Thursday, August 4, 2011

Favorite Flowers

This week at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday the challenge (#129) is to design a card around your favorite flower. This was hard for me because I love flowers. When I was in high school I worked in our family flower shop. I worked my way from drying flowers to making flower arrangements to doing all the wedding work. I love all the flowers.

If I really had to pick the "beer" pocket would pick daisies and the "champagne" taste would pick orchids. Since I only have Gerbera Daisies from Flourish (which is not the plain beautiful daisy I love) and I don't have the orchid stamp set - I decided to select a flower that I have loved coloring - zinnias!!

Zinnias


I am totally pleased with how this card came out. Rarely do I used red...so this was definitely a challenge for me. This paper is just too fabulous. I hope you like it! For the layout I used the fabulous sketch from The Deconstructed Sketch. I didn't get this completed in time for their challenge, but that's okay. I really liked the sketch.

I am also entering this card into The Dare to Get Dirty challenge by Lisa Henke & Jessie Knight Rone. These may be the only challenges I get to complete. Sorry, not allowed tell you what the challenges are all about. You need to be a Fan Club Member at Splitcoast Stampers.

Thanks for stopping by. Have an awesome day!!
Theresa
Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes (Zinnias)
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black; PrismaColour Colored Pencils
Paper: October Afternoon (Beach Chair); The Girls' Paperie (kitch); Bazzill Basics (lilly white & coconut swirl); Close to My Heart (tulip & black)
Accessories: Ribbon (stash); Close to My Heart (button); Jolee's Jewels (Swarovski Elements)

23 comments:

Cheryl said...

oh wow hun this is stunning your detail is just fantastic love the layout on this too,hugs cherylxxxxx

Mary J said...

WOW! Theresa, this is stunning! I love how you've used those papers and your colouring is awesome!

onecraftymama said...

From my blog-surfing, it seems red is a really challenging colour for shading, etc. I think you've done an incredible job of it! This is gorgeous :) I loved reading about your different choices. I think my beer choice would be carnations, and my champagne choice would be...ooh, I don't even know! Yellow roses? Actually, a friend gave me a green rose for my birthday last year, and that was pretty incredible :)

Angela said...

Gorgeous, Theresa! Love your mix of DPS....

Katina said...

This is stunning Theresa and you have done an amazing job with the colouring. My favourite flowers are freesias. xx

Beate said...

Theresa, your card is simply stunning! I love the papers, the layout you picked, the flowers ...it all fits together perfectly.
Hugs and smiles

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is beautiful, Theresa! You should use red more often! LOVE the image paired with the sweet papers!

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS!!~

xxxtglxxx said...

This is just beautiful Theresa :) Stunning colourway and a great layout too. Fabulous image and colouring :)

hugs

xxalisonxx

~Tammy~ said...

Oh this is fabulous! I

Makiko Jones said...

Oh Theresa! This is stunning!! Your coloring is so beatuiful. I love the card layout and pretty papers! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us.

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Wow this is beautiful, love love love it

Ali x

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Theresa! Great job coloring those beautiful flowers and I love the pretty patterned paper!

Heather Jensen said...

I think the red looks amazing. Beautiful job with the Zinnia's. :)
Thanks for playing at FTTC.
Hugs~

Lisa said...

Theresa this card is GORGEOUS!!! I absolutely love the patterned paper selections, and the zinnias...stunning!!!

Lisa Petrella said...

Your coloring of those flowers is AWESOME!!!! And I LOVE your patterned paper choices and the layout too! Beautiful card, Theresa!!!

ChristineCreations said...

SIGH...this is amazing Theresa...the papers are fab, and I love how you used the zinnias. GREAT layout too. IT's one gorgeous card!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Fresh and beautiful. Your coloring is fantastic.

Allison Cope said...

Absolutely stunning Theresa! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Flourishes for Timeless Tuesday!

Melissa Craig said...

Wow these flower are gorgeous! You did a fantastic job getting depth of color and the paper is perfect.

Silke Ledlow said...

GORGEOUS card Theresa! Red, is always striking and one of my favorite colors to go to too :) !!! Thank you for playing the FTTC with us this week! Hope you are enjoying your summer??? Hugs ~S~

Jessie/knightrone said...

How stunning!!

Shannon White said...

Gorgeous Gorgeous Miss Theresa! Love your beautiful coloring and the Fab layout too!

Hugs
Shannon