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Sunday, April 17, 2011

"The Earth Smiles In Flowers" Clear Dollar Stamps Blog Hop!



Hello everyone!
Hope you are having a wonderful Sunday so far. If you are here for the Clear Dollar Stamps blog hop, your day is going to get even better! I am guessing you came from looking @ Barb's best creations. If so...you are in the right spot! If you just happened onto my blog, you will want to go back to the start @ the Clearly iStamp blog so you won't miss a thing! This month's inspiration is from a Ralph Waldo Emerson quote "The Earth Laughs With Flowers". The girls have prepared lot of beautiful cards with lots of pretty flowers for you.

Here is mine. It's done with the "Sentimental Flowers" set that I illustrated for Clear Dollar Stamps.


I fell in love with the papers from Prima's - "Sweet Fairy" and "Fairy Flora" stacks and wanted to use them for this clean and simple card. The background is one of their papers and to me it looks like a beautiful sunset. The flowers, flower centers, and leaves are all paper pieced with assorted papers form the two stacks. I added just a touch of Prismacolor pencil in the flower centers, grass and stems, but that is it. No watercoloring...no beautiful ribbon...not my normal style. But, every now and then ya just gotta mix it up! :)

Here is what the whole "Sentimental Flowers" set looks like.

I really appreciate you hopping along with us today!
Hope you have enjoyed this stop!
Make sure and leave a quick comment on all of the girl's blogs (including mine...*hint* *hint*) so you can increase your chances of winning one of the (2) $10.00 gift certificates that Clear Dollar Stamps will be giving to (2) lucky commenters!

Now on with the show! Your next stop is sweet Linda's blog. I am sure she will have something stunning to inspire you! :)

Hugs,
True :D


CDS STAMPS USED: Sentimental Flowers
CS/PAPERS: Prima
INK: Staz-On, ColorBox cat's eyes Cyan and olive Pastel
ACCENTS/TOOLS: Sewing machine with purple thread, Prismacolor pencils PC921 and 738 1/2, Gamsol
SPECIAL NOTES: The background, flowers, centers, and leaves are all cut from different patterns of Prima papers from the Sweet Fairy and Fairy Flora stacks. The only coloring was just a tad in the flower centers and the grass and stems, then blended with Gamsol. I used the Cyan cat's eye to enhance the color of the "sky" and the Olive on the grass. The rest of the colors came "as is" from the stacks. I love how it looks like a painted sunset sky! :)

33 comments:

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Hi Trudy! I love your flower card, happy hopping!

Tammy said...

I love the colors of the background papers. Very nice! Thank you for sharing.

Barb said...

I Love cards that make me say "WOW!" This one is no exception!! Lovely card, True!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh Trudy, this card is beautiful!! At first I thought you had sponged the background, that paper is so perfect!!! You have definitely created a beautiful flower garden here...can't wait for spring!

Linda

Basslady said...

such a lovely card!

wonderful colours!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Shawnee said...

Beautiful card.
Shawnee
quiverofangels.blogspot.com

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

What a neat color effect! Awesome creation Trudy!
:-)

April said...

Your card is so pretty. I love the "stem" of your flower. Great job!

auntbeespickles said...

Hi True, what a darling card! I just love the set and you did a really great job making the one flower taller! Love that idea!
Hugs, Sarah

Christi said...

Very pretty card, True! Wonderful!

Jessica said...

Very pretty Trudy! Lovin all these flowers! TFS
Jessica

Shawna said...

Oh, very sweet! Love how the sentiment becomes the stem of the center flower.

Marsha said...

Fun flowers. Love the stitching

Chrisd said...

What a sweet card and that special set would be perfect for so many occasions. Thanks for sharing your papercrafting project with us!

ellen_mangione said...

A very striking card. Thanks for sharing.

Christine said...

Oh My, you are truly! on the theme. I love flowers and this card is the best I've seen yet.

Heather said...

Great card! I love how you used one sentiment strip as a stem and kept all the other flowers shorter. It is a really great look.

Kathy D. said...

Love the 3d look with some of the leaves and flowers popped up. Might be simple but it is beautiful and love the stamp set you designed.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So springy and cute. Great shading and colors.

Heidi Brawley said...

AWE Trudy! love your card. very beautiful!!!
~Heidi Brawley

Patti J said...

Beautiful card! LOVE it!!! Thanks for sharing!

Sue D said...

I like the background paper and your paper piecing. I like the sentiment stem too.

craftymom205 said...

Lovely card.

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Jerusha said...

This is so sweet! I love the sentiment vine, that is so great. What a fabulous card!

Tanja said...

Lovely card True, the background paper is lovely as you say!

beginning4fun said...

I like they way you used a bright background & the bunny shows such a personality!

Amy said...

Love the background on this one :)

Donna said...

Love your card! What fun colors. Thanks for the fun hop!

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is wonderful. Love the mix of papers and colors. Perfect with the stamping.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty!

Catherine Kraft said...

Your card is so pretty and definitely says Spring. Love the background paper and colors you chose. Great job! Blessings~

Lisa Lara said...

I love your colors...the background is amaaaaazing True. Love your scene and how you put the one sentiment in the center.

Sandybeaches said...

What a lovely colour combo:) Thanks for the inspiration!