Tuesday, August 4, 2009

FTTC27 and MMSC13



In the part of Texas where I live, summer seems to last 6 months out of the year. So this concept of eternal summer seems to fit for me. This card I made for two challenges today: Flourishes' Timeless Tuesday challenge #27 and Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge #13. I loved this paper from Basic Grey which I found on sale at Michael's a few weeks ago. I'm glad they are now handling these papers. This is a 5 1/2 by 5 1/2 square card. I love this size because it gives me plenty of room to work!! I used my nestabilities for the center shapes and my Stampin' Up hardware that I too often hoard instead of use. The little speckles I did with one of my itty bitty background stamps from Stampin' Up. Can't live without that little stamp. Nothing colors these Flourish florals like copics. I'm finally getting the hang of that 0 blender pen.

I just got to thinking today about how my blog just seems to be filled with floral cards. Oh, well, welcome to my paper garden. The thing I love about floral stamps is their timelessness, and they represent one of the creations of God that bring instant joy to most of us. So, pick a flower from my garden, and have a wonderful day!!!!

13 comments:

minnascorner said...

Very elegant!

Denise @ kc242 said...

Lovely colors. I like the red on the black and white backgrounds. Lovely job! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week!

Carolyn said...

Beautiful card. I love the red and black. Great take on the sketch. Thanks so much for joining us at the MMSC this week. Hope you will play again. We have lots of fun things coming up. Keep your eyes open for them in the coming weeks.

Carolyn, MMSC DT

Bohemian Gypsy said...

This is beautiful Liz and thankyou for your lovely comments on my blog. Another SU Demo lol, we gotta stick together. It is lovely to see what other demos are doing isn't it? We have different stamps to you all over there and so far we are behind which apparently will change next year. So it's always nice to check samples in advance lol
Hugs
Michelle

Kimberly Crawford said...

beautiful!! LOVE the background you created with the BG paper!! Thanks for playing along!! :)

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Wow! What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing along!

Hugs,
Melissa

MMSC DT August Guest Designer

designsfromwithinbycharlotte said...

Liz, this is just beautiful! Fantastic color combo and the flower is gorgeous...I too love flowers and agree with you that they do make you feel happy. I love it when my little boy picks me flowers from the garden..even if they are dandelions!! He picks them because it makes me smile!
Thanks so much for playing with us again. I so look forward to seeing your beautiful creations. Keep them coming!
Hugs,
Charlotte
MMSC DT

Jeni C Slack (^0^) said...

Liz you have such a way with large flower, making them stand out! Excellent job on the background squares, rotating them to bring some different highlights. Thanks for sharing your talent this week, we love stopping by here, good luck on the prize drawing xox ~Jeni & MMSC DT

Silke said...

So beautiful - Liz!!! My fav color combo!!! Love how you added the styled brad and label holder - perfect hardware addition!!! ~TFP~ Hugs ~S~

Sandee said...

Liz this is gorgeous!

Terri E. said...

Fun colors with the fabulous pop of red. Wonderful take on the midnight madness sketch challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

I love your black and white with the pop of red!! Gorgeous flower and take on the sketch!! Thanks for playing along with the MMSC again this week!

Priscilla said...

Hi Liz...I am finally leaving a comment :) I have to find my SU stamp i have that bg stamp too..Well done with the whole card and the sketch. Your card is beautiful as is the write up. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness Sketch challenges. Coming soon our first MM tutorial :)
Priscilla