Monday, 17 May 2010

Chrysanthemum Happy Birthday - WMS May Blog Waltz


The WMS blog waltz is today and I thought I'd take part this time. I used my new gorgeous Chrysanthemums set along with the Vintage Circles Small and Say It With Style sets. I adore the font used in that set!
Edited to add: I originally said I was going to give this to my friend Jan for her birthday in June - but I've since made another card for her! This will now go into my stash of cards I keep on hand.

I stamped the flowers in Pink Grapefruit chalk ink, the leaves in Tea Leaves chalk ink and then I added some darker colour to the images with coloured pencils. I then added a touch of sparkle to the big bloom by adding some Fruit Punch Stickles. The flower layers are popped up.

I used the Fiskars Heritage 3-in-1 Corner punch for the decorative corners on my red panel. To finish off, I added a pearl stick pin and some olive crystals.



Here's a photo showing a close up of the sparkly bloom:



I'm really looking forward to seeing what everyone else created!

Supplies:
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps Big Blooms - Chrysanthemums, Vintage Circles Small & Say It With Style sets
CS: Elzybells Smooth White CS, SU! Ruby Red & Old Olive
Ink: VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit & Tea Leaves chalk inks
Tools: Derwent ColourSoft pencils, circle Nestie die, Fiskars Heritage 3-in-1 Corner punch,
Embellishments & accessories: SU! Old Olive grosgrain ribbon, Fruit Punch Stickles, clear gem brad, olive Swarovski crystals, pearl stick pin & clutch from Quixotic paperie, 3d foam pads, glue dots


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36 comments:

Julia Aston said...

wow - a stunning card! I hardly ever use orange for some reason - this looks wonderful and so vibrant! thanks so much for waltzing with us today!

Karin said...

The sparkle is the perfect touch to this big bold flower! Well done!

Karolyn Loncon said...

Love the bright orange with that amazing green! Your images just jump right off the page!! Beautiful!

Bonnie said...

Just gorgeous colours! I love those beautiful blooms too! Thanks for waltzing with us this month!

Kathryn B said...

Wow! Such a bright and beautiful card! These colors rock! Love the pin and the sparkle on the flower!

Lee said...

Just gorgeous. So lovely and bright.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh but this is an outstanding project. Love the bright and vibrant orange with your touches of shimmer. Totally beautiful!

Carly said...

What a beautifully gorgeous card!!

Angela Mclean said...

mega super colors... VERY summery indeed!!! Gorgeous.
Hugs
Angela xxx.

Pauline said...

Beautiful, love the bright zingy colours. Pauline

Nadine said...

Love how you nestled the tag in the flower and leaves. Its a beautiful card! Very well done.

Belinda said...

Wow, love this! So bright and colorful! Fabulous with the touch of shimmer!

Jill said...

Such a stunning creation - beautiful!

Jill x

Heather J. said...

Very pretty - love the flowers.

Ingrid Danvers said...

What a gorgeous card. Great color combo. The sparkle is a great touch.

Lynne Phelps said...

I love the bold, bright colors, and the way the leaf seems to be cradling the sentiment! Very nice!

Laurie Marmon said...

Love the colors you chose for the flower and this card! Very pretty. She'll love it!

Jen said...

Terrific color combination!
Thanks for sharing

Claire Brennan said...

Welcome Ruth! I especially love how you added the sparkle and shading to the flower and leaves! gorgeous colours! Thank you for waltzing with us!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Such a pretty, fun & colorful card! That big blossom looks fabulous!

Sue W said...

Such a stunning card! so vibrant and I love the shimmer.

Janet said...

I like the boldness of your color choice. Great!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous card Ruth,
Love the colors you used.

Polly Pierce said...

Your colour combination and inking is just so nice and really works with the stamp sets that you've combined on this card. It's so pretty.

Ann said...

Love the chrysanth and leaves - its certainly a wonderful stamp image! Love your clever use of the circle sentiment with the flower - they go together perfectly.

LaurieJ said...

Very pretty. Love the sparkle!

Janelle said...

Spectacular colors and beautiful flower. Your card is so well balanced it a delight to look at over and over again.

KindredEsprit said...

Wow! So beautiful! I love the colours, love the sparkle on the 'mum and LOVE the hat pin!!! Great sketch and sentiment, too!

Genevieve said...

Wow! Gorgeous card & fab colours :)

anya said...

Fantastic, Ruth! I love the sparkle you added to your flower and the stick pin is a perfect touch! So glad you could waltz along with us!

Helen said...

Stunning card and those colours really zing!! Fantastic x

Katie Renz said...

Very pretty, love the bright, fun color combo.

Heather said...

Verry pretty Ruth! Love all the sweet details :)

Charmaine Stack said...

Va va voom! This card has so much punch! I am Stickles challenged so loved seeing them used to great effect. Thanks for inspiring!

carole said...

Fabulous colors, this card is very punchy !

Rachel Webber said...

Amazing, so bright and colourful & I love the extra bling from the glitter