Monday, August 8, 2011

Bee Positive!




On the days when I just can't seem to kick it into gear, the best I am able to muster is to craft an affirmation for higher spirits, warm & fuzzies, rainbows, sunshine, and all that jazz into my cards.  And then pray to the Good Lord that it will, even in the most miniscule amount, rub off on me.  This card is, indeed, one of those wishful thinking type cards.  I used the colors of this fortnight's CR84FN Color Challenge of Lavender, Celery and Gray.  I went to this challenge in particular because I love its slogan of "Spark Your Creative Spirit."  Yep, I felt like I needed to pull out all the stops in hopes that something would give.

I pretty much used all Papertrey Ink goodies in the making of this card. The only non-PTI items are the image on the Celery colored rectangle with pinked edging and the ribbon, flower and lamé trim.  The green floral image is a lovely Frangipani laden, red rubber stamp from an Australian company called Darkoom Door Stamps.  I have several of their stamps and they are worth a look at, as the quality is fab and the images are largely photorealistic and a lot of fun.

Thanks for popping by for a visit.  I hope to see you at the blog again soon.  Have a glorious day!

Supplies:


  • Stamps:  Papertrey Ink Honey Bee and Honey Bee Additions and Garden Variety.  Darkroom Door Frangipani 
  • Accessories:  Papertrey Ink In Bloom Impression Plate, Boutique Button Die, Garden Variety Dies, Pinking Shears, Corrugated Cardboard (yummmm), White and Gray Acrylic Paint, and purple paper flower (origins unknown),  a snippet of some silver Lamé from my stash and WRMK Corner Chomper.  

32 comments:

pink latte said...

Wow! Such a beautiful card, lovely colors! Love your watering can (hope I call it right)))

Kim O'Connell said...

Jen, this is beautiful! Ironic, too, because I was sitting here feeling overwhalmed with how much stuff I need to accomplish over the next few days and then I clicked on the link to this inspirational little beauty! Thanks! I needed that!

Melissa said...

Beautiful, Jen! I love the texture of the watering can and the gorgeous impressed background!

Gisèle said...

hi sweetheart, I hope it cheered you up !! It sure did me; such a happy card, what a great color combo they offered, and i love the watering can.
so fun....lots of love and hugz ...G

Kara said...

gorgeous!!love how you have adorned you watering can!

sarahw said...

So beautiful! I love your style. :)

Leigh said...

Oh, this is absolutely beautiful, Jen! Stunning! Have a great week!

Karen C. said...

Jen, this is just the cutest card - I love the sentiment you've used from Honey Bee. The colours and all the little details make such a sweet impression. Have a great week!!

Lisa said...

This is just lovely Jen...pretty layers!

carol (krillsister) said...

Wow. What a stunning card. I love the colors. Love the details on the watering can. This card is so dainty and feminine.

Lynn Put said...

This is beautiful! I love how you've combined these stamp sets and the details of the cardboard watering can, trim and flower look wonderful!

Margaret M said...

Oh Lordy! Jen I just feel in love with this card! The color combos, the stamps you used. Just lovely!

Mad for Paper said...

Oh Jen, this is so pretty. I just love all the little design elements. I may have to try out this challenge as I love this color combo.
TFS
Ang

Heather Jensen said...

Jen this is beautiful. This is one of my favorite sets and you did such a great job putting it all together. Thanks for playing at CR84FN! :)
Hugs~

Jeremy and Samantha said...

beautiful card, colors and watering can. tfs

rockwelldesigns said...

Very elegant! Love the purple and green and the images on this card it looks kind of like a botanical ATC card that you adhered to the card, it is beautiful.

Lorraine said...

Jen, such a beautiful, feminine, shabby chic card! I love the colors, stamping and embossing!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Jen! Love the textured background and the bee buzzin about! Love all the PTI goodness! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! I love the colors and wonderful design.

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Beautiful!

Sue Lelli said...

Jen, that watering can is FAB and I LOVE the gray paper and that bee! Super card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Anna (doctorfoodie) said...

Beautiful Jen! Everything you create is so unique!! Love the pairing of the impression plate with these sets.

Becky said...

Such a beautiful card, Jen!! I love it! Love the watering can!

Cathy Weber said...

How did I miss this card? I just love it. That watering can looks so nice cut from the patterned paper and what a great idea to use the honey bee sentiment and that sweet little bee buzzing away from the watering can and its flowers. Very elegant and sweet all at the same time.

Kristin said...

wow, wow, wow!! This is seriously stunning! You have outdone yourself :) I love love love all the purple shading. Getting ready to start a new craft room and THIS could be my inspiration piece!! :)

Kelly said...

So pretty! I love the layering and all of the texture!

Amanda said...

This is just gorgeous. I love your style but just can't seem to pull it off and get my projects to look right. Your work is very inspiring!

Denise said...

Dear blog friend, I have missed you. This card is lovely, lovely and is perfect for the CR84FN challenge. Your use of the Beautiful Blooms IP makes me want to fill my cart tonight with IPs! Hope you are well and I hope to get all caught up with you soon!

Kelly S. said...

Oh this is such a HAPPY card, Jen! Just like the sentiment says. I think you made the perfect card that you set out to make. Love how you used the colors and fancied up watering can! The impressed background is so elegant!

Marybeth said...

Love what you did with this card. The embellished water can is so pretty. I like how you turned the paper slightly and then put a beautiful ribbon. Nice! Thanks for your kind comments also.

Emma said...

Beautiful card Jen, that watering can is adorable!

Emily said...

Oh, I just LOVE the impressed background on this card! So pretty!