Monday, September 11, 2017

Potted Flowers

I have been on Vacation for over a week, hubby and I went out to the west, mainly Colorado and New Mexico, but drove through Missouri and Kansas too.  It is good to be home, there never is much relaxing on our trips.  I haven't had a chance to go through pictures but I may be sharing them in the future, but it will take some time going through the many I took.  I did pretty good at visiting blogs at the beginning of our trip so I wouldn't be too far behind but toward the end when we finally got to a hotel I just needed to rest and not use my mind for anything, so I will hopefully catch up soon on all your blogs :)

Every now and then I like to send cards to those people that are pretty regular at coming to my blog and I have been blessed with a few great cards from Gina, so it is very fitting that she was next on my list to send a card too :)

I decided to send her a potted plant mixture, in a golden pot of course :)

I tried to go with more Autumn colors since that is what we are leading up to.  The bigger flowers were made by spreading Apricot Inka gold onto mixed media, cotton rag paper, then cutting out the flowers with dies and molding them using my foam mat and stylus and then further using tweezers to give them a big more shape.  The smaller flowers were from a rolled flower die.  Added a pretty frame, stamped a tag, some pearls for embellishing.

Spellbinders -- Flower pots, Back to basics tags and Majestic Labels 25 dies
Heartfelt Creation -- Carnation die (large flowers)
Tim Holtz -- Tiny tattered florals
DCWV -- Metallic stack
Queen &co. -- Chocolate Delight pearls
Purple flower gems
RS Tapestry -- Trellis vine stamp on tag
Hampton Art -- Sentiment stamp
Inka Gold -- Apricot for large flowers

Wishing you a wonderful week ahead and to all those that are in Hurricane Irma's path, I have been praying for your safety, hope all will be well soon!

Thanks so much for stopping by to all of you that are so sweet to let me know you have,



Birgit said...

Those flowers are beautiful Connie! What a pretty card. So glad you're home safely. Hope you find time to relax after unpacking and resettling. (hugs)

Heidi MyLittleStampingBlog said...

Very pretty! The apricot inka gold is gorgeous! Great way to use it. The color looks good with purple too, not sure I would have thought of that.

Glad you had a good trip!

Esther Asbury said...

Love those gorgeous flowers and the color combo you used! You're such a thoughtful blog friend - sending cards to your readers! The one you sent me was a real day-brightener and one of my all-time favorites! Hope you have a great week!

Beth Norman said...

What a lovely card you made. You shaped the flowers beautifully. I expect that that took a while. This card is certainly going to be appreciated. You're so thoughtful.

Janice said...

Beautiful shaped flowers, you're card is so pretty. I'm sure your friend was delighted with it. :-)

Louca por porcelana said...

So cheerful,pretty card!

Debbie said...

wow!! this is gorgeous, i love the colors!!

Anonymous said...

Connie, I love the card! It is sitting on my dining room hutch where I can see it every day. ♥

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Love the look of this!! So pretty. Makes you want to reach out and touch it!!Thanks so much for stopping by again!!

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

What a pretty card, Connie - so happy and cheerful! Gina is going to love this. Hope you share your photos soon. xx Karen

Shaz in Oz.CalligraphyCards said...

Lovely use of flower dies, Connie, lovely creation...must use mine more often!!
Thanks for sharing your inspiration!
Shaz in Oz.x

{Calligraphy Cards - Shaz in Oz}

Diane said...

Gorgeous colors and what a lovely design Connie.

Hugs Diane

Lori said...

Well, of course in a golden pot! You made such gorgeous flowers. Love your beautiful card!

Donna Phelan said...

This is gorgeous! I adore those fabulous flowers! WOW!

Marilyn @ MountainTopSpice said...

I know what you mean about crazy vacations, and not getting much time to rest, seems like you need a vacation from the vacation when you get back, lol! I LOVE the card you made Gina, she is so sweet, she will adore this card! The flowers are gorgeous! You are very talented :) Hugs to you today :)

Anonymous said...

Connie, about the stamping website, I closed that blog temporarily. The death of my dear Little Bear weighs heavy on me. I am hoping to open it again soon. xx

Leslie Miller said...

Fantastically gorgeous, Connie! Beautiful sheen on those big flowers and nice color combo you used. Beautifully framed and cute tag. Love this! There is so much to see on your travels I don't know how you could possibly keep up with blogs. I've never managed to stay connected when we're traveling and I know I'll be getting hopelessly behind when we get on the road. I'll look forward to pictures when you sort them out. Hugs!

Linda Walker said...

This is beautiful Connie! Very unique! Love those big flowers!

Oliva Ohlson said...

WOW...the flowers are absolutely gorgeous! A lot of work, but worth it!
Great to know you had a great time while on vacation.

Lowcarb team member said...

Those flowers are just beautiful, a very nice card.
Good to know you enjoyed your vacation.

All the best Jan

Hussena said...

Another beautiful card from you. The flowers look really gorgeous!