Sunday, January 13, 2013

Happy Flower


Saturday was grey and gloomy for the most part and we were incredibly lazy.  Luis vegged on the sofa and I worked in the Craft Cave.  It wasn't until we took Atti for a walk at 4:30 that I even changed out of my pjs!  I might have to wear my pjs to make cards more often because I managed to get quite a bit done. 

This card is a two-for-one challenge card.  It's a clean and simple card for Little Tangles using the colours from Dynamic Duos.  I was determined to be clever with the colours and not use a flower image but you know what?  If it works, it works and So Saffron and Certainly Celery just screamed flowers to me.  I paper pieced the leaves and flower and then lightly outlined them with coordinating Stampin' Up markers.  I love how everything pops off the Basic Grey background and the Doodlebug pearls I got while I was away are so fun!


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (So Saffron, Certainly Celery, Basic Grey Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (All from Fresh Blooms) Neat and Tangled 
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko
Dies:  (Half & Half Die Collection) Papertrey Ink
Gems:  (Bumblebee assortment pearls) Doodlebug
Markers:  (So Saffron, Certainly Celery) Stampin' Up

24 comments:

~amy~ said...

Oh I love jammie days!!! This is a fab card...love how you combined challenges!

Lynn said...

sounds like the perfect day...I love days when I don't leave my house!!

Brandi said...

I love pj days! This card turned out so cute. I love the bright colors against the dark background. Maybe you will be fortunate to have another relaxing crafty day today!

Karen B. said...

That sounds like a good idea to try, I need to get a lot done. Great card, love the pop of yellow.

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

WOW!!! I love everything about this!!!

Glad you enjoyed PJ day!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen a gorgeous CAS card, I love how you paper pieced and then coloured the edges with marker!

Joyce said...

This is so pretty. The grey actually seems more cheerful because of all the yellow. Yay for pajama days.

mypapercraftworld said...

Just love this image, Jen, especially how you've made the flower head hang over the edges ... and those teeny pearls are fantastic! Anita :)

Lindsey said...

Three posts in a row starting with HAPPY... hope that means _you_ are! ;) How could you not be, hangiong out in the craft cave, stamping in your jammies. :D This is certainly one happy, pretty card. Nothing wrong with flowers!

Ardyth said...

Love the simplicity of that flower and the bold pop of colour!

Laurie said...

So cute! That flower really pops! Love it!

Virginia L. said...

Gorgeous flower! Love the added pearls, Jennifer!

lostinpaper said...

This flower is amazing Jen! I just love how the label pops off the dark bg!

Tracy said...

This is just gorgeous, love it!! Thanks for playing along with Little Tangles :)

Michelle said...

Gorgeous!

Quip1320 said...

This card stopped me dead in my tracks! I LOVE it!

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty, dearie!!! Thanks for playing in the Little Tangles CAS challenge!!

Laura Jane said...

Such a HAPPY bloom!

Olga said...

Very pretty!

Karen M said...

Hi Jen, this is amazing. I love the swirly stem & the two colours really pop out from the pretty bookmark feature. Very sweet! Kx

Miriam Prantner said...

This is so CAS and elegant! I love how the flower just jumps out at you, gorgeous! So glad you played along at Little Tangles this week!

Stephanie said...

This is so pretty and perfectly CAS! Thanks for joining the Little Tangles challenge!

Barb Ghig said...

This is such a pretty card! I love the color palette, too...so elegant!

Jessi Fogan said...

Seriously, in the last weeks since Christmas I have only gotten properly dressed 4 times. I'm bizarrely proud of this fact...and beyond comfortable hanging in my PJ's. Heck, if you don't have to leave the house, you may as well be comfy, right? :)
Love the shape on the die - and everything just goes so well here. One of those 'perfect storm' cards :)