Thursday, August 13, 2020

Soft Summer Flowers


Hello and a very happy Thursday to everyone. Today I have a card made with an older Impression Obsession stamp that I haven't used in years. I put the Copic-colored flowers in front of a soft summer sky that was done with Taylored Expression sky stencils and some TH Tumbled Glass distress ink. I wanted a summery feel and I think I accomplished what I set out to create. I used a SU! (2009-10) teeny tiny wishes sentiment, stamping it on a piece of pale blue and backing it with a piece of grey that matches the card base. The 2 sentiment pieces were done with MFT label dies in different sizes. I covered all the flowers with a Wink of Stella glitter pen but my camera doesn't capture the subtle shimmer very well. The final touch was to add a few gold Geo Sparkler stickers for that added touch of sparkle.
I'm sharing this card with the following challenges:




the Retro Rubber Challenge #141 - a/g using stamps older than a year

Grab Our Button

RRCB 141



Blogger seems to be playing nice today and I'm grateful for that! I've been spending less time on the computer to avoid frustration so maybe things will improve now, I'm keeping my fingers crossed!
Thanks for stopping by and have yourself a fantastic day.

Carol

 

25 comments:

Wendy said...

Oh so pretty, Carol! these beautifully colored sunflowers just make me smile! Love how you created the sky in the background. So fitting for this time of year! I haven't been on my blog yet today to see if Blogger is being nice. I'm still a bit flustered with it. Fingers crossed for a better day!

LeAnne said...

What a lovely floral you've used today and the background is perfect! I am glad Blogger is behaving! Certainly makes life easier! Thanks for playing with Retro Rubber too...always happy to see your cards in the gallery!

crafty-stamper said...

Love the beautifully coloured flowers and great stencilled sky-I have not had any trouble up to now with the new blogger she says with everything crossed lol
Carol x

Mrs A. said...

They look gorgeous and I do like the soft yellow you have used. Hugs Mrs A.

Mrs A. said...

They look gorgeous and I do like the soft yellow you have used. Hugs Mrs A.

Daffodil Cards said...

OH! This is beautiful. I love the happy sunny yellow with the beautiful sky.
Faith x

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is a gorgeous design. Wonderful coloring.

Maria said...

Oh, those yellow flowers are so pretty!! Wonderful stenciled clouds!! I do hope blogger is behaving now for it has been frustrating! Yes, keeping my fingers crossed, too!:-)

Jan Clothier said...

The floral image is lovely all by itself, coloured as you've done but the sky background is extra special. Thanks for playing along with us at Retro Rubber Challenge.

Claire said...

Gorgeous and its exactly how to capture sunflowers dancing in the blue sky. I love this card because it evokes wonderful childhood memories and I hope the recipient enjoys this pretty card as much as I do looking at it through a screen x

aussie aNNie said...

Wonderfully made card and the image, colours and design are beautiful. xx

Stampsnob. said...

Goal reached Very soft and summery Lovely jog Carol..............Lis

Brenda said...

You sure did achieve that summery look Carol! I love this card, it is very summery looking, so beautiful is that flower cluster and I love those billowy clouds with the blue sky peeking out of them. Love that you kept the sentiment nice and tiny but yet matches the card so well. Glad to hear blogger behaved for you when making this post! Hugs, Brenda

Donna said...

Fabulous card with your beautifully colored towers and lovely sky!

Brenda in IN said...

These are pretty and look like they have texture on them. Maybe they are getting the bugs worked out of blogger now.

*Vicki* said...

These flowers look amazing Carol! I love the yellow color of them especially against your cloud background! They remind me of the flowers in my back yard this Summer and make me so happy!! Have a lovely weekend friend!

JD/ Jill said...

Pretty card! I like how you did the background!

cotnob said...

A beautiful card Carol, gorgeous flowers and super cloudy background.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Hi Carol, your card feel remembers me freedom ;) how lovely and sweet!
Love the stencilled clouds that make the summery flowers pop! Beautiful colouring!
The dimensional sentiment look great, too!
Hope you have a lovely weekend. I always think of you :)
Big hugs!!

Darnell said...

I love the softness of your yellow and gold coloring and that gorgeous sky, Carol! It almost looks like a direct-to-stamp-spritz technique. Gorgeous!! Thank you so much for adding schparkle to The Flower Challenge! Keep well! Crossing my ginfers that Blogger keeps being nice to you! Hugs, Darnell

Janice M said...

So soft and pretty! Love the cloud background you made for it. Blogger changes make me crazy too!

wannabcre8tive said...

Carol, your card is beautiful. I love how cheerful it looks with the yellow and blue hues. The recipient is sure to love it.

Claire Grantham said...

I know the flowers are the focal point and they are gorgeous, but that background WOW.. I am a sucker for a great background. Thanks for joining us at Retro Rubber this time. Claire DT

MiamiKel said...

HOW GORGEOUS THIS IS!! I love all things sunflowers and this is so bright and cheerfu! Hugs! xx

Cara said...

This is so pretty and summery. Thanks for joining us this month at The Flower Challenge, hope to see you next month too. Cara DT x