Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday - my turn!!!

Happy Tuesday everyone!!!

Hope you all had a wonderful weekend??? Our shopping trip to Savannah was very successful!!! We litterly shopped till we dropped...LOL!!! We finally had some nice rainfall down here too....which allowed me to stay inside and stamp...wahooo!!!

I'm happy to tell you that I'm hosting today's Flourishes Timeless Tuesday ~ FTTC80!!! I created a *COLOR COMBO* for you and I hope you have time to play along??? This one is not only easy and fun, but the colors are sure to make a beauty!!!. Simply make a card using the listed below and link it over on the Flourishes Blog!!! While Flourishes stamps are not required, if you have them by all mean use them! We would love to see what you create!!!

Here is my idea.......





My main image is from the gorgeous Cherry Blossoms Set!!! I think it has become my favorite Set this summer!!! The sentiment is from the Tag Line Set. As I was thinking of what to create for this challenge....I  sort of had a *light bulb* moment..LOL!!! A *gate fold* theme came to mind....I took this idea and ran with it!!! I really like how it turned out!!! What do you think???

This card measures 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" folded. If you like to try one there is a great tutorial over on SCS!!!
Back to my card....The *cherry blossom* was inked in Memento Black and colored with Copic Markers ~ R000, R00, R02, RV04, Y02, Y15, YG91 and Colorless Blender. Once I was done coloring I decided to add some Dazzling Diamond Glitter to the center of the blossoms. The embossing in the front was created with an SU Elegant Bouquet Folder. At last I added the punched MS Butterfly, a Button and the some Black/White Gingham Ribbon.

Now it's time to check out the gorgeous cards Barbara, Betty, Cindy, Dee and Maki created!!! Hope we have inspired you to play along?!?

I'm also submitting this card to this weeks SFC16 Challenge ~ Think Floral and the TPE80 ~ adding Ribbon & Sparkles*!!!

Thanks for stopping by today...hugs ~S~

47 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS GORGEOUS Silke!!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! There are so many wonderful elements. I love that butterfly, I love the flower image coloring and that amazing embossing on kraft! Hugs to you GF.

P.S. I survived the first day. The shake tastes like CRAP! I hope the chocolate tastes better... YUCK! But, it's only 11 days -I can do it!!

goldyfish said...

Beautiful card. TYFS with us.

Betty Wright said...

Beautifully done, Silke! Wonderful blend of the colors, textures, and coloring! Lovin' the pop of the black gingham! Awesome matchting envy, too! Lovely card!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

Beautiful, Silke! Great colors and I love the gate fold and wonderful ribbon treatment.

Anke said...

Zauberhaft ... traumhaft schön liebe Silke, ich mag diesen Blütenzweig so gerne und Du hast ihn zu einer wunderschönen Karte verarbeitet.

Liebe Grüße
von Anke

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Gorgeous Silke!! I love the kraft and pink with a hint of black!! So striking!! And the inside is just as beautiful as the outside!! WOW!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Sue Kohler said...

Another beautiful creation Silke, love the embossed background, subtle yet adds so much to the design! what a fabulous colour combo you have put together, will put it on my list of jobs for the week!

Merry said...

So beautiful...love the colors and those little silver spots on each of the corners.

Cammie said...

Sooooo BEAUTIFUL! Love the bit of sparkle in the center of the flowers. The embossing folder is a perfect complement to the image.

petra,s cards said...

wow i love it!!!!
xx petra

Lynn McAuley said...

What a gorgeous creation!! A breath-taking beauty!!

Thank you so much for sharing this stunning card in the Friends of Speedy the Cat's flower challenge, Silke!!

Linda Scott said...

This is a beautiful card. I love the embossing folder. You do really nice cards. I am just learning how to post comments. And - - they say old ladies can't learn new stuff!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card, very different color combinations-will have to try this one.

Our Little Inspirations said...

Wow, and I mean a serious WOW!!!! This is just gorgeous Silke! I love those colors and all of the beautiful detail work! I'd hate to open this beautiful card the way you have it tied up so pretty with that ribbon!!

Crystal said...

Another Jaw dropper gf...Oh my I LOVE LOVE your layout, embossing and the kraft is BEAUTIFUL!!!! Oh my I LOVE THIS!!

Amy said...

I love your embossed panels....very very pretty! Great layout!

Traci M said...

Oh, this is dreamy...I like the way you've wrapped this beauty like a little package, because the inside is a real treat!! Great use of that embossing folder too, Silke!! Always inspired by your work!!

Diane Jaquay said...

PERFECTION!!! I just love the pink/black/white with the Kraft!

Danni said...

Gorgeous!!! Really love this color combo!

Makiko Jones said...

Oh wow!! This is soooooo pretty, Silke! The gate fold card looks fantastic with your design! Thank you for the wonderful color combo!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Very pretty card Silke! Love all the layers, the color combo & that embossing looks great! Happy to hear you had a safe trip :)

Monique said...

So pretty ..Humm I am going to have to try those colors...The pink really stands out in front of the Kraft...Thanks for the inspiration

Vicki Dutcher said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE this image! So pretty in pink! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Leslie Miller said...

Your color combo is a beauty, Silke, and the cherry blossoms are absolutely dreamy! Cute card design!

Loretta said...

Silke, I love these colours!!! Gorgeous and soft, and your card is proof!!!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

What a beautiful combination ... gorgeous colours! Perfect as always! Hugs xxaxx

Barbara said...

Silke, this is just gorgeous--inside and out! Love that ribbon closure! Gorgeous job!

LORi said...

Super Lovely Silke!! You have used many of my fav things-Pink, B&W Gingham ribbon, buttons and Kraft...woo hoo!!

Thanks for sharing with TPE!!

Pink Hugs - LORi

marilynprestonn said...

Hey Silke,


Love your card, it inspired me...cool colours, just had to pop by here and see that sweet face of yours.

Hugsxo

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

SIlke, girl, this is simply STUNNING!!! Your coloring out of this world...those cherry blossoms look so real...WOW!!! Amazing card, my friend!! Hugs, Sabrina

Marisa said...

Wish we had had time to get to Savannah when I was in Georgia years ago....maybe some day! Glad your shopping was successful - retail therapy is wonderful LOL!

Gorgeous card too! Love the EF you used on the kraft and your colouring is fabulous. Another Silke beauty :D

Joanne (jojot) said...

gorgeous.....those flowers are so gorgeous

Laurie said...

Gorgeous Silke! I love this!

Velta said...

Well Silke ~ I am here to tell you that you are one perfect hostess! Your colors and card, image and design are just stunning! Who in the world could ever come up with something as stunning as this...I think not :)

Dawn Easton said...

Silke, this is gorgeous my friend! Love the gate card!

*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Silke!! I LOVE this gorgeous card girl!! Beautiful colors and details hun!! I have been looking back at a few of your creations and I see that you are TOTALLY talented as always!! :) Fun to "catch up" with you again girl!! HUGS

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

What beautiful colors on your gorgeous gatefold card, Silke! I love the dry embossing on the kraft, too.

Stephanie Kraft said...

Just gorgeous, GF! LOVE it!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Loved this......then I saw it opened up and loved it even more!!!! :)

Francie G. said...

Silke, this is totally gorgeous! It's amazing how the beautiful flowers are so prominent against the kraft background.

Joanne Travis said...

This is so beautifully done, Silke, I love everything about it! The layout, flowers, colors, coloring. Gorgeous!!!
Thanks for sharing with us and for joining Speedy's Friends this week!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love Love LOVE these fun colors! So pretty! Beautiful coloring on the blooms too!

Dani said...

I love your challenge and your card is oh so beautiful!!

~*Joni said...

Silke this is just so beautiful! I love the color palette, the cherry blossoms are beautiful with the butterfly. Wonderful technique on the card opening, the ribbon is perfect. Thank you so much for joining us in our Ribbons and Sparkles challenge at TPE this week!
~*Joni TPE DT

Krista said...

This is just GORGEOUS! I love the colours and all your little touches are perfect! Thanks for playing along with us at TPE!
Krista :)