Thursday, October 15, 2020

The Flower Challenge #49 Reminder

Hi everyone.  Back with a reminder that we are over half way through our challenge this month  - The Flower Challenge #49 - Circle / Circles.  We are thrilled to have Colleen Balija (Irish Rose Creations) as our Guest Designer this month.


And don't forget that we are celebrating our 4th birthday!
Lots of Prizes up for grabs - check out the challenge blog for details.

I'm having fun working with circles this month.  For by above card, I used a circle die-cut that I've had for ages, but never used.  I added a smooshed purple and blue inked background behind the circle die-cut and then added a sweet Cherry Blossom sprig from Penny Black over top, popped up for dimension.  I wanted to watercolour with blue, so I'm not sure what type of flower this is now, but it's not Cherry Blossoms. :)  Thank goodness we have artistic license! :)  Added some green for the stems and leaves and stamped the sentiment (Happy Messages - Stampendous) in the same blue ink used for the flowers.

Close-up ...
Please check out the challenge blog to see the amazing circle floral designs from our Designers and wonderful Guest Designer, Colleen.

Come play along!  It's a birthday celebration!!

Since I used my never-before-used circle die, I'm adding this card to the NBUS #19 gallery.






Stamps: Happy Messages (Stampendous)
Paper: White card base (Neenah 110 lb.); Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink: Distress Inks:  Broken China, Mowed Lawn, Wilted Violet (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Cherry Blossom die (Penny Black), Woven Circle Ring (Poppy Stamps), Circle Nesabilities - retired (Spellbinders), water brush, Posca Pen

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #49 - Circle / Circles

12 comments:

HilaryJane said...

This is great, I love that circle die and the colours. It is such a good way of adding extra interest to the background. thanks for the inspiration xx

nancy littrell said...

Beautiful die cut circles over your watercolored background, Lolly. How about bachelor buttons flowers instead of cherry tree blossoms? Either way..a very pretty CAS Flower Challenge card. TFS my friend. Love and Hugs...Nancy

Ros Crawford said...

Happy 4th Birthday! Lovely card and a beautiful design!

Daffodil Cards said...

So so pretty Loll.
Faith x

Jo said...

Well isn't this special and perfect for the circle theme challenge. Love the pastels and the sprig of blooms. Beautiful!

Robyn Oliver said...

Fabulous circles treatment on this card Loll, great die and so soft pretty the background for your blue blossoms... hugs and stay safe Robyn

Barb Ghig said...

I really love this card, Loll! Your blue cherry blossoms are darling and I love the circular pattern on your smooshed background...such a great way to add layers on a CAS design! xx

Mac Mable said...

Blue flowers is good for me Loll...x. Such a beautiful card and I like the gentle wash of colour behind the fabulous die cut circles x.

BożenA said...

Clearly they are forget-me-not flowers, Loll! I have no idea if the translator translated it well, but in Poland we have such tiny blue flowers and we call them forget-me-nots. But the translations look strange :-)) In any case, it's a wonderful combination of blue flowers and an amazing background. Beautiful, I'd say spring card, Loll
xx

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Loll, loving those delicate flowers and that pretty background too ;) hugs Viv xx

TaeEun said...

I'm sure there is those kind of little blue flowers irl :) ! They look so pretty on the blue purple background!

Bobby said...

That is a great die for the challenge, Loll, and I love the inks blending in the background.