Friday, March 9, 2012

Flowers in bottles

     I'm sure we had vases around when I was a kid, but for the most part I remember us putting our garden picks in old coke bottles or little glass medicine bottles for things like violets.  This image is called "Flowers in Bottles" from A Day For Daisies.
     Tammy's new releases this week are a mix of flower images and different hairstyles with flowers.   That something else we did as kids.  My grandmother had huge four o'clock bushes in her yard and we'd pick the pink and yellow blooms and thread them on broom straws to make little circlets to wear on our heads,  Ah, really good memories there.  :-)
     So for my card I kept it pretty simple.  I didn't want to overpower the delicacy of the flower image with DP print so I kept the colors and designs subtle.
     Don't forget our gingham challenge is still running at the ADFD blog.  We'd love to see what you come up with.  Pop over and check out what Arielle, Broni, Lori, and Alice have to share for the new release too.  You won't be disappointed.  :-)
     I'd like to enter this card into the following challenges:

Digi Makeover--CAS
Kaboodles Doodles--flowers
Make My Monday--spring flowers
Pollycraft--spring has sprung

     Happy Friday!


Supplies

  • Papers:  Kaisercraft English Rose, Bazzill, Copic XPress-it Blending card
  • Stamp:  A Day For Daisies "Flowers in Bottles"
  • Ink:  Copics, Victorian Velvet Distress ink
  • Tools:  MFT Die-namics Crown Border, Nestabilities Classic Squares Large and Large Deckled Rectangles
  • Miscellaneous:  Offray ribbon, The Paper Studio and Recollections pearls

30 comments:

LilyPinkScraps said...

This is beautiful Tracy - love how you did those bottles!!

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Tracy! I love the DP and the beautifully colored image!

NickelNook said...

So beautiful! Such a sweet image! It's such a fresh look to have flowers in jars! Such an innocence about it...ya know what I mean? :o)

Jacqueline said...

Thanks for joining in at MMM this week with your lovely card - Jacqueline xx

Dorcas said...

How beautiful, Tracy!!

heidy said...

Gorgeous Tracy,that image is so beautiful!
Hugs Heidy

Linda B said...

Oh... absolutely beautiful, Tracy. I love the crown border and the ink on the deckled edge die... lovely!!! and as always... your perfect coloring! Love it, dear lady!

Jennifer said...

I love these flowers! I do this every summer to cheer up the kitchen window! My children are always bringing in replacements as the others fade! You have created such a lovely way to showcase this image! Beautiful!

Mau xx said...

This is Beautiful Tracy, what a fab image I love it xx It brings back memories for me too :))
Hugs Mau xx

angelwhispers said...

Beautiful Tracy such lovely colours! Chanelle xx

Denise and Louise said...

Beautiful card - love that gorgeous image.
Denise xx

ktfabian said...

This card is absolutely gorgeous! And it took me right back to when I was just starting grade school. I spent most of my time at my grandparent's, and my Grandmother always had an assortment of flowers and plant cuttings lined up in jars along her window sill. What a heart warming memory and what a beautiful card! Thank you for both.

Deb Neerman said...

WoW, this is stunning ... and so beautifully colored!

Rene Sharp said...

Hi Tracy, I have just discovered your blog via the Outlawz and am so glad I did, your work is amazing!! I have become a new Follower, I would love for you to become one over at my blog too :)

Elaine said...

What a neat idea Tracy, lovely card.
Hugs Elaine

Ira Huberts said...

Your vases are superb Tracy, they look like actual glass! Another fab card!! Hugs, Ira

Geri said...

I really love this idea for an image--so pretty--and love how you've colored it. Love the whole post, as we did the same with our flowers, not to mention tying the clover stems in knots to create wreaths for our hair. Ah, the good old days!! I still watch for tiny bottles and creamers, etc. to drop little buds in for my kids teachers...they're just sweeter that way!! This is really lovely, Tracy!

Marlies said...

A beautiful and very elegant card Tracy! hugs, Marlies

Linda R said...

What a beautiful card. You colored those flowers so pretty..

Hugs, Linda

Eskimo Frosting said...

Beautiful card. Love the image.

Hugs
Jayne
x

Mynnette said...

This is just lovely! Those bottles look amazing--what a fabulous image! :) Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Pat said...

Gorgeous! You've been busy! Am off to see more of your beautiful creations!! Hugs. Pat Frank

lainey said...

beautiful card love the bottles!! lainey x

Audrey Pettit said...

Ahhhh, this is just beautiful, Tracy! wowzers, such a gorgeous design and LOVE those flowers. So enjoyed hearing your reminisces, too.

Joey said...

Tracy this is beautiful, gorgeous image, thanks for joining us at Pollycraft. Joey x

Fliss said...

Lovely card Tracy and a great image.
Thanks for joining in with the MMM Spring flowers challenge.
Fliss x

Jackie said...

What a stunning card, I love the bright flowers and the background papers you used! Thank you for joining us this week at the Paper Makeup Stamps Digi Makeover challenge!

Cheryl said...

Love this! Thanks for playing along with Kaboodle Doodles.

Sharron aka Sharrahug said...

I love the simple elegance of this card, Tracy. Very nicely done & great use of your DP. The flowers look lovely.
Huggies ~
Sharron♥

Cheryl said...

Congratulations for being in the Top 3 at Kaboodle Doodles!!