Monday, October 04, 2021

The Flower Challenge #61

Hi everyone.  Welcome to the start of The Flower Challenge #61.  This is a special month as we are celebrating 5 years at The Flower Challenge.  Please check out the challenge blog to see the amazing cards from our Designers and Guest Designer, Emily (Sixth Street Sundries).  As well, check out the prizes which are part of our celebration!
This month, the challenge is to use a shape.  I used a piece from my stash that is distress inks with an embossing folder, Diamond in the Rough (Cuttlebug).  Love the soft shades of purple and blue ink!  I die-cut it with a Point Street tag die (Poppy Stamps).  It was the perfect shape and size for the lovely flower on top that is watercoloured with distress inks.  The flower die-cut was a gift from a sweet friend so I don't know the name or brand.  (Butterfly Kisses - Mama Elephant ... thanks Colleen!)  The flower is popped up on top of the tag background, which is popped up on top of the card base.  

Please help us celebrate our 5th birthday.  Hope you'll come play along!


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Stamps:  Brushed Wishes (Stampendous - retired); Butterfly Kisses (Mama Elephant)
Paper:   Mixed Media (Strathmore 140 lb.); White card stock (Neenah 110 lb.)
Ink:   Black (Memento); Distress Inks:  Wilted Violet, Salty Ocean, Peeled Paint, Shabby Shutters (Tim Holtz)
Accessories:   Diamond in the Rough (Cuttlebug - retired) embossing folder, water mister, Point Street tag die (Poppy Stamps - retired), Watercolour paint brushes, white Posca pen

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19 comments:

Tina Z. said...

Such a beautiful design.

HilaryJane said...

That background shape with the soft purple looks absolutely stunning behind that gorgeous flower xx

Colleen said...

Hi Loll, I thought I recognized the flower, so I looked it up in my collection and it is a Mama Elephant flower from Butterfly Kisses! Just thought you might like to know that! I love your background and the subtle look of the embossing folder in the background and on a die tag, too! So clever and so beautiful! Have a lovely week! Heart Hugs, Col

Marcia Hill said...

Your tag with the diamond embossing is so pretty Loll, and makes a beautiful backdrop for your lovely purple posies! CAS and just BEAUTIFUL!!! Hugs. :0)

Aileen said...

Beautiful creation Loll, love your colour range and that great tag background. Xx Aileen

Pat said...

What a beautifully watercoloured flower Loll and the background harlequin pattern is so soft and pretty and love the shape of the tag you have cut from it and then placed on the background white card..gorgeous! x

kiwimeskreations said...

Oh what a gorgeous card Loll - love that dramatic flower against the softly coloured and textured background layers
Stay safe
Blessings
Maxine

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful card Loll, the lovely background on the tag goes fabulously with that gorgeous flower, hugs Robyn

Mac Mable said...

What a striking shaped die cut, love the way you used the embossing folder and what a beautiful and vibrant flower. A stunner of a card Loll and Happy 5th to you and the fabulous challenge x.

Jeanne said...

Congratulations on 5 years, Loll! That's fantastic. Your card is just lovely. I really like the vibrant purple flower and the terrific shape of the background die. Thanks for sharing and for all your hard work and dedication. :)

Bonnie said...

WOW! I love this purple flower and the softer shades of purple in the background! What an awesome job of inking your embossing folder and coloring these flowers!

Leslie Miller said...

Your card just jumps right out and says "look at me"! It's quite striking with the gorgeous colors, and I love how you used an embossing folder and inks for your tag shape. I would have thought it was stenciled, but glad I read all your words. Yet more inspiration from you. Your colors pop so beautifully against the white card.

BożenA said...

the card is so cute and feminine !! I love the soft tag in the background and this flower looks so amazing in the foreground.
xx

Ros Crawford said...

I love the tag shape behind you pretty flower. Beautifully done!

Cardsncraftsnyc said...

So beautiful. I love the soft color palette

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Loll and I love the purple and your beautiful die cut background. So pretty!

Bobby said...

Your clean and simple style is so refreshing, Loll. That soft harlequin background is perfect for the lovely flower to sit on.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Loll, I love the soft, beautiful color on that diamond background, it created a fabulous way to display your gorgeous flower, these colors are my favorite.
Stay healthy and safe.
XO

TaeEun said...

The violet flowers are so lovely on the subtle violet background panel! You know so many ways to create awesome backgrounds, Loll!