Friday, February 21, 2014

Birthday in Shades of Blue

I was in the mood to use the color blue so I pulled out some scraps of pretty blue papers, different colored blue ink pads and made this card. I used a Tim Holtz burlap stencil that I bought a while ago and never quite knew how to use it, so I just played with it until I created something I liked. I sponged 4 different blue inks on a piece of white, and turned it sideways to cut it out with a SB labels 18 die. I added a Cheery Lynn flourish, and flowers done with a Bella Bloom die from SSS. The background was done with a Tim Holtz bricked ef, and I added 2 jewel tags that were computer generated with the birthday sentiment. The blue gems are from Pizzazz Aplenty and the card base is a hoarded piece of card stock. The twine is from Whisker Graphics.

I'm entering this into the Card Concept #4 Floral theme challenge and I guess this could be considered freestyle collage. {I always have trouble figuring out what category my cards fit into}

I'm also entering this into the Craft Hoarders Anonymous challenge #2 which is to use the following photo for inspiration and dig into our hoarded stash to create a card. I'd say without a doubt I hoard paper more than anything - with embossing folders running a close 2nd!


Thanks for checking in and I wish you a wonderful day!

Carol

27 comments:

Desire Fourie said...

A stunning take on the colour inspiration. Love the brick wall in the background.
Hugs
Desíre
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Benzi said...

Very pretty, Carol! I really like your burlap stencil and your wonderful brick wall. Those stencils are really hot right now. I bought some recently at the scrapbook store and look forwarding to using them.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Love the blue posies climbing up the garden wall. Brilliant! Yep, we are 2 of a kind when it comes to paper hoarding. Just glad we can share with each other, now.:)

jimlynn said...

Love the way you used the stencil and that brick background is wonderful. All the blue.....ah, what can I say!!!!! LOVE!!
Lynn

Christy Butters said...

Beautiful. Love the brick background coupled with the stencils and die cut pieces. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Craft Hoarders Anon :)

Irish Cherokee said...

Great Card carol. blue is my favorite color. Love that brick background too.

lost coast scrapper said...

Gorgeous work, love all the techniques you used!! Thanks for joining in on the fun at Craft Hoarders and good luck!!!

Amber Milone said...

Very pretty card! I love the stenciled center and the embossed background. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Brenda said...

This is beautiful! I love those die cuts, your color combo is just beautiful and love the embossed background! Hugs!

JD/ Jill said...

Very pretty, Carol, like your blue flowers and how you created that sponged background with the stencil...very nicely done.

Glenda Brooks said...

This is just beautiful. I love the embossed background! Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders!

Tammi said...

I love those blue flowers!! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us at Craft Hoarders!!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, I love this card. I've seen this burlap stencil used a couple of times this week and I love it. (Moved to the top of my Wish List, I guess) I adore those little gems you used here and there. Very pretty card. Have a good day.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

I'm loving the blue phase. I think you nailed the inspiration photo for your card. It is very lovely, so much nice detail to check out.

Jan Marie said...

Wow! Love the combination of textures and the imagery, like a vine climbing up lattice adhered to a brick wall. . love how you've variegated the colors on with the burlap stencil! Gorgeous down to the little tags and flower centers! Thanks for joining us and sharing your hoard at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

scrappymo! said...

I like that colours and pretty stenciling. Your card is lovely as always...
I had a giggle about the hoarding cuz I have the same problem...I hoard paper first and embossing folders second...the funny thing is I rarely remember to use embossing folders...I think I need to leave them in a basket on my desk!

scrappymo! said...

I like that colours and pretty stenciling. Your card is lovely as always...
I had a giggle about the hoarding cuz I have the same problem...I hoard paper first and embossing folders second...the funny thing is I rarely remember to use embossing folders...I think I need to leave them in a basket on my desk!

scrappymo! said...

I like that colours and pretty stenciling. Your card is lovely as always...
I had a giggle about the hoarding cuz I have the same problem...I hoard paper first and embossing folders second...the funny thing is I rarely remember to use embossing folders...I think I need to leave them in a basket on my desk!

Pammejo said...

Stunning card....love how you created your background images using inks. Thanks for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog

MaryH said...

Really love how you've added the pretty flowers to this CL flourish - one of my fav of their dies. (cuts well for me). I was intrigued by your burlap stenciling (with my current interest in stencils & gesso). Your brick EF looked as though it had been gesso'd...that's some brickwork. Love the white & blue and think this one definitely hit a home run. Hope you are all shoveled out right now, before this next blast hits. Happy Sunday & lots of Hugs.

Kathy/NorthCarolina said...

Love the way you used your inks and stencils in this very pretty card! The texture is just wonderful! Thanks for playing along in Craft Hoarder's Anonymous Challenge #2: Let's See that Hoard! Hope you'll continue to play along with us!

Gloria Stengel said...

I love the flowers with the brick EF. So fun and pretty! Thanks for playing along with us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous!

Graciellie CH said...

I love that both cards before and after my entry on The Card Concept current challenge aren't pink. My project is also blue and it sure is fun to create a floral project in unexpected colors! Good Luck!!!

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Deanna Dean said...

So pretty. Blue is just one of those colors I never seem to use. I'm not sure why...maybe I'll have to give it a try. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week.

Donna Idlet said...

Love your card, I like how you embossed the background. Thanks for playing along with Craft Hoarders Anonymous.

pollyspaper said...

Such a sweet card! You are rockin the blue theme. Thank you so much for joining us at Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge Blog. Hope you can come back to play again soon! Ginny from Polly's Paper Studio.

Laura Davis said...

Very pretty!
Laura