Hi everyone!  I’m back.  I took a few days off to spend some time with my sweetie!  Friday was our 22nd wedding anniversary – 22 years on July 22nd.  So we went away for a long weekend to a peaceful cabin in the mountains of Tennessee.  It was nice, quiet, and relaxing and now we are home and back to the real world.

So today is Tuesday and I did just get my card made for the Color Challenge this week – but it turned out really cute.  The inspiration picture for our colors was this one –

Tempting Turquoise, So Saffron, Old Olive and Whisper White and a beautiful floral sundress.  With these colors out on my desk I was trying to decide what to do.  I spent a few minutes looking through my convention photos and came across a project from the display area that Stampin’ Up! set up.  They were flowerpots that had the crochet flowers in them with buttons for the centers.  So I decided I wanted to recreate the flowers on a card.  And here is the result.

I used Inspired by Nature for the background – both the grass image and the flower image (but without the flowers – i only inked the stems and leaves).  Both are in Old Olive ink.  Then I sponged around the top with the Tempting Turquoise to create the sky and at the base with Old Olive to add to the grass.  The flowers are the Crochet Flowers in the catalog called Fleurette’s II.  I used the two smaller sizes – there is also one larger size.  I pulled a piece of White Baker’s Twine through the flower and then tied a button to the front and tied a bow.  The funny thing is that I tied such pretty little bows in each of my buttons and then didn’t realize until after I took the picture that I put all the flowers on either upside down or sideways – so just pretend my bows are blowing in the wind and it is a windy day!  Around the base I tied a piece of So Saffron Taffeta ribbon – so glad to see that we have So Saffron ribbon in the catalog – yeah!  I use this color a lot and really missed having matching ribbon lat year.  The little jewelry tag has “hello” from Tiny Tags on it.

And here is the photo from convention of the flowers that Stampin’ Up! created –

Click on this link to go to the  Utah Diva’s Color Challenge blog.   There you can see the creations from the entire design team and add a link to your creation if you decide to play along.

Stampin’ Up! Supplies:

  • Card stock:  Whisper White, Old Olive
  • Ink: Old Olive, Tempting Turquoise
  • Stamp sets: Inspired by Nature, Tiny Tags
  • Accessories:  Fleurettes II, Brights & Subtles Buttons, White Baker’s Twine, So Saffron Taffeta ribbon, Jewelry Tag punch, Stampin’ Sponge

To order Stampin’ Up! Supplies to make this project click here.