Thursday, February 21, 2013

Fiesta Flower

Hello everyone, I hope you are having a great week.

The current challenge theme over at Impression Obsession is "What's Your Hobby".     One of my hobbies is flower gardening which I chose for this card.    Of course stamping, painting & cutting were required and they are another hobby as well.    

Impression Obsession stamps:   CC014 CAC Fluff, H2330 Fiesta Flower & C3671 Earth Laughs 
Die:  CL CS 02 Crealies (flourishes)

The blue background is a piece of 6x6 Basic Grey paper (blue) that had a bit of colour.   I stamped CAC Fluff with Gathered Twigs Distress Ink and also blended a little around the edges along with Ripe Persimmon Distress Ink.  

I embossed the Fiesta Flower 2x on green paper and 2x on orange paper with brown powder.    I added colour & shine with my Micacolor paints.  I layered as shown, highlighted the doodles and dots with a white Gelly Roll pen and added accent to the leaves with a Distress Marker. 

You can see the layers in the photo below:

Thanks for your visit and have a great day!


  1. Oh wow! It's lovely. I love the layered flower and you've just made it even harder for me to pick what C-A-C to order. Sigh!

  2. Those layered flowers are very pretty Shirley, love that background blue and awesome sentiment...

  3. Waw wonderfull those flowers on the beautiful background , I love it, love the bright blue colors too!! Have a nice weekend Shirley!!


  4. This is wonderful Shirley. I love the background you have created with that awesome stamp and the flower is breathtaking. You've captured the mica shine perfectly on your photo.

    Lesley Xx

  5. OMGosh! I have that stamp and you just made it really beautiful! I really like what you did with the CAC behind it too! How super beautiful, Shirley! Thanks for joining in the fun and good luck in the drawing too!

  6. A beautifully inspirational piece Shirley and fabulous dimension as well.

    B x

  7. This is beautiful Shirley, the flowers are stunning, and I love the CAC stamp that you've used. I really like the colours you've used and the shine from the mica paints. Certaintly makes you think of warm sunny days.

    Sue x

  8. a beautiful layered card, the colors are great! Have a nice weekend!

  9. This card is really pretty. Love the colors and background. Very nicely put together!!!

  10. I absolutely love images like this & your colours are just vibrant & softly muted all at the same time - not quite sure how that's possilbe but it's the impression I have. I particularly like the way your die-cut swirls echo the stamped background swirls & how the "Fluff" pattern is picked up in the spots of the orange paper. Your white accenting also echoes the swirls & dots so this is a real feast for my eyes. Isn't that sentiment just wonderful?
    Paula (PEP)
    PS - have a super weekend. It's very very cold here but the daffodils are bravely poking their leaves out & the odd snowdrop is lifting her head through the soil.

  11. Love how you have done the flowers Shirley its absolutely gorgeous huggles hun Sue J xxx

  12. The background is beautiful and the color of the flower great! Not so difficult to show your other hobby with these stamps... Have a creative weekend, hugs, Gerrina

  13. Stunning! It looks like an amazing metallic sculpture and so captures all of your hobbies, Shirley!!

  14. Das ist eine sehr schöne Karte geworden, Shirley. Ich liebe die Farbe des Hintergrundes, die kleinen Punkte darauf und die dreidimensional gestaltete Blume, ganz toll!
    Ein schönes Wochenende und liebe Grüße.

  15. What a beautiful built up flower! And a unique background too!

  16. WOW WOW LOVE IT LOVE IT. What beautiful Shirley, really stunning work.
    lovely greet and nice weekend

  17. Hi teamie, such a lovely card with the Fiesta Flower, also one of my IO favourites! That background is also super, don't have that CAC but it's a beautie! warm greetz Mirandax

  18. Hola Shirley,i´m glad to see you on my blog every week!
    Oooh Shirley...simply AMAZING!!!as always you´re the queen of inking and stamping, fantastic work!.
    A warm hug from Palma

  19. What I beautiful card you have make, Janny

  20. OMG, Shirley! What a magnificent floral piece! LOVE how you have an array of leaves with similar colors, but each unique - and the swirls coming off of them. The medallion flower is beautifully layered - lots of fussy cutting there - and lovely rich colors. That background image is perfect for the sentiment - like the swirling is the laughter, and the flower is in the middle of it all - so gorgeous, Shirley. hugs, de

  21. Boah, Shirley...
    wieder so eine herrliche Karte.
    Ein wunderschönes Blumenmotiv mit fantastischen Farben. SUPER!

    Sophie xx

  22. This beautiful Shirley.
    Loev the flowers very much .
    They are gorgeous.
    Greetings Janny

  23. Wow Shirley - what a fabulous floral card - the petals and leaves are so perfectly cut out, and as always your colouring is amazingly beautiful.
    Hugs, Sylvia xxxxx

  24. Hi Shirley. This is such a nice card.
    beautifull color-choice
    you did a lot of decoupage to layer it. I have that stamp and you inspired me again like allways.
    Your last cards were also just amazing. I love that Springset fom C.B.
    I would like to buy it I hope Posthumus has it.
    Thank you for sharing dear Shirley.
    "Lieve groetjes" Saakje

  25. Wow--this is just stunning! Love the layered flower!

  26. SHirley, your card is absolutely BREATHtaking!!!! I'm a little late, but thanks for joining us at IOstamps!

  27. Hi Shirley! Ohhhhh this is sooo pretty! What a gorgeous card and beautifully designed! The flower is so pretty and I love all the layering and the colours! Fabulous blue background, so nice on the eye! Just beautiful! Very well done!
    Warm greetings, Marlene


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