Monday, October 4, 2021

Oval Elegant Rose.......

Hello everyone: As always, I hope and pray you and your families are doing well, taking care of each other and staying healthy and safe.


Well, finally October is here and Autumn has started, this is my most favorite time of the year, mainly because of the glorious colors and cooler temperatures, it's as if Mother Nature is gifting us with one last color blast before Winter arrives.

THE FLOWER CHALLENGE has a new challenge for you to play in October, here's our banner with the theme, which is "Shaped Cards", we hope you help us celebrate our 5th. Birthday, from someone who's been here from the start, I hope for many more years with this wonderful team of talented and fabulous ladies.

   This is the card I created to inspire you to play along.

This is the inside.

And this is what I used:
The rose image was purchased on Ebay.
The sentiment on the front of the card is from a Power Poppy set called "Dynamic Duos: Foxglove and Ranunculus", at the moment it's sold out.
The sentiment on the inside is from an Altenew set called "Beautiful Day

I stamped the rose on a separate piece of pink card stock with "Spun Sugar" from Tim Holtz, and colored it with Prismacolor pencils, paper stumps and Gamsol.
I fussy cut it and used glue dots to place it on the steam that I had stamped on the scalloped panel. The leaves are from the same Altenew set.
The die I used is from Spellbinders, the scalloped one is from Kaisercraft and it's called "Nesting Scalloped Stitched Ovals".
So I hope you come and join the fun and celebrate with us our 5th. Birthday.

Ok, to thank all of you for being a part of our Flower Challenge, we have not one, not two but ELEVEN fantastic prices so, go check out THE FLOWER CHALLENGE BLOG to see what's up for grabs for you.
Also, I encourage you to READ OUR RULES so your beautiful creation can be in the run for a prize.
When you submit your card to our gallery, we're asking you to write the country you live in next to your name, that way we know who will be assigned to send your prize.  Some of our team members live in Europe and Australia, the rest of us live here in the USA or Canada.
This month we have a fabulous Guest Designer join us in this celebration, her name is Emily Midgett and her Blog is Sixth Street Sundries, I encourage you to visit her blog and check out her amazing stamp designs.
So I hope you come and play along with us and join the party celebrating 5 fabulous years of THE FLOWER CHALLENGE, we can't wait to see what you create.

Thank you for visiting me today.
Please, stay healthy and safe.



Aileen said...

Can you believe it sweetie, we have been at it for five years it's amazing the times we have seen. Love your beautiful card as always coloured perfectly. Xx hugs Aileen

Patti Willey said...

Congratulations Ladies! Congratulations to Aileen she has been a great friend on Instagram when I had an account in the past this paper crafting gang is full of friendships! Hugs!

Loll said...

Beautifully framed rose card, Maria! I love the oval shape with the intricate frame that shows off your gorgeous flower. Congrats on five years at The Flower Challenge! xx

Sonny Peterson said...

Such a pretty rose and your frame makes it a work of art !.
How delightful you have been involved with this group so long .

Leslie Miller said...

Congratulations to The Flower Challenge on 5 years! You've chosen a lovely stamp and shape for your card, Maria. The frame is one I still enjoy using after many years in my collection. This is so pretty!

Cardsncraftsnyc said...

Beautiful card Maria

Ericka Strange said...

Beautiful card Maria and I love the shape with the die cutting. Gorgeous job!

Bobby said...

You have so many wonderful die cut frames, Maria, and you know how to use them to make fablous cards. The rose is beautiful.

TaeEun said...

What a beautiful oval card, Maria! The delicate border in red looks stunning and I also love that you stamped the stem directly on the oval panel and added the rose and the leaves to it! Great idea!