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A Blue Flower

This current MFPSpeedyTV Inspiration Challenge has some super interesting inspiration pictures:

Here is my card based mainly on the first picture and using MFP's Huge Bloom set:

I am getting pretty lazy with my coloring so on this one I just took my TH Faded Jeans ink pad and drug it across the image. The color was a bit darker than I wanted so I thought I would try stamp etching which involves taking a fine marker and drawing in a bit more lines and shading in your image. Fun stuff!

Also entering this in the Deconstructed Sketch Challenge - DS164 since my sketch is from that lovely challenge.

Hope you will join us!


  1. A fabulous card Nancy, I love your flower and the gingham and dots go so well together - a real country looking card.

  2. Nancy, I love your layers on this card. It's a little bit county and so homey and wonderful. I am your newest follower, MFP DTeamie, and I hope you will follow me as well. Have a sunny day!

  3. A very beautiful card, Nancy. I love the country feel of it. I am a country girl at heart. I like how you use the distress inks to color your image.

  4. Very pretty, Nancy, and do I ever love the stamp etching. It is so fun and really changes an image.

  5. Now those are some creative ways to use flower pots!! LOL!! Your card is absolutely stunning my friend!! Love that flower and your papers! HUGS

  6. Enjoyed your inspiration pictures. I love those terracotta pots and the ways some brilliant person has colored & used them. I was into that (with the tiny pots) for Christmas decs one year. Never brave enough to do anything with the large pots, but these are darned clever. I'm loving the way you've interpreted that into your card. Can't beat navy gingham, red dots, and denim. This is a breezy & pretty card, made me think of a late summer picnic. Of course I love the addition of the lace to dress it up. Exudes the essence of southern summer charm. I like it - LOTS! TFS & Hugs (PS...I didn't know what 'etching' was, so thanks for the info! It's lovely).

  7. It is so pretty, and I like your etching.


  8. You rocked using the insp. photos. Wonderful mix of layers and a great focal flower.

  9. Gorgeous blue flower! Wonderful background on your delightful card!

  10. Love this! I've been wanting to try that technique too and your blue flower looks fabulous.

  11. so stunning nancy.gorgeous pretty layers and i love your colours and fabulous flower :D

    xx coops xx

  12. I love the true country feel with the denim, lace, hay, and especially the beautiful bloom! I love how you did the center of the flower - gorgeous!

  13. Oh I love these flower pot people! I think I need to make those. Love the colors in your card and the awesome design


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