Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Flower Cascade: CQC{65} & CPS{96}

Whew!  I am glad to have some time to recuperate after the holidays before heading back to work next week.  Whatever winter holiday you celebrate, I hope it was a wonderful one!  This week I've finally had time to play along with some of my favorite challenges.  When I saw this gorgeous scarf and color combo at the Colour Q, I just had to play along:
Stunning, right?!  And this sketch at Card Patterns was just perfect for what I had in mind:

 and here is what I created:

I had so much fun making this one!  I started with a Basic Black base and added some of my favorite retired DSP, Walk in the Park.  I cut a Whisper White circle with my Netsabilities and stamped a sentiment from Hope Happens in Jet Black Stazon--my favorite ink for a crisp black image.  The real fun came from creating the flowers!  I used the Floral Fusion sizzlit--a SU exclusive die--to cut these tri-layered flowers from Very Vanilla and Crumb Cake cardstock.  Before assembling the Crumb Cake flowers, I stamped all the layers with the En Francais background stamp in Crumb Cake ink.
I discovered that the flower punch from the Itty Bitty Punch Pack is a perfect match to the Floral Fusion sizzlit!  A little black cardstock and a basic rhinestone brad made the flower centers sparkle!
 With so much beautiful felt in the inspiration piece, I had to use some on this card.  I dug into my stash of retired Sweet Pea felt flowers and came up with some Old Olive felt leaves--so stinkin' cute!
I am in need of a belated birthday card and I think this sentiment from On Your Birthday coordinates well with the one on the outside.  To incorporate all the colors I inked up the stamp with my Basic Black and Old Olive Stampin' Write markers and added a few Crumb Cake flowers from Eastern Blooms.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I hope you enjoy the rest of your week...cheers!

supplies:
stamps: hope happens, on your birthday, en francais, eastern blooms
ink: jet black stazon, crumb cake
paper: basic black, whisper white, walk in the park dsp
xtras: stampin' write markers;  basic grey taffeta ribbon; floral fusion sizzlit; rhinestone brads; itty bitty punch pack; sweet pea felt leaves; nestabilities

23 comments:

Queenie Jeannie said...

Wow!! You totally nailed this challenge! Wonderful, wonderful card - bravo!!!!

Lesley said...

This card is gorgeous Nance! I love the flowers and the leaves ARE stinkin' cute!!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Nance, I especially love your flowers! Great use of the colors. Thanks for playing the ColourQ challenge this week. Happy New Year!

LeAnne said...

I agree, this IS stinkin' cute! A PERFECT match to the inspiration.....PERFECT! Love everything about it!

БаНдИтКа said...

Очень нравится! Цветовая гамма потрясающая!

Shelley Germann said...

I had to stop by for a visit and boy am I glad I did! This is FABULOUS! You nailed the inspiration piece. Really, really beautiful!

Nancy said...

Nance your interpretation of this gorgeous scarf is PERFECT! Adorable little flowers and of course love the brads, plus the inside is as pretty as the outside too.

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Nance this is beyond super cool! You really nailed the inspiration! Wow. So cool.
I LOVE the stamping on the flower petals and seeing those Sweet Pea felt leaves REALLY makes me wish they would have carried over the WHOLE Sweet Pea product line. It was truely one of my favorites. Just beautiful!

Christina said...

Oh my word, this is fabulous, Nance! Those flowers and felt leaves are so perfect, and the balance of colors is wonderful. So happy to have you join the ColourQ again this week!

Marisa said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Nance!! Great use of the sketch and the colours. You nailed this one big time :)

Diane - Rubber 'n Rafters said...

Nance... YOU and Your blog have inspired me! Come on over to my blog for your award!
Hugs Diane

PS: I'm sure you already have it handy! LOL

Cristina said...

Totally beautiful in every way.

Linda Callahan said...

Absolutely beautiful interpretation of that photo and its colors! Wowza!

antheam said...

Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Card Patterns,
Anthea.

Tracey Brossart said...

Wow, I love those flowers and those leaves are gorgeous!

Tracey xx :D

Krystal (skdeleeuw) said...

Simply stunning!! Love those flowers. Fabulous job using the picture for inspiration. Thanks for playing at the ColourQ!

Jean Martin said...

This is gorgeous!!! I love how you made the flowers!!! I'll have to look into that now! :) congrats on the win. You totally deserve it.

Nancy said...

Yahooooooo! Congratulations this card was definitely a show stopper and right on target,
great job!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Finally making it around to tell you how GORGEOUS this card is!!! You are one talented lady!!! Thanks so much for playing with us at the colourQ - I ALWAYS love seeing your cards!

Anne Marie said...

One word: WOW! This is so clean and elegant, I love it. You hit that challenge right on the noggin' I tell you! Just perfect! :)

Doris said...

This is a beautiful card! I just emailed my SU rep and ordered the Sizzlet to add to my collection. Thanks for the inspiration.

LeAnne said...

This card is SUCH a winner!!! Congrats on the iPicks, too!

Tara Bilbao said...

This is just brilliant! Your color combo and elements are just genius. I love how you incorporated sweet pea petals into such a sophisticated card. And again, your inside is as beautiful as the outside. I am amazed that each time I look at the picture I catch another great element such as the stamped pattern on the crumb cake flower. WOW WOW WOW. Just fabulous.