Saturday, 23 July 2016

Bold Blooms

Today's card was made using the inspiration at Muse as well as the beautiful colors at Color Throwdown.


From Jenni's gorgeous card, I took inspiration from the layout, the black sentiment and the floral arrangement.

I was lucky enough to win a $25 gift certificate to Winnie & Walter in the last Coffee Lovers' Bog Hop and I put that towards the Addie's Garden stamps and dies and today was their first outing.  I colored the flowers using the CTD colors, leaving the blue for the sponged background.  The card base is white and I used a Soft Stone layer, cut with Blueprints 14.  The white circle was cut with Inside Out Circle dies and the sentiment comes from CASual Fridays.



The flowers and leaves were generously painted with Wink of Stella as a finishing touch, which you can see in this next photo.




Thanks for visiting.



Products used:

Stamps:  In Bloom:  Addie's Garden (Winnie & Walter), Mon Ami (CASual Fridays)
Ink:  Black Licorice Hybrid, Broken China
Cardstock:  White, Soft Stone (PTI), X-Press It
Dies:  Inside Out Circles, Blueprints 14 (MFT)
Accessories:  Copics, Wink of Stella

Cheers
Karren

Edited to Add:  This card got a shout out at Muse.

18 comments:

Aileen Ryan said...

Beautiful card Karren, love your colour choices, colouring and of course the shimmer.

I Card Everyone said...

Karren, thank you SO much for showing me how these gorgeous tulips should be colored! What a beautiful card!!!
=]

C├ęcile RIBON said...

Wow ! Karren ! what Fabulous coloring ! so smooth and vibrant at the same time. A stunning take on both challenges !

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely STUNNING karren. WOW.

Barb Ghig said...

Gorgeous take on Jenni's card and I love how you played with the 'Throwdown' color palette, Karren! Your Copic coloring is amazing, and I love how you added sparkle to the blooms...Such a beautiful card! Thanks so much for sharing the colors of your markers with us :)

Broni said...

This is gorgeous, Karren! Love the boldness of the colors and all that shimmer!! Thanks so much for joining us at the Color Throwdown this week!

Linda Callahan said...

Seriously girl these flowers are amazingly beautiful! Wowza!

Patrice said...

Every time your gorgeous colouring pops up in my feed it's a 'sigh' moment. I love your cards, and your colouring blows me away every. single. time. x

Karen D said...

This is such a pretty card Karren. A fabulous first outing.

Ardyth said...

Love the vibrant colours - this card has a ton of energy! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Karren!

Nancy said...

Such a beautiful card Karren!

Barbara said...

This is seriously pretty!!! Fab use of the colors! Thanks for playing the Color Throwdown Challenge this week! Hope to see you again next time!

Julie B said...

Love the soft blue background to your flowers. :)

Rosemary said...

this is seriously beautiful, karren!!

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow this just pops! love it x

Jenni's Jems said...

Wow this just pops! love it x

Petra Swart said...

LOVE those stunning flowers, Karren - the colours and the shimmer are just wonderful!!!! So beautiful!!!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Marilyn said...

Beautiful coloring, Karren. The WOS shimmer adds a special touch.