Friday, January 14, 2011

Victorian Violets--Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Blog Hop


Congratulations Flourishes on the 100th Timeless Tuesday Challenge!

Welcome to my stop on this celebratory hop; you can read more about this celebration and hop HERE.

The challenge is "All About Favorites! Use your choice  of one or all of your favorite stamps, papers, colors, technique, and embellishments!"




Some of  my favorites that I 've used on this card include
 1. Sweet Violets stamp set by Flourishes---an obvious choice based on my love of violets, the name of my blog, and the many times, including my first FTTC, that I have posted cards using this stamp set.
 2. Deckled Edge Rectangle Nestabilities. I just love the distressed edge.
 3. Antique Linen Distress Ink by Range. More distressing. Are you seeing a theme here?
 4. Patterned paper--I've used 3 patterns from Basic Grey's Curio 6x6 card
 5. Coloring--I loved my coloring books and crayons when I was young; now I love to color stamped images with colored pencisl and or Copics. I used Prismacolor pencils for this card.

 Because I can imagine opening an antique book of botanical prints and seeing these violets,  my inspiration for this  card design was Victorian design--with its incorporation of nature, pattern, and sometimes dark weighty elements.

If this is your first stop by my blog,  thanks for stopping by, and I hope you'll return.
Everyone enjoy the hop!

40 comments:

  1. Beautiful card Cammie! Your style has really shown through on this creation!

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  2. Oh this is so pretty! I love violets! Makes me think of my grandmother who had so many of them!

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  3. Beautiful! Love all the textures and the vintage colors.

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  4. Cammie, you have designed a beautiful and elegant card. The PP and distressing along with those violets are gorgeous.

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  5. So pretty Cammie! The violets are lovely!
    smiles,Deena

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  6. your card is just gorgeous! your violets look just like a page from a botanical prints book!

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  7. This is perfect! I love it all, the dp, the colors, the layout...wonderful!!!!

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  8. This is so pretty! I love the dp that you used! Very creative!

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  9. Beautifully done- love that DP and the softness of the violets!

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  10. Lovely! I love the brown and black with the purple. Beautifully different!

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  11. Your violets look so real!! Fabulous card!

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  12. Your violets look gorgeous Cammie! A beautiful card for the favourites challenge!

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  13. SHOW STOPPER!!! Cammie I absolutely LOVE the BG papers with the beautiful violets!!! BEAUTIFUL!!!

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  14. Stunning card Cammie! Love the colouring of your violets!

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  15. Oh, I love your card. The colors are so warm and I love your edge punch.

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  16. This is really stunning, Cammie. I love the beautiful patterned papers and your violets are exquisite!

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  17. I love how soft this looks colored this way! Those patterned papers look amazing with this card.

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  18. Cammie, thank you for celebrating with us! Your card is so beautiful!!! You colored the image gorgeously!!! Have a wonderful weekend...hugs ~S~

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  19. Your coloring with the colored pencils is awesome. Love your choice of decorative papers. Beautiful card.

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  20. Your card is so beautifully designed and colored! Lovely!

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  21. So beautiful, Cammie! I love your soft coloring! Thanks for playing the FTTC100 challenge!

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  22. Beautiful card, Cammie! Love the border that you used. Great colors!

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  23. Beautiful!!! Love the violets!!!

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  24. Your coloring is stunning! Beautiful design!

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  25. Wow, great coloring on the flowers! Love the layout too and the paper choices.

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  26. You've certainly captured the whole Victorian feel in your card....nice work!

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  27. I love your beautiful vintage approach to these perfectly colored violets!

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  28. Beautiful card, beautiful composition!

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  29. So beautiful Cammi!! I love your pretty coloring and the fabulous DPs! Thank you for playing the FTTC100 with us.

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  30. Don't know how I missed this one. Very pretty. Love the PP and the violets are beautiful too.

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  31. Oh so pretty and vintagey! Your violets look so fragile and beautiful!

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  32. One of my favorite things is YOUR coloring! these are beautiful.

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  33. You did a lovely job with this creation. Those violets are so precious and you really showcased them well with your design. Outstanding.

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  34. Absolutely lovely! The violets are just stunningly colored!

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