Sunday, March 22, 2015

Let Love Grow - Waffle Flower Challenge




"I was only a small child when the seeds of cat enchantment were sown within me."
                                                                                  -------May Eustace

Hi, Friends....

I am back with another entry for the current Waffle Flower Challenge using their wonderful inspiration photo and color palette.


 

I am not usually much of a CAS gal (even though I adore well-made CAS cards!!), but I loved all the white space in the inspiration photo.  So I went for a super simple look for today's card to let the fabulous image from Waffle Flower - Flower Circles shine.



I had in mind to encompass the complete palette entirely in the images, so I stamped my images on watercolor paper with some brand-new VersaFine - Smoky Gray and watercolored them with Distress Inks - Picked Raspberry, Victorian Velvet, Broken China, and Forest Moss.  

I LOVE how this card turned out.  I had to resist the urge to toss some sequins on it or attempt some "artful" splatters (which prob would have ended in disaster for me!) but I am glad I kept this one simple.  Hope you like it, too!

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Ding, ding, ding!!!  New Follower Introduction Time!!!
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Daniella Hayes of Daniella Hayes - Layers of Creativity
is an amazing artist and I am thrilled to have her as my newest follower.  She is on millions of different design teams and gets published in magazines galore!  I was completely taken with her Broken Book Art Journal tutorial and her gorgeous Hello, Sunshine! card that has orange and white on kraft.  Oh, my!!  Her work is just sensational.  Daniella, thank you so much for becoming a follower.  Your encouragement and support mean more to me than you can know!!!  This ginormous new-follower smile is for you!
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Thank you, everyone, for visiting my blog.  Your lovely comments bless me!!  Have an amazing week!!

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1. Waffle Flower Challenge - March 9-22
2. Simon Says Stamp Work it Wednesday - Feb. 2015 - Spring 

3. CASology - Week 138 - Blossom  
4. Scrappin Great Deals - Mood Board - I was inspired by the blues and pinks of the flowers and the white rugs and pillows in the two lower photos.

24 comments:

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

Oh wow! I love how these colours make your blossoms almost iridescent! So glad you joined us at CASology this week, Janis!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful CAS card! Love the colours!

I'm a Little Teapot said...

You say you are not much of a CAS gal but your card proves otherwise...it looks fabulous!

Karenladd said...

Yowser Janis!!! This card is beautiful and so delicate and spring-like. The simple design shows off those stamps to perfection and I love the soft pretty colors you used! Your resistance to adding more doo dads certainly paid off in this CAS-to-perfection gem!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Janis! Love the softness of your coloring here. Feels like spring and Joy! The sentiment is perfect! hugs, de

Sue D said...

Love this--great choice of colors.

lostinpaper said...

Your card is truly beautiful Janis, using the smokey grey really softens the look and is perfect with the watercolour!

Stampsnob. said...

Love the color really nice card.....Lis

Melissa said...

Oh my! Your watercoloring is beautiful, Janis! I love this pretty trio of blossoms!!!
Thanks so much for joining us over at CASology! :)

Shelly said...

Beautiful! Love your flowers! Thanks for joining us at the Waffle Flower Challenge! :)

Daniella said...

Oh My Heck! You are just too kind, sweet girl! I just came to see your beautiful work and found this beautiful thing you wrote about me! Thank you so very much! You really know how to make a gal feel good!!
I am so in love with this card you made! It is delicate and perfect! I know I would have had to splatter or something on it, because I can't help myself. I have learned something from you today!
And, Tombow will be hopping with Waffleflower in May (i think?). I'm glad you are a fan of theirs! They do have wonderful things!
Keep being awesome and making gorgeous things!
xxDaniella

Janis said...

I am late getting comments replied to, but wanted to thank you so much for your kind words AND for becoming a follower!!! THANKS!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, KT!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much!!! I appreciate your sweet comment!!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Karen!! This was a really fun one to color!!! You of all people know how hard it is for me to resist putting more "stuff" on my cards. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Donna, for your super-sweet comment. Your comments are always such a delight!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Sue!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment!! I appreciate your visit so much!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so very much, Lis. You are a sweetheart!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, Melissa!!! Your visit and your very nice comment made my day!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Shelly!!! I love playing along at WF!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you for your lovely words, Daniella!!!
I am so excited to have found some books at the thrift store yesterday for art journals, using your tutorial!!! Yay!!!
Looking fwd to that Tombow/WF collaboration you mentioned. That will be a good one!!!

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Janis

ionabunny said...

Very pretty CAS card. Great colours. Hugz

Lynn Shaffer said...

Oh Janis I love this! Thank you so much for playing along with us at Scrappin' Great Deals!