Sunday, June 22, 2014

Blended Bloom


Here's my card for this week's OWH Stars and Stamps sketch challenge #230. I used a SU! Blended Bloom image that I colored with SU! Daffodil Blendabilites. After coloring, it appeared dull, so I covered the whole image with Versafine and embossed it with clear ep and then fussy cut it. I added an old SU! black brad to the center and popped it up on dimensionals. The card stock and papers are SU! daffodil, moss and Afternoon Picnic dsp. The ribbon is SU! daffodil, and the black candi dots are also from SU! The only thing non-SU! on this card is the SNSS sentiment and the SB circles dies.
I'm not sure if I like this flower the way I colored it, but if you stand across the room and view it from a distance, it looks a whole lot better! LOL 
Thanks for stopping by and make it a great day!

Carol

24 comments:

Linda said...

Gorgeous flower! Your elements are perfect! WTG!!!

jimlynn said...

Carol, I really like that flower and it just pops again the patterned paper you used too! VERY pretty and what a great idea to cover in Versa and then emboss!
Lynn

KT Fit Kitty said...

That looks gorgeous - your flower just pops!

ThePurplePlace said...

It always amazes me at HOW incredibly fast you have your Sunday Sketch Card done, especially this one, which is gorgeous...Love it!!

I am finally creating with some of my DSP's that I bought during the Celebration and now wish I had bought MORE!! Silly me!! I forgot that they are limited and now will be hoarding the rest! I love the Sorbet and the Kaleidoscope the most and have used them a lot lately...and rec'd lots of nice comments on the cards!

Thank YOU !!

Donna Hanley said...

I don't need to stand across any room to like this one. I think you did a fantastic job coloring it and cutting it out. We both know cutting is not my forte so I have to admire your cutting skills just as much as your coloring skills. Your whole card is simply lovely. I love it. Enjoy your day.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

It's a real beauty, Carol!

LesleyG said...

Your flower looks fab, no need to stand away! But I know what you mean, sometimes we are way too self-critical! xxx

Lee Mae said...

Hi Carol, love that flower! You did a great coloring job - I feel I could reach out and touch it. Gorgeous card!

MaryH said...

I for one, LOVE the way you've colored this card. I'm sure it looked great before you did the embossing too, but that certainly added a lot of pizzaz to this wonderfully colored flower. Adding the brad center gave a lot of interest too. Those bkgrnd papers are lovely too, and I could have used this particular one on my recent yellow rose sympathy card! Loved your layout, and this is one great card. I don't need to stand back from it to see that! Happy Sunday. TFS & Hugs

StampTramps said...

What a wonderful coloring job! The paper choice is perfect, I love what you did with the sketch this week!

Missy said...

Awesome job with the coloring! It is beautiful!

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

LOVE that fabulous flower! Also really like your interpretation of the horizontal strip. Great job, as always!

Camille Short said...

Classic!

Diane Jaquay said...

The flower looks FABULOUS, Carol, I'd say adding the ep did the trick!

Kristie said...

That flower is just gorgeous! You did an amazing job coloring it. I just love the extra matting layer on the circles. Great job with this week's OWH sketch!

Cheryl Claycomb Anderegg said...

Beautiful work! Wow, such creativity and great added dimensions, really a labor of love, TFS!

Benzi said...

Ooh, this is a beautiful flower, Carol. It caught my eye as I was commenting on your latest card. Super creation!!!

SARN said...

Ooh, that is SOOO pretty! Love the colours.

Hugs, Sarn xxx

JD/ Jill said...

So pretty! Great job with the flower...it's awesome!

Princess Judy Palmer said...

The flower is very pretty and looks very dimensional in this photo. It really pops! It is big and makes a bold statement. Love it!

Sandy said...

Wow Carol! The flower looks so beautiful! Your coloring on it couldn't have been any better. I really love how this card turned out and love the sentiment! This is the perfect Thinking of You card!

Brenda said...

I love, love, love this card Carol! The colors are so in, I love this flower and it is on my wish list to get from SU-you have it colored up so perfect, love all the dimension your coloring gives! Yep, this is one gorgeous card my friend. Hugs, Brenda

merrymstamper said...


WOW!!! this is gorgeous!!! Love the flower.

Marlene Diefendorf said...

Beautiful flower and coloring Carol. Love it with the floralDSP.