Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Field Flowers

Good Afternoon Friends!

I've been a busy bee working today, then I had to pick up my daughter, homework, then dance class!  Well I officially had an hour and a half to play.

I remembered someone who's work I admire, LeAnne, is a designer for a website called The Paper Players, so I decided to give their challenges a whirl.  This weeks challenge was to make a card with flowers.

I have wanted this set FOREVER and it just came in the mail this week.  When thinking of spring, I always tend to go back to my favorite "old school" Stampin' Up! color scheme which included apricot (well we don't have that any more) The other 3 are rose red, regal rose and artichoke).  So I'm going old school for this.  :D

I know you can't really tell from the picture, but I used all shimmer white paper.  it's so pretty and sparkly in real life.  I inked the leaf image first in artichoke, then added the regal rose "base" to the flowers.  This is a two step flower, the stamp on top of that is rose red which is slightly darker and outlines the regal rose image nicely.  I could see this being pretty in purple hues too.

That ribbon is so fun to work with.  It feels like blue jean material.  It's the 3/8" Denim Jean Ribbon (125054).  It's got a nice bite to it because it's so heavy and makes a really nice bow without any difficulty.   I sponged all the white edges with rose red ink also.

Behind the sentiment is 3 scalloped ovals put together to make the trim around the large oval.  It goes together pretty easily, you just have to play with it.

I also used a pretty edgelit die to make the cute border shown, and the hearts pattern embossing folder.  Well, I'm out the door again!  I managed to get this card done and posted in under an hour!  Not too shabby!  :D 

Have a great night!
Rubbah hugs,


Selene Kempton

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13 comments:

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Selene! I love your "old school" color combination! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

kreationzbyzabrina said...

So pretty!!

Wanda. said...

I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card!! It's a must CASE! TFS

Chrissy D said...

This is stunning!

Rose said...

Your flowers are beautiful, awesome work.

Ret said...

Selene, your card is absolutely gorgeous!! I love it! I feel a "case" coming on...

Denise Willerton said...

Love this card Selene! and I too agree ~ LeAnne is amazing! Have a wonderful day :-)

Jonia said...

This is beautiful Selene! Love this stamp set!

Lesley said...

What a pretty card Selene! I am so happy you remembered us and played along. I always love your work. Love the "old school" colours for sure and the soft sponging on the edges. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.
Hugs,
Lesley

LeAnne said...

Selene, thanks so much for the sweet comment, and we are so glad that you played along this week. This IS a gorgeous image and the deep rich colors do it justice! I am not sure I could do that in less than an hour--you're GOOD! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players!

Nance Leedy said...

I *know* that I couldn't make this in an hour, wow! Gorgeous use of this stamp set and the "old school" colors are beautiful! So glad you joined my flower challenge at The Paper Players!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Selene, as always, your work is just gorgeous! Your color combo is stunning and I bet the shimmer is stunning in person. I just got that denim ribbon and now am realy looking forward to using it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Selene, as always, your work is just gorgeous! Your color combo is stunning and I bet the shimmer is stunning in person. I just got that denim ribbon and now am realy looking forward to using it. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)