Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Pretty in Pink

I had about 3 hours prior to having to stop playing in the studio... and decided to take a break and write some long over due letters and responses to lovely comments...  one of the comments was from this new gal Called Nicola... from Paper Profusion... what a delightful and charming person...  I went to her blog and my eyes were filled with delight over all the beautiful creations that she has created...  she also was doing some really nice challenges that I had never heard of... after checking into them.. .they are the kind of challenges that are my YUMMY kind of thing to create...  so I sat down and created this card to enter... 

Most likely I will do a separate one for each next month... but for now, I combined them all... along with another challenge... that is so lovely too.. 

So here is the CARD I made for these challenges... 

Since most of you don't know me... I show a lot of pictures, talk a lot and totally enjoy playing with paper...  and all the associated toys that go along with the paper arts... 
So this card is just sheer fun for me... I love pinks and greens... and love embossing and using my stencils... totally in love with it all.. 

The main embossing folder is at least 5-6 years old... made by Cuttlebug... and it cuts and embosses at the same time... it also has a stencil attached to it... multi dimensional... I love it.. underneath it, I used my Newest Tim Holtz stencil, with embossing paste and then colored it... I know that Nicola also use this one... that is why I colored mine to show how beautiful this stencil is... so very pretty in the white and also colored...   

I used Tim Holtz's Pine cone die to create these roses... and then used the same die and BABY WIPES to create the smaller flowers...  the real tiny flowers are created with a tiny die and then a stamen inserted into each one...  very time consuming, but I must use at least 100 of these little tiny flowers in a months time... love them...  try making some and use around your flowers... really softens the bouquet...  you will love them...

You can get a better view of the little tiny flower here... on the top...  The bows are made from seam binding ribbon and dyed with re-inkers... I happened to use Distress ink called Victorian Velvet... an all time favorite...When making the roses, I start the center out by using a scattered Straw ink and then my color.. which was .... you guessed it... Victorian Velvet... what else.. 

I love butterflies... and this one is flying...  three makes it totally flying...  I used a Spellbinder butterfly die for this... 

A tiny tiny little tag... only about an inch long... and 1/2 inch tall... to write a huge message onto it...
How very true...

I hope you can see this little tiny flower here... but you can use any small die... and two layers... with a stamen in the center... you should glue the stamen into the flowers... just holds better on the card or project... 

I so hope YOU enjoyed this card... and hope that you will come back to my blog to visit often... 
These are the challenges that I created this card for... please visit them and see what other artists have created... comments are always welcomed... 
Inspiration Journal       
Thank You Nicola, for coming to my blog and sharing all that you did...  I love your work/play ART... and admire what you are creating...  all so very beautiful, stunning and magical. 
Thank YOU all  for stopping by for a visit ... and have a wonderful day...
Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie


  1. What a neat shape of your window Bonnie. All those flowers etc are beautiful.

  2. Gorgeous card, Bonnie! So much prettiness all in one!! Thank you for mentioning Nicola, I will check out her blog later in for sure.
    Have a great day! Ingrid xx

  3. Hi Bonnie, I entered you lovely card at the WLVC-challenge. Don't know what went wrong but now you are in playing with us. I love the flowers and the colors you used...very pretty card.
    One of the rules is that you have to be a follower to make a chance to win the prices....did you join us as a follower???
    I am glad you found our blog and we hope to see you back.

  4. Gorgeous card,Bonnie. I love all the flowers and the texture. It's a joy meeting new people in blogland isn't it

    Donna xx

  5. Wow Bonnie, this is so soft and elegant! I just love all the embossed layers and your flowers are just gorgeous! Love it all :)

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I love that embossing/stencil figure! And gorgeous flowers too! Thanks for joining us at Vintage and Beauty -challenge :D

  7. Beautiful, pretty card Bonnie, and I do enjoy reading your posts, your fun and warmth always shine through. Ruth x

  8. Hi Bonnie,
    How lovely to see you @ WLVC
    What a wonderful card you've made, i love your shabby style and al those flowers in the lovely colours! The embossed layers are a great match!
    Thank you for joining us!
    Best regards,

  9. An adorable flowercard in a shabby chic style!
    Thanks for joining us at WLVC.
    regards, Janet

  10. Just beautiful! I always love your gorgeous flowers! xo

  11. just a beautiful card in the shabby style and thanks for playing with us at WLVC.
    greetings from Anneke

  12. Oh Bonnie, thank-you so so much for your very generous shoutout. It means a lot, especially coming from one so talented. Your card is divine and a really gorgeous take on the inspiration photo. I was having trouble getting to sleep tonite so decided to check out blogland, so happy Ive come across your very kind post. Ill turn out the light again now, with a smile on my Face! Warm hugs, and nite, nite - Nicola xx

  13. Bonnie your card is just amazing. I feel like the above people that your colors are so very pretty and the embossing overlay makes a great impact. LOVE your work !! You are so talented and creative ! Happy that clever people like you want to share their work so we can soak inspiration... Yeahhhh !!! Lol. Thanks for sharing.
    Hugs from SPAIN

    1. Thank You SO VERY MUCH... I write everyone else personally, but don't have your email address... I THANK YOU so very much for your heart felt words and love... THANK YOU for sharing also... Love, Light and Peace...Bonnie

  14. What a beautiful way to pay tribute to an incredibly talented Nicola. I love how you've used that damask stencil as it works with your flowers perfectly. Jenny x

  15. Wow flowers on your card Bonny, love te colors to, thanks for sharing on WLVC.
    XXX Liesbeth