Monday, 15 April 2013

Cosmos

My Mum and her hubby went to the garden centre recently to buy some cosmos seeds for summer bedding and this put me in mind of this beautiful image from A Passion For Stamps.  I love the vivid colours cosmos comes in, I decided to colour mine hot pink.

I went round the edge of the topper with Salty Ocean Distress Ink while it was still in the die then coloured the image with Promarkers.  I had coloured it to match some pink and blue papers but when I held the topper against them the impact of the bright colours was lost so I opted for white on white instead.
I used a 5x7 scalloped blank and matted up with white woven textured card and four panels which I embossed with an Embossalicious folder, adding faux stitching to all the layers for definition.  The sentiment was stamped with a Papermania stamp and I finished off with some white organza ribbon, a bow, some punched flowers, white pearls and a tiny pink butterfly.
I'm entering this card in the following challenges -
Glitter 'n' Sparkle - #28 - Stitching Real Or Not
One Stitch at a Time - #159 - Bright Colours
Pile It On - #15 - Embossing
Platypus Creek - #30 - Flowers and Pearls
Allsorts - #202 - First Letter of Your Name, W for white on white and F for flower
Card Crafter's Circle - #70 - Die Cuts and Embossing
Happy Campers - #14 - Flower Power
Shelly's Images - Use Scallops
Penny's Paper-Crafty - #122 - White on White
Whimsical Designs - Emboss It

26 comments:

  1. Wendy, this is just so pretty and fresh. Thanks so much, Ruth x

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  2. So delicate beautiful card Ginny x

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  3. Absolutely beautiful Wendy, love it!.
    Wendy xx

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  4. Thank you for joining us at OSAAT with your sweet card, such a pretty image. Jennie x

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  5. Simply gorgeous Wendy, , the embossing and image is beautiful, love it, Kate x

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  6. Deine Karte schaut total edel aus, ist wunderschön
    lg gertrude

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  7. Fun CAS card. Thanks for visiting and leaving the sweet luv.
    Hugs
    Berni
    berni46blogspot.

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  8. Gorgeous card, good entry, thanks for joining in at Allsorts this week, xxxx

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  9. Stunning card Wendy. I love the image and wonderful layout.
    Sue xx

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  10. Gorgeous card Wendy, so pretty.
    Lorraine x

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  11. A beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenges and good luck.
    Mags
    x

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  12. beautiful card Wendy, love your image and layout
    pam

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  13. Gorgeous card, I love the flowers and your coloring is stunning

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  14. Oh what a gorgeous, elegant card.
    luv
    Debby

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  15. It's lovely and the image stands out beautifully against the white. Thanks for joining us at OSAAT. Hazel x

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  16. so stunning wendy.beautiful wow design and image :D

    xx coops xx

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  17. Oh Wendy, this turned out beautiful! Love how you have colored the flowers, and your stitching adds just the right touch. Bravo! Thanks so much for joining us at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge this week!
    Manderly
    xxxooo

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  18. A fabulous White on White card, the inking on the mat is perfect!
    Thanks for joining in our Embossing challenge at Pile It On this week and Good Luck!

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  19. excellent creation! Thank you so much for joining us at Allsorts this week and good luck in the challenge.

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  20. Stunning! I love the texture the stitching adds, and the white layers really pop the image! Thanks for sharing at Card Crafter's Circle!

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  21. this is great thanks for joining us at glitter n sparkle and good luck emma xx

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  22. very nice,thank you for joining us at Glitter n sparkle challenge blog good luck and hope to see you again soon.
    AJ dtm

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