Sunday, March 5, 2017

If Friends Were Flowers...MUSE Challenge #205, TIME OUT Challenge~Love/Friendship, STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge~Stamps and Spring, March CAS Card Challenge & Anything Goes Challenbe

Hello,

Dashing off for yet more fun with my niece and nephew! I have to jam-pack in as much as possible before they're back to the routine of school and after-school activities tomorrow and my departure on Tuesday (insert incredibly sad face!).  Before I go, though...a card I made, early last week...


My big stenciled peony (STAMPlorations Peony #2 and sentiment from Blooming Buds) was inspired by the colours found in Michelle's beauty over at MUSE Challenge #205. I tried to replicate those with Salted Ocean, Peacock Feathers and Picked Pistachio distress inks.  Yes the peony appears 'blurry in the photo, because its wearing a shimmery coat of Perfect Pearls! You should see the glimmer in the sunlight!


NOTE:  Honoured and thrilled to be one of four Featured Members at MUSE Challenge #205! THANK YOU!

Also heading off to:

TIME OUT Challenge~Love/Friendship  Such a fun 3rd birthday celebration going on  over there!

STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge~Stamps and Spring






Thank you for dropping in; your visit brings me joy! And yes, I'm behind in commenting and YES, I will catch up!








25 comments:

Nonni said...

Fab fab card, Carol! Love your soft stenciling and the frame really makes the card adding lots of interest. By the way I think this would be perfect for current Less Is More challenge. Thanks for joining our birthday party at TIME OUT!

Izzy Scrap said...

Absolutely stunning Carol ! I love this big flower and moreover in this colour ! Simply gorgeous and so CAS ! And what a beautiful sentiment, perfect for Time OUT challenge ! Thanks for sharing and for inspiring.

Lucille K said...

Beautiful card, your flower is so pretty :)

Ardyth said...

Love that stencil - the scale of the flower is perfect and your blending is beautiful! Enjoy your time with your niece and nephew! Thanks for joining us at Muse this week, Carol!

Kim Heggins said...

Just so beautiful Carol...your flower is stunning!

Joan B said...

beautiful!!

Marilyn said...

Beautiful stenciled peony. Gorgeous blending.

Geri said...

Love the color and your flawless inking! A simple sentiment was all that this card needed to make it PERFECT!!!

Dana said...

Gorgeous!! The colors are perfect and the flower is awesome!!

Ina G said...

Beeeeeeeeeeutiful cas card. Lovely choice of colours. Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations CAS Challenge this month.

Lynn said...

Ahhh...you absolutely rocked this stencil. So soft and beautiful! Gorgeous take on the MUSE challenge and of course we're so happy to have you celebrate with us at Time Out!

Aileen Ryan said...

You are so enjoying yourself, so sad it has to end soon. Love this flower, the colours Aileen wonderful together. Im still sitting here thinking of what I want to do, cant make up my mind..maybe I should go play for a while first..

saloni said...

Your flower as the focal image is just stunning, also I love the ombré effect on it.

Petra Swart said...

Oh, my, that flower is simply stunning, Carol!!!!! WOW, love the colours and it must be so beautiful IRL with all the shimmer!!! Such a fabulous card, my friend!!!
Have a great day!!!
Hugz

Jeanne said...

Gorgeous card, Carol. Fabulous colors blended so beautifully together. How shimmery it must look in real life. Wow!

Susanne Vargas said...

Beautifully blended flower! What a great idea to add Perfect Pearls! Why do I never think of that?

Tracey McNeely said...

Beautiful sponged background with those beautiful colours!

Becca Cruger said...

Those stinkin' elusive perfect pearls! This is such a pretty design. That turquoise just pops! Thank you for playing along at STAMPlorations Theme & Sketch Challenge.

Anita in France said...

What a beauty, Carol ... the soft blending on that gorgeous peony is just lovely ... I'm imagining the shimmer! Thanks so much for joining in with our 3rd birthday party at Time Out! Hugs, Anita :)

Julie B said...

Love the inking of that stencil, such a pretty colour Carol. I trust you had a fab trip to see your niece and nephew.
Thanks for sharing at STAMPlorations before you left! :)

Toni said...

Oh I love it--so very pretty!

Bobby said...

Luscious, Carol. Wonderful ink blending.

Shelly said...

Absolutely, gorgeous!!

Cornelia (fun stamping) said...

Ethereal, light, beautiful! Awesome CASE!

Suchi said...

This is so gorgeous!! Loved your use of the stencil! Thank you so much for playing along with us at STAMPlorations this month! :)
Suchi- DT xx