Thursday, April 15, 2010

All about Orange

Not sure how it happened but my post today is full of shades of ORANGE! It has to be good, right!?
First of all, I want to share what I came up with to go with the Colour Q color challenge #28 for this week. Again, I just love the way they pictured the colors.
Because white is one of the colors, I made that my card base and embossed it with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. The embossing makes this card also fit the Little Red Wagon challenge #24 for dry embossing.
Can you believe this butterfly!? It is actually just cut from a piece of new Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions Core'dinations cardstock. This particular piece of cardstock has embossed butterflies all of it in different sizes. I simple cut out one of them and sanded it to expose the embossed image.
And, I also wanted to play with the Card Patterns sketch #59 this week. Their sponsor is Hero Arts so I pulled out some of my Hero Arts stamps to go with the sketch.
Once again, I pulled out my wood grain background stamp. I love that is looks neat is about any color you stamp it in. Here I picked a cranberry color. I did spray that with a couple different colors of Glimmer Mist and then added a flourish stamped image over that.
The white piece is embossed with a Cuttlebug embossing folder. By rubbing it a little bit with a Fluid Chalk stamp pad, I added some color over the embossed design. The butterfly is colored with Copic markers and I added little bits of Aleene's Paper Glaze to the black portions of the butterfly to add a glass-like look.
And my husband and I went on a fun adventure this last weekend to see the poppy fields. We drove over to the Leona Valley area just outside of Palmdale, CA. For as far as you can see, you see blankets of orange. This is the peak season for that and it was truly amazing.

This is a close-up of some yellow wildflowers that were scattered in the orange poppies.
Thanks for visiting, Linda (lbpost)

Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials and Jenni Bowlin Core Impressions/Core’dinations
Patterned paper – Fly a Kite: Sprinklers/October Afternoon
Sentiment sticker – SRM stickers
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Circle punch – Papershapers/EK Success
Corner rounder punch – Fiskars
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
Machine sewing3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Materials list:
Cardstock – Core Essentials/Core’dinations
WoodGrain background stamp, flourish stamp and butterfly stamp – Hero Arts
Cuttlebug embossing folder
Copic Markers
Glimmer Mist – Tatterned Angels
Scallop oval punch - Marvy
Apron Lace border punch – Fiskars
Self adhesive pearls – Queen & Co.
3D Foam squares – Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L
Curious Iridescent Cryogen White/
Clear Paper Glaze – Aleene’s®


  1. Your cards are both gorgeous Linda!

  2. Your cards and photos are absolutely gorgeous. :)

  3. Hi Linda!
    Oh I love the orange...
    I used to live in CA and that flower is a fiddleneck!!!
    I miss all the gorgeous wild flowers!!!!!

  4. Those poppy fields are breathtaking!

    Love the cards too :) I must get one of those wood grain background stamps... I keep telling myself that but never follow through, lol! I also like how you cut the butterfly from the Core'dinations!

  5. Fantabulous cards and ohhhhhhh myyyyyy beautiful on the photos of those poppies!! It sure makes me miss CA!

  6. Your cards are beautiful. You did a great job with that embossing. Thanks for playing along with us at LRW!

  7. Love all the texture on both cards Linda. Those photos from the poppy fields are stunning!

  8. WOW...Waiting to see Dorothy and the Tin-man and the Lion comin thru that GORGEOUS field!!! ha ha! "poppies my dear,..poppies" ha ha! your cards are awesome and I think that cranberry wood grain looks pretty cool too...never would have thought to do that! :) have a good weekend!

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  10. Very cute cards, LOVE the butterfly...and the photos are gorgeous!!! Love orange, it's such a warm weather color!

  11. I have to agree with you. I love how they depict the colors in the color challenge. What a cool teapot that is with such great colors.

    I love the butterfly. To just be able to cut out that design is so helpful. There you go...making me want to shop again.

    Your cards are amazing, as always. I really like the overlapping circles that you zigzaged onto the card. Nice detail.

    The poppy fields are wonderful and I have to agree with Jane..just waiting for Dorothy and friends to come skipping into the scene

  12. Beautiful cards!! Love the photos of the poppy fields. When my parents lived in Lancaster a few years ago we would go out there and it's just amazing to stand there with nothing but this bright orange beauty all around you.

  13. Fabulous cards! Those poppy fields look beautiful!

  14. Gorgeous cards Linda! But those poppies are really something. I wish we had fields like that around here right now- but things are just starting to spring back to life after winter.

  15. Lovely work! Am now a follower...hope you will stop by Julie's Open Window and follow along as well : )

  16. Pretty cards! Thanks for playing along at Little Red Wagon!

  17. Linda! I live in Lancaster, so our trek out to see the flowers wasn't very far!! :) We went out to Leona valley a few weeks ago, but the flowers weren't out yet, but we had a nice day together anyhow! :)
    The flowers this year are gorgeous--one of our best 'shows' in awhile!! Glad the drought is over!!
    Next weekend is the poppy festival in lancaster--
    By the way, your cards are gorgeous!! you certainly can put together a nice set of them!! I'm SO card impaired!!