Friday 27 January 2023

Rustic Flowers

 Good morning, it's the end of the week and almost the end of the month- time just flies by! I don't like to wish time away as it goes too fast already but I really won't be sorry to see some warmer weather arrive- I'm fed up with the cold and damp- I want spring!!!
I cheered myself  up by colouring this lovely image, Rustic Flowers, from Jan's Digi Stamps- Jan is kindly sponsoring our challenge at Crafty Catz this week. It's Christine's turn to host and she has chosen the optional twist of  'Three favourite colours'.  I love blue. purple and green together-so fresh and pretty, makes me think of spring. With hindsight I wish I'd used a different embossing folder- this one looks wobbly in the photo and makes my eyes go funny!

There's plenty of lovely inspiration from my fabulous teamies over at Crafty Catz, so why not hop over now to check them out? We'd love to see what you are creating too- with/or without the twist- it's your choice!

Thanks for visiting,

Have a lovely weekend



Challenge entries:

colormyheart #532

creativefingers #247

kraftychicks #648

jansdigistamps # Jan. 2023


meg said...

A wonderful beautifully coloured image in fresh Spring colours Chris, (can't wait to see the crocus peeping through the soil your colours brought crocus to mind for some reason,)

Janette said...

This is so pretty Chris, who doesn't love flowers and can't wait for spring, so fed up with this weather.....your card has cheered the day.xx

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

this is such a beautiful card Ginny
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Donna Ellis said...

Chris! This is sooooo pretty! Loving the dry embossed background and darling little pink pearls, but as always, it is your coloring that makes me sigh in sweet bliss - How LOVELY! I hope you will submit your masterpiece in Jan’s Digi Stamp Challenges . You would have two opportunities of winning!
big hugs,

tilly said...

one of my favorite images, such pretty flowers and colours, roll on summer and 30 degrees lol xx

Liz said...

Love this, Chris. A beautiful image, so wonderfully coloured. xx

Michelle said...

Beautiful job on the coloring of your card. I love it! Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

Chrissy said...

Fabulous image a colouring Chris, love the jug, has a real metal look and love the embossed background, gorgeous card, we have not had Summer yet in NZ.[Napier] and today is Saturday and all night and today we have had rain, the wettest summer in History for us, Sunny Hawkes Bay..hmph.

luv CHRISSYxx said...

Your card is really beautiful Chris and the shading in your colouring for a design so delicate is amazing. Beautifully offset on that textured background. Love this Michelle x

Karen C said...

I love the embossing folder you used with that image! It also goes great with the stitched die you used to cut the image! So happy you shared your inspiration! Hope to see more really soon!
Karen C

Suzanne Reynolds said...

What beautiful coloring on your vase and florals and love the embossed background. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at Color Dare.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely card and very effective with the colours here, fabulously designed.. x

Bernadet said...

What a pretty card Chris.
You colored the flowers awesome.

brenda said...

I want Spring as well Chris and worries me there's not much sign of bulbs peeking through yet, not even the Snowdrops.

I love your card and the mesh embossing folder looks lovely, personally I like the random pattern.

B x

chrissy xx said...

Just GORgeous! FABulous colours Chris.
LOve your 'vase'.
Hubby planted some snowdrops many moons ago so I could see them from the sink! {for a joke} and Yes! they are here bobbing their tiny heads, so spring is a coming. So makes me smile

Pat said...

Beautiful card Chris, I love that gorgeous flower image, I thought about buying this image a week or two ago, now I think I must buy having seen it coloured up so beautifully. Have a good weekend.

Pat xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh my how beautiful this creation is Chris the image and those colours look wonderful roll on Spring
lorraine x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Love how you've colored this spring bouquet! Especially pretty against the pewter jug with the shadow at the base - just gorgeous!

Suze said...

Lovely card Chris. Beautiful coloring of the image. Thank you for entering the Anything Goes Challenge at Jan's Digi Stamps and for using one of Jan's images.

Mrs A. said...

Hubby pointed out the first cluster of snowdrops in the garden yesterday. I am so glad January is nearly at an end and we can look forward to spring. I love this image you hvee coloured. The pewter jug is awesome and I rather like the embossing folder you have used. Hugs Mrs A.

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful image and so beautifully coloured,love the embossed background too-thank you for your comment and the tip with spray bottles
Carol x

Jan Mahew said...

Beautifully composed, Chris!! Brilliantly colored image enhanced by the layering of the dry embossing and the pink pearl accents. Thank you for showcasing "Rustic Flowers" on your lustrous creation and sharing it with us at Jan's Digi Blog Challenge. Good Luck and Happy New Year!
(Owner & Illustrator of Jan's Digi Stamp Shop)

Debi said...

Your coloring is exquisite! Quite the lovely card. Thanks for sharing at Color Dare.

Melissa Craig said...

Wonderful card! Your coloring is absolutely perfect!

So glad you joined us at Color My Heart Color Dare!
Melissa, DT Member

pinky said...

This is so pretty Chris and I am loving the background texture. I am sure I used to have that lovely embossing folder.

Curly said...

Very classy card and stunning colouring!
Have a lovely rest of the week and weekend
Hugs Bridget xx

Babs said...

A gorgeous image coloured so beautifully love it, and iam with you Chris just longing for warmer weather to arrive , we’ve had a couple of days when the sun has shone and it certainly makes you feel better but still very cold .hope you are doing ok.
Babs x

StampNScrapJunkie said...

Chris, I love the texture on this card! So pretty and yes, so invites spring! Who isn't ready for warmer weather? Thanks for your sweet comment on my crop bag post! I can see well enough to cut paper and with a magnifying glass, can measure! I wish I could color again! As it is, whenever I type, I just KNOW I must have some typos! xx

crafty-stamper said...

Thank you for the comment on my blog and no idea about the no permission to follow? will check my setting although not sure what to look for lol
Carol x

Shelly Schmidt said...

So beautifully colored- and what a cool EF you used too. Sweet make! Thank you for sharing it with us at Jans Digital stamps challenge!