Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Double D Challenge Blog Flowers Gallore

Time for another fun challenge at Double D Challenge Blog  that Darlene calls 
Flower GALORE. For this challenge you must use more than one flower. 

Look at all these amazing garden flowers. I love all the pictures and found it hard to decide between them, but I needed a birthday card for a friend who has a rustic barn like the one in the picture so I decided to use that for my inspiration. 


                                            


I started by scoring white card stock using my Score Pal then using a direct ink  to paper technique and  a couple of shades of brown distress ink. Then I embossed it with an embossing folder and added some black ink to high light the embossing.


 Next I used IO hydrangea die to cut three flower bases and about 200 little flowers that I sponged in shades of blue and purple.



I stamped the Stampendous jar with stayz on ink on  acetate and colored with markers. Then I used my die to cut the jar from white and the acetate. All that was left to do then was assemble the jar and flowers on the wood grained base.

                                      

 Working with Diane and Darlene  at DD  is a joy for all of  the team and the mood boards are fabulous inspiration. Go take a peek at what the talnted ladies on the team created for this challenge at Double D Challenge Blog. I know we are going to see some gorgeous creations from you and one randomly chosen person will win this wonderful flower die from Memory Box.



















15 comments:

  1. Fabulous jar of flowers and I love the background, lots of work went into this but so worth is as it is gorgeous...and we LOVE having you as part of team and friend!!

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  2. I often wonder where these beautiful example boards are found. They really give some great inspiration. Your hydrangea is a perfect example of the inspiration that you had, and then were able to put onto paper. This is very much your wonderful and exceptional talent. I can see all of the shaded blue and purple small flowers cluster to make a real life looking hydrangea. Diane is so correct and that you are a valued part of this team. So glad that I can enjoy your work too.

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  3. Oh my GOSH!!!! Look at all those flowers - now THAT is a labor of love. I cannot believe you sponged all those. This is indeed a work of art, worthy of a frame. Your friend is going to love this....it's just simply stunning. Well, ALL your cards are, my dear!!!

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  4. WOWZA Kathy ... this is AWESOME & GORGEOUS!!! Thanks for sharing how you made the 'barn plank' background ... love it (will have to give that a try!). And, of course those hydrangeas are GORGEOUS! I love that you captured all the different colors they come in on your card ... yes a true labor of love and I SO APPRECIATE the inspiration! We love having you on our DD team ... you ALWAYS share such wonderful creation and inspiration! Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve for our future challenge themes! HUGS

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  5. I love this rustic look and especially that you backed it all up on a wood looking background. Those hydrangeas look amazing and love how you colored them.

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  6. You outdid yourself on this one..wow...it's gorgeous!!!

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  7. Wow WOW!!! I've been wondering about that wood background which is so very gorgeous. That is hands down the coolest wood background I've ever seen. I feel like running to my stamp room and giving it a try right now, but I can't imagine mine ever turning out this fabulous. Love the embossing folder you used on it. Wondering what I have that might work... I was seeing all the die cutting the girls have done for this challenge, and you did BOTH the awesome background AND die cutting! LOTS of die cutting! The hydrangea blooms are amazing! What an incredible work of art!

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  8. Wow, this is stunning!! The background looks amazing!! I love how it looks!! The flowers are so beautiful!! I don't know if I'd have the patience to ink all of the flowers but I'm so glad you did because they are stunning!! Love, love this, my friend!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  9. Kathy, this card is fabulous!! The background you created with scoring, ink and embossing is amazing. I need to try doing that. Love your mason jar and flowers!

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  10. Absolutely GORGEOUS! So much work has gone into this beautiful card! I love those hydrangea petals and how you create the entire big beautiful blossoms. Anne is going to looooooooooooooooooove this!

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  11. WOW this is so life like, I feel like I need to touch the flowers...gorgeousness on a card.xx ♥[aNNie]

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  12. This is gorgeous! Well worth the time it must have taken! The flowers look absolutely real!

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  13. Oh my this is really lovely from the BG to those amazing hydrangea! Love it!

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  14. I can only imagine how long it took you to create 200 of those tiny flowers, but they look sensational on this one-of-a-kind card! I love the background you created as much as the jar of hydrangeas! Fabulous card, I love this!

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  15. Wow, what a beautiful work of art Kathy! Also it is just gorgeous!!!!

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