Friday, February 19, 2016

On My Mind

Wow it's a nice day in the Chicago area.  Finally the temps are above freezing!  I can't tell you how tempted I am to run outside in a pair of shorts.  Midwest folks will know what I'm saying.  Our first nice day and we all have the windows either open or down and our coats off.  Never mind that the rest of the country would still consider it more than a little chilly today!  I had to get out and walk Moriko!  It's so WINDY - and it's garbage day - so there is all sorts of things flying down the street - plastic bags and empty water bottles.  Poor Moriko thinks they're all alive and wants to chase them down the street!!! 

I'm posting at The Twinery Blog today with this floral card that was inspired by the latest Card Concept Challenge.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE the inspiration photo - all those pretty flowers... and oh those colors - yellow pink orange and blue.  Is this yummy or what?   Of course I had to get out a pretty flower set to work with! 

I decided to stamp my own background for this one.  I started with the big scallop frame stamp that is in the Papertrey Ink Nostalgic Notions set.  The white inside and outside the frame was a little disturbing - you know how I love my color...
So I blended some Distress Spun Sugar along the edges, making sure to not get it inside the scalloped area. Last I took the little flower cluster stamp from the button set and added some flowers on the outside of the frame. 

 The double stamp flowers were fun and easy to work with.  
 Of course I had to add some Twinery Twine.  It's my favorite brand!  I'm usually reaching for the striped, but it seemed to get lost in the red and white stamped background so I went with the solid.  It's bold enough to hold it's own here. 
The finishing touch?  A few gems of course!   I think gems are sorely neglected lately - seems like I'm always using enamel dots or sequins lately.  Gems made the perfect flower centers today! 
 Turn to the Left...
Turn to the right!   mmmmm bop.. fashion...  LOL!!

Have a great day and I hope I see you at Fusion Card Challenge!  Happy Friday too!  
 









Finished Size:  4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Nostalgic Notions
Twinery Solid Maraschino Twine
Gems

16 comments:

Shannon McComb said...

WOW! This is such a bright and happy card! Just LOVE all your gorgeously colored flowers!
Beautifully done!
Thank you for joining us over at The Card Concept!

Lisa said...

This is ever so pretty Jeanne! It reminds me of a lovely vintage tablecloth!

wienerhoneymooners said...

LOVELY luscious layers Jeanne!!!! Just beautiful! LOVE your blog header! I am so bad about getting around...In my defense there is a good reason....but its a secret... Have a great weekend!

Marybeth said...

This is beautiful! You have inspired me to take this set out! I hope your day is as beautiful as your card,Jeanne!

Diane Jaquay said...

SO gorgeous, the colors make me SO happy!!!

Nora N. said...

This is lovely!! I adore that frame and how you shaded it so it would not be too white. I also LOVE the lovely flowers that you used. Really nice design!!

Katie Ann Brooks said...

you really have a way with layers and combining colors and patterns, so fabulous!

Kerin Sylvester said...

Your double stamped flowers have such dimension, and I love the happy colors! Thanks for joining us this week at The Card Concept :)

Jinny Newlin said...

Eeek! This is ever so pretty, Jeanne! Love the nearly primary palette and the way you've highlighted the sentiment with that bit of inking around its edges! It reminds me of a vintage hankie. LOVE!

Birgit said...

This is so sweet! I love this set from PTI and am now inspired to pull it out and give it some love again. I so love your style Jeanne!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

I am loving this gorgeous creation!!!! The background is fabulous!!!
Thanks for sharing it with us here at The Card Concept!

Lesley said...

Um wow! This is superb! I want this card! me! me! Pick me!!! Your artwork is always mind blowing.

LauraJane:) said...

This is so LOVELY!! Thanks for playing along at The Card Concept:)

Michele Henderson said...

Jeanne, I LOVE this! I ALWAYS love everything you do in every challenge over at The Card Concept! I want to select your card as the winner every time! So much bright color, beautiful stamping, all gorgeous!
Take care!
Michele

Michele Henderson said...

WOW!

cm said...

A lovely array of spring flowers, nestled on your oh-so-pretty background! Wind..sighhh! We often have the chinook winds here: upwards of 60 km/hr and often, closer to 90 km/hr. They bring warm temperatures but, for many people, the change in pressure causes headaches/migraines. The dust and dirt sure does blow when those winds make their presence known...
Hugs~c