Thursday, April 4, 2013

Pot of Pansies - Seize the Birthday

We have another challenge beginning today at Seize the Birthday and would love for you to come along and play.  We need to see your feminine cards this time - and of course, it needs to be for a birthday.  We also have a brand new sketch for you to work with.  We're being sponsored by Paper Sweeties this week!  Be sure and check out the blog for all the details and see the inspiration from the DT.


Purple!!!  Yikes, I never use this color on a card and don't know what possessed me to do it now other than the fact that when I think of purple, I think pansies!  The stamp is from Hero Arts and I colored it with Copics and Prisma pencils.  The sentiment is from SU - as is the background DP.  I also added a tiny white butterfly. 


Pansy season around here is actually over with - getting too hot now - but I still have a couple of pots of them struggling along.  It won't be too much longer though and I'll have to replace them with something else.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Simon Says Stamp (birthday!)

Thanks for stopping by...........and be sure and check out Seize the Birthday this week.
Lynn

39 comments:

Monica said...

Hi Lynn,
Purple looks lovely... that pot with pansies is sooooooooo pretty. The pot looks very real, you know.
I love the double ribbon too.

Love,
Monica xxx

Doreen said...

Beautiful card,love the image and fab details.xxx

NanaConnie said...

Well, you know I love the purple but aside from that, I love your interpretation of the sketch. Fabulous coloring on the image, Lynn, and that bow is incredible! Gorgeous background paper, too. I guess I just love it all. :-D

Anne Temple said...

Fabulous birthday card. Love the patterned paper paired with the Swiss dots and that bow is to die for!

Shawna said...

Wow, this is beautiful Lynn! I love purple and white together. Your coloring of those gorgeous pansies is superb!

Tammy said...

Beautiful card! I love the rich purple you used and the shading of the pansies is perfect!

Jenée said...

LOL! Had to laugh at your comment about using purple. It isn't a color I use often, either. However, this is a lovely card, and I think purple was precisely the color for it. Even though Pansy flowers come in various colors, none stand out quite like the purple. Excellent choice. Beautiful card.

McCrafty's Cards said...

Beautiful card Lynn, I like the flowers the embossing and the colours.
Kevin xx

Paige said...

Absolutely beautiful Lynn! Your coloring is superb!

Stacey Schafer said...

what a beauty, Lynn! love the purple:)

Linda Simpson said...

Absolutely stunning and loving the pansies which you have coloured fabulously.

Hugs
Linda xxx

Tammy said...

This is gorgeous Lynn! I love the colors and that beautiful image!! Perfect bow as always!
Tammy x

KayM said...

Lynn this is just beautiful! Your coloring is wonderful and I love purple! Very lovely card!

Ellen said...

Love your little pot of pansies with the purple paper Lynn! Awesome take on the layout too!

Bonnie said...

The pansies are at their peak here now! Your pot is so pretty! Love that DP with the white against it! Stunning!

Carol L said...

I'm loving the purple pansies, and you always make the prettiest bows for your cards! NJ!

Lesley said...

What a lovely card Lynn, I think the purples are so pretty and your colouring is amazing!!!

MaxineD said...

Love this Lynn - the image is so sweet, and you have showcased it beautifully.
Blessings
Maxine

Jessi Fogan said...

Too...hot....for pansies? THUD.
It is never too hot here for pansies. I've never heard of such a thing. That's just crazy! And sad, because they are my favourite garden flower :)
Gorgeous card! I too struggle with purple, and this is perfection! Love the pansy image & that big ol' bow :)

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Beautifully colored, and that bow is just dreamy!

Dawn Easton said...

I think the purple is lovely! I don't reach for it often and not sure why. Your card is beautiful!!!!

Davi said...

LOVE the purple, my favorite color :) The pansies are beautiful and the purple and white really pops...BEAUtiful :) Have a great weekend!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Lynn! You've had such great creations over the past week and 1/2 that I missed!! Aside from this gorgeous card - I love your pattern play card and the one with the fishes too!

The bee one is just adorable too with the hexagons and how cute is Rambo! Give him a big smooch for me!!!!!!

Melissa Bove (SCS ~ Melissa1872) said...

Beautiful card! I love that pretty image!!

Thank you very much for joining us this week at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

Hugs...
Melissa

Laura said...

OOOH LYnn, I love all the details on this card!! That purple is perfect for the Pansies!!! Just beautifullll!!

Shannon White said...

Beautiful Beautiful Lynn!! Wowie!! Love the PRetty Pansies ( one of my fav flowers!! and you know I LOVE all the pretty purple too! 8-)

Hugs
Shannon

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Lynn, this is so pretty. Great color choices!

Rose said...

well girl you rocked the purple with one beautiful card :)
i shy away from the color myself, lol

Shelly Schmidt said...

Dear me- I LOVE this card- the purple is gorgeous, love your beautiful coloring and that bow- is amazing! It will be a while before we have pansies here ........

Lynn McAuley said...

Such pretty purple pansies!! A beautiful card, Lynn!

Karina Beck said...

Beautiful card!

Margaret said...

Lynn, I love using purple - my favorite color. Fabulous coloring of the pansies and a lovely layout.

Faye said...

Hi Lynn. I've not managed to stop by lately and I've missed your gorgeous creations. I find blue so hard to use, but this is FAB. X

MaryH said...

Your purple looks great. I'm with the pansy purple too. This is a great spring image, and you colored it beautifully. Loved the layout, the S/B choices and your dotted EF in the background. Really pretty & well designed card. TFS & Happy Sunday.

Mary Marsh said...

this is a beautiful card Lynn-I love the purple-looks like concord crush-coloring on your pansies looks good

gale said...

Wow, this is gorgeous!! Love all that purple.

Marilyn said...

This is so pretty and elegant. Great image and I love the colours and that magnificent double bow!

Margaret said...

This is beautiful and you did a fantastic job with the purple!

Margaret said...

This is beautiful and you did a fantastic job with the purple!