Thursday, April 4, 2024

The Flower Challenge #90 Add Layers

 What flowers are blooming in your part of the world? It's dogwood and azalea time in my state and the colors are fabulous! For April, at The Flower Challenge #90 we're asking for LAYERS in addition to featuring flowers, please! 

I began thinking about a die for a pretty layered flower but then thought, why not add layers of designer paper patterns too? So that is exactly what I did. 

 I pulled out papers from Lori Whitlock (Forward with Faith) that I've had for quite some time, knowing I'd love to use them. I also went with the new-to-me Sulphur Cosmos Die (Altenew) and proceeded to sponge colors onto white card stock and die cut the petals. This process took a very long time as I wanted to match the paper colors, thus trying out several shades of ink.

Finally I assembled the flower and spritzed it with Festive Berries Distress Ink spray. Spritzed is the wrong word. I doused it and was finally pleased enough with the color when it dried. The DSP had multiple journal cards and I cut one strip for the sentiment and will choose another one for this inside. 

 I hope you will join in the challenge with your layered floral cards! 

I can't wait to see what you will make.

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 

               Make something beautiful!  


JoAnn said...

Gorgeous card Cindy. Love your pretty flower and the banner strip - love that saying. All the layers work together so well. TFS

Marcia Hill said...

Beautiful flower Cindy and I absolutely LOVE the DSP you used on this layered card too! Lovely, lovely card my friend, and only some droopy daffodils from all the COLD rain we've been getting for the past week in my garden...grrrrrr! Hurry up Spring!! Hugs. :0)

Leslie Miller said...

What a nice combination of many things I love! I think you know how I feel about patterned paper, and a good die cut flower is dear to the crafty corner of my heart. Your layered design is great and you matched up the colors perfectly. The current early spring blooms in my garden are forsythia, wild allium, and one hot pink azalea. It sounds nice enough, but our rain and dull skies do not always show the landscape to it's best advantage.

Lisa Elton said...

Love that fabulous bloom front and center! This is a delightful card, Cindy!

Bonnie said...

Love this gorgeous red flower, Cindy!

Bobby said...

Your beautiful inked and spritzed flower really stands out against your wonderful choice of patterned papers, Cindy.

Kristin Sluhan said...

Beautiful card Cindy! The sentiment is so wonderful and that flower is a showstopper. Thanks so much for visiting my blog, I appreciate your time and sweet comments. Hugs!