Friday, March 18, 2011

Blogger Challenge - Spring Flowers

Welcome Spring.....or where I'm at, maybe Summer (it was 87 today), I think most of us are well ready for it's arrival.  This week on Bloggers Challenge it's Spring Flowers, and I have such an exciting piece to share.  It's not too often that I get really excited about a new stamp, but I just received this Iris set from my BFF for my Birthday, and oh my gosh, are these beautiful!  Stamps and dies are from the new release at Heartfelt Creations.



My piece measure 8 x 5, and is suitable for hanging or a frame.  It's for a great friend, I hope she likes it, it is really hard to give up the first piece you make, and luv!  lol  I made the bg paper from a piece of Basic Grey, and cut the vase from another sheet.  Here's a close up so you can see the depth,


Remember, you can play along with the BC challenge group by starting here.  Have a great weekend everyone, hugz....



24 comments:

sheryl said...

Gorgeous card, Gerrie! Purple Irises are on of my favorite flowers--we had so many in St. Louis. Hey it was great to "see" you last weekend!! You know you made my day!

Ida said...

Gorgeous! I'm so glad you showed a close-up so we could see the wonderful dimension of this piece of art work. I bet your friend loves it.
Wow 87...wanna trade? Maybe about 55 here today.

1CardCreator said...

Wow Gerrie, this is gorgeous, those Iris's are awesome, I love how you cut them out and mounted them, what a cherished gift!

Terry said...

Those Irises just pop right out and say, "Pick Me." Beautiful card! What a wonderful gift! Happy Weekend!

Shar said...

Gorgeous card and beautiful flowers!

Lori said...

Wow! Those flowers are lush! Gorgeous card, gf! I can see why you love it!

Lisa Bohler said...

Fantastic!!! LOVE IT! The purple is gorgous...looks like real irises!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Gorgeous Iris's, awesome color.

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful use of the HC Iris - they look lovely in the vase! Wonderful dimension, I'm sure your friend will LOVE it!

Lynn Stevens said...

Wow Gerrie its gorgeous, I can't believe all the depth you acheived on your beautiful card.
I hope your Birthday was wonderful!
hugs Lynn

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wow-this is just gorgeous- my favorite Spring flower- your colors are beautiful! And- I love the dimension on this card!

Zoechaos said...

Gorgeous Iris the colour of them is just right. Envy you your warm days, spring is just catching up here but further north its even colder hay ho XOXO Zoe

Jack said...

What a great piece of art, and what a fabulous stamp too. Lucky you. xx

JP Card Crazy said...

Beautiful card love the coloring the flowers look so real! Nice background too!!

2amscrapper said...

this is gorgeous--they don't look as good in real life in my garden--need to plant some of your paper ones!

Basement Stamper said...

that is gorgeous, the coloring is beautiful and you sure do have a wonderful BFF to send you such fabulous goodies for your big day.

Michele said...

wow, this is outstanding! TFS xo

Lori said...

Stunning! Love the vibrant color and the dimension.

Linda Monroe said...

Beautiful. The recipient will love it, I'm sure.

Nikki Bond said...

Beautiful!!! {sMILES}

Anne said...

Very pretty! Such a nice deep color and shading!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is GORGEOUS Gerrie! Your iris is so very pretty! Wonderful design! Hope you enjoyed your weekend! :D

Traci S. said...

Oh Wow, Gerrie! That is absolutely stunning! The shapes and the coloring---OH, Wow! I love irises...the depth of the purples and the bright yellow. They were, along with pansies, why we used bold purple and bright yellow for our wedding colors! You should see our wedding album, if I ever finish it...we were only married in 1999! All purple and yellow.

And, my flowers...many different purple and yellow flowers...I loved the irises in it. A friend each brought one flower from a list...and my GF put a ribbon on the bottom with their name, and it became a bouquet that you hold in the crook of your arm. It was so beautiful...and it hid my stomach for almost he whole ceremony! lol

I am sure your friend will be thrilled to receive such a beautiful gift personally made.

You are a great friend, too, you know. Just want to make sure you remember that!

He IS Able,
Traci S.

Barbara said...

WOW! This is amazing! I love irises and have a lot in my yard that are exactly like this (if Spring weather ever arrives, they'll actually pop up!). Beautiful card.