Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Layered Blooms

**Please scroll down for my Lil' Inkers Design November Release Blog Hop post!**


My grandmother requested some pretty "Thinking of You" cards from me so that she could send to her sister-in-law, the retired, exceptionally talented artist. Grandma told me that Aunt Marge inquired in a phone call to my her about how I, the artist, was doing. I looked at my grandmother, quite puzzled and with a little surprise, that Aunt Marge thought of me as an artist. Grandma went on to say that she had sent one of my cards to her and it was well received. To give my cards to someone for them to send to someone special and have it be a highlight of their day makes this hobby all worth while! 


The November Card Kit available at Artful Delight is packed full of great products, as usual. I really wanted to stretch myself creatively and try my hand at another go for Moxie Fab World's Paper Crafting Tips and Tricks Week: The Journaling Card Challenge and contents from the kit just lent the right amount of inspiration and had just the right products. I trimmed a journaling card from patterned paper and then fussy cut extra blooms from an additional corresponding patterned paper and adhered them with dimensional adhesive. The journaling card was bordered by two strips of patterned paper from another sheet from the Artful Delight November Card Kit and I stamped a sentiment from the stamp set available in the October Kit.

Have you had a chance to check out and play along with the two sketch challenges posted over on the Artful Delight Blog?... I think LeeAnne and Debbie do a really great job, too, posting daily inspiration of projects featuring the current month's kit. Today I share a post with my blogging pal, Erin!

It sure has been a busy week here on the ol' blog-o, and we are only half way done... but definitely an exciting one for me! I adore creating and trying out new products, techniques and meeting new people. Thank you for viewing the multiple posts! I hope that I set it up easily enough for you to be able to navigate and find inspiration where you need it.

30 comments:

  1. Oh that makes my heart happy to hear about your grandmother and aunt. You are an amazingly talented artist. I love these bright, cheery blooms on this card!

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  2. I love the pink background with the black and white striped paper peeking out! You are a fabulous artist! :)

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  3. Such a striking card...wow...love the colors and the fussy cut blooms!

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  4. Gorgeous! I especially like the colors of the flowers and how you layered them in the corner.

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  5. You are MOST DEFINITELY an artist, Karen! I love the bold colors and composition here~

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  6. Pretty is right, gorgeous card!

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  7. lovely! Those flowers make such a nice focal point and the colors are great!

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  8. I absolutely love what you have done with this card. The colors, the fussy cutting. Just striking.

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  9. I hope your g'ma loooooooooves the bright and beautiful colors as much as I do!!! This is just TERRIFIC!

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  10. So pretty. Love the pink and charteuse with the stripes.

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  11. Oh, I love these colors, Karen! So beautiful together! Gorgeous card!

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  12. What a pretty design and I love the colours.

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  13. Beautiful. I love this.

    Sudha
    sudha-kalra.blogspot.in

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  14. wow so so pretty..i love the black striped paper behind really makes the flowers pop..such a great combo..love it

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  15. beautiful card...isnt it great when we make card how many lives it can touch! Thats what has made me shift from scrapbooking to cardmaking as my main hobby.

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  16. Oh yes my dear you ARE an artist!!! Your grandmother will be thrilled with this feminine beauty!

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  17. Karen what a beautiful card, I love those colours and the black striped paper background is so striking.

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  18. Such vibrant and gorgeous colors, Karen! You are definitely an artist and your composition of this card is outstanding.

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  19. You are an artist and a fabulous one at that, Miss Karen! Your cards all all gorgeous and frameable works of art!

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  20. what a beauty!! love the color contrast and yes, you are an amazing artist, no doubt! =)

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  21. So pretty!

    You are an artist! You take pride in your work and it shows! :)

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  22. This is beautiful, Karen! I love that bright fuchsia card base, and the fussy cut blooms are perfectly arranged!

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  23. beautiful and YES you are an artist :)

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  24. You can definitely check the 'pretty' box, this card is sooo sweet! She is going to adore it!

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  25. You are most definitely an artist! I just adore the hot pink and gray combo here with a pop of yellow. Just beautiful!

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  26. Gorgeous card!!!! And You are a true artisT... I love your work... You take pride in what you do...it shows.... thats what i like about you!....hugs...xoxo

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  27. I am sure she will be delighted! This is beautiful and I love the black and white paper peeking below the beautiful journaling card popping off the pink!

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  28. What a lovely creation- sure to be well received again! And you ARE a most amazing artist!
    Xoxo

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