Flowers & Flourishes 28

Mona Pendleton | Saturday, November 28, 2009 @ 10:00 PM | , , , , , , ,

Hi Everyone! I hope all of you had a Wonderful Thanksgiving Day (if you celebrated) & I hope you survived the crowds, if you were out shopping on Black Friday!
First, I must share with you the randomly chosen winner of my homespun butterflies from my Buttons & Butterflies post. The Winner is......

Isabel Jett
Isabel, please contact me prior to Wednesday, December 2nd so I can get your goodies to you!!! :)
I have had the Honor of being the November Guest Designer at the Pile it on! challenge site & the pleasure of working along with the super talented DT members! Thank you ladies!!! As a little reminder, Pile it on! is a challenge site that offers a new challenge every Sunday. They would like you to incorporate their challenge with at least one other CURRENT challenge (at the time of posting) to "qualify" to be one of their Three Top Scoops or should there be a prize offered that week. The girls at Pile it on! asked me to be this week's Hostess!!! I chose the challenge to focus on Flowers & Flourishes, TWO of my favorite things, especially when combined :) I played around with Photoshop & made this graphic for the PIO #26, Flowers & Flourishes challenge! I made a Mother's Day card & some fleurettes using the following additional challenges: 2. For color inspiration: Splitcoast color challenge #246 which is to use Old Olive, Pretty in Pink, Bermuda Bay or (Taken with Teal) - I used Taken with Teal & neutrals 3. For sketch inspiration: Mercy Tuesday Sketch challenge #49, MTSC49 4. The Cat's Pajamas Tuesday challenge - EMBOSSING & 5. Crazy for Challenges Week 13 - Punch Happy (use at least one punch).

I really enjoy playing along with challenges & I encourage of all you to do the same if you don't already! It is a super fun way to meet many people with a common interest (papercrafting), develop your style & skills while completing your projects!!! :) Please be sure to stop by all of the sites I have mentioned & see what their DT's have created to get you inspired! If you don't play along in challenges, I would love to know why not? Be Sweet!

Here is my Mother's Day card & fleurettes:I inked up several PTI Fancy Flourishes images with VersaMark ink, sprinkled on some Filigree white embossing powder then heat set. The white embossed flourishes "pop" off the SU Kraft cs. I embossed most of the lil' fleurettes using the Cuttlebug Textile texture EF then sponged the edges with Ranger Tea Dye ink.
I gave the BIG pink blossom a vintagey look by crinkling it up then sponging the edges with a little Ranger Tea dye ink. Using the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, I added a lil' texture to the leaves :)
I cut a mat using my Cricut Expressions & the Accent Essentials cart to show the flower emellishments. I stamped some flourish images using VersaMark then embossed with Filigree white embossing powder. Ingredients Used: Stamps: PTI Fancy Flourishes, Damask Designs, SU Fancy Flexible Phrases Paper: SU Pretty in Pink, Taken with Teal, Old Olive, Whisper White, Kraft Ink: Ranger Tea Dye ink, VersaMark, SU Basic Black, Taken with Teal, Craft White Sprinkles: Cuttlebug Textile texture EF, Spellbinders Dahlia & Labels 4 dies, Offray ribbon, SU silver cord, Sizzix Sizzlit tag, Making Memories hardware, EK Success border & flower punches, Filigree white & clear embossing powder

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28 Sweet Comments So Far:

Julie Ranae said...

Really pretty, Mona...I just made a batch of similar flowers earlier today...what a small world!
Hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving!

Julie said...

Hi Mona,
How beautiful and i love the pastel colours - the flowers are gorgeous.
I hope all is going well.
Take Care - Ju xxx

Dawn said...

Absolutely beautiful card Mona!! I just love everything about it!!

Helen Watanabi said...

Wow! this is so beautiful! Those flowers are gorgeous and the colors divine!

BethieJ said...

Mona this is BEAUTIFUL!! What a GREAT challenge too...Have a GREAT day!

Andrea Lombard said...

Love those flowers, bow and tag! So incredibly elegant! TFS!

Alison said...

Wow you are really rocking it with PIO! That graphic is beautiful, almost as beautiful as your gorgeous card. Those colors are done so well with the flowers and the leaves and the ribbon! Another Cupcake's work of art! Bravo, Mona!

Yvonne Dalhammer said...

Love all those soft textures! This is a very special card! I love it!

Live Love and Scrap said...

...talk about a beautiful pink bloom!!! That flower is gorgeous...I love them all!!!

Kim said...

simply stunning flowers and flourishes. Love the pinks and blues. Your flourishes are perfect!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Lisa Kind said...

Beautiful card, Mona! LOVE that big bloom!

Mercy said...

holy cow, mona...this is stunning! great color combo, and those flowers are simply gorgeous!

thanks for playing along with my sketch for this week...you've done an amazing job! :)

{{{hugs}}}
mercy

Yolanda said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Mona! Those flowers are stunning! You are the queen of stunning and amazing!

Susan Mast said...

Love that big flower! TFS!!!

GinaB said...

Amazing looking card with amazing presentation and photography!

KathyO said...

Mona, this is such a beautiful and elegant card! I bet those PIO girls are busy picking their jaws up off the ground! And as Gina (above) said already, this card is staged and presented so well with amazing photography! You are my idol!

Sue said...

Hi Mona--What a beautiful card and great colors. The soft colors remind me Spring is just around the corner. Great job with the pink flower. It looks gorgeous. Unbelievable card. Sue M.

Mary J said...

Absolutely perfect for all those thank you cards I now have to make! (Assuming I get lots of xmas pressies110

Nancy L. said...

Wow, PERFECT card!!!

Sue Nader said...

Gorgeous in every way! My god, those flowers are so beautiful! You continually inspire me! Thanks!

Pammy said...

Another amazing creation from my fav designer! This is pure gorgeous! TFS!

Beth said...

Great job, Mona! This is a gorgeous design! I love how you did those pretty flowers with the pearl brads! I also love the dramatic bow, tag and flourishes! So beautiful and supremely elegant!

Maria said...

Good evening, Mona! I like very much how you have come to make this card! The soft and feminine colors are happy! You give good ideas to me for making for my friends and my good family! Thank you very much!

Isabel Jett said...

Mona! I was so surprised when I checked your blog tonight to see that I am the lucky winner of your beautiful butterflies! Yippee! I never win anything! Thank you so much and I look forward to getting them. I must say that I fell in love with this card and think that you have such a knack for creating lovely things! Thanks again so much!
-Bel

HawaiiRenee said...

Ms. Mona! OMG! I love your beautiful flowers and flourishes! So pretty! This has to be your most elegant card to date! Great job and thanks for sharing it with us!

Mary Chen said...

It's tea time and this cards would be perfect! I love those soft and sincere colors! You are the master of beautiful textures and color matching! Truly gifted!

Hilary said...

What a cool graphic. I love the combo of flowers and those pretty flourishes! Great spring colors as well!

Jennifer Carter said...

So pretty. Just love those colors together!


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