Sunday, October 04, 2020

The Flower Challenge #49 - Circle / Circles

Hi everyone.  I'm so excited to announce that I have joined the Design Team for The Flower Challenge - YAY!  I do love making cards with flowers, so this is just perfect for me.  I'm thrilled to be working with a very talented group of Designers.  And this month, we have a lovely Guest Designer, Colleen Balija (Irish Rose Creations).  Welcome Colleen!

The Flower Challenge #49 ...
And this is also a very special month at The Flower Challenge
We're celebrating 4 years of challenges!  Congrats to the team!
Please help us celebrate our birthday by joining in our challenge.
Prizes are listed on the challenge blog.

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I started by creating a soft background with a stencil monoprint of tiny circles, done in soft green ink.

Once dry, I stamped the flowers and leaves in Archival Black ink and watercoloured using Distress Inks.  The simple sentiment was stamped in black before the image was die-cut using a circle die.

Very simple and quick card.

Close-up ...
I hope you'll come join our challenge.  Please make sure a flower or flowers is the main part of your card design and follow the challenge prompt.  Hope to see you in The Flower Challenge #49 gallery!

Products






Stamps:  Cosmos Spray- retired; Spring Sentiments (both from Stampendous)
Paper:  Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.)
Ink:  Archival Black Ink (Ranger); Distress Inks:  Shabby Shutters, Ripe Persimmon, Aged Mahogany, Peeled Paint (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:  Mini Tiny circles stencil (The Crafter's Workshop), water brush, circle nestabilities - retired (Spellbinders)

Challenges:
The Flower Challenge #49 - Circle / Circles


32 comments:

Viv said...

Such a beautiful card Loll! and also a very big welcome to our team! Loving those flowers and how you have coloured them so well and such a pretty background too, awesome ;) hugs Viv xx

Viv said...

Congrats Loll - I know you love flowers so this DT will be perfect for you!
Another gorgeous card my friend. xx

BożenA said...

Congratulations, The Flower Challenge is one of my favorites because I always find so many beautiful cards there. You are a great match for this DT because you create such stunning floral cards, Loll! And this is another beautiful card with an amazing napkin background.
xx

Christine Alexander said...

congratulations Loll, this is the perfect challenge for you :)
Beautiful card, your delicate monoprint background is perfect as a background for your flowers :)

Pat said...

Congratulations on joining the Flower Challenge DT Loll and love your circular mat with the gorgeous flowers and some pretty softly coloured circles in the background. A really wonderful card! x

Julie B said...

Congrats on the new gig Loll, such a pretty card for your first DT post. :)

Liz said...

Congratulations on joining the Flower Challenge DT, Loll.
Love your card, such a beautiful design. xx

I Card Everyone said...

Wait just a minute... didn't you just lighten your load? LOL You never cease to amaze me, Loll... this is a mighty fine fit for you! Your premier is a beauty!
=]

Nstiz said...

Your watercoloring skills are amazing, something I've not been friends with yet. I love the idea of a pale background that can be colored since it's so hard to work a background around a colored image. Great card, Loll. I do love seeing your work.

Robyn Oliver said...

Congratulations Loll, so pleased to see you on the Flower team --- your card is simply lovely - your gorgeous CAS style and beautifully coloured flowers, hugs Robyn

stampinwithanita said...

Congratulations Loll! I can’t wait to see what you create...I know it will always be fabulous ❤️❤️❤️❤️

Bonnie said...

What a perfect fit for you and a wonderful addition to The Flower Challenge team, my friend! Love the soft monoprint background and the bright flowers that are so bright and pretty!

nancy littrell said...

Simply beautiful stamped and watercolored with Distress inks flowers, Lolly:-) I Love your choice of colors and wonderful monoprint background for your flowers. Perfect circle die cut image. A Big Congratulations for being chosen as the new Flower Challenge Design Team member too...I know how you Love Flower image cards:-) Love and Hugs...Nancy

Susan said...

Congratulations on joining the Flower Challenge as a DT member! A beautiful card for your first challenge with them! Love the stencil monoprint background and the beautifully coloured flowers!

Darnell said...

I'm sure Aileen and the entire Flower Challenge Design Team are thrilled that you have joined the Team, Lolly! You do love making cards with florals as the focus and you always bring them to life, just as you did with this beautiful circles within circles delight! I love the teeny Smile sediment, although no instructions were necessary for this card to elicit a smile!! Love, Dolly

Trina P. said...

Yay... congratulations on joining TFC team! 👏 They are lucky to have you. Excellent debut card to kick things off!

Ros Crawford said...

Many congrats and they must be thrilled to have your talents. This is another beauty my friend!

Marcia Hill said...

First off, CONGRATULATIONS on your new DT spot...you are a perfect addition to their team!! I will look forward to seeing your beautiful creations every month!! And you've started off with a bang Loll! I love your soft background and the flower is sooooo pretty and just pops against it! Lovely, lovely card my friend!! Hugs. :0)

TK said...

Beautiful card, and yes you're fabulous at flowers! Congrats on the DT!

Linda said...

Oooh! Congratulations my friend ..... this challenge is perfect for you.
Love your card, the soft background really shows off those pretty blooms xx

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Hello Loll and welcome, welcome to The Flower Challenge DT.
Love, love your first DT card, as always, your coloring is amazing and brings your creations to life.
Love the background you created to frame this sweet flowers, I have a few stencils and I need to use them more often.
Sending hugs,
Stay healthy and safe.
XO
Maria.

HilaryJane said...

Congrats on joining the Flower Challenge design team, it is definitely going to be enhanced by having your designs included. your first card is excellent, I love that stencilled background and the lovely water colouring xx

Barb Ghig said...

Congrats on your new DT spot, Loll! Your flowers are always gorgeous, so it's a match made in heaven :) Love your monoprint background on this card...I think the soft yellow makes these pretty blooms pop and your circle is the perfect focal point!

Karen Dunbrook said...

really gorgeous card, love the colour you used on the flowers.
Hope you are keeping well in these crazy times mf
xx Karen

Leslie Miller said...

Congratulations, Loll! This challenge is perfect for you and you're perfect for it. A great match! Case in point: Your beautiful card. Love that you kept it so simple yet managed to make it gorgeous with your stenciled background and pretty watercoloring. Happy birthday to The Flower Challenge, too!

A.Rose said...

So thrilled you are going to be on another design team for a challenge I follow. Another glorious card!!!

Anita in France said...

Congratulations on joining The Flower Challenge team, Loll! What a lovely debut ... vibrant, clean, bold ... and such a great sense of texture in the background! Hugs, Anita :)

Mac Mable said...

Many congratulations on joining the extremely talented design team Loll and of course I think they are so lucky to have you x.
The monoprinting background looks so pretty on your fabulous CAS card Loll and those flowers are beautiful x.

My Paper Epiphany said...

Congrats on joining the team! I look forward to seeing your inspiring creations at The Flower Challenge. I love the composition of this card and the gorgeous colours!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congratulation on joining the Flower Challenge DT, Loll! Your flower cards are always fantastic, so this is perfect for you, and I'm sure you inspire a lot of crafters. This card sure does. The soft monoprint background adds interest and enhances the colors of cosmos. Fabulous coloring, as always!
Hideko xx

Unknown said...

Your CAS designs are always so eye-catching, Loll! This is no exception! I'm so looking forward to crafting with you in The Flower Challenge team!

Ericka Strange said...

Gorgeous card Loll and I love the background you created for these beautiful flowers! So pretty!