Thursday, May 13, 2010

Flowers, Flowers and more Flowers

I set about to work on a few online challenges and ended up using flowers for both. I guess that fits just fine for spring!
This first card fits with the Moxie Fab Tuesday Trigger for my inspiration and I used 2 Sketches 4 You sketch #52 to help with the arrangement of the card. I was drawn to two specific things in the Tuesday Trigger, the wonderful wavy, ruffle edge on the plates and the luscious peach, white and blue. I used a pair of wavy decorative scissors and but out layers of the white and peach colored papers and layered them on the front of my card.
The flowers are from a set of stamps by JustRite stamps. I colored them with Copic markers and added them to my card with foam tape for dimension. The sentiment is an SRM sticker.

My next card puts to use this great color combo from the Embellish Magazine challenge.
I used the Unscripted sketch #54 for the arrangement of the parts of my card.
Notice the embossed cardstocks on the card. I used two different pieces from the Core Impressions collection by Core'dinations. The flowers are chipboard flowers by Cosmo Cricket.
The scallop circle is a sticker by October Afternoon and the sentiment sticker is by SRM.
And, now for a few photos. We have had some severe winds recently and it is so neat what it does to the ocean. I stopped at the beach this week to get some photos. There were soooooo many birds. Big ones and tiny ones.
Here a ton of the tiny ones were flying along the shore.
They would all turn this way and that together, here they glowed white with the sun on them.
They would all run in and run out with the waves. It was so fun to watch them.
You can barely see them as they were flying towards our pier. See the amazing waves?
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
Stamps – JustRite stampsWave decorative scissors

Scallop Oval punch - Marvy
Self Adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Copic Markers
Black Versafine stamp pad
Clear embossing powder – Stampendous
Sticker sentiment – SRM
White 3-D Fashion paint – Tulip
Corner rounder punch - Fiskars
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L

Materials list:
Cardstock – Jenni Bowlin and Cosmo Cricket Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned papers and chipboard shapes – Cosmo Cricket

Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Self Adhesive Rhinestones – Queen & Co
Circle punch - Marvy
Machine sewing
Sticker shape – October Afternoon
Sticker sentiment - SRM

Foam tape – 3M


Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are awesome Miss Linda!!!! Awesome work like always!!!! Have a great day!!


Marlene said...

Fantastic work, as always!

Your photos make me *sigh*. So beautiful.

Lisa Petrella said...

Great takes on all of those challenges, Linda!! And your photos really make me want to go to the beach!!!!

ellen s. said...

just gorgeous, linda! beautiful...the layers on the first one are awesome and the cb on the second one is FAB!

Lea L. said...

Beautiful cards!! I love that first one! Funny...I used Kazan's sketch for the Tuesday Trigger as well...they fit together perfectly!


dstandard said...

Fabulous cards and wonderful pictures!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

All of these cards are wonderful Linda! Love the blue flowers - they really pop off the card! :) TFS

itsabrt said...

These cards are fantastic, I love how you laid out your embellishments on the second card thanks for playing along at Unscripted Sketches! Beth aka BR-T

Heidi Van Laar said...

Such beautiful cards Linda! I love the blue and brown together, such a soothing color combination.

Great pics! They make me homesick (I grew up on the beach)

(-: Heidi

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, these are fabulous! So beautiful ... and so inspiring, Linda!!

Your photos are gorgeous ... I love the beach and have lived most of my life on the beach. Thanks for sharing 'em!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card! Love your beach pictures as well, so soothing.

Jane Wetzel said...

love the card like always..the layers are so cool- wow- must be so nice to live near the ocean like that! how awesome! keep your gorgeous pics to look while I am drinking me tea here reading my mail every morn Linda! :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

Ohhhhhhhh so beautiful!! both your cards and photos!

Myrna said...

The cards are awesome and so are the ocean pictures. How fortunate you are.

Liz said...

Thanks for playing with us this week Great take on the sketch awesome pictures on your blog

Casey Wright said...


Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Linda, when I visit you I don't let you know often enough how awesome you are - as a person or a crafter ~ and I'm sorry for that! Most days my blog-surfing is mostly "looking at the pictures"... But thank you so much for all the inspriration I get from you! Thanks so much for playing along with Unscripted this week, too! (PS - thanks so plugging me with Dorathy G., also!)

Myrna said...

Thanks for your comments on my blog. Aren't those cartridges wonderful?

travelingmama said...

Wow! Love those beach shots and your cards are both amazing!!

Anabelle said...

These are beautiful, Linda! I love the way you did wavy borders on the first one. And those beach shots are stunning!

Angela Mclean said...

The layered look is awesome! Thx for the seagull piccies... I am by the sea in Lytham St Annes so love these!
Angela xxx.

Kazan Clark said...

Hi Linda :)
Your cards are lovely - I love the colors and your interpretation of the sketch. Gorgeous pictures too
Thanks for joining us at 2S4Y this week
:) Kazan

Melissa Elsner said...

You are the queen of successfully putting together all those little elements to complete the card. *sigh* Someday I will be able to do that! Love the ocean photos and your narrative too.

Alicia said...

Nice take on the Frills and Thrills challenge, loving the colors!

Cindy Lee said...

Wow...this card is very lovely! I love it!!

Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog :)

Mariana Grigsby said...

Wonderful card, Linda! Beautiful details on your card!

Cath said...

Hey Linda! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)