Saturday, October 12, 2013

Pot of Pink Flowers

Hi everyone.  Time for another Saturday Challenge at Bugaboo's Catch the Bug Challenge Blog.  Today it's a Theme challenge ...

Think Pink

I used both paper piecing and paper tole for this adorable image.  I wanted to add twine around the pot, but because it was such a light pink, it seemed to disappear ... so I took three strands of the pink twine and braided them together to make a thick "rope", looped it around the rim of the pot and added a pearl to dress it up - love how it turned out.  :)    I added a fun sentiment from Paper Smooches to finish.

Here's a close-up:

... and here's another angle so you can see the depth from the paper tole technique.

Stamps:  Flower Pot 1 (Bugaboo); Sentiment Sampler (Paper Smooches)
Paper:  White, Yellow Gingham; Regal Rose, Regal Rose polka-dot, Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Ink:  Basic Black, Regal Rose, Pear Pizzazz (SU!)
Accessories & Tools:  Pink Sorbet Twine (The Twinery), pink half pearl, stylus and mat, sponges, glue, glue dots, adhesives, and dimensionals

I used both paper piecing and paper tole techniques for this card.  Links to tutorials of these techniques can be found on my "Techniques Page".

For the flower pot, I used my Regal Rose Stampin' Write marker to add pink dots in the centers of all the squares.

I hope you'll join us for this fun challenge.  Please check out Catch the Bug Challenge Blog for the challenge details and see the Design Team's fabulous creations for "Think Pink". :)


  1. So pretty, Loll ... the braided 'rope' with the pearl addition is the perfect finishing touch! Anita :)

  2. Oh wow wow wow Loll I just adore this card. I love flowers anyway but I love what you've done here. The braid is great....what more can I say. Just fab!
    Love Lea x

  3. Oh so adorable popped up pink posies...another master piece.

  4. Love all the techniques you've used on this delightful card Loll. The braided rope is brilliant.

    Karen x

  5. What a fun and funky card Loll! Love how you have made this-and the braid looks fabby :)
    Hugs,Nessa xx

  6. Love, love, love this card especially love your braided rope

  7. This is so pretty Loll, love the way the flowers pop up and the braided twine looks fantastic :) Cathy x

  8. Great paper piecing Loll on your lovely vase of the braiding around the top of your vase...


  9. Looks like you're caught the "Bug" with these pretty images, Loll! The soft color palette is lovely and your paper piecing is fab! Thanks so much for the link to your tutorials!

  10. What a sweet pot of flowers! I love the pink and yellow and the braided twine is just perfect!

  11. Loll this is such a sweet card. The colours are wonderful and the braided twine is such a wonderful addition. Love the wee heart too.

  12. Love the depth you got from the layering of your flowers! They really stand out. And I love the use of the twine!

  13. Lol its gorgeous, you really are the queen of paper piecing and the lovely braided twine. You are such an inspiration.


  14. Lovely card, and I enjoyed reading about all those techniques you used here. So very effective on what could have been just a simple pot of flowers. All the special touches you added to the digi sent it right over the top. TFS

  15. What a sweet card Loll, its totally adorable.
    Love the pot of flowers and such pretty papers....Adorable!
    Huge hugs Mau xx

  16. I just LOVE this card! The colors and 'rope' are just terrific!
    So glad to have you joining us on the Bugaboo Team!
    Hugs & Happy Days!

  17. I just want to hug this card, it is so adorable, Lolly! Nobody, but nobody paper pieces as impeccably and brilliantly as you do!! This is a Pinner winner!! Hugs, Dolly

  18. I love the cute colorful look, absolutely adorable !!


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