Monday, August 23, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge 80 and Bring Back Beautiful Challenge

Hi everyone! I hope that you had a great weekend and  that your week is off to a good start. Another quiet weekend here at the little house in the woods. Friday night I went to a party where the hostess's good friend who is from India was there with her beautiful jewelry that she makes; I resisted any purchases since I lost one of the tiny gold hoop earrings that I wear 98% of the time. As I was brushing my teeth the other night, I noticed I was only wearing one earring. I was home all day, so I believe it must be in the house, but careful searching through furniture cushions and dusting of the floors hasn't turned up the missing earring.  Well, I guess hubby has got a great idea for a present for our anniversary in a couple of months (if I go with him and pick them out-hee, hee).
Last week's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge hosted by Silke Ledlow was a color challenge--kraft, hot pink, soft yellow, and black. This color combination was a toughie for me. I  knew I wanted to use one Flourishes beautiful floral stamps, so I went through my stamps, thinking pink. I chose the stamp set Poppy Patch. While we normally think of poppies as red, there are some beautiful pink poppies.

 I stamped the image and sentiment in Memento Black Tuxedo and colored with these copics:

Now to work in more black, yellow, and kraft. This took a long time. I pulled out patterned papers, cardstock, and background stamps. After many choices and discards, I finally settled on my trusty PTI background stamps.

As always thanks for stopping by and for your comments,

Stamps: Poppy Patch(Flourishes); Background Basics: Distressed Stripes,  Background Basics: Tin Types(PTI)
Ink: Memento Black Tuxedo (Tsukineko), Raspberry Fizz(PTI)
Paper: Stamper's Select White, Raspberry Fizz, Kraft, Lemon Tart (PTI)
Other: Copics; Notebook paper die, Raspberry Fizz Grosgrain ribbon (PTI)


  1. Lovely card, Cammie. Your coloring is beautiful and I absolutely adore that sentiment.

  2. Hi Cammie, sorry to hear this was a tough combo...I think you absolutely mastered it!!! Gorgeous design and use of colors!!! Thank you for playing :)!!! Hugs ~S~

    PS: I lost one of my new earrings not to long ago too!!! I was so sad, because it matches a necklace as well :( . Anyway, I was cleaning up my purse and guess what it must have dropped into my purse when I talked on my cellphone....LOL!!! Hope you find yours too...I'll keep my fingers crossed!!! Hugs ~S~

  3. Cammie, this is so pretty! I really like these colors and love pink poppies! Beautiful coloring and the more tailored background helps to showcase the flower. And I agree with Linda, the sentiment is absolutely wonderful!

  4. I love what you did with the poppies! Yes, there are some poppies in gorgeous colors other than red. So sorry you lost your earring, but a gift of a pair would be fun! And I like the markers in their cup, they look like lipstick shades .

  5. Great job! Love the color combo and how you colored the poppies too. I am sorry to hear you lost your earrings I bet it will show up when you least expect it. Have fun picking out a new pair though!

  6. Cammie, this is so pretty! I really love the coloring and how you stamped the flowers around the border. And I'm sorry you lost your earring. I know how frustrating that can be! I've found that when I stop looking that it sometimes will suddenly show up. I hope that you find it soon!

  7. Oh so pretty Cammie, you did a great job with your COPICs

  8. Beautiful - love your color choices!

  9. I love the way you've coloured this image - and the colours you've chosen for this card! The ribbon just pops against the background - soooo beautiful!


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