Thursday, April 19, 2012

A Fiesta Flower For Your Inspiration

Good Evening Crafters !

I hope you are having a great week.   It was warm & sunny here today in Ontario.  We are enjoying an early Spring with lots of flowers blooming... wonderful !

I'm entering this card into two challenges today.   Impression Obsessions challenge this Thursday is "Flower Power" - all the details & creations are here at Impression Obsession's Blog .

I planned to use IO's  "Fiesta Flower" and when I saw the "For Your Inspiration" photo challenge for this week (see  photo at the bottom of this post) I thought the colours suited a 'Fiesta Flower' !    All the details & creations for FYI Challenge #28 are here at For Your Inspiration Blog.


IO Stamps used:  CC0159 CAC Spatter, H2330 Fiesta Flower & B3552 "Just a Note".

The background is a sheet from Basic Grey's Lime Rickey collection which I stamped using 'Spatter Cover a Card' with Dusty Concord Distress Ink and then blended a little more around the outer edges.

I embossed the Fiesta Flower with black on the background and five more times on white smooth cardstock.    I coloured the flowers & leaves with either Dusty Concord or Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks and cut out various sections as shown.   I popped up a couple of the layers.   I added further color with Prisma Pencils including a little green which I see in the photo. 

The sentiment was stamped & embossed with black on Spellbinders S4-322 Grommet Tag with Spiced Marmalade & a little Shabby Shutters Distress Inks blended over the lettering.

The final touches are a piece of hand dyed silk ribbon, green & purple stickles and a few green rhinestones.



And below is the  photo for the FYI Challenge #28.   Now that these photos are together, I see that my purple is showing blue tone.    It really is more purple - honest  !  I always have trouble getting purples to look the right shade in photos.  


Isn't this scene gorgeous ?   I have another idea that I hope to get onto paper and enter into the challenge as well.

Well that's it for this evening !   Thanks for stopping by - I appreciate your visits & kind comments ! 
Have a great weekend !
Shirley

23 comments:

Shirley said...

Your card is just stunning, Shirley!!! I love Fiesta Flower and this is just so pretty! The colors are so warm and yet the yellow and bluish purple are just what that rustic brown loves! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!

Creations by Shirl said...

This is very pretty Shirley...love you fiesta card...
pretty sparkly flower.

Karen B. said...

Oh my word! This is gorgeous! Love your amount of detail and the intense colors!

maria's knutselplezier said...

Wonderfull card ,Shirley, Yes I love the new stamps of CB too but, I have to wait now, because I spend too much in Zeist!!!

Greetings

Maria

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

I love this card Shirley, it's gorgeous. The colours are so vibrant. The new stamps from CB are wonderful, but will have to wait until next month (I spent too much at the show last weekend), still it's only a couple of weeks until then.

Have a great weekend.
Sue x

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

WOW Shirley, what a fabulous card - your colouring is stunning, as always.
This is a great take on the inspiration photo - thank you for joining us again at FYI.
Sylvia xx

Paula Huiras said...

This is very pretty-I love the Rust and Purple (maybe kinda Blue) colors together. The photo is neat and I can see how you draw inspiration from it...
PH

Craftyfield said...

Gorgeous colors and lovely detailing on this card.

stampqueen said...

Pretty card!!!

Miranda said...

Lovely card Shirley, the Fiesta Flower is also one of my fav's! And that photo is indeed gorgeous! I was also very inspired but now have to find the time to play....... warm greetz Mirandax

April said...

Gorgeous! You did a great job!

cparsons said...

This absolutely gorgeous! I love the color scheme and just everything. It's very unique and artistic.

carefree creations said...

Pretty card - love that flower! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Saakje said...

HI Shirley
Love ,love this card. I have that stamp and now I have to use it.
YOu doodle card is also just beautiful. All that talents you have.
And you share it all Lovely.
I did colouring with disress inkt in the past. But I forgot
Thank you for reminding me (with this card.)
I hope you have a nice weekend. Today you are in Crop Cirkles. Have fun
Lots of greetings Saakje

ALIX said...

Hi Shirley, what a beauty!!!
I love that flower, and its colours are so beautiful!!I t looks super on that background!
Warm greetings, ALix

Vicki Dutcher said...

Oh my! This is stunning!! Love the touch of purple --Well done!! Thanks for joining in at FYI!

Craftystamper said...

Wow! What a stunning card. Your coloring is just gorgeous. It was great meeting you today and attending one of your classes. As you are with me I will be following your blog with anticipated interrest.

Marn said...

Hi Shirley!
Wow what a gorgeous card again! I love it so much! What a pretty pretty flower, and I just love the colours, as always, and just love the combination of colours too, that looks so great! The leaves are all so pretty too and great job with layering them all like that, so nice! Great sunset colour background too, I just love those colours! :):) A very beautiful card again! Very well done!
Greetings, Marlene :)

dstandard said...

WOW your card is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing at FYI!

Michelle said...

Oh, Wow! Your card is absolutely beautiful, Shirley! Thanks for joining us at FYI!

Sara Mac said...

Gorgeous card! I love the embossing and all the layering on the flower. So glad you joined us at FYI!

rudlis said...

Fabulous project! Unusual colors. Thanks for joining in at FYI! Hope to see you again.

Summerthyme Studio said...

What a beautifully vibrant card! Thanks for playing with us at Impression Obsession!

Vicki