Saturday, March 9, 2013

A Floral Day with WPlus9

As I am watching the snow swirl outside my window (although once again, the 10" predicted is looking to be just a dusting), I decided to play along with two WPlus9 challenges that involved flowers.

The first is Cloud9.

Hope Heals
Cloud9 has a picture inspiration.  I strayed a little further from it than I usually do.  I am not particularly creative with picture inspiration challenges.  If there are pink flowers, I stamp pink flowers.  In this case, I started with the swirly background.  I don't have a lot of swirly papers but I found a scrap that had a mass of flowers.  I thought it matched the inspiration until I started adding other colors and realized that the purple and greens were dominate.  I curved the flower a little to get the lean of the inspiration flowers (I love that acrylic stamps allow that!) then a bright butterfly to signify "hope". So...I was definitely inspired by the inspiration but, in the end, didn't come very close.


The second WPlus9 challenge today is the Monday Mood Board and for this challenge I was further inspired by the CAS-ual Fridays challenge to color block.

Happy Birthday to You



(Now, I'm going to take advantage of the snowy mood and make a couple of Christmas cards for some upcoming challenges!!!)

Cloud9 card
  • Stamps: WPlus9 Woodgrain Silhouettes, Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions and Sweet Nothings
  • Paper: Papertrey Plum Pudding, Stampin' Up Lucky Limeade, Basic Gray Kioshi
  • Ink: Memento Espresso Truffle and Copics
  • Accessories: ribbon from Hobby Lobby
Mood Board card
  • Stamps: Wplus9 Mother's Day Bouquet (the flower), Woodgrain Silhouettes Additions (leaf), A Pocketful (sentiment)
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Daffodil, Gumball, Cherry
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Early Espresso, Versamark
  • Accessories: Timeless Twine Lemonade Yellow, misc button, Martha Stewart butterfly punch



31 comments:

Vicky Hayes said...

Both cards are gorgeous Kim but the first has that certain something that makes me itch to CASE it -what beautiful colours and a fabulous lay out!

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful colors Kim~fantastic blocking and layers!

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome cards, dearie!!

Kristie Goulet said...

Love both of your card, I am especially loving the color block one though. :)

Lisa said...

What a pretty spring card Kim, love the slight bend to the flower. And your color blocked card is amazing! Hope you have a great weekend ;)

Tracey McNeely said...

Kim both beautiful cards, you have such a clean fresh style my friend!

Judy1223 said...

Kim, BOTH cards are amazing! Wow, you do such pretty things with floral cues...I love your style, too!

Annette said...

wow these are gorgeous...

Michelle said...

Pretty cards. I really like the color combo on the first, it screams 'spring'.

Linda Wood said...

Hi Kim - Cloudy 9, the floral card,will be an inspiration for a couple of Easter cards. Beautiful. Thank you.

Darnell J Knauss said...

So beautiful, so you, Kims!

Suze Bain said...

Two fabulous cards Kim, love the colours and design of the first one and great colour blocking in the second. Xx

Aileen said...

Lovely cards Kim. love the scrumptious colours on the first. x

Chris Smith said...

Both of these look like winners to me!

Kristie said...

Both cards are pretty but I am partial to the first one. That Kioshi paper is some of my fave BG!

Kim Heggins said...

Kim both of your cards are so pretty, I love the flowers you made on your first card, they are just so beautiful.

SiskiyouSue said...

Both of your cards look like winners to me!

Jill Norwood said...

Both of these are so lovely!

mypapercraftworld said...

Both beautiful ... the curvy flower and shading on the first is simply splendid ... love all the interest in the colour blocking on the second! Anita :)

Bonnie said...

I think this is as beautiful as the inspiration photo! And the color blocks are so bright and pretty!

Kara said...

awesome cards! love the coloring on the floral card and the white embossing on the colored cardstock!

Ginny said...

too gorgeous for words!!! WOW~~

Suzanne said...

Kim, they're both great!!! I totally get the first one even if it does not match! The idea of the pattern behind the flowers is a perfect take on the photo and I love the bold colors! On the second I love the button. Thanks so much for joining us this month at Cloud9!!

Alice Wertz said...

both cards are beautiful! love the clean and crisp looks! thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Fridays this week! =)

carol (krillsister) said...

Lovely cards. I especially love the first one. That scrap of paper is perfect.

Pamela said...

The white embossing is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!

Lindsey said...

Awesome, awesome, awesome. Love the softness and calming feel of the first and the bold, wow!ness of the second card.

anya said...

Gorgeous, Kim! The first is so well composed with the curved flower stem and the butterfly! I love what you came up with using the inspiration photo as your jumping point! Fabulous! So glad you could join in the fun for this month's Cloud9 Blog Hop!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Am in awe again! Such pretty cards, Kim. Both colour combos are so striking. Like you ... I have little success with photo inspiration! Hugs xxx

Esther said...

Beautiful, beautiful cards!!!

Cathy said...

These are both gorgeous cards! I love your first one especially :)