Saturday, February 22, 2014

Love Inspired Flowers


Hi everyone.  I have been on a roll making cards this week ... my mojo has returned!!  It never completely left, but for the past several weeks, I struggled over every card I made ... things weren't flowing.  But things are flowing now and I have been having fun playing along with the LOVEFEST2014 challenges to SCS - this one is Challenge F - Color challenge (love inspired) hosted by Sweet 'n Sassy.

I think this pot of heart flowers is so adorable from Bugaboo and I immediately thought of it when I saw the challenge.  I colored the stem and leaves with my Copics and paper pieced the pot, ribbon and hearts.  I added a second layer of paper piecing to add dimension to the rim of the pot, the bow of the ribbon, and the heart blossoms (paper tole).  All the pieces were sponged to add depth and dimension, and I used my white gel pen to add some highlights to the hearts.  A simple sentiment and a shadow for the pot to ground it (drawn with Copics) finishes the card.  Another fun, easy and CAS card.







Stamps:  Flower Pot 4 (Bugaboo Stamps); Love Bug sentiment (Fiskars)
Paper:  White (Neenah), Snap Color Vibe (Simple Stories); Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red (SU!)
Ink:  Baked Brown Sugar, Real Red, Regal Rose (SU!); Copics:  G43, YG67, W4
Accessories & Tools:  sponges, white gel pen



Challenges:
LOVEFEST2014F - color challenge

18 comments:

Jaydee said...

Loll, I would never have thought you were struggling. Your cards are always so beautiful. I know what you mean about getting a card done, but feeling it's a struggle. I've been in that situation myself the last few weeks. I am so glad you are back on a roll :-) I love the hearts. Your pot is colored beautifully. Fabulous
Hugs
Jaydee

Lee-Anne said...

Well your struggles never showed in your cards, Loll. This is such a sweet design...the colors are just perfect! Love the paper piecing!

aileen (mum) said...

Such a simple drawing and yet you have highlighted it to perfection. I love your colouring and the paper tole. Beautiful card

Cathy said...

Your cards are always amazing Loll! Love the paper piecing and your colouring, Cathy x

harrahx2 said...

Great depth to this one Loll. Beautiful job and I love it!

Colorado Crafter said...

Such a great CAS card!!! I always love seeing your perfect paper piecing!!!

Kylie said...

Perfectly CAS. I love your paper piecing and your colouring is beautiful xx

Karen B said...

This is so pretty Loll. Love the dimension you've achieved with the paper piecing and I thought you'd put diamond glaze on the hearts but then I realised it was your white pen; so effective. Can't imagine you being mojoless.........certainly didn't show!

Karen x

Sandy said...

I do love clean and simple cards - your images is stunning and colored so perfectly. I am going to use this simple lay out for one of my Christmas cards.
Sandy xx

Susan said...

Adorable little pot of flowers / hearts! You are so good at paper piecing!

Becky said...

This is just adorable!

Barb Ghig said...

These heart flowers are so cute, Loll! I love the charming pot and your pink bow is perfect! Really sweet card!

nwilliams6 said...

Lovely! The image is very pretty and well colored and done - has a lot of depth. Cute, cute, cute bow. Well cone card. Hugz!

Anita in France said...

Just so lovely, Loll ... the glossy hearts are gorgeous ... well, actually it's all gorgeous! Anita :)

shirley-bee said...

Beautiful card, Loll! The white gel pen makes the heart flowers look glossy!

MaryH said...

Awesome. I thought your heart flowers were many layers, such is the dimension you have created. I can't imagine you struggling with cards...too amusing. Each one is so wonderful, I just think of you as rolling them right off the craft table. I've yet to see one I didn't think was gorgeous! TFS & Hugs

Bonnie said...

I love the depth you've created with this simple stamp! Amazing!

Deepti said...

I love the dimension added by the hearts :) beautiful!