Monday, January 20, 2020

A Succulent Bouquet

     It's the third Monday in January and we start a new challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps today!   Our theme is always "Anything Goes" and you may use any products from any makers on your projects.

     I'm using a really gorgeous set called "Succulent Bouquet 942J."  It has some stunning images in both B&W and pre-colored, plus lovely sentiments.  I colored it myself but I did try to stick to the gray-blue colors of the cactus succulents Jan had done in the set.  Mine is almost a perfect match to the few succulents which are growing in pots on my porch.

     I have tons of flower stamps but must admit this is probably my favorite.  There's something about the combination of succulents and roses that really appeals to me.

Colored with ProMarkers and chalks
Pearl Drops added to rose centers
Image and 2 circles cut with Sizzix dies, using out-of-the-box technique on image
Lightest circle is metallic paper
Purple CS embossed with "Linen" folder
Sheer bow has 7 loops
Wide ribbon is sheer, plaid, and from RRR
Sentiment printed and hand cut

A Gem of a Challenge
Arty Divas
Colour Crazy
Lemon Shortbread
Outlawz Twisted Thurs
Paper Funday
Penny's Paper-Crafty
Scrappy Land
Stamping Sensations

     Come play with us this fortnight.  We want to see what you create.  Happy Crafting.  NanaConnie


Sheryl said...

Nanna Connie this is just gorgeous! I love the offset layered circles and your colouring of Jan's awesome imageis perfect!
Thank you so much for entering our ATG challenge at Through The Craft Room Door this week. Looking forward to see you again next challenge.
Hugs Sheryl
Cat Crazy Craft Corner {My Blog}

Bunny said...

Absolutely beautiful. The colors are grand. Love the little pearls you added. [Bunny]

Anne Temple said...

This is gorgeous Connie and I love how you've colored this image. Love the pearl centers too.

Sheryl said...

Me again! Just popping in to say as your teamie how much I love this card. I keep looking at the beautiful tones on the petals of those blooms. Blooming lovely!
Hugs Sheryl xx

Linda Simpson said...

Stunning Connie, I adore the bouquet in shades of purple and the layout.
Linda xxx

*Vicki* said...

Absolutely gorgeous card here Connie! Love how you've cut that image so the ribbons are danling over the layers of pretty purple!

creationsnz said...

I love that combination of roses and succulents, and your subtle colouring is gorgeous. CarolG

crafty-stamper said...

Gorgeous card Connie love the beautiful image -I love succulents too-great layering
Carol x

Julie Odil said...

Your coloring is fantastic on this, Connie! The succulents look very real!

brenda said...

A pretty design and lovely flowers, many thanks for sharing and joining in with our 'Favourite Stamps' theme at Stamping Sensations challenge.

B x

Donna Ellis said...

Connie, this is so lovely! Wish succulents would do well here - they get a bit stringy instead of thick. Your color choices are amazing, and so is the lavender card layers! Beautifully done! hugs, de

TracyM #6773 said...

WOW - your succulents are SENSATIONAL! LOVE the colours and design!
Thank you for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck with your entry :)

Sharon Smith said...

Stunning card, I love the colors you have used and the coloring is amazing.
Thanks for joining us at Arty Divas
Sharon ~ DT member for Arty Divas!

Silke said...

Such a beautiful card. Love your sweet colouring. Many thanks for joining us at Colour Crazy.
Hugs, Silke

Donna Walls said...

Purple is my fav color and this card is stunning! Thanks for playing along at The Paper Funday Challenges - Donna - DT Member

Maria Nicotra Tinyworks said...

Thank you for joining us at challenge Lemon Shortbread
DT Maria

Lynne K said...

Such a pretty design, and I love the colours. Beautifully done! Thank you for sharing it with us at Stamping Sensations.

Lynne said...

Such a beautiful card. Thank you for play with us at Gem of a craft challenge. Good luck with your entry.

Monica C. said...

Beautifully done. I love the color combo also.
Hugs Monica