Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Flowers for Mom

Happy Wednesday!  I hope you are enjoying some fine, spring weather.  We've had quite a bit of rain lately, but as I type this, the sun is out and shining!  It's time for a new challenge from The House That Stamps Built and this week we have a fun tic-tac-toe board:
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Now, you only have to choose 3 items in a row for the challenge, but you can used as many as you want, even using the ENTIRE board like I did on my card!  Here it is:
 Obviously, you can see how I used almost all of the items on the board to create my card.  I say almost because I forgot to color my image with colored pencils, but after I realized that it was on the board, I got them out and used them to create some extra shading in my image.  They really helped define the inside edges of the petals on the tulips.  And in real life, it gives a fun waxy/matte finish to the image.  I used a white gel pen to highlight tips of petals and leaves and then used a white colored pencil over top of it to help blend and highlight even more.
I'm not saying I will use this coloring technique all the time, but it did give a different look than was achieved with just markers.
I popped up the frame panel with foam tape to give it some distinction from the background.  And I masked the sentiment stamp before inking it up so I could have just the word "Mom" which fits perfectly on that adorable, little tag!  I really love how this card turned out!  If you "need" any of the stamps I used, check out my discount coupon in my left sidebar.  And make sure you hop over to The House blog to see what elements the rest of the team used from our board.

Stamps: Repeat Impressions "Tulip Bouquet" and "Mom's like you . . ."
Dies: Spellbinders "Filigree Delight" and "Charmed, I'm sure"

Time Out #82--flowers with the optional twist of kissing (I did not use the kissing)
Fussy & Fancy #186--anything goes
Creative Fingers #129--anything goes
Aurora Wings #49--Frame it
Craft Dee BowZ--anything goes with a handmade bow
Unicorn Challenge #21--special occasion (Mother's Day)
Cards Galore--anything goes
Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper--anything goes with patterned paper
Paper Nest Dolls #5--anything goes
Divas That Cut--May flowers
Crafty Calendar--flowers
Dies R Us #72--flowers
Power Poppy--frame it up
The East Wind #71--Celebrate women
Just For Fun--a mother's love
Cute Card Thursday #276--anything goes
Brown Sugar #249--Mother's Day
Retro Rubber #62--May Flowers (I got both stamps in January of 2016, so they are 16 months old)
Die Cuttin' Divas #316--Mother's Day/feminine
Creative Inspirations #274--blooms & bows


Michelle N. said...

Oh, this is so pretty! Love the gorgeous flowers on that lovely cardstock-thanks for joining us at Die Cut Diva's this month!

DonnaMundinger said...

What gorgeous colors and such a fancy frame, Heather! Beautiful card. Thanks so much for joining our Frame It Challenge at Aurora Wings. xxD

Glittered Paws said...

Oh so pretty - love everything from the frame to the coloring of the beautiful flowers.

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

Oh girl this card is GORGEOUS! WOW.. such pretty papers and that image is gorgeous! Beautifully colored!!! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

Jackie T said...

Hi this is a gorgeous card those flowers are so pretty. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge 40 Anything Goes sponsored by Star Stampz and Ppinky Dolls. Hugs Jackie DT

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

I do like the deep color you used for the main flowers. That is just lovely!

Thanks for sharing with us at Just for Fun rubber stamps!

Patti J said...

I'm speechless! You used every box! You are totally awesome, my friend! Your card is stunning...thanks for sharing!

Laurie Unger said...

Gorgeous! Awesome job with the challenge.

Neva Cole said...

Lovely card with beautiful details. It makes me sad that we can not consider you for top honors at Retro Rubber as we have a limit of 10 challenges total. Please play again sometime.

Desire Fourie said...

Heather this is beautifully designed and I love your creative flair.
This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Unknown said...

Wow! So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Die Cuttin Diva' s this week!

Jan Clothier said...

Such a beautiful card! The colouring is awesome and the green ribbon is just the right shade. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber.

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful!!!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my gosh, that's gorgeous! I bet you had fun figuring out how to use the bingo board, too!

Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin' Divas this week!

Darlene said...

WOW what a beautiful creation! Gorgeous coloring and design Heather! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘Flowers’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS Please come for a visit.

creative lady said...

Beautiful card! I love the flowers and your coloring is just beautiful. Thanks for joining Retro Rubber.

Gerda said...

What a gorgeous card!! Love the pretty flowers!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
Have a great day.

April said...

What a gorgeous card! Your coloring is wonderful. Thanks so much for joining the Just For Fun challenge. We hope to see you back soon.

Tone K. said...

Really beautiful! :)
Thanks a lot for joining us at Fussy and Fancy! :)
Sorry I am late with my comment :)

SewPaperPaint said...

Soooo beautiful! Love the highlights and yet vivid color - you are certainly a talented colorist! Hugs, Autumn

Georgiana said...

Lovely! Thanks for joining our Mother's Day Challenge this week at Die Cuttin' Divas.

Sue said...

This is so lovely thank you for sharing with us at Crafty Calendar hugs Sue J x

Ardyth said...

So beautiful - love the intricate die cut and the depth of your rich colours in the flowers! Thanks for joining us at SugarPea Designs!

Glenda said...

Beautiful card! Thank you for sharing with us at Die Cuttin' Divas!

Glenda's Cards

Jill V said...

Such a pretty card - absolutely perfect for Mother's Day! Great job using every element on the Tic Tac Toe board too! Thanks so much for sharing at Time Out! Jill

jen t. said...

Beautiful!! Thanks for joining the challenge at creative with stamps blog!
Jennifer Taylor creative with stamps dt

Sollan said...

WOW! Such a lovely and sweet card. Thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar Challenges

Cheri said...

Breathtakingly gorgeous, Heather! It left me speechless when I saw it in the lineup. Your coloring is stunning and the design just gives this bouquet such elegance.

Carole @ From My Carolina Home said...

What a lovely card!

Nicola Gold said...

This is super, I really love those deep purple flowers. Thank-you for joining us at the Crafting with an Attitude Challenge 'Anything Goes' May 2017.
Nicola, CWAA DT (Amethyst Lily Designs )

Christine Traversa said...

Such a lovely card! Love the design and elements❤️. Thanks for doing the RR challenge.

Claire Grantham said...

What a beautiful card, your colouring is stunning and I LOVE the frame. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

Arlene said...

Such beautiful colors. Gorgeous card. So glad you could join us at Die Cut Divas.

cass said...

Pretty paper and card. Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

Donna said...

Absolutely amazing coloring and design!

Melody said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for entering the Dare 2B Artzy Girly Challenge!

lalkygirl said...

What a pretty and elegant card ... such gorgeous colours
Thank you for joining us at Craftdeebowz with this beautiful card .
Tracey x

Kathy Jones said...

What a gorgeous card and that frame is a real show stopper!! Beautifully done!! Thanks so much for playing along with Power Poppy this month!!

Stacy Morgan said...

Gorgeous! I like the textured frame and the rich colors. Thanks for playing in our Power and Spark challenge this month.

Wendy Bellino said...

WOW Heather! I'm impressed that you incorporated every item on the board! What a beautiful creation! Thanks for sharing your artwork with us at Just For Fun Rubber Stamps. Wendy DT

Lisa Lara said...

Just so beautiful Heather. I love that ribbon and sweet little tag. So happy you played with us this month at SugarPea Designs.

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

Gorgeous! Thx for sharing with us at The East Wind❤️
Leigh - The East Wind DT