My blog is called "Creative Smiles" because my designs are the result of incorporating mistakes. With fumble fingers that drop whatever they are holding - repeatedly, it takes a lot of giggles, smiles and creative patience during my crafting process. xx

Monday, May 15, 2023

Orange Rose Fiesta Time at Beautiful Blossoms Challenges

Hello, blogging friends!

It's time for a new Challenge at Beautiful Blossoms.  A fun "mood-board-inspired" monthly challenge which features Flowers as the main focus.  

 The Mood Board is a starting point, and your artwork is where your imagination takes you! 

 I was inspired by: 

  1. The letters in the word "fiesta" are separated by squares. The "square triad rose image" is "separated" by the same shape.
  2. The gold glitter embossing tinsel is inspired by the pretty jewelry in the mood board.
  3. And those brilliant colors, so these orange roses are shaded with pink tones, and boast green leaves.

I rummaged through my "needs to be colored" bin and found this Pink and Main rose awaiting its completion. It was heat set with gold glitter embossing tinsel, and is quite sparkly in person.

The sentiments are from a stamp set purchased nearly 25 years ago, by Anna Griffin. The die set is also by Anna Griffin. Her dies are deeply etched, easily cut, and always emboss well:

While coloring with Copic Markers, I carefully avoided the marker tip with the gold EP. You cannot see it well in the photos, but the orange is shaded with deep pink Copics. The "tall flower" was cut into thirds to mimmic the scrabble words in the mood board, but it also allowed me to introduce the bright green color as well. (apologies for the dark photo)

Looking forward to seeing your floral masterpiece at at Beautiful Blossoms Challenge!

Products: Stamps: Pink and Main Tall Flowers set, Anna Griffin "Sentimental Statements" stamp set, Inks: Cheerful Yellow and Green Oasis VersaFine Clair, Copic Markers, Gold Glitter Embossing Tinsel, Dies: Anna Griffin Gentleman's Study Concentric Slimline Die set, 2 old SU punches, old EKSuccess corner punch.

Playing in the following fine challenges please:

  1. Worldwide Crafters and Colorists Challenge #5 AG (entry 1 of 3) 6/12
  2. Classic Design Challenge #5 AG 6/1
  3. A Perfect Time to Craft #5 AG (check 7/1)
  4. Crafting Happiness Challenges # 142 Flowers 6/1
  5. Pammie's Inky Pinkies #2319 AG 5/22

Stamping Hugs,


Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

Gosh! Donna, what a wonderful card from your inspiration picture. I love the die and stamp and the lovely colours you used also a super design.
Faith x

Donna Walls said...

Wow Donna, I love how you've interpreted the mood board and your coloring of those gorgeous flowers is spot on! Thanks for creating such a lovely project for the Beautiful Blossoms Challenge
Donna xx

KarinsArtScrap said...

this is gorgeous Donna

gr karin

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow, this is just gorgeous! Fabulous design and palette! Love all the sparkling gold! :)

cuilliesocks said...

What a stunning card Donna, a beautiful floral image and die shape, Kate x

Donna Phelan said...

Loving how you cropped that beautiful rose, looks like Italian tile! That embossing powder is all sparkles--quite fabulous!

crafty-stamper said...

Stunning card Donna love the fabulous slimline die and beautifully coloured embossed flower
Carol x

Verna Angerhofer said...

A gorgeous slimline design! Wonderful use of dies and stamped designs! I love the flowers!

Aimeslee Winans said...

A beyond gorgeous slimline, Donna. So beautifully and meticulously colored and complemented by your design. A very cool take on the mood board, too! xoxo

Leslie Miller said...

How do I love this? Let me count the ways: The tall gorgeous flower, beautifully colored with a sparkly outline. The separated panels which I am always drawn to. The amazing slimline die. Very awesome, Donna!

Conniecrafter said...

Oh my is that ever gorgeous, I love the coloring of the roses and that embossing with the tinsel really adds a special touch to them, like how you split up the image and such fancy dies to frame it all with! said...

This is stunning. Projects like this are great because you can have a piece of artwork that has been sitting in a half finished box for ages until its lucky day that it turns into a masterpiece. I love how you have made these look like tiles, beautifully etched in gold Michelle x

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous Donna, love the shading of the flowers and the beautiful gold sets it all off perfectly, plus I love all the sparkle!!

Pam Tiedtke, or Pammie Lou said...

Love this! Thanks for the reminder to use my sparkle embossing powders! Stunning! PIP Challenges appreciate you sharing your creations with us!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) said...

Gorgeous sparkly card! Thank you for sharing your talent with us at Crafting Happiness Challenges!