Saturday, August 20, 2011

Sympathy Flowers

It's time for another challenge with Our Creative Corner! These weeks just keep flying by. Our hostess for the next two weeks is the fabulous Vicki Burdick, and this week she has a sketch challenge for us.

I looked through my pile of new stamps that hadn't seen ink yet and thought the Field Flowers set would work well with the sketch. If you like elegant, realistic-looking flowers, this stamp set is for you. The flower stem is actually a little bigger than I really wanted the panel to be, so I trimmed it down and positioned the cut-out flowers in such a way that it almost looks like the out of the box technique. The colors are Always Artichoke for the stems, Peach Parfait and Tangerine Tango for the flowers, and Soft Suede and Early Espresso for the flower centers. I inked and distressed the edges on this card and also used the color spritzer for more vintage style. The sentiment comes from Petite Pairs - I love sentiments that fit inside the 1 1/4" punched circle and this one is perfect. I kept the embellishments simple with three (retired) vintage brads.

Okay, you have your challenge - now go make something! :) We always love to see what you come up with. And don't forget to take a look at the rest of the work from our wonderful DT - I'm always in awe of the talented ladies I'm lucky enough to work with at the OCC!

11 comments:

Kristin said...

I'm loving that flower stamp! I've got to get a new catalog.... This is really a gorgeous card, I love the colors and the scallops. We seemed to be on the same wave length on theme - I hope we won't have to use them. Have a great week!

Marjie Kemper said...

Love your card, Lori. The way you placed the sentiment on the scallop looks like a 3rd flower... so clever! And those three little brads just tie it all together. Beautiful!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

Hey Lori, those flowers are just beautiful! I love the 2 scalloped circles, and the patterned paper you used. Hope you enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Holly Kean said...

I really like how you've modified the sketch to work with your stamp. Lovely card!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Lori, I absolutely LOVE your card. I flipped when I saw it on the team blog! The colors are wonderful and the way you have the flower coming off the top panel is just sensational. I just bought that set and also inked it up for a bit of stamping on my card. It's one that I think will get a lot of use. Stellar work on this week's challenge.

Hugs,
Linda

Gloria Dojlido said...

This is stunning! I so can't wait to get that stamp set! Just fabulous!

Nola Burkhard said...

Wow! This is lovely!!! Everything about it says it's one you really put your heart into making. Great job, LORI!
Hugs, N

Anne Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Lori! Just when I thought I didn't need this set, too. Yuor colros are beautiful and all of the details are so perfect. Love your style! Have a fabby day! Hugs! :)

Tui Nathan said...

Gorgeous card Lori ... those flowers are really beautiful, they are jumping right off the page!
Love the patterned papers and your colour scheme is soo fitting!!!
A beautiful creation ...

CindyB said...

So beautiful, Lori! I love your choice of colors and the way you positioned the flowers. The brads add such a classic touch too!

Vicki B. said...

Just love this card Lori, the colors are amazing!!!