Wednesday, May 15, 2024

The Flower Challenge #91 Reminder

 Just a note to say hello, crafty friends, and a quick card post too! 

It's mid-month and time to remind you of our invitation for you to join us at The Flower Challenge, and color your flowers this month using the medium of your choice. 

I chose soft pastels and stencils for my card this time, keeping things very simple. 

I really love the Altenew Craft Your Life Project Kit: Meadow Breeze. For my first time using it, I experimented with only two colors: pink and yellow and gray as the neutral. After stamping and coloring the line drawing, I die cut the whole grouping out using the one die they provide and masking paper. Using the die cut as a mask, I then inked the solid trailing vines stamp in pale gray ink.

After stamping the sentiment, sponging lightly with yellow ink in the top corner added balance and a soft effect.  I love how this turned out! I die cut the panel to be smaller than A2 size, and used a rectangle of fun foam to add dimension. 

I hope you're having fun with this challenge and feeling inspired to join us! Our gallery is filling up with beautiful florals! Thanks for visiting with me today. 

Be yourself

          Have delight in your craft 
               Make something beautiful!  

Adding this to NBUS today, the stamps and stencils are new and 


Vicky Hayes said...

This really did turn out beautifully Cindy! I love the soft colour palette and the dimension from having the grey vines in the background and the soft yellow sponging under the sentiment balances everything perfectly! Vicky x

Leslie Miller said...

A beautiful flower garden growing on your card front! The gray vines add depth and the yellow corner softens and highlights the sentiment. You never fail to delight, Cindy. I always look forward to your cards.

I Card Everyone said...

Simple? I'm thinking simply divine, Cindy!! SO gorgeous!

Stef Perry said...

What a beauty you've created Cindy! Love the use of gray and adding the solid images in the background with help of a mask. It looks so cohesive and absolutely gorgeous!

Marcia Hill said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL Cindy!! I'd want to frame this one!! The coloring is perfect, but so is the gray in the background, LOVE it!! Hugs. :0)

Darnell said...

I love the colors you chose for this gorgeous floral design, Cindy! The sediment is perfect, too, and I love the balance you achieved with that simple blend of yellow in the corner! Thank you for inspiring everyone to use their NBUS! Hugs, Darnell

Diane said...

Beautiful and creative, I love when a gray color is added to a card!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Stencil Fun and The Four Seasons!
Diane SF, FS Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Stencil Fun}

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Cindy! What a lovely card and those flowers are gorgeous! Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Four Seasons Challenge. It's a real treat to see your wonderful art in our gallery. Please stop by to share with us again soon. We appreciate it.

For another FUN challenge, I'd sure love to have you come play along at Word Art Wednesday. Always Anything Goes/Family Friendly and lots of great prizes from our awesome sponsors. I'd be honored to have you join us there as well.

Karen Letchworth, DT - The Four Seasons
Owner, Word Art Wednesday