Saturday, April 4, 2020

Guest Designer for The Flower Challenge #43


Hello and happy weekend.  I'm excited to end my week as a guest designer for The  Flower Challenge (TFC).  Depending on where you live, Spring or Autumn are the theme choices for challenge #43.


Since it's spring here, I created a spring themed card using a few never before used stuff (NBUS).


Flowers and rain are synonymous here in the Pacific Northwest during spring, so I was happy to put my NBUS Rainboot Planter die from Simon Says Stamp to good use.  Started by die cutting it from alcohol friendly cardstock and colouring it with Copic markers.  It was a little flimsy, so another one was die cut from a scrap of thick white cardstock and adhered to the back to give it strength.


I had a NBUS fence die that I wanted to use, but it was disproportionally too small.  Instead, I stamped the Wood Pallet Background from Altenew in light gray and ink blended the grass with Mowed Lawn distress ink using NBUS Lawn Fawn Grassy stencil.  The sentiment is also NBUS from Honey Bee Stamps Happy Birthday set and it was black heat embossed with clear glitter embossing powder.  Inked the edges of the wood area with a darker gray dye ink and added clear shimmer to the tulips to finish.


Bugaboo Stamps is sponsoring the challenge.  Enter your spring / autumn floral creations for your chance to win.  To see more inspirations from the design team, head on over to the challenge blog post HERE.  I want to thank Viv and TFC team for having me guest.  Thank you for stopping in.  Stay home and craft on!








Challenges:
Time Out - #158 Lots or a Little Purple (just a little bit of purple)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Spring
Modsquad - Spring Has Sprung
Watercooler Wednesday - #265 Marsha’s challenge: Anything Gies with a Feminine Twist
NBUS #13 - rainboot planter die, birthday sentiment stamp and grass stencil
SSS Wednesday Challenge - Happy Birthday
SSS Flickr - #146 Happy Spring (SSSFlickrchallenge#146)
Inkspirational - #210 Spring

30 comments:

Viv said...

Such a beautiful Spring card here Trina! Just love that cheery image too. Thank you for being our Guest Designer this month over at 'The Flower Challenge' ;) Viv DT xx

Brenda in IN said...

This is so cheerful even with the rain. I love the bright boots and lovely tulips. That wood pallet looks just like rain and a perfect background. You shared a great new mantra - Stay home and craft on - I love it.

Carol L said...

Congrats on your GDT spot, and what a beautiful entry you've made! I love the theme, the sentiment, the image and your over-the-top coloring skills on this fabulous card! Well done!

nancy littrell said...

Love your bright and cheerful beautifully colored Spring card, Trina. Really brightened my dark rainy day:-) Stay safe and Creative, my friend. Hugs..Nancy

Maura said...

Love this spring card with your sweet image and fabulous colors!!
Maura (coming from the NBUS challenge)

Jennifer's Vintage Paperie said...

Love the wood background and the pretty colors. Nicely done! Thanks for joining with us at The Sisterhood of Crafters.

Susan said...

Lovely card. Your fence background in the colors you chose actually remind me of a waterfall. Cool effect!

Bonnie said...

Congratulations on your Guest Designer spot, Trina! Love your sunny yellow rain boots with those pretty tulips growing out of them! The fence and grass finish the scene perfectly!

Papercraft Boutique said...

Congrats on guesting at The Flower Challenge, Trina!
Your yellow rain boots and purple tulips are so pretty! I thought this was a stamp, and I was more impressed with your coloring when I found out that it was originally a plain die-cut. the wood pallet background and the grass make a lovely scene for the rainboot planter.
Hideko xx

Christine Alexander said...

great card Trina, I love that wood grain background so perfect for the wellington boots.Congrats on being GD :)

Susan said...

Love the boots with the tulips! Perfect with the wood pallet background (looks like a fence so a perfect substitute for your fence die).

Nonni said...

Wow Trina, this is just stunning. Love the way you colored the die cut boots and flowers and the scene you created is just wonderful. The grey adds a lot of depth to this card. Thank you for joining us at Time Out!

Mac Mable said...

Congratulations on guesting Trina. What a pretty card, love the background wood and those beautiful boots and tulips x.

Cat Craig said...

Beautifully composed and colored card.

Judy Woodland said...

How adorable. This is such a sweet and springy card, I love your design. Great take on the challenge, thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Spring has Sprung Challenge
Judy~ Mod Squad Challenge Designer
{Judy's Happy Place} Stop by and see me!!!

Greta said...

What a neat card! I love the design & your beautiful coloring!

Karen Brown said...

What a lovely spring design! I love rain boots and filled with flowers...even better! We are so pleased that you joined us this week at Watercooler Wednesday. Karen- DT

Darlene said...

WOW! What a fabulous springtime creation! Love the boots/tulips image! Beautiful coloring! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Sisterhood of Crafters challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

Darlene
SISTERHOOD OF CRAFTERS
DAR’S CRAFTY CREATIONS
Please stop in for a visit!

Nora Noll said...

This is GORGEOUS!! I love those purple tulips-my favorite flower. They look fabulous in your rubber boots. Your coloring is amazing and I LOVE the scene you created. STUNNING card.

Created by Kath said...

A perfect card for spring! Thanks for joining us at Watercooler Wednesday Challenges! Kath -DT

Linby said...

This is just so pretty and cheerful, lovely card.

Shona Chambers said...

So fabulous to have you as GD for this challenge Trina!! Your card is fantastic and love the gumboots because in NZ Springtime is very much known for all the rain too. And I gotta say, I've never, ever thought to colour a die-cut....it seems like an obvious thing to do after seeing your beautiful colouring but its never dawned on me, so thanks so much for the inspiration. Looking forward to your card on the 15th and so happy you shared it with us at TIME OUT too. Please stay safe!!

Linda W. (ScrappinBari) said...

Beautiful breath of Spring, Trina! Just love your bright boots against the woodgrain background!!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hello, Trina! What a darling Spring card. I absolutely LOVE your sweet image, colors and design. I hope you WIN a fab prize in the challenges you've entered this week. Your art is WIN deserving for sure! I also run a FUN challenge blog that's always Anything Goes/Family Friendly, and we have AMAZING prizes. I really hope that you will come by and play along when you can. Here's a link to Word Art Wednesday:
www.wordartwednesday.blogspot.com
Stay safe and have a blessed and creative week.
Blessings,
Karen L

Unknown said...

I love yellow rainboots! You've created a lovely scene with the wood pallet and the grassy stencil along with those pretty tulips ! Thank you so much for being our guest this month, Trina!!!

Cindy Beach said...

Such a beautiful card! Love the purple tulips and your gorgeous coloring!

JoAnn said...

Beautiful spring card Trina. Love the cute boots and flowers. They look great against the wood panel background. TFS

Pia S said...

A fitting image for spring, beautifully colored. I so love the wooden background. It’s a perfectly designed card, a beauty. Thanks for joining our challenge at Inkspirational.

Bobby said...

Beautiful coloring on those darling yellow boots, Trina, and I love the wood background with them. Thanks for being our guest designer.

Karen Dunbrook said...

totally adorable card...thanks for being our GD this month.
xx Karen