Friday, April 18, 2014

Botanical Dreams

Hello Again!

I can't believe I have owned this stamp set, Botanical Dreams, from Gina K Designsforever and have NEVER gotten this image inky before.....WHY???  It is absolutely gorgeous and just so much fun to color!  I wonder what other images I have overlooked in my stamp collection, I may just have to got through them all.....see you in a few weeks!  lol

I used the Sketch from Poppy Sketches, with POPS of color!

The image is colored with Copic Markers and outlined with BG10, Cool Shadow.  Added a little strip of texture with a Swiss Dots Embossing Folder.   The sentiment is stamped onto a cut out 'flag' banner.  A button, Baker's Twine, and a little metal charm that says, Made With Love, were added as accents. 
Orchids are everywhere these days, I just love the style that you water by adding 3-5 ice cubes each week, how simple is that?  The blooms last for such a long time and then they seem to go dormant for just as long.....BUT....if you keep watering them they come back time and time again.  They are so delicate and come in a variety of colors!
This will also be entered into the Mix It Up Monday Challenge, Metal over at Stamp TV.
Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Hi Donna, Great card and coloring. I've nominated you for a Liebster Award for your blog. I enjoy your cards -- take a look at the nomination and information:

    1. Thanks so much for stopping by Carol and I appreciate your nomination, but I will have to decline at this point. Thanks for thinking of me though! Happy Easter!

  2. This is beyond gorgeous!!! I love how you have colored those orchids. I have looked at that stamp set so often, and I think you have captured its essence perfectly. Just plain stunning! And very interesting about the real orchids. Maybe I'll have to think about getting one. Do you have any???

  3. This is so beautiful Donna, orchid stamps always catch my eye too!
    Thanks for playing at Poppy Sketches :)

  4. It's a beautiful card and love the way you glitzed them up with the pearls. But as to not using a stamp set, I can believe you. I have many that have not been out of the package yet so I can really relate and they are awesome stamps. Just not enough time. One reason why I am trying to cut down and use what I have for awhile instead of buying so much more. We shall see how long that lasts though! LOL

  5. Wow, this is gorgeous! Way to rock the challenge!
    Thanks for joining us at Poppy Sketches!

  6. So pretty! Love how you colored the image and dressed it up with those pretty pearls, too. Thanks for joining us at Poppy Sketches!

  7. This is so pretty...I love the stamp you used and the pearls! Thanks for playing along this week :)

  8. Beautiful take on this sketch and color combo! I love the orchid image and the way the embossed swiss dots echo the pearls in the center of the flowers! Thanks for playing along with us at Poppy Sketches!