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Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Fabulous Florets Wednesday Sketch Challenge

Honestly, I do put this set away!  It does not sit out all the time, that is not the reason why I find myself using it a lot!  I just LOVE this set and I have to say that I have used every image in the set.  That is very unusual for me!  Most of the time there is just one image in a set that will call out to me and it's the one I will always use.  This whole set calls out to me.  I have had a lot of fun with this set.  And I'm still into making cards with flowers on them.  I glanced over at the Halloween stuff (and I did see Halloween and fall stuff in the fabric and craft store I shopped at tonight).  I went in for some "holds forever" glue and found myself in the clearance section!!!  So much for going in for the two items I had on my list!  But I did get some great deals!!  Anyway, back to my card!

I stamped the flowers with black StazOn and I cut each one out.  Good thing there were only 3 flowers!!  And the leaves were stamped in Garden Green ink and cut out too.  I didn't mind cutting the flowers but the leaves were a bit tricky because they were so much thinner.  

I thoroughly enjoyed making this card.  Everything went so smoothly on it too.  Ya can't ask for more than that!  

Once the flowers were cut out I colored them in with the Pretty in Pink marker.  I added a little highlight to them with the Regal Rose marker.  And in the centers I used Daffodil Delight.  It was pretty basic and easy coloring too.

The leaves were stamped on scrap card stock using Garden Green ink.  I liked these leaves but I honestly didn't care much for cutting them out.  Half way through the cutting I was thinking about just stamping them in place and setting the flowers on top.  But I wanted some of the leaf to hang over the #3 square and stamping them on wouldn't give me that look.  SO I continued to carefully cut the thin strips on the stem and when I got it all done and set in place I was glad I stuck with it!  And when I got the card all together I was pleased with the way it turned out.  

I have to admit, I've been a bit depressed since my KC died and I hadn't felt very creative either.  This card did help a bit.  I need to try to keep busy and stay focused!  I do thank you all for your kind emails, cards and posts to my blog, it was so kind of you.  KC was a remarkable cat and I will miss him for a very long time. 

Thank you SO much for visiting today,


Unknown said...

Terrific job! Love your colors and you nailed the sketch. Thanks for sharing. Blessings, Diane

lisa808 said...

Beautiful card and colors.

Anonymous said...

Another gorgeous card, Wanda. I have this stamp set and I love it also. I love your colors and how you placed the flowers....... I did something kind of similar, but used orange and yellow on my card. Thanks for sharing your darling card with us.