Thursday, April 9, 2020

IB119 Spring Garden Basket

Hi peeps!  It's Thursday--the week is flying by--and time for another Inspired By challenge...look how sweet this is:

I went round and round with ideas in my head for this one....just couldn't make any of my huge stash of papers work, so I decided to stamp my own!  First, let's see what I came up with:

I mixed some old and new for my card today!  First, let's check out the sketch that I used, it's from Sunday Stamps:

I used the small single flower from the new Ornate Style and stamped it randomly on my top layer, using Rococo Rose ink, and coloring it with Blends.  I stamped the lower portion in Sahara Sand ink using the retired Diagonal Stripe background stamp.  The overall effect was a little brighter than I wanted, to I layered a panel of vellum over it after I adhered them to a Soft Seafoam base.  Here you can see the layers underneath:

Then I stamped the bunch of florals from the same set in Soft Suede and again colored them with Blends.  I needed a basket, and I checked out the basket from the retired Basket of Wishes set; look how perfectly those flowers fit into that basket!!!  I paper pieced it with a little scrap of tan DSP, then fussy-cut the flowers and popped them up on top.  I added a couple Rococo Rose stitched and scalloped mats, and added some Ornate Garden ribbon underneath, right on top of the vellum:

Before I adhered everything, I stamped a sentiment at the bottom of the vellum:

I was happy to add this to my stash of birthday cards for this month!  And I keep forgetting that Danni now has sketches to use with our be sure to check out the blog BEFORE you create your card!  Maybe next week I can get my act together and use both, LOL!  Anyway, I hope you'll play with us...feel free to use either element of the challenge, or both!  Check them out at the Inspired By blog!  Thanks for popping in today!

I was thrilled that the tulips I planted last fall actually bloomed, as I don't usually have good luck with them:

Just ignore the weeds, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


Carol L said...

I love your take on this great sketch with your pretty birthday card! I'm especially liking the layered medallion with that gorgeous basket of flowers! Your tulips look amazing! I once planted some gorgeous purple tulips around the mailbox, but apparently a squirrel had better ideas - they are now all daffodils?! LOL

I Card Everyone said...

LeAnne, your tulips are GORGEOUS!! So big! and I love your little basket of blooms, too... using my imagination I can see a pair of bunny ears by that handle - do you see them?
I also am forgetting that sketch... but we aren't in trouble for it, I'm sure!

Kampin' Karen said...

Your own patterned paper is great and I really like the vellum idea. Your tulips are gorgeous and I'm not surprised at the colors!

~amy~ said...

Oh my goodness, your card is perfect!
Love your pretty tulips!

Karen in Florida said...

Aren't you the creative one!!! Great job combing the DSP with the basket!
Your card is lovely! And so are your tulips! Keep the Easter bunnies away from the tulips! chomp chomp

Heather said...

So pretty, LeAnne - love that basket filled with spring flowers - and what a great way to tone down some bright papers by using vellum! I really need to pull mine out more - it looks so lovely! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Linda Callahan said...

The vellum overlay is lovely! Pretty card! And you have flowers already!

Lisa Elton said...

What a pretty little basket of blooms, this is lovely LeAnne! I didn't see a single weed. My eye went right to those pretty tulips!

Donna K said...

Your tulips are vibrant and pretty. Love your card too, LeAnne, your colors and basket theme are perfect for the challenge.

Nora Noll said...

Your tulips look amazing. I love your patio!!

The card you created is gorgeous!! I LOVE the fun basket of flowers. Your coloring on that basket is amazing. I also like how you created your own pattern paper. Such lovely design.