Sunday, January 10, 2016

Spring Fields

Happy Sunday, and welcome back!  Today I'm sharing a card made with the current sketch challenge at Pals Paper Arts, and using the colors from the current challenge over at Create with Connie and Mary.  I've included links to the sites, so be sure to visit and enjoy all the beautiful inspiration!

Two of my favorite items available during Sale-A-Bration this year are the stamp set Flowering Fields and the matching designer series paper, Wildflower Fields.  Each one is separately available free with a purchase of $50.00 or more.  One of the things I like about the stamp set is that each of the six wild flower images are a separate stamp, so you have the opportunity to build a wide variety of "scenes".

I decided to flip the sketch 90 degrees for this scene.  I started out by stamping the floral images on a small Shimmery White panel using Archival Basic Black ink, which is wonderful for coloring with reinkers.  Using a Blender Pen, I gently colored the flowers with the challenge colors, going over the leaves in the middle image a second time to give some contrast to those on either side.  After that was done, the corner was punched with the Curvy Corner Trio punch and adhered to a slightly larger piece of Pear Pizzazz card stock.

Before attaching the piece of Blackberry Bliss card stock, it was embossed with the Fluttering Textured Impression Embossing Folder.  The circle element of the sketch was created with the 1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle and 1 1/4" Scallop Circle punches.  The sentiment, stamped in Blackberry Bliss, is from the Circle of Spring stamp set (available in the annual catalogue).  Pearls and sequins finished things off.

Thanks for your visit today!  I hope you have a great week ahead!



Product details:
Stamps:  Flowering Fields, Circle of Spring
Paper:  Thick Whisper White, Shimmery White, Pear Pizzazz, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay, Wildflower dsp
Ink:  Archival Basic Black, Pear Pizzazz, Blackberry Bliss, Bermuda Bay
Other:  1 3/4" Scallop Circle, 1 1/4" Scallop Circle, 1 3/8" Circle punches, Fluttering TIEF, Curvy Corner Trio punch, Blender Pen, Metallics Sequins, Pearl Basic Jewels


Linda Callahan said...

Great colors and I love the funky sprigs and flowers! Pretty card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Chris Slogar said...

What a charming look for a birthday greeting! Love how the colors pop on those flowers. So delightful! Thank you for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Young said...

Love your card and the way you flipped the sketch. The layered sentiment really stands out against the delicate flowers and paper. Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Joanne James said...

I love the layering and panelling on your card and the textured embossed panel and sentiment really stand out. Thanks for joining us over at Create With Connie and Mary this week!

Alison Barclay said...

Those flowers look great on your card and I love the little details like the embossed panel and the sequins. Lovely! Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie and Mary this week. :)

Connie Babbert said...

Very pretty card, somehow it is just SO cheerful! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Lisa Martz said...

What a sweet card. Love the little flowers and the butterfly embossed panel. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary color challenge this week!

Bridgette J said...

This is so fresh! I love how airy the card is. Frankly it makes me pine for spring! Thanks for playing along this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Jenny Engelke said...

This challenge was the perfect opportunity to use the Wildflower Fields DSP and you hit a home run! Thanks for playing with us at CCMC this week!

Mary Brown said...

WOW...what GREAT use of this set and these colors! This is a very difficult set for me and all I can say is that you 'nailed it'! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!