Tuesday, November 1, 2011

FTTC142 Happy Birthday....

Happy November and happy Timeless Tuesday!

Hope you all had a fun Halloween??? The weather was good enough here that the girls decided to go trick or treating. Our subdivision is filled with little ones, so it's always fun to see every ones Halloween costumes :) !!! Mimi decided to dress up as a * Pink Kitty Cat* , Becca chose to be a *Greek Goddess* and Sarah didn't last long in her short *Snow White* outfit. I'll try to post some pic's soon!!!

We have another fun challenge for you today! Beate is our hostess this week and she has challenged us to try the *OUT OF THE BOX TECHNIQUE*. You can find the step for step instructions over HERE on SCS.



I chose the beautiful Butterflies and Blossoms Set for my card today. My image was inked in Memento Black and colored with these Copic Markers ~ Y15, B000, B00, B02, C3, C5 and Colorless Blender. The DP in the background is from my old SU stash. I embellished the rest of the card with some SU Gray Taffeta Ribbon, Antique Brad and Silver Pearls. The sentiment is from the Sweet Violets Set.

The layout was inspired by this weeks Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #93 and the beautiful color combo from the CR84FN41 Challenge.


















Please make sure to check out the rest of the team ~ Cindy, HeatherTammyBeate and Mona.  Please help us welcome our new November Guest Designer Miriam Napier


Thanks for stopping by today.....have fun crafting!!!


                                                                      Hugs, ~Silke~ 

Here are a few more challenges I entered my card in:

Paper Pretties ~ Usa a sentiment
Sew Many #72 ~ Background Paper (2 different)
Speedy the Cat #79 ~ Use Your Scraps (DP)
Inky Impressions #30 ~ Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin' ~ Anything Goes
Make it Monday #61 ~ Anything Goes
Dream Valley #19 ~ Anything Goes
Come and Get it ~ Anything Goes

43 comments:

Heather Jensen said...

Love it Silke! That set is one of my favorites and I love how you put a little sparkle in the center of the flowers.
Thanks for playing at CR84FN too. :)
Hugs~

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Silke! Those flowers are screaming elegance! Love the touch of shimmer!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Ooops ~ I was so distracted with the beautiful card, I forgot to thank you for joining along with CR84FN :)

Karen W said...

Totally gorgeous and I love this technique!!! Your colors are so pretty and of course the flowers from Flourishes are always gorgeous!

Marta R said...

I had lost track of your blog for some months ... so glad I found you again! Your cards are so crisp and detailed, very elegant. Really gorgeous. Marta

Beate said...

Gorgeous card, Silke! I almost used the same image for today's challenge. Love what you did with Mona's color challenge.
Hugs and smiles

Marja's Stamp Addiction said...

It's so stylish again Silke. So beautiful. Thanks for the tip with the nestabilities. You have made it perfect with the flowers.
Thansks for visit my blog and for your comment. I appreciate that very much, and I understand you are very busy. Your work it something completely different than what I make but I adore your work
Lovely greet
Marja

Cheryl said...

Silke, this is so beautiful! I love your coloring, and especially the gray leaves--unexpected color, but so perfect here. The sparkly flower centers are fab, as is that gorgeous butterfly. I hadn't seen this set before--I need to check it out. :) My daughter went as a Greek goddess last night, too--Pandora. There's a photo of her in costume on my blog. Thanks for joining us at CR84FN! ~Hugs, Cheryl

Makiko Jones said...

Amazing card, Silke!! I love your use of those colors! I see the sketch has many layers but you still keep your clean style! Fantastic job!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the Inkspirations sketch, Silke! The out of the box flowers are gorgeous as is your use of the colours. Fabulous as always :)

Lisa said...

LOVE this Silke! Your coloring is exceptional...look at those fun gray leaves! These flowers and your sweet butterfly make a wonderfully elegant card!!!

Emily Keaton said...

Absolutely beautiful, Silke!! These colors are unusual but so striking. :)

Cindy Haffner said...

Simply GORGEOUS!~

Jenny Gropp said...

SO pretty! Beautiful color combo! Come up to the big city soon for a visit!!!!

divinity said...

Loving your blog! ♡ It would make my day if you checked out mine sometime<3
http://whatiluvv.blogspot.com/

Debgem said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I like the backing paper and those flowers are just lovely, like the sweet butterfly too! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Now this is so your signature card -- I laughed when I saw the sketch -- SO YOU! Gorgeous hint of color on your flowers!!

Keep It Sweet and Simple said...

Really beautiful, stylish card. Your delicate colouring is stunning.
Thanks for joining our 'glitter' challenge at Totally Papercrafts this week.
Caroline xxx

Barbara Colbert said...

This is a beautiful card! Love the sparkle in the middle of the flower! Great use of scraps too! Thanks for playing at Speedy the Cat's Challenge! good luck!

Tracey T said...

Oh this is so lovely! A very stylish, beautiful card. Thank you for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

Amanda said...

Silke, you have such an amazing talent for white cards, I just love them so much!! This is another one of those fantastic cards that the image just pops off the white background! :)

Miriam said...

Love your colors and that you used the clematis image Silke!! Thanks for the warm welcome too! I agree with Jenny, come up to Atl ASAP!

The Rubber Maid said...

This is so soft and pretty. Love how fragile the flowers look. Beautiful work. Pat

Natali said...

Wow!! This card absolutely gorgeous!! So lovely and gently.. Very elegant.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Anything Goes” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
Hugs
Natali

Lisa M said...

Silke...
GASP! It's a gorgeous card. Love the subtle blues and all your embellishments and layout are so truly inspiring. Nicely done. :)

Thank you for playing along with us at Make It Monday!
Remember, for a chance to win the prize from our sponsor, leave a comment for another entry and mention that you saw them on Make It Monday.
Lisa xx

Meredith MacRitchie said...

Oh, I love the subtle shades you used on your flowers... this is beautiful!

Carole said...

Gorgeous card Silke, you are so talented! Love to visit your blog.

Kathy said...

Beautiful Silke! I love the image and your coloring! I don't use grey very often, but it looks beautiful here...may have to try it! Blessings!

Kathy

H2 :) said...

Absolutely breathtaking Silke. Love the image tumbling out of it's frame, the perfect embellies & the white on white matting. Gorgeous! :)

Brandi Wiggins-Côté said...

Your cards are always like a breath of fresh are, Silke. This one is certainly no exception! Thanks for playing this week!

Hugs,
Brandi

Brenda said...

Silke your card is so beautiful!! I love the soft blues and your coloring is wonderful! I always enjoy coming by to see your beautiful creations. Thank you for playing along with us this week at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful design, Silke... SO elegant!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Gorgeous card, Silke! Love your out of the box blooms! Thanks for joining us at CR84FN!

Zoe said...

Lovely card, very simple yet stunning! Thanks for entering at Sweet Stampin, hugs Zoe x

Wishcraft said...

Gorgeous card. Such a pretty image and lovely colours! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Lisa x

Dee said...

Silke your card is gorgeous!! I love the soft blue color for the flowers, so pretty.

Yogi said...

pretty card. So soft. Love the Ochre background, nice contrast.

Jack said...

Fabulous card. I've been wondering for ages how this technique is achieved and now, thanks to you, I know. I should have guessed it was a Split Coast technique. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley. xx

Jack said...

This is gorgeous, so elegant. I had to check out your challenge after leaving my DT comment. xx

Anne said...

Simple and Stunning are two words to describe your birthday card.. you have done a terrific job with the coloring ... thanks for sharing..

stampqueen said...

Elegant and Beautiful!! I love that color combination!!!

Sheryl said...

Hi Silke, Your card is beautiful and elegant! I love the way the blue pops! So pretty!
Warm Hugs, Sheryl

Teresa Arsenault said...

Great sketch, Silke and what a beautiful birthday card. Someone will be lucky to receive that.
Blessings,
Teresa