Monday, July 2, 2012

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge #175

Good morning from steamy K-town. Like much of the country, we've been experiencing temperatures of 100+ degrees.  With rising humidity at least there is a chance of scattered storms. My flowers and shrubs could use a good drenching.
Silke Ledlow,host of the current FTTC, asks us to use our favorite Flourishes stamp, favorite die, and favorite embellishment.
No surprises here--violets, deckled edge die cut, pearls, and lace.

I stamped the violets from Botanical Bookplates 1, masked the image, stamped the die cut with a script stamp, and inked the edge. I colored the violets with Prismacolor pencils. Then I used another Flourishes favorite, Vintage Wallpaper, for the stamped strip behind the focal point. This is the point where things didn't go as planned--pulled out the sewing machine, changed from white to cream thread, stitched down one side of the strip, and then realized the thread had broken and there was only a line of holes. What to do? Recut, restamp, restitch? I don't think so. Just stitch other side with unthreaded needle and believe it was meant to be this way.
Violets--check, deckled edge die cut--check, lace--check. Must add final favorite--pearls. Large pearls on the right didn't speak to me, but  buttons did.  So I colored three tiny pearls with a Copic marker and added them to the center of violets.
Just looking at these cool-weather flowers makes me feel cooler. :)

Have a good week,

Stamps: Botanical Bookplates 1, Vintage Wallpaper(Flourishes); Gingham (CHF); Kissing Booth Tapestry Script Background(Basic Grey)
Ink: Antique Linen Distress Ink(Ranger); Spring Moss, Winter Wisteria(PTI); Rich Cocoa Memento(Tsukineko)
Paper: Spring Moss, Winter Wisteria, Vintage Cream (PTI)
Dies: Deckled Ovals(Spellbinders), Half and Half(PTI)


  1. Colors are BEAUTIFUL and they gingham stamp is one that I LOVE ........ I will have to look that one up today!! Beautiful Beautiful card, Cammie. The lace is the perfect touch ~

  2. Cammie, your card is BEAUTIFUL!!! You know I love all the purple :) !!! Thank you for playing along this week...hugs ~S~

  3. Oh how beautiful! I love the purple/green color combo and the use of lace!!

  4. Such beautiful elements, Cammie--I love your card! The coloring on the violets is awesome, as always. The gingham is the perfect background and the lace is such a sweet addition.


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