said...

Oooo what a delightful card! Love your multi layered twine treatment!!

Jenny said...

I would send some rain over if I could...we've had about 3" over the last three weeks!!!
The three flowers jump off that card at me, love how you've combined both challenges and a neat bit of twine too :0)
Best get dancing then.
Jenny x

Jackie Rockwell said...

I'm loving those big flowers Jen! They remind me of when you plant fresh flowers in the flower bed and the colors just pop against the dark brown of the soil! Glad you played Retrosketches this week! :)

Jay Gee said...

Love the bold colours against the darker background and your triple twine treatment (try saying that 3x fast!) :)

Kara said...

Very pretty!! love this simple layout...the flowers really shine!! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!!

Kara said...

Very pretty!! love this simple layout...the flowers really shine!! Thanks for joining us at the ColourQ!!

Joyce said...

Great take on both challenges. I think your dark brown background is so striking.

Michelle said...

Great card! I love how the twine matches the flowers, and your bow is so neat. :-) This colour combination is beautiful.

You have me giggling at the thought of you dancing in your yard! We've had non-stop rain, I wish I could send some to you!

Lyndal said...

Gorgeous card Jen - LOVE the colour POPs :)

Deanna Jean said...

I agree...love how these colors pop against the brown. Thanks for sharing with us a the ColourQ this week.

Lindsey said...

I like that flower a lot -- and looks great in bright colours against the brown! And of course you have all the matching stickles. :D

lostinpaper said...

Love how those flowers totally pop on the dark bg! Great take on the sketch, I think you're officially converting to a sketch girl!

Lynn said...

I love that sketch! And...how you popped the gorgeous colors off the dark background. Divine!

JJ Bolton said...

Man, this card turned out awesome! Those flowers are just popping off of that brown base. And that sentiment looks so good embossed! I've been on an embossing spree myself lately but I think I need of those embossing magic things. I'm terrible with the stray powder. Unlike your embossing which is nothing less than immaculate!

Have an awesome weekend my friend! And I hope a bit of rain comes your way:)

Patrice said...

Great use of the colors...I hope you'll link up with me at 52 Card Pickup this week!

http://www.oldbackporch.com/2012/05/52-card-pickup-week-18.html

Tina said...

That's a really good go-to color combo, I think. I think the flowers stand out nicely against the dark brown card base. Great job!

Lisa Arana said...

oh boy, this is beautiful. i love those flowers and the multi-strands of twine.

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

love your take on this jen, the twine of all the colours looks so cool :)

~amy~ said...

Love this!!!

Melissa said...

Ooolala! Love this! I'm going to have to try that color combo because you've gone and made it look fabulous!!!! Love the CAS style with that beautiful flower image and mix of colorful twine! :)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

These flowers really pop on the brown card base.

Sandra Farrell said...

Craft Cave - Love it! What an adorable card. You really rocked the colour combo this week. Thanks for joining us this week at Colour Q. I hope you come play with us again!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous Jen and congrats on being Courtier!