Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Timeless Tuesday #125 ~ For a Friend


Hello everyone! I hope you had a happy 4th of July weekend! We're back this week with another Timeless Tuesday challenge, and this week Heather is our hostess! I just love the challenge she chose.... make a card for a friend, near or far, just be sure to include the word "friend" somewhere in the sentiment.

I decided to pull out my neglected Seasonal Wreaths stamp set from Flourishes, and ink up the sunflower wreath. Sunflowers are one of my most favorite Summer flowers! I suppose one could argue that they're more a Fall flower, but they do tend to bloom in late Summer, don't they? :) My sentiment on the tag comes from the Butterflies and Blossoms stamp set. I colored my image with Copic markers (some from the Sunflower collection) on Flourishes Classic White cardstock, and paired it with some "Hello Luscious" designer paper from Basic Grey. I used Iwona Palamountain's Saturday Sketchbook challenge for the layout. My image was cut out with a Nestabilities circle, and layered with another circle and the lacey circle.
Our team is a little shorthanded this week due to some family crisis', so we asked Iwona to join us for added inspiration! And we welcome a new Guest Designer for July, Shannon White! Be sure to check out their blogs linked below for inspiration...

Shannon White, July Guest Designer

Stop by the Flourishes blog for all the details so you can play along! YOU could be the lucky winner of $10 to spend in the Flourishes online store. Plus we're always on the look-out for our next Guest Designer, so show us what you've got!

Thanks so much for visiting my blog today! Have a great week!

31 comments:

Shannon White said...

Very Pretty Miss Tammy! Love the red gingham bow and beautiful dp's. Just a lovely card. I am so happy to be joining you guys this month.

Hugs
Shannon

Crafty Cath said...

This card calls to me! Oh my - I love the colors and the combination of patterns. I'm a bit of a sunflower lover but actually it's all the extras that drew me in on this one! Awesome style!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

I adore your rich, saturated colours! It's a very autumnal card, makes me want to snuggle up under the blanket with a good book :)

Liz Williams said...

Beautiful card, Tammy! Hope to play along with the challenge today!

Jacqueline Smith said...

Love the colors that you chose. Thanks for sharing.

Heather Jensen said...

I love the sunflower wreath. You did a beautiful job combining that papers to match. The gingham ribbon ties it all together. Funny how many of us used Cupa's sketch. :)
Hugs~

Cindy Haffner said...

STUNNING Tammy!!~

The Rubber Maid said...

Love the sunflower wreath. Made into a very nice card Tammy. Pat

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Wow! That red gingham ribbon is such a great accent- love the vintage feel to this card, Tammy!

Peggy said...

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Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous Tammy! Love all your layers! So beautiful!

Stephanie Lee said...

Love how rich and warm those colors are!!

Diane said...

Very pretty...and love the color combon!!

Makiko Jones said...

This is so pretty Tammy! I love the country charm look and the sunflower wreath! Perfect summer card for friends!

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Just beautiful! I love the sentiment as a little hanging tag!

lizlincoln said...

I love the diecut edge, ribbon, and that beautifully coloured image. That ribbon really is an attention getter though, I love gingham ribbon and this one looks like silk so I am obsessing over it just a bit.

Silke Ledlow said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Tammy! How fun that we thought alike about the awesome sketch...LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Cindy Haffner said...

Tammy this is GORGEOUS!!~

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! The black accents everything perfectly, and that red gingham bow with the sunflower wreath makes me want to go on a summer picnic.

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! Loving the red gingham bow!! Great use of the sketch!

Benzi said...

Tammy, your card is just as pretty as it gets. Love that beautiful sunflower and that ribbon is awesome...now, I want some. LOL

E. Marie said...

Lovely card. Your coloring on the image is fantastic and I love that background paper.

Jessie/knightrone said...

So very pretty!

Theresa said...

Lovely card...great DP and colors.

Rosemary said...

wow... just gorgeous!

Karen W said...

Very pretty, looks very country and distressed.

Miss Emerald said...

The card is great! The colors create a feeling of warmth, intimacy and ... true friendship! Congratulations!

Terri Daugherty said...

Gorgeous Tammy! Love the big red and white checked ribbon on the side and the wreath is colored perfectly!

Janet said...

I love your coloring....wow!

Riette said...

Your wreath fits so nicely with the circles! Very nice coloring.

Theresa said...

Hi Tammy, my apologies for being so late on this comment. I saw the card last week and just love it! The image is gorgeous and the bow is fabulous. Love it!!