Wednesday 5 October 2016

Purple Peony

Hi and welcome to the very first monthly challenge at The Flower Challenge.

As the name suggests, this challenge was set up to celebrate floral images.  This challenge is the brain child of Aileen Ryan and the gorgeous graphics and watermarks were created by DT member Viv Hodge.  Our first challenge is Anything Goes and this is the card I made:

I used the beautiful Altenew set, Peony Bouquet and stamped it using their purple inks.  I also stamped a couple of leaves from green inks.  On the card base I sponged over a swirls stencil using Scattered Straw ink, focusing the color in the bottom left corner.  I also stenciled over a frame that I then popped up on foam tape.

The sentiment was foiled using my Mini Minc machine.  

Thanks for visiting.  Please take the time to check out the challenge and also the gorgeous floral beauties created by the design team.

Products used:

Stamps:  Peony Bouquet (Altenew)
Ink:  Soft Lilac, Lavender Fields, Deep Iris, Frayed Leaf, Forest Glades, Evergreen (Altenew), Black Licorice Hybrid (MFT), Scattered Straw Distress
Cardstock:  White, Toner Paper, Gold Foil
Dies:  Peony Bouquet, Pierced Rectangle Frames (MFT), Celebratory Greetings (MFT)
Accessories:  Swirls Stencil (Hero Arts), Mini Minc Machine



Betty said...

beautiful card Karren - am so pleased to see this new challenge!

Rosemary said...

what a lovely design, karren!

Becca Cruger said...

Gorgeously colored bloom and that whisper of stenciling behind is gorgeous!

Ellibelle said...

So beautiful, love how you colored the flowers and a gorgeous background too!

Patti Willey said...

Beautiful single bloom from Altenew! Lovely layout here and that shiny die cut is such a pretty embellishment!

Aileen said...

Stunning card Karren. Love how you have used this flower, Altenew my favourite.
Thank you so much for joining the team and all your support with setting it up and trying to get it to run smoothly.

Lee Ann Barrett said...

Gorgeous floral design, Karren! Congrats on the new team!

desperatehousewifecraft said...

Gorgeous peony, I love their layered stamps too. Great stencilled background too!

Lisa T said...

Such a pretty card Karren, I have a feeling we will see lots of Altenew inspired cards in the entries too! I really love the swirly stencilled background, I am such a fan of stencils. I love the way you have added interest without taking away from the beauty of the flowers - gorgeous!

Karen Dunbrook said...

I love this mf...the hint of colour behind that gorgeous flower is just inspiring.

Maria Rodriguez. said...

Karren, I love this set from Altenew and your created this lovely single flower in my most favorite colors. I love the detail of the shiny golden sentiment!!
Beautifully framed, love the dimension of the pop up layer.

Susanne Vargas said...

I am excited about this new challenge and you kicked it off with such a pretty card!

I Card Everyone said...

First of all GORGEOUS IN EVERY WAY! secondly- we have had the same mind this week apparently i.e. watch for my CTS card to post tomorrow =]
I may have to edit that post to include it in this fab new challenge!
Wonder if that's fair? xx

Linda Callahan said...

Gorgeous....that is all.....just gorgeous! And hooray for a new challenge! Will have to check it out!

Cathy said...

Love this pretty card Karren, the shading on the flowers looks amazing, Cathy x

Viv said...

Such a gorgeous flower card Karren! loving your beautiful purple Peony ;) hugs Viv xx

Susi said...

Lovely, soft stencil BG that makes this wonderful flower image/colouring pop! Love how you created the frame along the outside - another fabulous detail!

Barb Ghig said...

WOW! This is truly stunning, Karren! I love your elegant design, choice of flowers, color palette, and beautiful foiled die cut sentiment! Not to mention your stenciled background, which just takes my breath away! What a lovely work of art this is!!! You have really out-done yourself this time :)