Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday, CC209, SFYTT Bloomin' Beautiful

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Hope you all are ready for another fun Timeless Tuesday Challenge??? Today the super talented Kimberly Crawford is hosting this Challenge and she has created this beautiful Sketch for us!!!

If you own a Flourishes Set *flaunt* it and if not, play along anyway. You all can enter to win a prize just by participating!!! More details and all the Samples can be viewed on the Flourishes Blog!!!!

Here is my take on Kim's Sketch.

As you can tell I kept it very simple and focused on the centerpiece. I used the Flourishes Set *Thinking of You*.

The card base is White (PTI). Before I started with the main image I scored the top part in 1/4" intervals. Next I inked the floral image onto a Oval Nestie with Certainly Celery and Basic Black. It was then layered onto a Scalloped Oval Nestie using Certainly Celery CS. The matching Twill Ribbon is from the *Ribbon Bundle Duo* featured in the Sale-A-Bration Brochure.
I decorated the centerpiece with some punched out Martha Stewart butterflies using Rose Red CS. At last I decorated the butterflies with some small Pearls (Michael's) and the Hat Pin (Michael's) using the Pearls from the Prettiest Kit.

Looking forward seeing your take on this fun Sketch!!! Please use *FTTC6* as your keyword on SCS.

Swing by my Flourishes friends - Becca Feeken, Betty Wright, Cindy Haffner, Dee Jackson and Kimberly Crawford to see their cards close up.

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Here is my card I made for the CC209 - Rose Red, Always Artichoke and Basic Black. I think it's another awesome round of colors!!!

I used Jen del Muro's SFYTT Sketch. Isn't it a great one??? The Stamp Set is *Bloomin' Beautiful*. The Rose was inked in Memento Black and colored with a Prisma Marker (PM-150) and Copic Marker (G94). The senitment was inked in Basic Black. I added a Brad from the Styled Silver Collection.

Just in case you can't tell I scored the Rose Red CS in 1/4" intervals to add a little bit of interest to the layout. If you like click on the photo for a close up.

Have a great day and thank you for stopping by!!!

47 comments:

inkedx2 said...

Love your card. Like the embossing on the top half of the card.

Robbie

Jazy Girl said...

So elegant! Just wonderfully put together!

wanda50 said...

You make the most beautiful cards. I am so inspired by the clean and fresh look if each one. They are so elegant. I can only hope that my creations will be half as gorgeous as yours are. Thanks for sharing and be blessed!!!

Liz Williams said...

So very elegant. I love it.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

These are STUNNING!! I especially love the card for the Flourishes sketch!!

Cindy Haffner said...

Your cards are gorgeous. TFS.

Gabriela (Gabi With An Eye) said...

Absoultely stunning - your cards take my breath away.

Kimberly Crawford said...

Gorgeous!!!!
The sketch card is AMAZING! The butterflies are just spectacular!!!
Love the second one too! Classy every time!!! :)

Michelle (Lady2cu) said...

Gorgeous work, Silke! The touches of red on your Flourishes card are awesome! Love the red rose, too! You sure do make some awesome card, gf! :-)

Speedystamper said...

Great cards - I especially like the Blooming Beautiful card. I need to dust off that stamp set again! Thanks so much for the inspiration, Silke!
Kay

amazingpapergrace.com said...

Silke, I'm running out of words to describe your cards but please know I love, love, love your style! I've missed the last week of your posts but everyone of them is simply stunning. You have the cleanest, sharpest, most balanced, beautiful cards that look like they are right out the pages of a designer magazine!! Girl you rock!!
--Becca

Susan Raihala said...

Silke, I don't comment often and haven't commented in, oh, forever, but I want you to know I love your style and always enjoy your blog! Your cards today are, like all the ones you share, gorgeous, so thank you for taking the time and making the effort to share your wonderful talent with the rest of us!

Stamp and Smile said...

Gorgeous Silke!!! So springy and I love how you have a natural take on white backgrounds. And again the soring is SWEET! Your CC209 is darling too... I need to get into my craft room! He... we have a big winter storm starting now. Perfect timing! Hugs girly.. :)

Antje said...

WOW Silke, this is such a strong card - love the colour combo!! and the way you worked it out - well done!

Antje said...

*oops* just realized that these are 2 cards in one post... and wanted still to tell you, that I am again and again and always sooo fascinated, how you use a white card base and make the most beautiful cards out of it. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE it!

Betty Wright aka gbedwright said...

Silke, both are beautiful!!!! Love the colors of the first card and your score detailing. The second card is fantastic, too. Great colors and coloring!!! Wonderful work!!!!

Beedubya said...

Wow! Very elegant and pretty, Silke! I love them both.

TFS! Brandi

Christi said...

Wow! Both of them are stunning!!

One4Joy said...

beautiful, love the scoring on the sketch!

Nancy said...

OMG, your card is beautiful!!

~Lori (loree2000 SCS) said...

ACK!!!! Silke, these are BEAUTIFUL! I'm SO in love with the first one!! Gorgeousness!!

Carol said...

I love your style of cards. You can bring elegance with the greatest of ease, and the vibrant colors and crisp lines make such an eye-popping beauty on the 2nd one. Both cards are beautifully done, TFS!

Latisha said...

Silke,
Both cards are stunning!
Love love love the one using the sketch...OMheck, love the score lines, the butterflies and the beautiful pretties going through the ribbon.

Rebecca said...

I love your beautiful cards! Both of them are breath-taking.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

I'm always in awe when visiting your blog. You have the most beautiful, clean style. Everything is always in perfect proportion and gorgeous!! Both of these cards are just stunning in every way! You are such an inspiration!

NancyS said...

Silke, you do the most AMAZING work! These cards are GORGEOUS! I love the elegance. Thank you for sharing your talents with us.

Joanne said...

elegant, clean, classy.....those words best describe your work....I am in awe

Patti J said...

So pretty! Your work is just beautiful, as always!

Dawn (stampinscotsgirl) said...

Silke, both of these are absolutely gorgeous!!! I love your style, always so fresh and crisp! Your cards are always so distinctive and inspiring!!!!! I don't get to comment or blog hop as much as I would like, but wanted to let you know that I truly love your style!!!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...
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Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Wow!!!! Silke, both of these cards are absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!Pieces of art, and if I ever get a Silke original I'll frame it!!!! Yep, that's right. All of your creations are so gorgeous that's about all anyone can do!!!
Hugs and smiles, Sabrina

Carolyn King said...

they are both stunning. Love the sketch and how you used it and love the dramatic look to the second card!

Cindy Lawrence said...

Absolutely STUNNING, Silke...ALL of them! You have such a knack for cards that make you say, "Ooooh...Aaaahhh" every single time! You're such a rockstar! :)

Jerri Kay said...

Both cards are incredibly stunning Silke, that first one is sending me right over the edge! So, so incredibly beautiful! Just love it!

Mary Fish said...

Both cards are breathtaking. The sentiment and score marks are divine on the first and I love Jen's sketch in the second (it's in in my "to do" pile). Hugs, Mary

Amy Sheffer said...

So beautiful, Silke! Love, love, love the pure elegance of the first one especially! It's truly breathtaking!

Melinda said...

Both of your cards are so beautiful! I especially like the first one, it is so elegant. Thank you for sharing your amazing talent with us.

Anonymous said...

Silke, this is absolutely gorgeous... very clean and elegant... but then again, you always make such wonderful cards....

Cookie

Jackie Pedro said...

Complete gorgeousness!! I love coming to your blog, Silke!!!

NancyK said...

Simple, yet oh so elegant! Love the look and the pop of color!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous!

Bev said...

Both cards are gorgeous-really like the scoring. tfs

♥ Marlou ♥ said...

absolutely beautiful card and love the stunning pin :)

ChristineCreations said...

oh Silke! I love your new blog header...so classy and fresh.

And that Flourishes sketch card is just fantastic, the details are so very beautiful!

And of course the CC card is fab too :)

jami {sgtStamper} said...

WOW! That Flourish card is INSANELY Gorgeous!!!! Love that scoring and the little red butterflies!!

Dee Jackson said...

This is STUNNING!! I love it!

Niki Estes said...

Absolutely gorgeous! The first card is especially stunning! I love the colors, embellishments, everything!