Saturday, June 28, 2014

So Good To Be Back - Flowers for Fashionable Stamping Challenge

Greetings!  It is good to be back after a four month hiatus from Blogland!  I am so thankful for each of you, dear friends, who have inquired, prayed, and sent encouragement to me while my husband was recovering from a major stroke back in February.  He was away in rehab for three months and I am so happy to have him back home.  The first few weeks were an adjustment, but we have settled into a routine and he was the first to encourage me to return to my art.  And so, for my very first post, I think it is fitting that it be for the very first Design Team that I was ever on, Fashionable Stamping Challenges.  My thanks to everyone of the Design Teams for allowing me this time away and letting me know I was welcome back when I was ready.  The challenge this time around at FSC is Flowers!  I love flowers, often they are the subject of my water colors, but I do not have a lot of flower stamps.  As I went through my stamps, I came across these two beauties from Paper Artsy! I stamped them with Black Archival Ink, trimmed them and water colored them with Ranger Distress Inks.  The card base was stenciled with a Tim Holtz Stencils and Wendy Vecchi Black Embossing Paste.  The bumble bees by Red Lead are rather large, but are proportioned well to the focal images, don't you think?  The balance of the card base was filled in with some images from Artistic Outpost. A few scraps of vintage dictionary page and some very old craft thread complete my card.  I hope you will stop over to FSC to see the gorgeous samples my Design Team Sisters have created and considered sharing one of your own with us.  As always, there is a prize to be awarded for one of the submitters by our generous FlonzCraft.  Thanks, again, for dropping by and for all your comments.  They mean so much to me.  Best, Yvonne


Brenda Brown said...

Welcome back Yvonne, it is lovely to see your art again and this is a beautiful project. The contrast of the flowers to the background is beautifully striking, with gorgeous images. I am glad your hubbie is home again, this must have been a very traumatic time for you both, but hopefully you will settle quickly into home routines again. Wishing him a very speedy recovery. Love and hugs Brenda xx

butterfly said...

It's so lovely to have you back, Yvonne - I'm delighted to hear that your husband is progressing well, and that you have him back at home with you now.

What a stunning comeback card - the flowers are simply glorious, and I love the bold stamping and the use of the white space - fabulous!
Alison xx

Vintagelady said...

beautiful flowers of a stunning card! Hugs, Kerstin

Meggymay said...

Wecome back Yvonne, so pleased for you both that your husband is recovering well. A gorgeous card, love the flowers and the bees look just great.
Yvonne xx

Mrs.B said...

Welcome back Yvonne, so pleased hubby is now back home with you and recovering well.
This is a stunning card, love the combination of images and colour against the white background.
Avril xx

Silvia(Barnie) said...

So glad that you're back :) and pleased that your hubby is recovering.
Your creation looks fantastic.

1CardCreator said...

Great to have you back doing what you enjoy and what we enjoy seeing! Glad the DH is on the mend also. Big hugs, ~Diane

Dots Dabbles said...

Hi Yvonne. It is sooo good to have you back...and I am so happy that your husband is back home again. There is a lot of heart in this card and it looks fabulous!
Dot x