Monday, March 5, 2012

Pansy for a friend

Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. We had a great weekend-how about you?? Yesterday we had some snow and it is continuing today. It hasn't snowed much this winter so looking outside it just looks so pretty. When you don't have to drive in it, you can enjoy the beauty of it (lol)
My hubby took my vehicle to work this morning because the roads were a bit slick. I drive the SUV and it just affords more protection in the snow.

Anyway, onto my card for today. This one I made for the free for all challenge on Splitcoaststampers. We were to create a mostly blue card with flowers.

I have been wanting to use this pansy image from Marks Finest Papers the "sending happy thoughts" set. I thought it would look perfect colored with blue prismacolor pencils. The sentiment on the tag is from the "dogwood blossoms set" . I was happy with how my card turned out. So here are some details.

I colored the image with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. Layered it over some marina mist cardstock and a spellbinders rectangle die. Used a Cherry Lynn flourish die under that panel and then another marina mist panel with designer paper.

The background is a cuttlebug embossing folder and I sponged it with marina mist ink. I added some white mesh ribbon from May Arts and then marina mist ribbon from Stampin-Up. Punched a mini tag to complete the card.

Some other challenges for my card:
1.  Amusing Challenges wants us to use die-cuts. I used 2 on my card.
2Catered Crop has a "ravenous about ribbon" challenge. I used mesh and grosgrain ribbon.
3Gingerloft Challenge is all about spring.
4.  Let's Ink It Up has a "show us your flowers" challenge.


  1. This is really pretty Mary!
    love that Pansy flower - pretty colours..

  2. Beautiful image and card! Love the wonderful colors on this.

  3. Hi Mary,
    This card is to beautiful. The flourish sure adds that special finish touch. Have a great week.

  4. Beautiful card, love how you placed your die cut. Enjoy your pretty snow.

  5. Pretty, pretty card. Love the pansy! Thanks for joining us at LIIU this month.

  6. This card is SO beautiful. Love that pansy! The placement of the flourish is brilliant.

  7. Mary, Gorgeous card and love the softness of the color of the pansy. Thank you for joining LIIU challenge. Hugs, Velma LIIU DT Member

  8. Oh Mary, this is so, so pretty. The pansy turned out lovely. Thank you for entering Gingerloft's Spring Challenge. We love having you!

  9. Beautiful card, Mary! I love this image, and you have colored it perfectly. The green leaves and swirls add just the right contrast!

  10. Beautiful card, love your colouring. Thanks for taking part in our Flowers challenge, Hope to see you again next month. Hugz Suzanne

  11. So pretty! The image is amazing and the flourish makes it look like the seeds are sprouting right out of the packet!

  12. Such a lovely card. Thanks for taking part in our flower challenge at LIIU.
    Tracy x

  13. Awesome card. Thanks for joining us at Gingerloft's challenge. Hope to see you again.


    Sherry - DT

  14. Lovely details in your card! Thanks for joining my Amusing Challenges this week. :)

  15. What a lovely image thanks for joining us at Gingerloft good luck.

    Tracey DT

  16. The foliage flourish is the perfect embellishment for this card! Thanks for playing with Amusing Challenges.

  17. Beautiful and elegant!! Thanks for sharing in Let’s Ink It Up’s *Show us your flowers* challenge and good luck !


    Tammy, LIIU DT at Créations LaDiva :) xx

  18. Stylish card Mary love the pansey. Hugs Elaine



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