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Monday, May 18, 2009

Flower Power

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Two totally different cards today, both with black and both with flowers! The first card is for SCS's Clean and Simple challenge, to use black, white and one Bold Bright color. I had some red felt hanging around on my craft table, so I thought I would pair it with some of PTI's Black and White Basics.

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I used a sentiment and flower from PTI's Green Thumb; colored the flower centers with a Real Red marker. Button is from SU.

The next one is uses the Fall to Layout #42 from Clean & Simple Stamping. Here's the layout:

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and here's the card:

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This vintage-y card was inspired by the jacket my friend was wearing while sitting in front of me at church yesterday! Her jacket was actually a toile print in black and cream, with a black plaid collar. I don't have any toile, so I stamped my Floral background stamp in Basic Black on Naturals Ivory and antiqued it a bit with some Creamy Caramel. The plaid is from Crafty Secrets' Earthy Pad. I antiqued it too, although it still looks rather black & white in this photo!! The image is from a retired hostess set, Provencal; sentiment is from Sweet Violets by Flourishes. Added some buttons from my stash and some SU ribbon from Dress Up. The image is watercolored with reinkers.

14 comments:

mudmaven said...

So gorgeous LeAnne! Spring puts me on a floral kick too - love it! ~chris

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Beautiful cards LeAnne!

Our Little Inspirations said...

Oh my gosh, LeAnne! Both cards are incredible, but the "vintage" one is my absolute favorite! Beautiful papers, colors and love those buttons! You so inspire me!

Heidi

Beth said...

Love both of these LeAnne! The cas is clean and fresh and the other has a more vintage feel! TFS :-)

Artchick said...

Leanne,

This is beautiful, and you know I love gingham! Nice job!

Deb Neerman said...

WoWza, LeAnne, these are fantabulous!!! I especially love the vintage style card, but that CAS card rocks in it's own C & S way!

Liza Yon said...

love these! reading this reminded me it is monday- time to check out the CAs challenge. Thanks LeAnne! hugs n blessings from me.

kim evans said...

These are both stunning! What great inspiration from your friends' jacket LOL!!
~Kim

Pam Speidel said...

Wonderful cards, as always LeAnne! I especially love the simplicity of the first and got a real chuckle out of your inspiration for the second one. Smiles, Pam :)

cards4u said...

What wonderful cards! Love your use of color and the floral bkgd is beautiful!!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

GORGEOUS LeAnne!! I especially love that CAS card...FANTASTIC!!

Juanita said...

I love both cards, even though they could not be more different.

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I just came from the Clean & Simple blog to check out your card for FTL42. The sunflower/gingham/floral background are a beautiful combo. Great job on the sketch.

Kay Kalthoff said...

WOW! Both cards are gorgeous . . .but I especially LOVE the second one!! TFS and have a great day.
Kay