Friday, March 28, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #40 - Spring Flowers


Well...I've fussed with this card enough! I kept diddling and diddling with it, without it getting much better. I think it is the white background I don't like on it...cause I do like the center part of it! Oh well...time to move on!

I haven't used this set, Doodle This, in ages! It is one of those sets that I LOVED when it first came out (Spring last year?) and used it SO much that I kind of burnt myself out on it. But...I saw it sitting there...so unloved for so long...that I couldn't resist pulling it out and working with it a little.

The background is the scroll stamped in Certainly Celery on Whisper White. Then I used a couple designs from the Flowers for You designer paper. The large flower I stamped once on Watercolor paper and blended the outlines with my aquapainter...but I think it needed more...so I added the extra layer of flower with Regal Rose on Pretty in Pink cardstock. Both flowers are popped up, then curled backward towards the card for some dimension. The center is So Saffron with Iridescent Ice over it, as well as the Certainly Celery leaves...so they prettily sparkle! Then I added a green Rhinestone brad to the center. Like I said...I kept tweaking and tweaking it...lol! I used the Round Tab punch to add the words For You on the side. Done! lol!

Thanks for checking out my Blogger's Challenge card this week! Have a great weekend!

17 comments:

MJ said...

Great layout. I love the patterened papers. Very springy -- you done good!

tonistamps said...

I love it Connie! Especially rolling the petals of the flower. Very nice look to it.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad you kept on messing with it because I think it looks fabulous!!! Cynthia

Basement Stamper said...

Great minds think alike using Doodle This. I don't use it as much as I would like, but I do love that layered look!!! Great colors on this challenge!

Jackie said...

Very pretty - I love what you did with the leaves and center. I had a Hero Arts flower that was similar but the petals were rounded and I didn't like the design on them - I'd rather have this one instead.

Barb Hardeman said...

Wonderful job Connie! The flower petals are great and your colors are so fresh!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I think it's a beautiful card Connie.

Nikki Bond said...

So pretty! I love that color combo! Great job! {SMILES}

KimberlyG said...

Beautifully done! Love your mix of patterns and colors! Thanks so much for sharing with us! :D

Sheryl said...

Connie, I think your card is lovely--great color combo for Spring. I like the new design of your blog too!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Very pretty!!!

Lisa Bohler said...

The details and colors on this card are simply wonderful, Connie! Love the curled flowers and the background combo of papers and colors is gorgeous!!!!

Ida said...

Very pretty. Soft and Lovely colors and good use of the designer paper.

Amanda Sewell said...

Totally pretty and full of spring wishes!!!

Claudia said...

I like everything about it - I think you are too hard on yourself! It's a very pretty card!

Lori said...

So pretty! The layered flower is beautiful.

Barbara said...

It's so much fun seeing the fresh, light colors of Spring! Beautiful card.