Monday, June 20, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday

I have been waiting a while for my pretty Zinnias to arrive.  Finally, today they came and I quickly colored and made a card for this weeks Timeless Tuesday challenge.

Here are the details:
This week is IN the BAG! Use brown grocery bag paper on your card or project. You can use a brown lunch bag to create a gift item or small scrapbook album. Or, you can use sections of the bag to create a background, border, or accent piece for your card or project. Looking forward to seeing what you create!


I am not so sure how I feel about all the peach.  I knew exactly what I wanted to do, it just didn't turn out that way.  What do you think?  I used more of the Basic Grey Sweet Threads paper and I used the brown bag as a border with my PTI banner border dies.  The Spellbinders die I used is a Scrap Mart Exclusive.  I also used Copics BV00, BV02, VO4, YG03, G21, G24, YR21, N0, 0.  Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Linen.  Seam binding is from Blue Bird Lane Etsy.  Pearls are Kaiser Craft.


These are my Zinnias in the back yard.  They are finally starting to bloom.  I planted a sherbet mix, but I haven't seen the hot pink blooms yet.  Maybe those are late bloomers.  Just as I went outside to take a picture of these pretties, my camera battery died.  So this was taken after then sun went down.


These are just close ups of the colors.  I found out when I was living in Iowa how much the sweet little Gold Finches LOVE these when the heads go to seed.  I also planted Sunflowers for them to eat on in the fall as well.  They are not quite blooming yet.  I will take more pictures as things start to open.  The dry conditions here haven't made for the prettiest of flowers.  I water every night, but they still don't look as good as my flowers in Iowa.  You want to talk about rain?  Move to Iowa....we got plenty!  My flowers were always so beautiful there.  Sigh...



I based my card today off the sketch at Card Patterns.


If you want to be eligible for the the $10 gift code to the Flourishes store you must link your card on the Flourishes blog post and leave a comment for all the designers.  Also, don't forget to leave a comment on the Flourishes blog letting them know you have done so after the fact.

Here are the links to the rest of the designers:



Silke
Pat (Guest Designer)

Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather

41 comments:

Betty Wright said...

Heather, your zinnias are beautifully colored and I do love the soft peach sponging! Love, too, the bag border! Beautiful card!

Lynnda Hosni said...

I like it Heather... Its beautiful.... hugs..xoxo

Sandy said...

The card is so pretty. I like that stamp set. Your flowers are so pretty. I bet Iowa is a lot different from where you live now. It's so hot here!

Vicky said...

Beautiful - I LOVE the colour combo!

Ros said...

I think your card is lovely ... the flowers are beautifully done and the flowers in your garden are pure loveliness ... TFS

Diane said...

Very pretty zinnas (and the real ones, too)....I have this set on my "must have list"!!

Nadine said...

Great card! Love those soft pink pearls, very chique!

Cindy Haffner said...

Heather this is just STUNNING!!~

Kathy said...

Wow! I love your flowers both pictured and stamped and colored!! Really a gorgeous card, Heather (btw that's my first-born dd's name too)
blessings,
Kathy

Stella said...

Your card took my breath away; these zinnia's are gorgeous! Love the pictures of your garden too.
Spring has been very dry here but still; I don;t wanna complain. Everything here is in full bloom :)
Hugs,
Stella

Rizzi said...

LOVELY CARD HEATHER, YOUR COLORING IS VERY NICE, AND THE PEARLS HAVE A MAGIC TOUCH. YOUR ZINNIAS
ARE SO PRETTY, AND HEARTY. THANKS FOR THE INFO ABOUT THE GOLD FINCHES. HAVE A GREAT WEEK.
RIZZI

Cheryl Nelson said...

So LOVELY! Both the card and the photos!!

The Rubber Maid said...

Love the zinnia image and your coloring is perfect. Did a research on zinnias and was surprised they bloom in so many bright and beautiful colors. Love your photos. Pat

lynn said...

heather, your colored flowers and the real flowers are gorgeous! we've had a great flower year so far--of course, we've had rain almost every other day. love the paper bag challenge idea:)

Makiko Jones said...

Awww....this is just stunning Heather! I "heart" how you colored the image! The brown bag border is a nice accent too.

Gwen H said...

Great job on the sketch. I like the use of the bag as a border...but I think the star of your card is that gorgeous image. Oh, so pretty!

Smiles!
Gwen

Kathryn said...

I just love zinnias, and yours are so beautiful. Thanks for sharing your inspiration!!
--Kathryn

Leslie Miller said...

I like the peach! I think it's a pretty color to use with the lavender, and it goes very well with the brown paper bag, too. Pretty card! Love the zinnia photos, too.

Linda R. said...

Your card is Beautiful.. I can see why you were happy to get that stamp.. It's wonderful.. So are the shots of your flowers.. I just bought a flat of vinca. They do pretty good out here in the desert.. I am going to plant them tomorrow in the morning when its cooler.. We are suppose to hit 110 tomorrow.. Yikes..

Hugs, Linda

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So very pretty Heather! Those Zinnias look awesome! Thanks for the inspiration!

pink latte said...

I love how you colored the image Heather, as always :)

Beautiful Zinnias, thanks for sharing!
xx

Stephanie Lee said...

Your coloring is a perfect match to the one in your garden and peach is a great color to go with the purples. Very nice card!

Joanne Leddy said...

Oh my goodness ... I wish I could color like that! Perfection!

momof5sons said...

What beautifully colored zinnias, Heather...love your DP and how you used the sketch.

papertrails leaver said...

how very lovely this is Heather! Your photos of the zinnia's are amazing!

terri d. said...

wow, you colored those zinnias perfectly! Just beautiful!!

Rosemary said...

so pretty!!

Misti said...

Beautiful!! I need to go find me some zinnias!

lizlincoln said...

Wow those zinnias are amazing flowers, such a diversity of colour. I'm the wrong person to comment on the colour combo as I tend to be a pretty boring stamper (been working on that) but I would probably have used yellow instead of the peach.

Silvia said...

Beautiful card, Heather! Love the colors and the bow is gorgeous!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Heather. Love the integrated brown bag border...very cool! The zinnias look perfect too! Hugs ~S~

Lisa said...

Heather this is a beautiful summer card...the zinnias are great!!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Gorgeous card, Heather! LOVE the border with the brown paper bag! The photos of your flowers are gorgeous, too! Makes me want to get out my Zinnia stamps NOW and color!

Lovely Linda said...

Hello Heather - what gorgeous inspiration from you! I love your image and the colours you have used - delish! What a great way to use the brown paper bag! Love it - thanks for the inspiration! {{{hugs}}}

stampqueen said...

Beautiful card!!! I love the zinnias!!!

Shannon White said...

Wow, Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Miss Heather! I think your card came our beautifully! Love the Zinnia set. Fabulous coloring and I love your paper bag border! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

P.S. You zinnias are soo pretty, makes me want to get out in my garden and get busy! 8-)

tiffany said...

such a striking card, and gorgeous flowers too! =)Tiffany
Breakfast at Tiffany's

Alaine said...

The coloring on your flowers is gorgeous!

Dani said...

This is so lovely! Thanks for the inspiration!

Debbie said...

Lovely floral image, Heather! It looks just like the 'real thing' in your backyard!!

Donna Huisinga said...

The flowers are wonderful. I hadn't thought to use the bag as a border. Very creative.

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