Saturday, September 22, 2012

Some pretty flowers...

Hello!  I've been so preoccupied with other items of blog business that I haven't had a chance to create something spontaneously...or rather based on challenges I'd like to participate in!  So, I took some time this evening to do so!  I'm really happy with my card and so I've got lots of pictures of detail...let's see what I created!

My card~

Details~








For these fabulous challenges~



(I did the line that goes yellow, ribbon, flowers)

So, I decided to make my own patterned paper and I was inspired by the flowers on the tea set in the inspiration photo at colourQ and I knew that I wanted to try and capture something similar.  But I didn't necessarily want a vintage card.  I wanted to keep it simpler.

Enter the Array of Sunshine set by Stampin' Up!  It was really easy to create a background with the bold images in this set!  I tried to balance the colors by having one main color and highlighting with the others.  I feel that this card is well balanced color-wise and I love the layout--thanks to Retro Sketches!

Thanks for stopping by tonight to take a peek at my card!  I really appreciate you being here and I love all of your sweet comments!  I hope that you come and play along with these fabulous challenges--I love seeing what everyone creates!  Happy stamping! :)

12 comments:

Michelle said...

Lovely card. Love the way you made the background.
Thanks for joining us at CYP.
LG Michelle

Loly Borda-Towery said...

Your card is so beautiful! TFS

Lisa said...

I spy some more eyelets on this one! Very pretty Mynnette I like the banner and those sweet flowers!

Sylvia said...

Lovely card, Mynette, love your stamped background "paper"! Thanks for sharing your card with us this week at the colourQ.

Jacqueline said...

Lovely hand made paper and a very pretty banner - Jacqueline xx

Kim said...

What a pretty card you have created with the colors!! I love the big flowers!!

Tracey McNeely said...

Such a beutiful card, those flowers are gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the colourQ!

scrap joanny said...

great job :-) perfect card for us challenge - thanks so much for playing with craftyourpassionchallenges - hugs Joanna

Kara said...

Gorgeous! So happy you shared your card with us this week at the colourQ.

Jen said...

This is so pretty! I love that you created your own colorful background paper! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Wonderful take on the retro challenge, Mynnette, and all your little details and handmade paper are perfection!

Patty Gorka said...

Oh, I love the stamping on this card! Fabulous!