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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Flowers Galore Double D Challenge

Welcome back!  It's Double D time and Team Darlene is bringing you a flower lovers challenge.  The theme is Flowers Galore, and the idea is to use more than one flower on your card.  The more, the merrier!

Well, you know me... when it comes to "flowers galore" I think "Power Poppy" so I reached for one of my not yet used Power Poppy digis.  This one is called Flower Bomb, and it is the bomb!




I lightened and softened the image before I printed it, then colored with Copic markers.  Not quite no line, but almost.  See our inspiration board below:




And a prize for a random winner:




Please visit the Double D blog for more details and to see awesome team samples, including many from Team Diane.  Who can resist that inspiration board?

I gave the entire image panel a pink tint with a little darker shading closer to the image.  Added pink dots around it and dotted the dots with Stickles Stardust glitter.  After all that was done I embossed the panel with a not yet used Darice Ivy Corner embossing folder which I then carefully colored with a green Copic.  The sentiment is from Power Poppy's Best Day Ever clear stamp set.




I even used some ribbon.  The image panel is popped up and the ribbon knot is set with tacky glue into a punched hole to eliminate the lump.  Makes for smooth sailing through the mail.

I hope you can play along in our Flowers Galore Challenge.  I know the entries will be a joy to behold.  Have a happy day!


Stamps:  Power Poppy Flower Bomb digi and Best Day Ever clear stamp set  Paper:  X-Press It Blending Card, Bazzil textured green  Ink:  Printer, Memento Tuxedo Black, Copics for coloring  Accessories:  Offray ribbon, Darice Ivy Corner embossing folder, Stickles Stardust glitter glue, Scotch brand foam mounting tape

25 comments:

  1. WOW, a gorgeous mix of flowers and the colors are breath taking...I sure wish I had your color talent, mine looks kindergarten compared to yours lol...beautifully created as always...wow~wow~wow!!

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  2. So, so beautiful, Leslie!! As usual, totally amazing. Your artistry is so wonderful. Love the colored embossing. And such a great idea for the ribbon knot, too.

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  3. O-M-G!! This is a true work of art Leslie! Your coloring is AMAZING and absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE all the pretty coloring (such artistry) and I really love that little tip about how you added the ribbon bow to solve the 'bump' issue ... why didn't I think of that? LOL You always amaze and inspire me with your designs Leslie! WOWZA ... I truly LOVE this one! Just stunning! Happy Day to you my friend ... thanks for inspiration once again!!

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  4. Gorgeous flowers and coloring, Leslie! What a clever and easy way to get rid of the bump from knots...TFS. Can you believe we are suppose to get at least several days of sunshine :-) Maybe then we can get some of our veggie garden planted!! Thanks again for sharing your beautiful card. I am off to check out your challenge. Hugs...

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  5. OMW the colours on your gorgeous flowers, blows your mind away Leslie! absolutely stunning, love this beautiful image and lovely embossed panel with ribbon.
    Perfect card design.
    Hugs Pam x

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  6. I love the colors of your bouquet!And the gingham ribbon is such a fun and pretty addition!

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  7. Well, first of all the flowers deserve a frame. I love all the little dots around the image. They are such a special addition but do not compete with focal image.

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  8. Ooo, Leslie! This is beautiful. I love violets and seriously want to color like you when I grow up. Amazing!

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  9. Don't send this to anyone ! it belongs in a frame hanging on your wall ! I don't know anyone who colors as beautifully as you do ! Wow!! And I love the tip about your bow! Hugs!

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  10. Oh my goodness, your flowers are so bold and beautiful and I can almost smell them they look so real! Your coloring skills always wow me...something I'm not very good at!

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  11. Hello Gorgeous, Indeed! This is fantastic! Beautiful coloring and your colors are fabulous! I love that plaid ribbon too. Sensational!

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  12. This is a beautiful stamp! I love how you colored it in and used the ribbon. Great idea to punch a hole for ease of mailing. The girls gave me some flowers over the weekend, and now I want to go get some more!!

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  13. I love this as you know I love Power Poppy stamps too. AND the colours are like a bomb of explosive colours...love this...oh and it must be one stamp I have yet to colour.xx ♥[aNNie]

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  14. Absolutely STUNNING! I think this is one of the prettiest bouquets. Your colours are so vibrant, and your colouring is like no other. The detail that you put into your colouring brings the flowers alive. Gorgeous pink shading along with the dots of glitter surrounding your bouquet. The purple gingham ribbon ties this all together! Happy Day to you as well Leslie.

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  15. So Stunning, absolutely gorgeous, coloring is out of this world and I just love the embossing that you colored so perfectly to frame it!!

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  16. This is one of the most vibrant hand-colored cards I've ever seen, Leslie! Wow!

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  17. Wow Leslie this exquisite beauty is truly the bomb! It's perfection in every jaw dropping detail!

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  18. What a lovely card, Leslie! It perfectly captures the inspiration!

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  19. WOW! Your coloring talent is just flat breath taking!! I love your work, you are an amazing artist!! Joleen

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  20. Oh my goodness... Your card is stunning and your colouring abilities are beyond amazing! When I grow up I want to colour like you!

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  21. Leslie, that intense pink around your floral spray, and the subtle use of pink throughout the rest of your card panel is absolutely breath-taking! Soft, alluring, and full of flower scent! It's like that halo or aura that tangibly surrounds a bloom bursting with welcome to all pollinators and admirers! The ivy stencil is a lovely touch for your background, combined with the purple gingham ribbon. So many ribbons in my stash crying out to be used! I suppose I thought I needed everything I could possibly want for a card (10 years ago?) that I still haven't begun to use! LOL How delicate your shading is on each beguiling petal! The textured dots surrounding your beautifully colored image are the perfect finishing touch! Great take on a fantastic challenge! Happy week-end! hugs, de

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  22. thud.... So very gorgeous! This is a feast for the eyes of color! Yes you are into your flowers I agree. Beautiful rich purple and I do like the embossed edge, very classy. Gorgeous Leslie!

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  23. WOW! Leslie, this is GORGEOUS...and, yes, a feast for the eyes, as Stacy said above! I absolutely LOVE your coloring and the colors you've chosen! And the pink around it is stunning along with the gorgeous ivy embossing! Unbelievably stunning in every way. This is one flower bomb that you've brought to life in a way I've not seen it! Exquisite! Hugs, sweet friend! So glad to see another work of art! xoxo

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  24. This is such a beautiful card Leslie! The lovely color combination, the soft and feminine flowers, ribbon and the pink tint make the card so fantastic. What a stunning piece of work!

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  25. Gorgeous coloring and card Leslie! Fabulous!

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