Hello … bonjour! Our fabulous new challenge has just started at Time Out this morning … this time we’re Inspired By Words … you are only as strong as the tables you dance on, the drinks you mix and the friends you roll with. Here’s where I went with it …
My focus was on the friends you roll with part of our Inspired By Words phrase. I stamped and heat embossed those delicate, dreamy flowers (now retired Truth Is from CAS-ual Fridays) in silver onto the card base, after masking off a small section of the stems to leave space for the sentiment. The flowers were watercoloured with Zigs and I added tiny splatters in the same colours onto the background. The main sentiment is from CAS-ual Fridays (Mon Ami) and the secondary one is from Simon Says Stamp (Tiny Words). I created a frame for my blossoms by die cutting a rectangle (Hero Arts) into a card panel that matches the base … and popped the frame up on foam tape over my finished image. The shine on the embossing is rather delicious … this might give you a better idea of what it’s like in real life …
Where will our words take your creativity? You can use any or all of them to inspire your card … we’d love it if you joined us in the gallery. We’re sponsored by CAS-ual Fridays (thanks, Michele!) .. our winner will win a $25GC … and as usual, will be invited to guest design with us in a future challenge. All the details are over at Time Out, along with heaps of lovely inspiration from our fabulous DT, along with our talented Guest Designer, Claire from String Bows. Do go and have a fun visit with Claire … you’ll find so much clean and simple loveliness to explore … and you can always say hello while you’re there!
My blooms are going to be drifting off to …
Addicted To Stamps And More – Clean And Simple
Clean And Simple On Friday – Flowers
Happy Little Stampers Dies – Anything Goes
Happy Little Stampers Watercolour – No Optional Texture
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday – Clean And Simple
Thanks so much for coming by, your visits and comments are always a joy! Anita 🙂
Beautifully CAS and this is my fav set and so sad it is retired! And in my fav colour…..coloured to perfection-Love you actually masked off the stems to add the sentiment and these s sets of fonts work so well together. This is a CAS beauty x
I think this needs to go directly to Sandie 🙂 All that purple! So CAS and absolutely perfect!
Such a beauty ! the colouring is gorgeous and the silver is magical. Another fab CAS sensation Anita.
Hi friend! Pleased as punch to be parked next to you at a couple challenges. Love, love, love the purple!
Beautiful card, Anita!! The purple is so rich! I adore the silver embossing, too. I also really like the quote you shared that inspired you. I like the message. Thank you for sharing this terrific card!
Oh dear friend, I’m sad to say my table dancing days are over … I doubt there is a table strong enough these days!! LOL but I do love hanging with the best bunch of friends a girl could dream of – and YOU are one of them. For that, I’d share a toast, or two!
A darling purple version of your sweet bloom … and truly delicious silver embossing…
What a gorgeous purple blooms, Anita, made more so by the silver embossing that surrounds each petal.
Sweet Pea, this needs to go into a frame and be given a place of honor on your mantle. Just the right amount of deep, rich color to balance that lovely white space, and a splash of shiny silver to add the perfect touch of glam. Really, really cool, and I really, really like this my friend. Hope all is well on your side of the ocean. xoxo Missing you. bkb
Beautiful card Anita. I love the purple with the light embossing. I especially like the recessed panel. Fabulous.
Simply beautiful…just love your sweet purple flowers, love the sparkles too!
My, my…you hit all these challenges in one fell swoop and did it beautifully. I bow to the master. Seriously though, your card is lovely. Love purple and silver together…such a soothing combo, for me. Sorry to see that floral retired..it’s one of me go to sets. Be that as it may, between the spatters, embossing and the frame, this is a gorgeous card.
The silver and purple are simply divine together! This is an amazing CAS card Anita!
Gorgeous design Anita, the silver embossing is so very beautiful and adds elegance!
I so love the stamp you used here Anita and the lush purple on silver! I thought how you masked off part of the stem for your sentiment was just perfect. Thanks for sharing at ATSM this week.
Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Anita!! Love, LOVE the purple shades in your lovely little blooms and really like how you fit the sentiment in amongst the flower stems! CAS perfection my friend! Hugs! :0)
Both stampsets are the best of Cas-ual Fridays I think…and combined with purple in your CaS-style they look great! Hugs, Gerrina
Yes that super shiny silver embossing is really delicious. The contrast of the silver with the colours of the stylish flowers looks stunning. Love how you masked off a little of the stems to allow for the sentiment….Genius! x
C’est définitivement une carte CAS ! J’adore le magnifique contraste de l’embossage argenté sur le blanc avec le violet. Très élégante et très féminine. J’adore ce tampon et je me suis tâtée plusieurs fois pour l’acheter mais j’ai déjà tellement de produits que je n’ai pas encore utilisés !…. Comme toujours, elle est très jolie ta carte, Anita ! Merci de partager et de jouer avec ATSM.
Beautiful! Love the purple and silver look stunning!!
This is stunning. The combination of silver embossing and deep purple is so lovely.
beautiful interpretation of the inspiration words, anita! clean and simple perfection!
Beautiful work. The composition is everything in CAS and you nailed it on this project. I saw this on CAS on Sunday and just had to pay a visit to your blog!
This is absolutely gorgeous, Anita. The silver embossing is brilliant, and oh, that purple watercoloring!!! I love the way you placed the sentiment slitting the stem, and the spattering is wonderful in the background. I love everything about it.
Your card is so beautiful! Love the embossing and your CAS design!! Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge! /Karin
How beautiful, the silver embossing combined with the purple makes for a striking card which packs a design punch. Thank you for stopping by my blog and leaving a kind comment as well as in your post, I appreciate it very much x
That is such a beautiful flower! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers Watercolor Challenge
Sorry I’m so late with my visit, Anita! I gotta bit behinder and she wouldn’t move out of the way! Your purple flowers look like exotic jewels fit for a queen! Such elegance! I had that set and never could figure out how to display it. It’s amazing to see how it can be the star of the card!! LYAMYMA! HAGW!! Hugs, Darnell xxoo
Gorgeous in all its purple glory! You sure stayed true to your perfect CAS self! But I am missing the snark…. I made a card for this, but going in the complete opposite direction – so much fun to see what everyone else comes up with!
I love the silver embossing. It really makes the card shine. And I love the purple you chose!
Beautiful card! I love the purple water coloring with the silver embossing! Lovely sentiment as well!
Love the intense purple of your flower petals against the white.
Thanks for sharing at ATSM. 🙂
Oh that rich purple pooling within the silver lining! So gorgeous, Anita! I love how you masked to include the sentiments – fantastic!
Adding my WOW to the others, in crushing over your gorgeous shimmery silver/purple blooms that have truly captured my CAS-loving heart! Simple AND stunning! And yes, my friend, YOU are amazing!
Oh you use that CAS-ual Fridays bloom so well Anita and I love how you’ve mixed the 2 different sets. The Mon Ami sentiment goes so well…will have to try that since I have them both! The purple with the silver looks wonderful – so bright and vibrant!
Anita I love that stamp set and smile whenever I see it. Love it in the purple. Hope you are keeping warm on your side of the world, it is freezing cold here–brrr. xoxo
I love the simplicity of this greeting card, but yet the purple pops! amazing job
My apologies for the delay in visiting your blog…somehow I never received notice of your post! This is such a pretty card, Anita! I love that you chose silver embossing for the blooms, and how you masked the stems to add your lovely sentiment! I also love that you colored tte flowers in purple…it’s so striking with silver and your splatters are perfect!
Another stunning card…Barb xx
Hi Anita, your card is stunning! Purple and silver just so pretty, Cathy x
So gorgeous Anita the silver and purple are so regal. Hope the French mail service is speedier than it was at Christmas. Take a big breath and blow. 🙂
such a beautiful card. Love the colors you used
thanks for joining us at HLS in the watercolor challenge
Oh I LOVE the purple with the silver on this. Totally STUNNING card!!