Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Simon Says........Spring Flowers


Welcome to our first challenge for May at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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Our theme this week is Spring Flowers, and the design team are all using Penny Black products.  We'd love to see anything from you that is Penny Black, but it's not a necessity to enter, as long as you show us some spring flowers!

Because flowers of all kinds make me happy, I made 2 cards this week.

This one features the sweet Pansy Bouquet stamp.  I stamped and clear embossed it on watercolor paper, then used my PrismaColor watercolor pencils to color it in before swiping them with a wet paint brush to blend the color.  The word pansy comes from the french pensee, which means thought or remembrance.  So the lovely font of the sentiment from Simon's Summer Garden set was perfect to add to it.  I framed it up in yellow and purple, and then added a few tiny sequins.

I used the same layout for my 2nd card, but stamped an old favorite Penny stamp called Scented Message.  To me, those flowers are forget-me-nots, a very welcome spring flower.  I colored them this time with my Spectrum Noir markers, and then used old paper distress ink through Tim Holtz's Doily stencil to add to the old-fashioned feel in the background.  Here I added some teensy pearls.

So now it's your turn!  The random winner of our challenge will win a $50.00 gift voucher to the Simon Says Stamp store!


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Jingle said...

These are both very pretty cards!

Barb said...

Oh, so gorgeous, Lin! Love 'em both but those pansies made me swoon! ♥

Cindy C. said...

Both so lovely!!

Lorraine A said...

both gorgeous cards Lin :-) I love the pansies, such beautiful colours,, and I didn't know about the translation ,,, thanks for that :-)
I have to say, the forget me not one is a stunner too ! the flowers are lovely and the background is brilliant ! love the stencilling :-)

Lols x x x

Dotty Jo said...

Two beautiful cards Lin! Jo x

Tracey McNeely said...

Lin you selected such pretty flowers for your cards, both lovely!

Laura Sterckx said...

This is amazing. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the colors. :)

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous coloring, Lin!!

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ThePurplePlace said...

Hi Lin,
I am so impressed that you took the time to create two fabulous cards for this week's Challenge...both are such beauties, but I have to admit, I find myself drawn to the "purple" Pansy image?? Hum, I wonder why!!

I also do really love that second card and have found a whole new LOVE for PB stamps lately, that newest release is stunning in some many ways.

Thanks again for your kind comments and very caring thoughts!


joy said...

These are both so very pretty, Lin, but the second one is my favorite. The color, or course, but the doily stencil is just perfect for this, too!

debby4000 said...

Love them both Lin, they are so beautiful and elegant.

Dawn T said...

Your cards are always so inspiring Lin. I just love the pansies. A favourite flower of mine.

Theresa's Studio said...

Beautiful cards....I love all floral cards. Amazing coloring. I must get out my pansy are a great inspiration.

Melissa Bove said...

Stunning cards Lin! They are both equally beautiful!!


Mandy said...

Gorgeous cards Lin, they are both so pretty and I love how you've added the pearls
Mandy xx

Clare said...

These are both so pretty and so delicate! I love all the little extra touches, from the pearls, to the watercoloring - makes for such a stunning affect!

Leni said...

Love both bouquet's!

cheiron said...

Gorgeous flower cards Lin...I LOVE the purples.

Arnoldo L. Romero, MLA said...

Both of these cards are precious, but my absolute favorite is the 2nd one. I love all those little pearls in the flowers and the effect of the sentiment on vellum. Blessings!