Friday, August 5, 2011

If Friends were Flowers...

I'd pick you! So true isn't it!
Back home in Florida there is an adorable little girl turning 6 and she is having a Garden Party for her birthday, so as I was unpacking things I came across this much neglected set called Green Thumb by PTI....so instead of finishing up the task of unpacking and sorting (no fun), I got distracted with playing with paper. (fun) Doesn't take much!! 

I started off with a light green card base I found in my scrap pile along with this pattern paper from TAC.  I remembered that the CR84FN challenge colors this week were Celery, Lavender and Gray, so all I needed to do was add the gray in there somewhere. Looked around the scapbox and found an already cut piece, but it was boring, so I created my own background with some of the flowers from the Green Thumb set using VersaMark ink. This gives it a nice subtle background! I laid the stamps on my stamping block and created a repeat pattern. 

Next I stamped the watering can in Momento London Fog and fussy cut it out. Stamp the stems from the set and I decided to use some rosebuds I had and I loved how it gave the card dimension.   After adding the sentiment and buttons, I wanted a more rustic feel so I distressed all the edges and inked the card base in Craft White Ink by Stampin' UP! I added a ribbon that was laying on my craft table still looking for a home (trying to organize a new home is not fun), and that was it!
Here are the pretty colors I played with:
I am also playing along with Jules Crafty Snippet challenge 30! Goodness I have a ton of scraps to use, and I am working on it, but not sure the pile will ever go down! :-)


It's Friday again, and that means another fabulous artist feature over at Noor's Fascinating Fridays Paperies Designs Studio.  This week we are featuring Mary Dawn of My Pink Mexico! I have enjoyed looking around this talented ladies blog and I thought she would be perfect for a feature. A fabulous spotting indeed! Please head over to Noor's to learn more about Mary Dawn and then stop by her blog and show her some love!

Hope you have a fascinating Friday!
~Tammy~

26 comments:

Amy said...

Tammy, this is just so pretty. I of course love those flowers...they are a must have. The one thing I really adore here? I love those buttons at the top of the spellbinder shape!

AnitaRex said...

I really like how you used those flowers!! And love your subtle stamping on the gray, great use of the colors!

Jules said...

Hi Tammy

A beautiful birthday card for what sounds like a little girl .. .. I love the sound of a garden party!!

Your colour choices are gorgeous and I love the dimension the flowers and the buttons give.

Thank you for creating such an inspirational piece of work with your snippets .. .. lovely to see you in the snippet playground again.

Love Jules xx

Irene said...

What a fabulous find of treasure.
The colours are gorgeous. a perfect card for a litle girl.

irene
xxxx

Stamping 4 Pleasure said...

Good luck with the unpacking.

You've made a lovely card in the meantime!

Hugs, Sandra

Lisa said...

How cute is this!!! Great watering can and sweet tiny polka dot ribbon!

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

Hi Tammy - this is so beautiful. Love the flowers and the wonderful sentiment (it's one of all-time faves).
Sylvia x

Jinny Newlin said...

LOVE that subtle background stamping, Tammy! Beautiful take on the color story!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Tammy! Love the little watering can of blossoms! Thanks for joining along with CR84FN :)

Lynne said...

Such a pretty card for a little girl.
Lynne xxx

Hello From Texas said...

So pretty. I need to check out that color challenge, you nailed it beautifully!!!

TFS
Carole

Jocelyn Olson said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Tammy! I love how you used the colors...so soft and pretty! The little flowers are perfect. I'm glad to see you back making cards--your move and unpacking has been hard! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Very pretty!!!

Theresa said...

Hi Tammy, this is darling. Love the purple and the flowers are just lovely. Beautifully done!

kasia c. said...

Super pretty! I love that background you created with versamark. :)

Colleen Dietrich said...

I hope the 6 year old's mom is wise enough to save this card. :) It is a gorgeous handmade beauty, and probably unlike anything else she'll receive! I did visit Fascinating Fridays, and I *knew* it had to be the same Mary Dawn who is published A LOT in Paper CRafts! I went over and became a Follower.

Katie said...

Hi Tammy...
This card is so very pretty! and I have always loved that saying. So sweet...XoXo

Kate said...

This is so, so pretty, Tammy!! I love the flowers stemming from the stamped image. What a fantastic look!

Sue Lelli said...

Tammy, it doesn't take much to take you away from unpacking! LOL! LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! The flowers on the stems are darling and I adore that skinny polka dot ribbon! She will just go nuts with this garden party card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Jenny said...

ooo I love your card, I have this set and you have given me some inspiration to use the blooms as a background stamp now!
Love the blooms in the can too :)
Jenny x

Amanda said...

A lovely snippet creation

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

This is gorgeous! I just love your watering as a flower pot! ;o)

Debgem said...

Oh this is so pretty! I do like the watering can with the sweet flowers. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Lisa Petrella said...

I think it's absolutely NECESSARY to take inky breaks in between all of the house stuff you've been working on!!! Gotta mix in some FUN with all of the chores in order to stay sane!!! HA! This is such a DARLING card! LOVE those flowers in the watering can---ahhhh...so lovely!!! Beautiful work, my friend!

Andrea M said...

Such a pretty card! Love the watering can! and the roses! Great take on the challenge colors! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Annette said...

this card is just too cute. I love how you put the flowers coming out of the watering can. very creative..