Apr 27, 2015

Pretty Flowers for Monday Morning No. 6

Happy Monday and Welcome to another Monday Morning challenge! Huge thanks to everyone that played along in my last challenge! It was wonderful seeing all your gorgeous colorful creations! The winning number - selected by random.org - is No. 14. That would be

Gloria Shirr from Purpleglo Creations.

Congratulations, Gloria. Please email me your mailing address at
ellibelle_blog at yahoo dot com
so I can get the prize shipped to you.

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For this month I have chosen a very simple theme, and very fitting for this time of the year...

*Pretty Flowers*

They don't have to be the focal point of you card, just be sure there are some flowers somewhere on your creation.


Feel free to use any stamp maker, and you may combine this with any other challenges. 
Just remember these simple rules:
It must be a new creation
You must mention my challenge and link back here in your post
You may enter up to 4 times
Please note, winner will be chosen from US entries due to postage cost and lack of tracking overseas. 


 For this month I inked up the stamp Divine, which was one of the large beautiful floral stamps released by Penny Black earlier this year.



The blooms on this stamp are large enough to paper piece. It's what I had in mind when I purchased this stamp. I used some polka dotted paper from my stash, but also used a gray copic to add some shadows on the paper. The background was masked off using washi tape, then watercolored. The words stamped on the bottom were done with a clear set from Whimsy Stamps.  After removing the washi tape, I stamped the image and then added the fussy cut blooms. 

Product List: 
Divine, Snippets
(both are available in my Stamp Shop)
basic backgrounds and borders (Whimsy Stamps)
mixed media card and neenah card stock
striped vellum, designer paper from stash
watercolor paints, button, hemp twine


This month I am giving away this beautiful stencil to one randomly selected winner.


Now it's your turn to get inky. To play along simply link your creation below. If inlinkz is not available, simply leave a comment with your post link below.

You have until Sunday May 24th 8AM to play along.

Happy stamping :-)

11 comments:

Jennifer Scull said...

this is just beautiful! I love that you paper pieced the flowers, and the text at the bottom sets it all off so well. :)

have a great week!

joy said...

gorgeous! love the paper piecing. hope I can find time to play along this month.

Diane said...

What a pretty flower design.

Hugs Diane

Stamping Smiles Designs said...

So excited about this flower challenge! I have many, many, many flower stamps, stickers, embellishments, and etc. I can't wait to use it for this!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Gorgeous! LOVING the flowers!

brenda said...

I do love paper piecing Ellie and the colours you have used here just pop off the page, it's glorious.

B x

Gloria Shirr (purpleglo) said...

Thanks so much. I can't wait to see my prize. I appreciate all of the wonderful challenges and cards to inspire us. Hugs, Gloria

http://purpleglocreations.blogspot.com

Amy Johnson said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love the paper piecing!

debby4000 said...

Absolutely beautiful card.
luv
Debby

Pam said...

Beautiful card! Love the watercolor background. Your blooms are beautiful.

Lynn B said...

It certainly is divine - LOVE it.
Lynn x