Friday, July 25, 2014

Fabulous Florets

Hi Friends

Today I want to share a card made for the Color Throwdown.  Love the scene in their sample... sure looks like Venice to me.  This is my first challenge since getting back from my trip and it's one of my favorites.  You can see the other samples here.  I really enjoy playing with different color combinations.  

For my card I decided to do a floral arrangement - but wanted to keep it simple, and so "Fabulous Florets" was the set I chose.  I colored the flowers with my copics trying to get as close to the throwdown colors as possible.  Unfortunately, I don't have these SU markers so here is my effort.

I stamped the flowers onto whisper white ... colored them ... and cut each one out and, using glue dots, arranged them on the card.  The base is whisper white and I ran the white layer through the big shot using the diagonal stripes embossing folder.  Once I had the flowers and leaves placed and stuck down I decided to add just a couple of blingy embellies.  I used my gold stickles for a little depth in the flower centers and some bermuda bay candy dots in the corner.  The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Messages and I cut it out with the word window punch.

I hope you'll try this color combination sometime... all the complementary colors work for me!

Thanks for visiting



  1. Wow, this is beautiful. Those blooms look stunning against the striped background and I love the addition of the gold stickles!

  2. I love the way you colored these flowers and arranged them on the card. I always struggle with florals.

  3. Your card is stunning! LOVE the floral grouping in the throwdown colors! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at Color Throwdown!

  4. Those flowers are gorgeous and the embossed stripes....wonderful! Thxs for playing at CTD!

  5. Those flowers are FABULOUS, Pat and the diagonals in your background are a perfect accent! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown.