Skip to main content

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


Post a Comment

Popular posts from this blog

Brotherhood Wishes, a Paper Purse, and a Special Mug

Hello friends. No more fun travel or parade pictures - back to every day normal life.  On a positive note, I have been able to fit in some art. Hereis an art journal spread I finished this weekend. I am adding it to Alison's Summer Landscape challenge theme at **Art*Journal*Journey* .   I started the pages in my journal around July 4th after seeing Dina's stripes inspired Mixed Media challenge on and got as far as stamping some foliage at the bottom.  I was stuck after that, and I wasn't sure where to go with it next.  A few days later, I was clearing out some things in the craft room and ran across a Thomas Kinkade book I cut up and use in my Bible Journaling.  There was a picture of  the San Francisco Bridge and another of some mountains so I tore them out and added them to my page with Gesso representing some of the beautiful things in America and also Alison's countryside theme.  They did not blend in very well and I needed to alter them to wo

My Favorite Parade

Hello Friends! Hope you had a good weekend.  I look forward to this weekend every year because I love the Fourth of July Parade in Prattville.  It makes me feel like things are right with the world - it is a bit old fashioned, a bit innocent, a bit quirky (actually a whole lot quirky), and a lot of fun.  Anyone can be in the parade as long as you remotely look patriotic.  My kids used to ride their bikes in the parade when they were younger. I thought I would share a few pictures. The mayor and City Council had one of the first floats (by the way all the floats and cars throw candy, necklaces, and toys so the people watching are all paying close attention so they can catch the good stuff). Notice how the floats are really just trailers with a few decorations. This was one of my favorites - it was the sanitation department and they had all their candy in a toilet on the top of the truck - lol!  I am pretty sure it was tootsie rolls - lol again! The local judge - isn't she pretty?  

Hot Air Balloons, Santa Fe, and Watermelon

Hello friends. Posting Day Three from our New Mexico Trip.   When  I was 26, I was on a hot air baloon team.  Our lead pilot back then was awesome and was asked to do a lot of commercial flights and invitationals. My favorite experience was at an invitational in Telluride, Colorado.  Flying down the middle of that city was amazing, but flying around Albuquerque was always wonderful as well.  Anyway, I wanted my daughter to experience the special feeling of being in a hot air balloon in Albuquerque (the balloon capital of the world).  Her son was a bit afraid so he stayed with me. Allie was lucky to have the owner of Rainbow Ryders as her pilot and she met a wonderful woman who is an established travel blogger (I will try to get her contact info and share it because she was very interesting and I bet her blog is interesting too).  They hit it off really well, and she was so encouraging to Allie who wants to get into Social Media Marketing.  For the travel blog video they got to go insid