Monday, June 10, 2013

Blooming


If you've ever seen a dogwood blossom you know they're usually pink or whitish.  Since blue is my favorite color and this is my card, I figured I could make them any color I wanted!  So, I present you with blue (turquoise) dogwood flowers.

This beautiful stamp is from Impression Obsession that I stamped, colored, then stamped and colored again to pop up on dimensionals.  The background was sponged with Antique Linen.  The card stock I used was Tempting Turquoise and Soft Suede.

Some beige sheer ribbon and bow were added and the card was completed.......UNTIL I noticed I had some type of smudge!  Of course it couldn't have been in a good place - so in order to cover it up I had to place the pearls as such.  Kinda wonky looking, but hey, again, it's my card so guess I can put those little guys any where I wish!

As I said, the stamp is from Impression Obsession and it's called Dogwood 3.  You can find it here.

I'll enter this in the challenge at Impression Obsession (Bloom Where You Are Planted) and the challenge at Loves Rubber Stamps Challenge Blog (Anything Goes).

Thanks for stopping by.......
Lynn

40 comments:

Sharon said...

Hiya Lynn, this is a beautiful card. Love that blossom and the colour you've chosen. hugs Sharon

Anne Temple said...

Wow Lynn, this is stunning! Love your blue dogwoods! Fabulous coloring and I love the placement of your pearls.

Lynn McAuley said...

SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO beautiful, Lynn! Sensational fussy cutting on these popped up dogwoods!! What a gorgeous card!!

Jenée said...

Dogwoods are lovely no matter the color, and your card is superb! I especially like the 3-D effect you've done with the double images. This is a lovely, lovely card!

NanaConnie said...

Oh, this makes me wish they did bloom in blue, Lynn! Magnificent coloring and a bow to die for. :-D My granddaughter would be very pleased, btw. She's the one who always told me, "I can color the sky whatever color I want. It's my picture." Gotta love the freedom of being a child.

Bonnie said...

I would love to have a blue dogwood tree! These flowers are so pretty. Your pearl cover up looks great. I had to do that the other day and it really did look wonky. Maybe I need to go back and add a couple more!

Shirley said...

Wow, Lynn, what a beautiful card!! It is really breathtaking. Your colors are gorgeous and the layout and the pearls just say elegant! Thanks for playing and good luck in the drawing too!!!

Maria@Crafty Cre8tions said...

Gorgeous! Love you blue flowers!
I used this stamp last week - I thought it was a HA stamps! Ooops!

Love your added pearls too :)

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is beautiful Lynn, I love those flowers.
Kevin xx

Linda Simpson said...

WOW Lynn the flowers look gorgeous and love the beautiful design and the ribbon. Love how you have added depth with the flowers!

Hugs
Linda xxx

Doreen said...

This is gorgeous,fabulous image and design.xxx

Craftyfield said...

This Dogwood stamp is just beautiful, like your card. The coloring is great and I love the way you popped up the flowers.

Jessi Fogan said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS, Lynn! I love how you coloured them - the shading is stunning! - and me too, I think they should bloom in blue :)

Donna Hanley said...

What a beautiful card. Quite often I make my dogwood flowers blue and purple. I figure if I'm coloring I'll pick the colors I like. I love that you popped your flowers up and your sponging looks lovely. I see you have learned from me (the best there is) to cover up boo boos. LOL. I think your pearls look great and no one would have known about your boo boo if you hadn't let us in on the secret. Enjoy your day.

Darnell J Knauss said...

That's right, gosh darn it, you OWN that card, girl! Personally, I happen to agree with your choices, voluntary and involuntary about the coloring and the pearls!! Well done! xxoo Darnell

Shona said...

I love blue flowers, so this totally works for me ! WOW, this is one gorgeous creation. The popped up flowers are perfect!

Melissa said...

I'd be happy too if dogwood blossoms came in blue...also MY favorite color! :) These are beautiful! Love the sheer ribbon you added to this gorgeous creation!!!

Tammy said...

I love your blue dogwood, absolutely gorgeous! Great save on the smudge, I like the diagonal!

Tammy said...

WOW this is stunning Lynn! I love that image and it's colored beautifully!!
Tammy x

MaryH said...

I happen to love BLUE dogwoods! We have pink ones in our yard (really, more white than pink, but they are supposed to be pink). I have this stamp (think mine is Hero), and I totally love it. Your pearls were great (you know I chuckled reading that bit, don't you? Sounds like me). Popping up some flowers took this one over the top, and sheer ribbon made it look so airy. Good job! It didn't look at all wonky!! Beautiful more like it. TFS & Hugs

Jacqueline Smith said...

Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details on your card! Thanks for playing with us at Loves Rubberstamps!

MaxineD said...

Oh Lynn - this is fabulous - love the pearls - great to see them placed 'differently' to the standard line :-). Love the sponging and the double layer of flowers.
Blessings
Maxine

Shannon White said...

WOW! this is Just GOR-JUSS Lynn!! I think your aqua blue Dogwoods are Fabulous! And I love your pearl placemet too! Never would have guessed you were needing smudge cover, lol ( Happens to me all the time 8-)...)

Hugs
Shannon

Beth Norman said...

Awesome card. I love the blue too. Tempting Turquoise is my favourite SU colour. Good luck with the challenge.

Monica said...

Hi Lynn, these blue dog wood flowers are divine... and the fact that they are popped up makes them so 3D. Super colouring and if I am queen of recycling you are queen of ribbons for sure. Your collection is simply beeautiful and I LOVE them.

Love,
Monica

Carol L said...

Whoa Lynn, this card just blew me away as soon as I clicked on your blog! It's GORGEOUS!! I love those blue dogwood blooms and your cute little trick to cover up that oops! moment! Awesome!!

RachelB said...

Beautiful card! Nice colors!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

Wow, these popped flowers are so beautiful! Love this. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

MiamiKel said...

OMGosh can we say stunning!! I think your mojo is back!! I love the pearls -t hey don't look out of place at all (remember my oops card awhile back? THose are just embellishment opportunities!) :)

Margaret said...

Oh, how I wish there was a blue dogwood...wouldn't that be lovely?! Guess I will have to settle for your gorgeous dogwoods on this beautiful card! The sheer ribbon is so pretty too!
You really need to quit telling on yourself! I wouldn't have thought anything about the pearls if you hadn't mentioned it!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Whola....I LOVE this gorgeous card- and your dogwoods in blue- you are so right- it is your stamp....hehehe What a gorgeous image!!!

Nancy in Iowa said...

Lynn. This is stunningly beautiful! You are right...you can make them any color you want! I love dog woods and these are no exception!

Davi said...

Gorgeous Lynn!! I love them in blue and popped up they look so real :)

Dodici said...

Gorgeous card!Love the beautiful flowers and the colours!
xxx

Becky said...

wow..This is one stunning card Lynn!

Laura said...

oooooo Lynn, Your Card is Gorgeous!! I LOVE the Blues and what a perfect way to save the card,with those pearls. I think there layed out perfectly! TFS

Katie said...

How pretty!! I love the blue and your matted layers! That is the perfect blue! And I liked how you did the pearls, I never would have thought that it was a 'cover-up'. :) Thanks for sharing.

Katie B.

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG!! This is BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the color and the FUN dimension you were able to add the the flowers!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Ellen said...

I just love this done in blue! So creative and pretty Lynn!!!!

Karen Howard said...

Wow, this is STUNNING! I love the blue and those flowers are gorgeous! Hugs, Karen