Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Dazzling Recovery

Happy day to all of you! I hope it's been a good one :)
I have a card to share with you today that when I began I had no idea where I was going with it. I knew I wanted to use my oval punches but from there....no idea.
Have you ever had one of those....duh....what am I wanting to do.....where's the inspiration?
How I came up with what I did, I have no clue...


I started with whisper white c/s. Then I stamped the speckled background with one of the stamps from Itty Bitty Backgrounds (so glad that set came back!!!). The ink is Always Artichoke. I only have the marker but it worked great by 'coloring' it then stamping. For my ovals I used the flowering bush stamp from Thoughts and Prayers. I colored one section of the stamp. I used my Always Artichoke marker and my Rose Red marker. Then stamped it on WW c/s and punched it out with my large oval punch. I used some misc. pp for the scalloped ovals then mounted them with dimensionals. My sentiment is from the Thoughts and Prayers set. I colored it with my Rose Red marker also. To finish my card, I added Dazzling Diamonds to the center of each flower.
Well, there's the story behind this card. I hope you enjoy and find inspiration from my creation :)

Until next time...
Blessings...

9 comments:

Marie with a :-) said...

Love it enough to copy it! Thanks for sharing.

Jennifer said...

This is very pretty! Hugs!

Moira said...

Very nice. Love the speckled background!

marsha said...

Melina, this is so beautiful. I love your ovals and how you used the flowers in each one. The speckled background looks super with this. I am in love with this!
Hugs, Marsha

Melanie said...

This is beautiful, I love how simple it is. I have had those moments before and sometimes they turn out to be my best cards. You have a beauty here!!

Jenny said...

Oh wow, this is so beautiful! So simple and elegant, I love it!!

Tracey said...

WOW, you did a great job with the 'recovery'. I like the ovals and the speckled background.
Hugs,
Tracey

Lesley said...

Beautiful card Melina, I just love the flowers and ovals!

April said...

WOW...I love this card....the seperate ovals with images in them, the speckled background...awesome!