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Saturday, July 30, 2011

CR84FN35 - Pressing Flowers

The lovely colors this week for CR84FN  and the Moxie Fab World Challenge - Fanatical about Botanical had me out in my garden looking at the lavender.


To create the main image I pressed the flowers onto cardstock by pounding on them. I had lots of misses with this technique. I loved the soft muted tones from the lavender and they worked wonderfully with the CR84FN colors.

The background behind the flowers is Hero Arts Design block and I stamped it using the Hero Arts sand shadow ink. The wheat in the main panel on the card is stamped with gray and light tan dye inks.

The butterflies (Hero Arts Antique Engravings) are stamped in gray and colored with watercolor pencils.

I left the lavender to dry out over night and included them as a detail behind the main image.

The sentiment is from Verses Rubber Stamps - Flowers in Bloom - FS1119 - D.

And because I had the colors out I created a second card for both challenges : 

The flowers are from the beautiful Stampendous Ranunculus Field and  the sentiment is Stampendous Friendship Assortment.  The papers are Lily Bee Design.

The beautiful CR84FN35 colors are courtesy of Creative Mint: 


For all the details on the challenge this week go to the CR84FN blog. 

The fabulous CR84FN Design Team:

Deborah Frings * Sue Lelli  * Andrea Matthews *  Stephanie Kraft * Suzanne Czosek (me)  *  Heather Jensen * Mona Pendleton  * Lisa Somerville 


Thanks for stopping by! 

Suzz

34 comments:

  1. Oh My, Suzanne! LOVE the lavendar and especially love the dried out lavendar you placed on your card! LOVE the scrunched seam binding detail, too! Those butterflies just look so real! BEAUTIFUL card!

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  2. Holy moley, Suzz! This is fantastic! Just love these colors and the way you pressed the lavender to get that soft image! Gorgeous card and so creative!

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  3. What a gorgeous card! Love the soft, muted colors and the pressed and dried lavender adds so much to your card! I'm wondering--does it have a scent?

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  4. Fantastic Suzz. I really love how you incorporated the real flowers in the background.

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  5. Wow, wow, wow!!! This is amazing. I must have a go at the technique of pressing the flowers onto card. And the addition of the dried lavender - I wish I had smellovision!! Love it.

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  6. Love the lavender and great technique! I can smell it from here too :)
    Great card!

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  7. Very creative card, love the added Lavender, must smell gorgeous. Great technique. Tracy x

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  8. Beautiful cards! I bet the first one smells yummy! I love the stamped image on the second card!

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  9. Both of these cards are gorgeous Suzanne! Love the soft watercolored look on the first! What a sight to see ~ you pounding the flowers! The second flower garden is gorgeous as well! The sweet little butterfly and stickpin is a great touch!

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  10. Love your idea to use lavender! And I love the sentiment on that card, too. These colors look like fun! As always, thanks for your inspiration!

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  11. Wow! That pressed flower card is just gorgeous. The colors that you used are my favorite combo too. Thanks for more great inspiration.

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  12. Both are just stunning. I love all your floral creations. Your work is fabulous. :)
    Hugs~

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  13. Wow ... how beautiful! I bet that lavender smells wonderful!

    Thanks for sharing.

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  14. Wow, I love lavender...helps me fall asleep at night...and your card using the real lavender in the background is incredible! Wonderful creation!

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  15. Beautiful Suzz absolutely beautiful!

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  16. There you go again making me drool all over my computer.. These are fabulous in every way..

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  17. Suzanne! Both of these cards are GORGEOUS!!! WOW! LOVE the pressed flowers! That card is AMAZING! What a fantastic interpretation of the colors!

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  18. Both cards are beautiful but that first one is a masterpiece. The pressed flowers are gorgeous with these colors.

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  19. Both are beautiful Sue! Glad the Flower Pounding worked so wonderfully for you, the addition of the dried lavender is a wonderful touch!

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  20. Seriously, Suzanne! BOTH are absolutely beautiful!

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  21. Wowzers! These are both just drop dead Gorgeous! Love the dried lavender on the first one and the fabulous image, BG and beautiful seem biding bow on the second.. Sooo Pretty! 8-)

    Hugs
    Shannon

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  22. Both of your botanical cards are pure delight. I bet the lavender added a lovely scent to the card, better than scratch 'n sniff stickers!

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  23. lovely cards! thank you for the reminder about flower pounding. can't wait to show the kids-we can create thank you cards this morning!

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  24. What a beautiful card! I love your bow and how you have added to it with the pins and the blingy butterfly!

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  25. Just so beautiful Susanne - I love the sentiments you use!

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  26. both are gorgeous, I especially love the 2nd one!!

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  27. These are both stunning Sue and I'm sure I can smell that lavender, lol! It's such a pretty colour combo and you have used it to perfection on both these beautiful cards.

    Hugs
    Lesley Xx

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  28. Stunning, Sue! Love them both, especially the fab pressed flowers!

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  29. Good Morning Suzz! Both of your cards are just GORGEOUS...love the pressed flowers on the first and the awesoem flower image on the second card! Hugs ~S~

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  30. Oh gosh Suzanne these are great :) Loving all of those sweet butterflies with the bling bling bodies!!!

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  31. Suzanne,
    Wow! What a beautiful card. I especially like the pressed flowers.
    Penny N.

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  32. Hey Suzanne! Thanks yet again for linking up to the Fanatical About Botanical challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

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  33. What fantastic cards! I must say the lavender one has totally capitaved me. So clever. Needless to say this is totally frame-worthy! Bet is smells beautiful too!

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  34. Great cards with so many details! I can almost smell the lavender aroma:)

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