Hello … bonjour! Joyeux Fête de l’Ascension … Blessed Feast of the Ascension! Welcome to a delicious new challenge at Time Out … this fortnight, we’re inviting you to be Inspired By Words … friends are the charming gardners who make our souls blossom … I was inspired thus …
I focused on the first and last words … friends and blossom .. and made a one layer card using the gorgeous Flourish stamp set from Concord & 9th … a long-been-in-my-wish-book, recent addition to my stash. The sentiment is from Reverse Confetti. To finish, I added a scattering of sequins, some of which cover a smudge made just as the card was finished. I’m so grateful for sequins, gems and all other kind of boo-boo covering embellishments!
Where will our words take your creative imagination? You can use any or all of them to inspire your card … we’d love if it you joined us in the gallery. We’re sponsored by STAMPlorations this time round, thanks to Shery … our overall winner (as voted for by the DT) will receive a $15 GC … and will also be invited to design with us in a future challenge. In addition, there will be a random draw for a STAMPlorations goodie bag. All the details are over at Time Out, along with a heaps of lovely inspiration from our fabulous DT … as well as from our wonderfully talented Guest Designer, Kristina from Kristina’s Art Corner. Why not pop over for a visit and enjoy a gentle meander through all the scrumptious cards and awesome colouring over at her blog … you could say hello while you’re there too!
I’m playing along at …
Addicted to Stamps & More – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers CAS – One Layer Card
Papercraft Challenges – Flowers
Simon Says Stamp Monday – Ombré (the main blossom on the spray)
Watercooler Wednesday – All About Occasions
I’ll be back in an hour with the brand new May challenge at Twofer … see you then! Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Oh I love this. I have been looking closely at the flowers and the use of the colours is amazing-I guess it is one of those layered stamps that I just have no luck in using! Adore how you stamped off the edge…I always love to do this and think it makes great use of a large stamp-super card Anita x
All those lovely shades of lavender give great dimension to your one layer card, Anita. I’m with you sister on the boo boo covers. They’ve kept me from going bald. 😉
Love the purple shades and the ‘eary-ness” of the flower and stem! Hope you have a good and sunny day also… Hugs, Gerrina
You had me at friend and garden…they are so much alike. When nurtured they both grow exponentially. Such a lovely representation of them on your gorgeous cards. Truly beautiful…of course, purples always make me smile but what’s really apparent here is your flawless eye for design. (Heaving heavy sigh)…something I’ve always aspired to.
I love where you went with your card Anita! It is so beautiful as is that saying and how true it is too. Love the colors of ink that you used on your flowers. I think you rocked this challenge my friend! Hugs, Brenda
what a gorgeous design, anita!! your stamping is just beautiful!! (you should add this to the new where creativity meets c9 challenge to use florals.)
Such a beautiful card, Anita! The color choices, the design placement and the sentiment all work together to create a lovely, lovely card! Thank you so much for sharing. Hugs!
This may be the most gorgeous card I have ever seen done with this stamp set Anita! Beautiful and purple! xoxo
Such a gorgeous card, Anita. Love your color scheme and those beautiful flowers.
This is so beautiful, Anita. I love lavendar and green and you have belnded those colors beautifully for this wonderful creation! What a wonderful card for our challenge!
I have a feeling this card design will be CASEd again and again as more people see it in Blogland, Anita! It really is enchanting and I love the lavender color scheme you have used!! It’s a wonderful springtime theme for TO! LYAMYMA. ICBHFBIA!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo
pretty card Anita, the colors are soft and lovely.
This card is so awesome, I love all these shades of purple. Well done. Many thanks for joining us at Papercraft Challenge. Bonne chance et mille amitiés.
Those flourish stamps are gorgeous and what you’ve done with them is wonderful. So contemporary with great colours…I especially love the sequins!!! x
This is so pretty!! I LOVE the purples you used on this. LOVELY design!
Sooo beautiful Anita, and all that in just one layer!!
Its a wonderful sentiment and you created the perfect card to go along with it! I love all the different shades of purple!
Gorgeous one layer design Anita. Love the mix of images with the beautiful colours you’ve used. The sequins add some lovely sparkle, xx
Tres tres jolie Anita! I have the same stamp set although I haven’t used it yet but after seeing your card, I’m going to pull it out of the NBUS box now!Thanks for sharing it with us at Addicted to Stamps and More and we hope to see more of your beautiful creations again soon. Hugs, Gwendolyn
I love purple and wow so many purple on your card
love the arrangement and the colors
so adorable one layer card Miss Anita
see you maybe around.
Many thanks to joining with us at ATSM this time
hugs from crafter lady in Munich
Such a pretty card and the colour palette is divine…so beautiful and elegant! Thank you so much for sharing and for playing along with us over on the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog… x
Anita your cards never disappoint. I love how you focussed on the first and last words … friends and blossom for your focal points. The colouring is amazing and isn’t it interesting that those sequins can hide our boo-boos, I cover my unwanted smudges that way too. Awesome!
This is such a pretty card! From the beautiful color combo to the lovely blossoms to the sparkling sequins! Love it!
Magnifique, Anita ! Comme toujours, beaucoup de délicatesse dans cette création que ce soit dans le design, dans le choix des couleurs, dans le sentiment même dans ce papier que j’adore !
Une très belle inspiration pour nous, tes inconditionnels admirateurs ! Bises xx
Oh, how beautiful, Anita! I love this stamp set and how you used varying shades of purple for the flower petals! Great job saving the day with your sequins and with creating a one layer design…a really stunning card!
What an unexpected but lovely color combo you’ve chosen. I can’t believe how much there is to love on the one-layer beauty. And yes, sequins are a girl’s best friend…
What a gorgeous card!! Thanks for playing along with us at WWC!!
Hola, Anita! Beautiful card. You know me and purple! =)
Love your design and those amazing colors! You’ve used this set to perfection and as a one layer too–wow!!
Pretty and bold all at the same time!
Your comment about smudge covering sequins made me smile – this is a tactic that I have used a few times myself 😀 You card is one-layer wonderful- your purple blooms are artsy and beautiful – I love it!
So sweet and delicate!
I just see and smell these lovelies blowing in a warm spring breeze! Fabulous card Anita!
I’m in LOVE with this beauty!
Beautiful one layer design …. gorgeous colours too. Thank you for playing along with the Happy Little Stampers CAS challenge xx
I can’t believe I haven’t commented on this one either!!! Absolutely love your stamping here. I often look at this stamp set online and think it might be difficult to use but the way you’ve stamped here makes it look like child’s play!! Amazing design and colors.