Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Lavendar Gladiolus



I had a little extra time this week and found a chance to play in two challenges that are new to me. One of them is clean & simple stamping challenge 124. Believe me I NEED this!!! LOL! Most of my stuff takes me way too long to make, so a clean and simple sketch challenge is just the thing to help me out.

I also am very challenged when it comes to colors, I sort of freeze up at a color challenge, so these ought to help me out there as well, at CR84FN12, this week's colors are kraft, lavendar and pink.

Now, cutting out that gladiola did still take a bit of time, so I'm not there yet completely with cutting back, but getting there! Thanks for looking!

Stamps: Papertrey Ink gladiolus, sentiment
Ink: black, purple
Paper: white, kraft, lavendar, pink
Other: cuttlebug embossing folder, Fiskars edge die, prismacolor pencils and gamsol, twinkling H20, stickles

17 comments:

Dawn Petrick said...

This is so beautiful! Love the glads and the embossed cs! Great job!

Ginny said...

Very pretty card.

Crafty Creations said...

Gorgeous!!! Great job with the sketch!!!
Maria

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Peggysue, those Gladiolas look gorgeous and I love the embossed BG! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Andrea M said...

WOW! I bet those gladiolas did take a bit to cut out but, boy, was it worth it! This is gorgeous! Fabulous use of the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us at CR84FN!!! Hope you'll join us again next week!!!

Becky said...

Stunning! Love the embossing and those gorgeous flowers that you cut out to perfection..:)

Heather P. said...

Simply gorgeous!!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Beautiful card! Really like the embossing for the background.

Nerina said...

Wow - I remember you saying when that image was released that it was calling your name ... and it looks like you're both still speaking the same language here! Gorgeous work! I love the different elements you've included - like the punched edge - lots of interest despite the C&S inspiration piece!

Sharron said...

Goodness, this is SO gorgeous! Fabulous job coloring the gladiolas and to think you cut them out!! Wonderful colors and I love that embossing folder!

The Mama Monkey said...

This is SO pretty! I love the cuttlebugged background!

Debgem said...

Superb card - love the embossed backing paper. And the flowers are so beautifully coloured. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week.

Sara Mac said...

Gorgeous card Peggysue. I adore the way you colored the glads. I haven't attempted to cut mine out for a card yet. Too lazy for that:) Glad you found the FTL challenges. They are so helpful to me.

Sue Lelli said...

Peggy Sue, you are one brave woman to cut those flowers out! But the end result is so STUNNING! LOVE them against the embossed background. Beautiful card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous cutwork....wonderful design.....such a beauty

Angy said...

Great details! The embossing the coloring, the fussy cutting. Fantastic work.

Terri said...

Very pretty! Love the embossed background too. I need to start using this stamp set too. Thanks for the inspiration!