Tuesday, February 23, 2010

From the Garden - FTTC #55

It's time for Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge(FTTC55)! It's the last Tuesday of the month so we have a guest challenge host! This month's guest is Iwona Palamountain (Chupa). Iwona lives in Australia! She is challenging us to use flowers! Whether they are printed flower designer papers, stamped, punch created, or store bought, put some flowers on your card this week! We would love to see what you create!

BTW, Flourishes is unveiling a new store front! It just went live yesterday, so there may still be a few kinks to work out, but hop on over and look at it--it's gorgeous!!!

For today's card, I'm using one of Flourishes' newest sets, From the Garden. I love to dig in the dirt, so this set just speaks to me--I love it! I stamped my geranium image and the pot image on Flourishes Classic White card stock with Memento Rich Cocoa ink and colored them with Copic markers. After they were done, I masked the pot and stamped those adorable little sprigs of grass on either side. They add so much--giving definition without having to add another layer. Love 'em! Then I cut the image out with a Labels Five Nestabilities die and layered it on a Classic Oval. Some pretty paper, some paper piercing, and a moire' ribbon bow finishes it off.

Thanks for stopping by today. Don't forget to check out the rest of the Friends of Flourishes Blog team--I know they have some gorgeous flowers to show you!

Betty Wright - Team Coordinator
Cindy Haffner
Dee Jackson
Maki Jones
Silke Ledlow

Stamps: From the Garden (Flourishes)
Paper: Garden Green, Ruby Red (SU!); Home Mat Pack (MME); Classic White (Flourishes)
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Cuttlebug (Provocraft); Labels Five and Classic Oval Nestabilities (Spellbinders); 3M foam squares, ribbon (craft store); Copic markers; Ornare paper piercer; piercing template (SU!)


  1. EXQUISITE card Barbara!! I love these colours together, their texture, and the way the image corresponds with the Nestie... but the bow won my heart! :D
    I'm honoured to design alongside you this week!

  2. Oh my word Bar! Can we say jaw dropping awesome!!!! WOW!

  3. Wowzer beautiful card! Love the image and the papers are really pretty
    love tasha xx

  4. Beautiful! Ahhhhh, geraniums....makes me want summer even more!

  5. BEAUTIFUL!!! This design is wonderful for this new image!!! Love the big bow and your coloring is perfect - Barbara!!! Hugs ~S~

  6. Barbara, this is so lovely!! Your coloring job is fab as always! I love the papers and the Nesties you used! Beautiful work!!

  7. Oh this is beautiful!! I love the dp you used and the colors are just beautiful with this stamp.

  8. I love the card. The over-sized bow just seems to make it that much prettier!

  9. Classy card with great colors and beautious bow. Pat

  10. GORGEOUS!!! LOVE those pretty geraniums!

  11. Gorgeous, Barbara! I love this image! There are so many pieces in this set that I totally did not see this one1 Beautifully done! I think I need this set, too! Hee!

  12. Oh how CUTE!!! Love the pink flowers and the DP with the green.

  13. SOOOO pretty Bar!!! Love the coloring and dp and.... well everything!


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