Wednesday, 20 January 2016

Seriously

It's time for another fabulous challenge from the team at Freshly Made Sketches and this week our hostess is our talented Canadian friend, Jen Brum.  And this is the fun sketch she has come up with:

I love this sketch and how versatile those circles are!  I chose to interpret them as flowers:


I think the sentiment on this card should be dedicated to Press n Seal as it was a fantastic help in keeping my flower arrangement in place as I adhered it down!  I had bought some months ago and it sat languishing in my craft room until this video by Laurie Willison.  Genius!  I used various red and pink Altenew inks to stamp my peonies and lots of foliage to break up the reds.  The rainstones add a subtle touch and there are three randomly placed within the bouquet as well, which you can't see in the photos.


I'm linking this card to the current Inkspirational challenge (which is #100!) to choose a past color challenge.  I chose #75 - use rose shades of red and/or pink.  You may also use green leaf colors. 


Thanks for visiting.  The rest of the design team have some wonderful and inspiring cards so be sure to check them out.

Products used:

Stamps:  Pretty Little Peonies (WP9), Mon Ami (CASual Fridays)
Ink:  Grapevine, Coral Berry, Ruby Red, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Jet Black (Altenew)
Cardstock:  White, Raspberry Fizz (PTI)
Dies:  Pretty Little Peonies (WP9), Blueprints 20, 21 (MFT)
Accessories:  Rainstones (PTI)

Cheers
Karren

19 comments:

Suchi said...

BEAUTIFUl!!! :)
Suchi xx

Hannelie said...

Oh Karren this is beautiful!
That tiny scalloped border adds the perfect touch!
Hugs to you!

Claire said...

So pretty Karren - love how you've used the CASual Friday sentiment with the peonies!

Susanne Vargas said...

This is beautiful! Off to watch that video about Press 'n' Seal!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is stunning, Karren! The colors are so yummy! And wouldn't you know, I just bought some press and seal 2 days ago so am now off to watch that video. Thanks for some stunning inspiration!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This is stunning, Karren! The colors are so yummy! And wouldn't you know, I just bought some press and seal 2 days ago so am now off to watch that video. Thanks for some stunning inspiration!

Stampingcountry said...

What an adorable card! You pink scalloped trim really compliments your flowers well.

Linda Callahan said...

Seriously.......these flowers are gorgeous!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful card. Love the pretty flowers.

sandie said...

wow Karren, this is gorgeous. Love the richn colour of your flowers and how they hug the sentiment, perfectly placed sequins. Thanks for joining Ink x

Barbara Derksen said...

Whoa Karren,

This is SEROUSLY one gorgeous card for sure! I think besides the beautiful floral bit, the font on your sentiment stamp could not have been a more ideal choice for this card.

Wowza!

Blessings

Nonni said...

Your stamping looks great, so vivid and alive! Truly beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at Inkspirational!

Jen Timko said...

Wowza! This is so incredibly pretty! The shading on the flowers and your little droplets...perfect!

Jen Mitchell said...

Those flowers are gorgeous! I'm glad to hear the press and seal was a hit. I'll have to dig mine out!

Amy O said...

Oh, Wow! This card is gorgeous, Karren! I love the flowers, but the tiny scalloped border is just perfect with this card. Love it!

Jen Brum said...

Seriously, this is the best card and those are the prettiest flowers! I love them and the colour is fabulous! Love the Blueprint die and the Rainstones. I am telling myself that I do not need them!!!

Rosemary said...

seriously gorgeous card!!

Narelle Farrugia said...

I am seriously in love with this gorgeous card! Those flowers are perfect for the sketch and I love the red scallop border you've given your card - it really makes this one elegant card!

Pia Larsen said...

Beautiful card with the cluster of flowers in the corner and perfect placement of sentiment.
Thank you so much for joining us for our 100th challenge at INK.
Pia xx