Sunday, April 3, 2016

You are Incredible...MUSE #159, CAS on Sunday Challenge #80~Flowers, AAA Cards #61~Stencilling

Hello,

Popping in quickly with my MUSE Challenge #159 card, inspired by Jenni Murray's lovely poppies here:


I imagine you're getting bored with my seemingly unending use of stencils but...alas, my collection is sorely lacking in stamp flower images.   I'll work on changing that (an improvement in the value of our CDN dollar would help immensely!). For now though...stencils it is...

I inked my STAMPlorations Happy Flower stencil with Abandoned Coral and Peeled Paint, then over-stamped the petals with a dotted stamp from Mixed Media Elements. A bit of blue background (Tim Holtz's Dot Fade) and...done.  As you can see, I drew inspiration from Jenni's flowers and colours...


Off to pack my bag, hitch up my big girl bloomers and head north...excited to see my family and, as always, a bit nervous to be making the drive on my own.  My husband is traveling east later in the week, returning via Edmonton Saturday evening, so I'll have company on the return trek. Hope all will be well...

Joining at:
CAS on Sunday Challenge #80~Flowers

STAMPlorations Anything Goes


AAA Cards Challenge #61~Stencilling

Thank you so much for spending time with me today; your visit brings me immense joy!


29 comments:

Marlena M. said...

What a beautiful creation Carol! I love the wispiness of it~ Drive safely!

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Gorgeous take on the inspirational photo.


Love and hugs
Maarit

Carole said...

Great take on the inspiration card Carol. Stencilling is something I never think to do although I have quite a few!!! Enjoy your family visit but take care now . Hugs xx

Janny's Cards Creations said...

Nice card I like him. Janny

Anita in France said...

So pretty and dreamy, Carol ... lovely blooms! Happy and safe travelling, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Julia Aston said...

Two beautiful floral designs! love the stenciling on the 2nd one!

Jenni's Jems said...

Oh my I just LOVE this,it is simple gorgeous! x

Brenda said...

First off the inspiration card is just stunning! But I am loving your take on it with your stencils Carol! You work so well with stencils and that amazes me because I don't! lol Love, love, love your card my friend! Enjoy that visit with your family, sorry you have to travel alone, but happy to hear that hubby will accompany you home. Hugs, Brenda

MaryH said...

Love your interpretation of the inspiration, (which is lovely), but think I like your soft wash of flowers even better. This sounds like an amazing technique, and I should google it! It's beautiful. Hope you will have a safe & uneventful drive & enjoy your time with your family too. Thanks for visiting, taking time to leave such a kind comment, and TFS this wonderful card.

Susanne Vargas said...

I never tire of your stenciled cards! I should use mine more often! You achieved such a soft look!
Hope your drive goes smoothly and the time with your family is enjoyable!

Rose said...

I always love your creative use of stencils. This card is no exception. I love how you have given the flowers a textured look with the over-stamping. Have a safe trip to your family & have a wonderful time.

Marisa said...

Beautiful use of the stencils!!

Mimi said...

I'm just fine with stencils! Keep the cards coming with 'em! I really like the looks of this with the bold sentiment.

Joyce said...

Happy trails! Your stencilled flower card is gorgeous. Love the soft look that a stencil provides.

HJ said...

Beautiful card using your stencil. I love the bright colors. Have a safe trip and enjoy your visit. TFS

Ardyth said...

Love that graphic blue background - it helps the big blossoms to really pop! So great to see you at Muse this week, Carol!

Shelly said...

Super sweet!!
Have a fun and safe trip!

Geri said...

How could we possibly EVER get tired of seeing your stencilled creations? Especially when the stencilled images are accompanied with pretty water-colored images! Eye candy with 0 calories! Can't beat that!!!

Barb Ghig said...

Be still, my heart! Your stenciled blooms and background are amazing, Carol! I love that you chose Coral for your flowers...so pretty!
Have a safe trip, and enjoyable visit with family...You deserve it!!!

Happy Dance said...

Nope. You're a wonder with stencils, something I haven't come close to mastering! This one is quite lovely. Love that blue dotty background; it makes your blossoms just pop!! And drive safely my friend. Enjoy your time with family! Bev

Petra Swart said...

Your stenciled flowers are beautiful, Carol and I love how you've added the little bits of blue!!! Really lovely!!!!
Hope you have a great time with the family!!!!
Hugz

Melissa L. said...

Lovely, Carol. I have and like that stencil a lot. You did a beautiful job with your design. Thanks for playing along at AAA Cards.

Bobby said...

You work wonders with your stencils, Carol, so keep at it. This is lovely.

*Vicki* said...

Hello my friend! :) You have done such an amazing work with the stencils here Carol!! Love the flowers and thank you for making me smile today!! HUGS

*Vicki* said...

P.S. Have a lovely trip with your family!! Stay safe!

Charlene said...

Enjoy your family sweetie!!! Beautiful work with the stencils!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Gorgeous use of that pretty stencil! That added texture makes it real special!

Greta said...

Hope your trip went well--enjoy your family time! Beautifully stenciled background & card, Carol!

Neets B said...

Just saw this in the AAA gallery and had to pop over. Stunning card, Carol, love those big blooms with the dotted detail in between. Sorry for being a rubbish commenter lately, I hope to visit you more soon xx