Sunday, February 9, 2014

ABNH Flowers

The challenge at A Blog Named Hero is simply to make something and use a flower - can't pass that opportunity up!  I used one of my favorite old flowers from Layered Flowers, and paper-pieced it:

ABNH Flowers

I found this pretty Bella Blvd button at Archiver's before Christmas, and thought it would make a pretty center for this flower, so I went looking for papers that would complement it.  I found them in pads by Simple Stories Vintage Bliss and Echo Park's This & That.  This old sentiment from Thoughtful Messages works perfectly, and I updated it a bit by using a MFT Petal Pattern stencil and modeling paste for my background.  When everything was dry, I added red pearls to the centers of the stencilled flowers.


Thanks for visiting today!  We had more snow this morning, and everything is clean and white again!  Have been enjoying watching the birds at the feeders.  Looking forward to Downton Abbey this evening!

13 comments:

  1. Oh wow! I see you are putting your stenciling skills to good use!

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  2. I love how you created your background...so much beautiful texture! Love the button on your flower, too! Another gorgeous card!

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  3. LOVE that background! And seriously, I'm pretty sure you win the award for most and prettiest cards made with that Layered Flowers stamp! ;)

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  4. So VERY pretty Lin!! Your big focal bloom is marvelous, love the papers you've used and that button!!

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  5. just beautifully done Lin. The white embossing paste on the fawn background looks amazing.

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  6. Beautiful - love the patterned papers, texture paste and lovely button! Another fab card :)

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  7. Love this paper pieced flower, the stencilled background is gorgeous too, Cathy x

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  8. This is gorgeous. A lovely background enhanced by a beautiful flower and button

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  9. The background is lovely and I am still envious of your fussy cutting skills.

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  10. Love it, Lin!! And your stenciling is so perfect!! I haven't done very well in my attempts. Beautiful card, as usual. Hugs.

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  11. This is beautiful, Lin! Love your background with the stenciled flowers - your pattern papers with your flower is gorgeous - one of my favorite stamps too :)

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  12. Truly beautiful! The background textures are awesome with your paper-pieced flower, Lin!

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  13. Lin you always make the perfect card regardless of the theme. You always blow me away with your traditional yet unique style. I love it. This is just beautiful layering.Thank you so much for playing along with us over at A Blog Named Hero! :)

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