Tuesday, August 2, 2011

FTTC129 Flowers, Flowers everywhere....

Happy Tuesday you all!

I'm one happy camper, because my girls are finally back to school...YEAH! I love having my life back and I'm glad my girls are back to a structured scheduled...LOL! I'm also continuing my regular stampin' schedule for C4C and ODBD. I also excited showing off another card on Thursday...so stay tuned!!!

Today, I'm back with the Flourishes Timeless Tuesday Challenge ~ FTTC129. Betty is our hostess and she is challenging to create a card/project with your*FAVORITE FLOWERS* or *FLOWER*.

Here are my ideas.....



For my first card I used the beautiful Zinnias Set. My flower image was inked in Memento London Fog and colored with these Copic Markers ~ BV000, BV00, V15, C2, YG11, G21, G24 and RV000. As you can tell I added some scoring in the background. My inspiration for this card came from the awesome Paper Players Sketch #57 and the colors are from the CR84FN35 combo....did someone say lavender :) ...yeah?!?
                                              
 











             To compliment the sketch I added the PTI Edge Collection #2. Some Lavender Moon Ribbon, a Button, Silver Pearls and some matching Scrapper's Floss.

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Next is my card for this weeks Card Pattern Sketch #126 and you guessed it right I had to use the CR84FN35 colors again...did I mention I really like them...LOL?!?


Here is my take on it......................  



For this card I used the beautiful sentiment from the Zinnias Set...can you tell this Set has it all...beautiful flowers and quotes!!!  I added some scoring in the background and embellished the card with some fabbo Flowers, Design Paper, Spellbinder Die, Silver PearlsLavender Moon Ribbon, Button, Scrapper's Floss, a punched out MS Flower BorderButterfly.

Okay you all, now it's time to check out all the ideas the the team had  ~  CindyHeather, Maki, Tammy and Betty. Please also help us welcome our newest team member Beate and our new August Guest Designer Allison Cope.

Thank you for stopping by today and I'm looking forward to showing you a new card on Thursday...see ya then.....

                                                                 Hugs ~Silke~

Here are a few more challenges I've entered:
Bring Back Beautiful ~ The Beauty of CAS
4 Crafty Chicks ~ Get Your Bling On
Stamp Insanity #70 ~ Favorite Color (Lavender/Purple)
Kaboodle Doodles #78 ~ In the Garden
PaperPlay #30 ~ In the Garden
Sentimental Sunday #66 ~ It's a Garden
Stamptacular Sunday #122 ~ Friends are Heaven Sent
Stampin' Bee's #121 ~ Make a card usign Ribbon
Truly Scrumptious #62 ~ Buttons annd Bows
Phindy's Place #66 ~ Delightful Diecut
Allsorts ~ Free and Easy
Sew Many #62 ~ Anything Goes
Papertake Weekly ~ Anything Goes
Ribbon Carousel #14 ~ Anything Goes

89 comments:

Merry said...

Two wonderful cards...love all the embossing and that scrappers floss.

Lauri said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous zinnias!!! Beautiful coloring....gorgeous bow and love the touch of floss! Thanks so much for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Cheryl (aka CherylQuilts) said...

Oh, Silke, these are both beautiful! I love the layouts and great white space that showcases the beautiful zinnias! Lovely!

Beate said...

Silke, you overachiever you. LOL
Both cards look incredible! You rock!
I am so excited to be back on a team with you.
Big hugs and smiles

Cindy Haffner said...

SO GORGEOUS!!~

wolfsrosebud said...

Love the emboss plate, border punch, colors, and embellishments. Great combination and work.

The Rubber Maid said...

Both are just stunning cards. Love your colors..beautiful. Pat

Allison Cope said...

Wow Silke, they're both simply beautiful! Purple is one of my favourite colours - love your cards!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh dear Silke! BOTH of these cards are oh so pretty! The bouquet of flowers on the first look gorgeous and love the framed sentiment on the second! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN x 2 :)

Julie Koerber said...

What soft and sweet creations Miss Silke!! Love them BOTH!

Maribel said...

Beautiful as always, both the design and the flowers are so sweet and elegant that make me dream.xxx

Gisela said...

Gorgeous card!

Jan Marie said...

So clean and crisp! Like freshly washed and starched linens! (Yeah, right who starches and irons anymore!?!) Still, your cards are gorgeous! Blessings!

Makiko Jones said...

Silke, both cards are so beautiful!! I love the elegant look and clean style of each card! Fabulous work as always.

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi Silke,
Beautiful cards as always! I just love all the white space and the pretty softness to your creations! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!
Smiles,
Lesley

scrappingnana said...

Both of your cards are beautiful. I love the way you use white and emboss the lines. TFS

*Vicki* said...

Well, I'm jealous that you got your kids back in school already!! We don't go for another couple of weeks, but I know how you feel!! LOL!!

Gorgeous card, design and colors Silke!! ;)

Sara Mac said...

Two jaw-dropping, gorgeous cards Silke. I always love your use of white on white.

Jacqueline Smith said...

what a gorgeous card thanks for sharing with us.

Carol L said...

Your cards are simply gorgeous Silke! I love the plum and olive colors with all the white. SO pretty!!

Betty Wright said...

WOW! Both are amazing and so beautifully done, Silke! Gorgeous cards!

Shannon White said...

Wowzers Miss Silke! These are both Stunning! I love those CR84FN colors too! Sooo Pretty! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Wanda Cullen said...

Both cards are gorgeous, Silke! Love the colors (reminds me of my bedroom as a young girl...lavender walls and pale green carpet). Enjoy your time while the girls are back to school...I remember those days and it was a welcome relief to get some peace and quiet for a few hours - lol!

stampqueen said...

Beautiful cards both - love the purple of course, love the zinnias!!!
Wish my kiddos wwere back in school - I have 2 and 1/2 weeks to go!!!

Anke said...

Liebe Silke,

Deine beiden Werke schauen traumhaft schön aus, ganz wunderbar gestaltet.

Herzlichen Dank auch für Deinen lieben Kommentar, in Deutschland ist endlich der Sommer zurückgekehrt.

Herzliche Grüße
von Anke

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

So so pretty, Silke! I am missing the soft lilac colours from SU! This is such a sweet colour combo! Hugs xxaxx

Becky said...

Your cards are both beautiful, but I really LOVE the second card! That one is just stunning to me!! I admire your creative ability!

velta said...

My goodness Silke these are beautiful! I, like you, love these colors too! I especially like the way you use your embellishments to add to your cards! Again, just beautiful!

fusiafscrapping said...

Gorgeous! I love your card. Beautiful colouring!

Denise Marzec said...

Oh my word, I can't believe your girls are already back to school. We still have a month of summer yet....and I DON'T want it to end...not yet anyway, lol! Beautiful card as always, girlie...great sketch and I love how you work with the purples!

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

Beautiful, beautiful. Your style Silke is so unic, so elegant, really yours.
It's gorgeous.
lovely Greet
Marja

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wow- did that summer go fast or what! i missed seeing your beautiful, clean cards though! Glad you are back and with such a bang! :)

Becky said...

What gorgeous clean and crisp cards.

Debbie said...

Two beautiful cards, Silke! I love how you manage to keep a clean and crisp feeling to your designs while creating detailed and elegant treasures - WOW!!

Leanne said...

Nicely done, thanks for playing at 4 Crafty Chicks! WTG!

Anne said...

Two beautiful and elegant cards! Thank you for joining in with this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!
Hugs
Anne

petra,s cards said...

hi silke your cards are beautiful!!! they are always verry elegant, love you colours!
xx petra

Beth Miller said...

Love the lavender and white so soothing.

Liz's creative corner said...

Wow two gorgeous cards, love the styles of them both, thanks so much for sharing with us at paper play, hugs Liz xx

Benzi said...

Silke, the beautiful whiteness of your cards always bowls me over. These are just stunning and the purple pops right out. Your zinnia image is so beautifully colored.
I do love that scrapper's floss you used...just a unique addition.

cdjcape521 said...

This is stunning! TFS!

bettand said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the layout and the colours. Thanks for playing at Kaboodle Doodles this week and good luck. Hope to see you back on monday for another challenge. Bettina

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Wow! Purple's my favourite colour too, but even without that bias, these creations are simply stunning! Thanks for playing along with StampInsanity's Favourite Colour challenge this week :D

Amy said...

Silke, your work is so timeless. I never get tired of visiting to see your beautiful cards! You embrace white and pearls so well. Hugs!

Wendy said...

Love the card fabby , thank you for joining us this week for our challenge buttons and bows at truly scrumptious

Wendy DT TS

momof5sons said...

I love the gorgeous colors that you chose and the clean layouts that you used...both beautiful, beautiful cards.

Yogi said...

love the colors and the flowers and that little curlicue coming out of the button. so cute.

Heather Jensen said...

WOW Silke!! I LOVE them both. I love the colored Zinnia's on the first and the pretty patterned papers on the second card. :)

My son goes back to school on Monday. I am ready too. He will be at a new school too.
Hugs~

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful card Silke, I love the coloring on the flowers-stunning!

Oma said...

Beautiful cards! Will have to try some scoring one of these days to give my cards some oomph!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my, your cards are absolutely beautiful, I love your clean style! Your zinnia's are simply gorgeous I love how you have cpatured the shading and highlights in your colouring!!!
Thank you for joining us this week at Paper Players!

Sue Lelli said...

BOTH are GORGEOUS Silke and I'm so GLAD you used our colors! They are so perfect against all of that white! LOVE the scoring detail on them! LOVE the coloring on the first card and the flowers on the second! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Theresa said...

Hello My Friend, two absolutely amazing cards. Love the Zinnias - that's the set I used again for this week's challenge. Love the clean lines.

The second card is just as stunning. I love the sentiment and the flowers.

Have a good week. Hugs, Theresa

Jane said...

A very stylish card I love it thanks for playing at StampinSanity
this week
Luv Jane xxx

Karen W said...

so soft and pretty, both cards are such understated elegance!!

Nicola said...

Stunning cards Silke, so pretty and delicate with a fab colour combo and some gorgeous details!
Thanks for entering our Free and Easy challenge this week at Allsorts and good luck!
Love Nicola xxx

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous creations, Silke! They're both so elegant, and no one does beautiful white space like you do!

Grenouille Greetings said...

I love both of your delightful cards! Fabulous white on white textured and punched backgrounds and beautiful colour work and embellishments. Perfect colour choices too! It's lovely to see you at Stamptacular Sunday Challenge this week! Hugs, Lesley

Donna said...

Beautiful cards! I love the way the colors just pop off the page.

Lisa said...

Both are just wonderful,loving those zinnias!

Marlena M. said...

Both cards are lovely and the color combo is gorgeous! Wonderful coloring and details. ;)

Stephanie Kraft said...

Two more beauties! You are just rockin' these colors, GF!

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous cards! I love the soft colors and your use of white space.


Thank you for joining our “It’s A Garden Party” challenge at Sentimental Sundays .

~Cheryl~

Anne said...

What a very elegant card! Thank you for joining in with this week’s Phindy’s Place Challenge, do hope you’ll play again this Friday!
Hugs
Anne

Ida said...

These are Stunning! I love the colors and you just rock the beautiful embellishments.

Cheryl said...

Both cards are lovely, but I just love the score lines you used on the first one and your coloring is fantastic.

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Both are utterly gorgeous, as always! Hugs, g/f!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the scored background.

Anne Marie said...

Absolutely gorgeous cards, Silke! The scored background is such a great touch. Wow! :)

Kim said...

Both of your cards are lovely!! I love how clean your first one is and all of the beautiful, crisp white. Very well done!!

Steph Lee (Arty Carty) said...

Clean and beautiful creations!!

Jillisgram said...

Two very lovely cards. I especially love the zinnia card. It is so simple, yet so beautiful!

CARLA PREDIGER said...

No words are enough to say how beautiful I think your card is!

Elise said...

My favorite, favorite, favorite colors are doing there happy dance - RIGHT HERE! This is exquisite! I love your use of the Card Pattern's sketch for this past week - I'm DELIGHTED that you took the time to share your lovely work with us! THANK YOU! Yee Haw!

Rosemary said...

both cards are gorgeous! (love the color combo, too!!)

Misti said...

Beautiful cards, Silke!! Your style is so very classy looking!

Debgem said...

Both your cards are absolutely gorgeous. Simply so elegant, so beautiful. Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!!

Edna Morrisedie said...

These scream Silke to me, elegant, great use of white and fabby colour!

Kathleen B. Hernandez said...

Simple elegant! Great use of white space too!

Pattie said...

So beautiful! I always love how crisp and clean your mostly white cards look! And...I love the purple shade here too!

Theresa said...

You have create beautiful cards with these sketches and color combo. And the zinnia is my fave summer flower. Love it in lavendar. And I will have to copy that great background with scoring. Such a crisp, fresh look to your cards. Love your work.

MTNestor said...

Two FAB cards! I love the way you used the Copic Markers on your zinnias. I love the colors that CR84FN used this time.

Penny N.

Andrea M said...

GORGEOUS cards Silke!!! Absolutely AMAZING! You have such a fabulous style girl! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!

Anja's KortKreasjoner said...

Such a gorgeous card. Thank you so much for joining in on our theme this week over at Truly Scrumptious.
Hugs, Anja

kurlygirl said...

Wow! This is beautiful! Wonderful design and colors... I just love everything about this! Thanks for joining us for Sentimental Sundays In The Garden Challenge and I hope you join us again next time!

~Heather
Kurly-Q

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH WOW! What a gorgeous card--love the scoring and the button with the twisted string....and the coloring! FAB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at RCC!

TrishG said...

Beautiful! I especially like that first one. Great coloring of the image and I love the purple ribbon and other embellishments.

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

*GASP* STUNNING Silke!! Both of them are GORGEOUS!!! Beautiful colours and designs....love, love, love them!!! :) Thanks for playing the BBB challenge!!! :)

Corinna said...

You're a Top Spool!! The announcement will be made on Friday so be sure to hop on over to the Ribbon Carousel Challenge blog to pick up your badge!