Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Coneflower

Beautiful weather here at last! Sun is shining, A/C system is NOT frozen solid (as it seemed to be yesterday)...and I can honestly say that today I am the proudest mom ever.
My 9 yr old daughter got an award at school today (along with 3 other kids).
She recieved the HOMEWORK award for consistently doing her homework on time, every week from Sept. to June. She got a certificate, a chapter book & a Subway (her fav. place to eat) gift card for a free kids meal. She is very smart & aside from being proud of her, I can also say I was glad my 2 yr old & (almost) 3 month old were very well behaved at the award ceremony, which as held at the school gymnasium. YAY!!!
My post today has 2 seperate cards in it, but they both use the Coneflower image from Prairie Fairy Designs. Now if you have NEVER visited the Prairie Fairy's store...........you MUST go & have a look around. The images are FAB! If you have been to the store in the past, you may get a shock if you go & look around today. Prairie Fairy Designs has gotten a facelift that you WILL LOVE!!!!  


For my first card I used the sketch from Friday's Sketchers. The black paper, upon which the flower is contained, was placed through my printer & was then IMMEDIATELY embossed with white embossing powder. Yup, Worked fantastically.
The paper is from the Paper Temptress & it has a shimmery appearance to it. I am not sure if images can be embossed on just ANY paper, but this paper works for that exact technique PERFECTLY. 
You may or may not have guessed that this card is also for the Our Creative Corner challenge of black & white with lots of texture.
My texture is the fuzzy white material in the upper left corner with the safety pin, silvery/grey tissue paper in the upper right corner (see pic below), fine metal mesh (Magical Crafts Challenge) material at the bottom of the card, silver doilies behind the flower image & buttons ! Lots going on here !! lol 

My second card is (again ) with the coneflower image & I used the sketch from Card Patterns to show it off. I also incorporated the color challenges at All Sorts (which is black, white & one other color) & The Crazy Challenge (black, white & pink). Luckily enough the design of the sketch allowed me to incorporate a hidden message as well, allowing me to enter the Pollycraft Mondays challenge.
Finally, to meet the Summer Delights request at the Cupcake Craft challenge- I offer up the brightness of the pinks & sun shining on the flower. That's what summer means to me!!


Hope everyone has a great hump day!!!

26 comments:

Margreet said...

Hi pride mother.......hope for you your daughter will continue doing her homework so well!....I'm proud of your cards........LOL......there are really awesome, especially the first one is my fav!
xxx Margreet

Lori said...

Way to go H! Tell her congrats! And aren't you a clever cat embossing the coneflower! Looks fantastic. Love the second card too - the hidden meessage is genius, see ya tonite maybe!

Scrapping Mom said...

Absolutely stunning cards.
Celeste

Cole said...

Beautiful card Cor!

Debs said...

Two fab cards - but my fav has to the 'pink' one. Thanks for playing along at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

p.s congrats to your daughter for her award x

Dazie said...

Brilliant cards!
Thanks so much for joining us at magical crafts!
Dazie
x

Emma said...

Wow gorgeous cards, I love how you have hidden your message.
Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft & good luck. I dont know what happened to Mr Linky, he's back now!! Lol
Hugs Emma x

Becky said...

what a gorgeous card! thanks so much for joining us at pollycraft! xx

Catherine said...

Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Craft with such a delightful and elegant card ! Good luck ! Smiles from Catherine

jackiescrafts said...

I love both your cards but the first one is perfect for our Metal Madness challenge. Thank you for joining in at Magical Crafts.

Jackie x

Sheena said...

I am loving this card with its clever hidden message! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft! xx

whoistracy said...

Great cards! I love how you pinned on your sentiment to the first one.

Fleur said...

Adore the pink card, although both are lovely
Thanks for joining ALLSORTS this week
Hugz Fleur xXx

Stampin'Piper said...

Great cards! Thanks for joining the Friday Sketchers!

Hugs Tanja

dstandard said...

Love your cards! Thanks for playing at Card Patterns!

raindropecho said...

Cor these are both SOOO gorgeous! I love how you used to same image to make two very different looking cards. Beautiful!

- Ann

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Two wonderful cards, Corry. It's great to see how different they are using the same image - great contrast! It was so wonderful to see you joining in the fun at Our Creative Corner this week. Hope you can join us again starting tomorrow with a new challenge!

Trisha said...

Awesome cards Cor! I love the black and white effect u used! Very elegant! The other card is very summery-love it! Trish

Georgia said...

Lovely card! Thanks for playing at The Crazy Challenge!

Debs said...

congrats for the whole fam on the homework award that is something to celebrate, getting my boys to do homework was a nightmare.
Love the black and white flower, it's one of my favorite images and I really like the colors on the second one and your coloring is perfect! The zigzag stitch really makes it.
Fabulous job
xxx

NinaB said...

Great coloring on that flower. Thanks for playing with us at Card Patterns.

joey said...

Hi

two gorgeous cards, love your hidden message, thanks for joining us at pollycraft

Joey.x

Carol Ann said...

Beautiful card the fine mesh works so well I love the black and white card it is amazing how different the flower image looks once you have added colour to it. Thanks for playing along at Magical Crafts.
Carol Ann xx

Shelly said...

Hi! Gorgeous Summery creation! Love the bright pink! Thanks for playing along at Cupcake this week! Shelly ;)

shellshearer said...

gorgeous, love your LO just great

thank you for joining us over at 'The Crazy Challenge' this week!
hugs shell xx

Nana said...

Wonderful set of cards! Very pretty.
Thank you for joining us at "Crazy challenge". Hope to see you again.
hugs Nana

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