Monday, November 6, 2017

Bloom where You Are Planted

11/07/2017 Update: Artist's Choice at Watercooler Wednesday #143.

The colors in this color challenge drew me in and I was eager to use them on a card. I especially like blue-green colors and teal is at the top of the list. The layout was inspired by a sketch challenge and using this new floral stamp and die set was influenced by a feminine theme challenge.
The card was stamped and colored with Copic markers. The flowers were die cut twice. The first layer of flowers was adhered directly onto the card then another flower layer backed with foam tape was adhered over the first layer. The chevrons were punched and adhered. The inside of the card was lined with a panel of white cardstock and decorated with die cut flowers and a punched chevron.

I am submitting this card to the following challenges:

1. Color Throwdown #467 (red, teal, green)

2. Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #266

3. Watercooler Wednesday #143

Techniques: Stamping, coloring, die cutting, punch cutting
Size: A2

Stamps: Uniko Originally Organic
Inks: Memento Tuxedo Black; Copic Alcohol Markers
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler, Island Indigo, Pear Pizzazz
Die: Uniko Originally Organic
Punch: Stampin' Up! Chevron
Misc.: Stampin' Up! Dimensionals (foam tape)


  1. Lovely card, Melanie! Thanks for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday Challenge.

  2. Such a wonderful floral card Melanie. I love how you've double layered the flowers popping up the second layer for texture. Beautiful! Thanks so much for joining us at the Watercooler Wednesday challenge this week.

  3. I love how you used the colors, Melanie! Your tulips are so pretty! I'm so glad you joined us at the Color Throwdown this week!

  4. The colors in your card are stunning and you have done wonderful things with the sketch! The gradient colors of the leaves and bright blooms are so very pretty.
    Thanks for sharing at AHSC.
    DT Member

  5. I love the way you've combined the colour and sketch challenges, Melanie. The resulting card works so well for our challenge. The colours truly are wonderfully vivid. The chevrons really anchor the card while those wonderful flowers seem to be dancing in the wind. Great idea to double layer them to give them some additional dimension. The sentiment really speaks to me. Clearly your blooms have taken it to heart. Thanks so much for joining our Watercooler Wednesday Challenge this week.

  6. Oh my goodness, how pretty! The colors are just perfect and I love your sentiment. Great design! :)

  7. Very pretty! I love the colours and the flower is so sweet. Great card. Thanks for playing along with Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge (AHSC).

    Brandi R.
    DT member AHSC

  8. Hi Melanie,

    (my daughter's name is Melanie, love it!) Your card is SO imaginative and creative. I think your water-colouring is fabulous.

  9. Wowza Mel! This is gorgeous!! I love those colors too, but what you've done with them is just stunning! Thanks so much for playing along with Atlantic Hearts this week!

  10. Love your sketch interpretation and the color combination and water coloring is fantastic. Beautiful card. Thanks for sharing with us at AHSC.

  11. Gorgeous card, Melanie! I really love your chevron side panel and lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing this beauty with us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge blog.
    :) Marie AHSC DT