Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Flowers, Flowers, Flowers

Challenges with flowers are popping up like flowers!  I unfortunately needed a Sympathy card and I found some unusual brownish red colored pattern paper and some outrageous lime colored patterned paper that I thought would work together... now as I write this, I'm thinking - WHAT WERE YOU THINKING?  Lime for a sympathy card?  I think it works though.
I'm entering this card in three challenges listed below with those all important links too.  I chose cream color card stock (so much more soothing than white) to work with.  I stamped and embossed the flowers and cut them out (Hero Arts Hand Drawn Flower - CG285) and then stamped it on the card stock in Distress Ink Antique Linen, one of my all time favorites and most frequently used Distress Inks.  I smeared Glossy Accents in the center of the large flower and added yellow seed beads (I promise to take another photo when the sun is out on that center flower).  I used Black Enamel Accents on the center of the little lime green flower and added some pearls around the card.  Right now, I'm falling into bed... zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

Crazy4Challenges.... C4C86

They say that ‘April showers bring May flowers’, so let’s see lots of flowers on your creations.  

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Dawn T said...

wonderful. The colour combo is wonderful.

Barb said...

Arlene, I love the way this turned out! Beautiful background and flowers! I think the colors work too, for a sympathy card. Hope you slept well!

Country Mouse said...

Found your blog thru the Whimsiedoodles Challenge blog. I just had to take a peek at your sister's name is Arlene. She and I are always told how different our names are, so I love meeting new people with the same names as we have.


~Jeri~ said...

Love your flowers! Beautiful work!!!

Thanks for joining us at Craft Us Crazy and hope to see you joining us again!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

What a gorgeous flower! Very nice card!!!

Thank you for participating in the Craft Us Crazy Challenge. I hope you'll do so again soon!

Kathy (krolski) said...

Beautiful background and very pretty flowers!

Judy1223 said...

Arlene, I love the simplicity of this card...the background is great and the flowers are beautiful!