Create With Connie and Mary 221

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Thursday, of course, brings a new fun challenge from Create With Connie and Mary.  This week we've got a  sketch challenge for you.  I've been seeing so many cards lately that have autumn leaves on them (mine included!), that I wanted to go in a completely different direction for my card this week.  I used some summer flowers to remind me that although summer is gone this season, it will be back sooner than ever!


I inked up the beautiful flowers from Pleasant Poppies in Black Stazon on watercolor paper.  Then I grabbed my long-neglected aqua painter and colored them with Calypso Coral and Certainly Celery.  I don't watercolor very often but this stamp set just calls out for it I think.  I lightly dragged some Pool Party around the edges of all the images to highlight them, but it's really difficult to see that in the photo.

I left off a sentiment because this is one of those cards that could be used for a variety of occasions and it's so simple to add the appropriate sentiment when I need to.

Thanks for stopping by today.  Don't forget to head on over to Create With Connie and Mary to check out the inspiration from the design team.  You won't be disappointed!

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15 Responses to “Create With Connie and Mary 221”

Melissa Davies said...

What a stunning card! Crisp and clean! Would make a beautiful piece of wall art!

stampwithsandy said...

A very lovely, elegant card. Love those poppies.

Deb said...

Your card, as simple as it is, really packs that "WOW" I just love it!! And that littlle bit of paper piercing just makes it that much more special!

Rita said...

Lovely coloring and perfectly put together as always.

Monika Davis said...

Very pretty! I have this set and haven't used it yet. This is just beautiful.
Monika

Lisa said...

I have this stamp and have never used it...it has sat on the shelf since I ordered it. I love it, but after I got it was confused what to do with it. This is a fabulous card and a great sample using this set! Into my faves! Great working with you on Create!

ebeth9267 said...

Wow Jen this card is crisp, clean, and totally stunning! The colors are perfect with the poppies. Smiles, Elizabeth

Deanna Jean said...

So pretty. I love the watercoloring you did..so soft.

RitaR said...

Another lovely way to use the Poppies Stamp .... and your paper piercing is a wonderful addition to your stunning card!

Allisa said...

Simply stunning! Great job coloring the flowers.

Jenny Engelke said...

Really striking! This card stands out among many of the other fabulous cards made by the designers at CCM. I love everything about it!

Kim S said...

I love your use of the top of this stamp - it's so open and airy - absolutely lovely!

Connie Babbert said...

Just stunning...love the crisp clean lines and pop of color! I love that stamp, but have had trouble putting it to paper. Thanks for the inspiration!

~ Ali Watson ~ said...

Simply stunning creation

Ali x

Debbie Henderson said...

The color combination you used on this card is wonderful and the simplicity makes for a great card. Love the stamp set you used!