Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Topsy Turvy

For their 3rd challenge at A Blog Named Hero, the challenge is called "Topsy Turvy", to use a sentiment stamp for something other than a sentiment.


I knew immediately what I wanted to do.  Today I found the new spring distress inks at Archiver's and was able to use a nice big coupon to get them - I was so thrilled because I thought I'd never be able to find them!  I ADORE the shaded lilac - it is the most gorgeous shade of periwinkle, and I also used the squeezed lemonade color, plus some pinks for the 3rd flower.  Here's my entry:

Spring Flowers

supplies: Hero Arts spring notecard in pink, white cardstock, Darice Damask embossing folder, Hero Arts E3373 Spring Memories, stamped in VersaMark, embossed in clear and sponged with shaded lilac, squeezed lemonade distress inks and Adirondack Shell pink.  The pink and yellow were hard to read, so I went back in and sponged a darker shade of each color in the centers of the flowers: dusty concord, wild honey, and worn lipstick distress inks.  Leaves are die cut using Wplus9 Folk Art Florals for the leaves and a Hobby Lobby dotted green paper, tiny buttons and thread.  The lilac flower is popped above the rest with a Scrapbook Adhesives 3D foam square.


Here's another picture focusing on the lilac flower, to show you the lettering better:

closer, ABNH#2


And once again entering this into Simon Says Stamp's "Anything Goes" challenge:



30 comments:

  1. Beautiful Lin! Love the distress flowers on the embossed white background. Striking! Now I'll have to look for the inks at my Archivers. :)

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  2. WOW Lin this is beautiful! I love the lettering over the top of those gorgeous flowers! Thank you for playing along with us at A Blog Named Hero :)

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  3. Thanks for showing the new distress ink colors, I'll be running over to Archivers tomorrow! Beautiful card, It just says "spring" - Ha, literally!

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  4. Fabulous Lin, I in awe of your technique work, love it.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

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  5. I can't wait for my inks to arrive. The look stunning on these flowers.

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  6. Such a fresh and sweet card, Lin. Flowers with white embossing are so beautiful. Thanks for playing along!

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  7. this is such a pretty card Lin! I'm jealous of you having those Distress Inks! They're so lovely.

    Thanks for playing along with our Challenge!

    Linda
    A Blog Named Hero

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  8. Now this card is amazing!! I love how you stamped the sentiment an an embellishment on the flowers.

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  9. Beautiful card. Great work on the challenge.

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  10. Your card is just gorgeous - I love the new ink colours and the way you used the sentiment is fab, hugs x x

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  11. your card is amazing, Lin! it really stumped me, this challenge! thanks for being so enthusiastic about our challenges, linda and i really appreciate it :)

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  12. Simply spectacular! Love this card!

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  13. This card said "spring" already..and I love how you incorporated the words into your flowers. Gorgeous card Lin! Thanks for playing along at A Blog Named Hero!

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  14. Wish we had Archivers in NY! I "need" those new distress ink colors!! Really clever take on the challenge Lin! Your card is beautiful!

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  15. Spectacular Lin!! Love your twist on creating these flowers!

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  16. So beautiful, Lin! You do flowers like no one else... :) And the text is the PERFECT addition! Love those new inks, too.

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  17. Beautiful card, Lin! Great that you got the seasonal distress inks, I wonder when they'll turn up here in Sweden...

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  18. Wow!!
    This is beautiful!!
    Love it! :-)

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  19. Oh Lin! This is so beautiful! I am so glad I have ordered these inks and that they are in the post!

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  20. A truly LOVELY card...the colors are perfect! :)

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  21. SO pretty! Love the softness of the flowers, and the colors are so pretty! Maybe if I can find those colors at Michaels, I'll 'splurge' and get them. :)

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  22. This is gorgeous, Lin! I LOVE the flowers and the text on top! YOU amaze me:) HUGS HUGS HUGS!

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  23. Lin, This is absolutely GORGEOUS! I really love what you did with those flowers! STUNNING!

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  24. Oh Lin! Such a fabulous card! So pretty! I can't believe you found those distress inks @ Archiver's already :) I love the white embossed card base & the beautiful flowers :) Thanks for playing with us at A Blog Named Hero :)

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  25. Beautiful - I too love the colors - beautiful flowers.

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  26. Brilliant resist flowers! Gorgeous card!

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  27. This is so pretty, love this card!

    xo, Kristina
    visiting from a blog named hero challenge
    Stop by and say hello!
    www.pearlgateway.com

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Thank you so much for your kind comments - they make my day!