Sunday, September 21, 2014

Happy Birthday STAMPloration Flowers...MUSE #85, AAA Cards~Game 21 CREATE with Fussy Cuts

I'm back...

Our hike to Boom Lake this afternoon was marvelous!  Weather, scenery, company...perfect.  Once home, I delved into making a card, as during our hike, pings and pongs were forming...

The *plan* was to create a card for MUSE #85


as Marion's gorgeous flowers sparked inspiration to use yet another of my STAMPlorations blooms. The goal: a one-layer card; practice masking; use Prismacolour pencils and give gamsol a first try.

The 'actual' plan wound up as a fussy cut pair of flowers (coloured and gamsoled...yayyy...but I need gamsol-proper-procedure practice for sure!), on a panel.  Why? Because after arranging, masking and colouring my flowers, Ms. Brilliant realized nary a leaf was in sight.  I tried adding a couple...and promptly took out the scissors and began with the fussy. I should have taken Darnell's advice from one of her recent post: "Sometimes it's better to leaf well enough alone"  Gahhh...

While the card didn't turn out as I'd envisioned (the leaves I finally wound up using should be brighter, methinks), the fussy cutting now means my creation fits into the current challenge over at AAA Cards #21~CREATE with Fussy Cuts.  A minus....and a plus. It all balances out. Sort of.

Also heading over to Seize the Birthday - always a welcoming place to play!




Thanks so much for dropping by; your visit and comments add sparkle to my day!




34 comments:

Hannelie said...

Carol the end result is brilliant! So glad the fussy cutting lead you to AAA cards this week! Thanks for joining us !

Barb Ghig said...

I think your card turned out beautifully, Carol! I love the soft colors, and your leaves are perfect! Such a lovely CAS card! You did a great job with Gamsol, too :)

Monika Reeck said...

woooww wooowww wooowww I love your Fuzzy cut the flower...agree with Hannelie the result is SUPER BRILLIANT...love your take on the MUSE challenge really lovely Miss C, I made also card with Fussy Cut will make picture today but too bad the rain there and no sun shine...yeah I must wait till tuesday maybe the sun will be shine here in Munich...how is the weater there Miss C...miss you again...(I post 3 cards in a row for one post...you could see it at my blog dear...) hugs..Monika

Jane said...

Pretty card, love your fussy cut flowers and leaves. Thanks for playing at AAA Cards.

Neets B said...

The fussy cutting was worth it, Carol. These blooms look wonderful. The stitched mat is great too, really balances out your card x

Kylie said...

lol I feel your pain! I do things like this often. It might have been a minus but your card totally ended up as a HUGE plus! The flowers are gorgeous, the leaves look lovely and the way they are showcased on that panel is perfect. :)

Julie Beech said...

I'm intrigued Carol, what is gamsol? Anyway the flowers are fab and I will get them when they are in stock again! :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

So pretty! I love the shading on your flowers! So glad you joined us at Muse this week, Carol!

Geri said...

Shut the front door! (channeling Stacey from "What Not To Wear"). This is one heck of an incredible result with a first attempt at gamsol (had to google that!). The leaves really do complete the pretty bouquet!

Carole said...

I think this is really effective and you technique worked really well.

KayM said...

Well I think all of your efforts were well worth it! This turned out beautiful! The flowers colored so lovely and I like the fussy cut leaves! I don't think it would look right without them! A beautiful serendipitous work of art! :D ((Hugs))

Deepti said...

This is so pretty :)

Dana said...

Regardless of how you intended it, it turned out fabulous!! Awesome coloring and i love the layout!!

Greta said...

Your coloring (Gamsol is out of my league!) & fussy cutting is perfect here, Carol--great card!

Anita in France said...

So striking and lovely, Carol ... the gamsol blending is fabulous ... all that fussy cutting was so worth it for this gorgeous card! Hugs, Anita :)

Marisa said...

Fabulous flowers and well done with the cutting. Thanks for the heads up on the two challenges - entered my card :)

Jasleen said...

Stunning card, Carol. :)

Deni(se) said...

Very pretty, love the bold daisies.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you using these images so beautifully and then fussy cutting them! Well done~ Thanks for joining in at AAA!

Tracey McNeely said...

This is just so beautiful Carol! LOVE those pretty daisies!

Janet Zeppa said...

Your flowers are beautiful and I the leaves look great too!
So glad you joined us at Seize the Birthday!

Shona Chambers said...

Well done you with your scissors!! You must have a much steadier (and patient) hand than mine, they are cut so perfectly. I love the flower stamps you used and I think the leaf colour is great because it really lets those flowers shine!

Susanne Vargas said...

It might not what you had envisioned but it came out so pretty! The shading, the fussy cutting - it's simply gorgeous!

Kim Heggins said...

Oh my goodness...your fussy cutting is shear perfection Carol. And those flowers are so beautiful and I love your coloring, just beautiful. Such a sweet sweet card.

sandie said...

Amazing Carol, these blooms are fussy cut so well and I think you made the right choice in the end as this gives your card fab dimension x

~amy~ said...

Love your fussy cut daisies...awesome!

Cindy Lovell said...

What a pretty card Carol!! Awesome job on the fuzzy cutting!! The daisies are so beautiful!!
Thank you SO very much for leaving all the comments...they sure made my day sweet friend!!!!!!! :)

Rahmat said...

Love your daisies Carol, your cards are always always and always so beautiful, I love visiting your blog! love the bright flowers very much!

JD/ Jill said...

Your fussy cut flowers are very pretty!

Brenda said...

Me thinks Wow!!! I am loving your card Carol! The daisies are just beautiful-you color very well with the pencils and gamsol. Your fussy cutting is great too. I love everything about this card and think you did a fabulous job with it! Glad you had a wonderful hike. I'm slow to get caught back up here so sorry to be so slow getting to your posts. I'm just the Queen of Slow! Hugs, Brenda

Loll Thompson said...

So pretty Carol. Love the pink and yellow blooms together. When in doubt, fussy-cut them out ... saves a lot of grief. I'm not good as masking either ... something I need to work on. Your card is beautiful with the fussy-cut flowers, so it was a good call! Loll xx

Kylie said...

Love these flowers. Your colours are awesome and there is some good fussy cutting going on there too! xx

Taunya Butler said...

This is absolutely brilliantly done!! The colors of your beautiful blooms make them pop of the page - the leaves turned out great, I am not sure what you did all that worrying for - but this is absolutely an amazing card. The way you fussy cut your blooms is so amazing!! Great job and I am excited about the challenges you have entered!!

Shannon J said...

Oh yeah, super late again! Sheesh!! But catching a few free minutes before I head off to bootcamp to stop if for a long planned visit!!! Well, I must say, your hike, amongst all the beautiful nature, certainly inspired a beautiful creation! Gasp and more gasp!! First try with gamsol and you've mastered it already! Just look at those gorgeous blooms! Love them against the crisp white background, and the bold sentiment finishes it off perfectly!