Thursday, July 18, 2013

Happy Big Day

As with every Friday after the Flourishes release week, the design team gets to choose their favorite set from the release and share their creations with you.  I chose the pretty Dahlias stamp set to work with.  I tried growing these beauties in my yard one year, they grew well but needed to be pulled out that fall and replanted the following spring because they were not zoned  for my growing region which happens to be a 5.  That was too much work for this girl, so they got left in the ground and didn't come up the following year.


I am in love with the way these pretty papers look together.  The neutral first layer with the coral and teal additional layers go perfectly with the colored image.  Sometimes I do the matchy matchy thing and choose papers that are the same color as the image and other times I go for analogous colors.  It just depends on how it hits me at that moment.



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I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches.
HOW TO PLAY:  Jump on in and CASE one of my  cards HERE, enter using our InLinkz button below and you’ll be in the running for a Flourishes Goodie bag filled with products and stamps from the store. You’ll have one week for this challenge to run and 2 weeks till our next Designer Focus!


Thanks so much for stopping by,
Heather


25 comments:

Ros Crawford said...

So lovely!

Donna Phelan said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!

Lisa said...

Your mixy matchy paper looks great Heather and those blooms in the little vase are so pretty!!

Maria said...

Gorgeous dahlias! Love your mix of papers and very pretty color of blue for the vases! Have a great weekend, hugs!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful girl! So pretty!!!

Cheryl said...

Your cards always make me smile Heather! What pretty papers, colors and a great job coloring...it's really lovely!

Davi said...

VERY pretty Heather! I love flower images and this is colored so pretty along with the lovely combo of dp!

Allisa said...

Stunning card! Love your fabulous coloring. The stitching is a great finishing touch! Thanks for playing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Michal Mac said...

Gorgeous! I really love the pastel colors, stitching, and stripes against the polka dots. Very nice:)

Lynne said...

Adding the buds and the large flower to the vases is very effective.

Valliam said...

Lovely card! such a pretty color combination...I love the stitching! so neat :)

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Heather this is beautiful! Very springy and delightful coloring. Love it girlie!

TLady said...

WONDERFULLY DONE HEATHER!!!!:) The MIX OF PRINTS are FABULOUS!!!!!!;) AND your coloring...PERFECT!!!!!!!;)

ChristineCreations said...

Such pretty peachy tones, the papers really are great together as always for you! :)

Tosha Leyendekker said...

I'm in color heaven!! I should add pattern heaven too. Your color combo and pattern mix is absolute perfection!! I ADORE this card Heather!!

Mona Pendleton said...

So pretty Heather! Great mix of colors and patterned papers!

Rosy Newlun said...

Lovely - esp the paper choices you combined for the background! Your coloring is just beautiful too!

Debbie Carriere said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! One of my favorite color schemes!

Allison Cope Israels said...

It's gorgeous Heather! Great sketch to use as your inspiration!

Leslie Miller said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous card, Heather! You have such a flair for colors and combining your papers. Of course, I love the polka dots. Beautiful coloring of the image. Dahlias grow like crazy here and don't have to be lifted. I wouldn't want to do that, either.

Stella said...

Suc a gorgeous, summery card. love the colors you worked with. The dahlia ia subtle; love the contrast with the vases:)
Hugs!

Linda said...

Such a beautiful card. Love the colors.

Linda Suarez said...

So beautiful Heather! I love those patterned papers; they are the perfect backdrop for that beautifully colored image! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cheryl said...

The Dahlia set is my fav, too! It looks so pretty in lighter colors, and the dp is perfect with it. You are so good at finding the perfect combination of colors and patterns on your cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Beautiful card, Heather, just beautiful!! Congratulations on the well-deserved shoutout from FMS!!

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