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Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Wednesday, March 5, 2014

Hello Yellow Crocus

Hello, fellow crafters! This card was made for The Outlawz color challenge where the theme colors were yellow, blue and cream. I also decided to make this card in support and honor of Ukraine, my fatherland, whose colors are blue for the sky and yellow for Ukraine's wheat. 

I decided to make the card a square one, 5x5 inches. I started out using cream for my base. I added a blue layer which was embossed with a lattice embossing folder (unknown brand) and then adhered to the base. 

For my focal point, I stamped the crocus flowers image (from GKD Signs of Spring stamp set) in Memento Tuxedo Black ink on a cream card stock panel and then colored it with Copic markers. Next, I cut and embossed the panel with the largest die from Spellbinders Gold Ivy dies. This was popped onto my card with dimensionals. 

The sentiment is from GKD's Wild Flowers stamp set and was stamped in black ink and then cut and embossed with Spellbinders A2 Distressed Edges die. While still in the die, it was sponged with GKD Powder Blue ink and then popped on to my focal panel.

This completed my project. Hope you liked it and looking forward to adding another post shortly.  Thanks for stopping by today. Come back again!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
The Outlawz  -  Tuesday Color Challenge  -  CC0304
613 Avenue Create  -  Challenge #61 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  March 4 Challenge  - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday - Challenge #122 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #46 - Anything Goes
Mod Squad  - Spring Palette Challenge
IBS -  Monthly Challenge  - Flowers
Crafty Girls - Challenge #12 - Anything Goes


Monica Taylor said...

Great Spring Card. Thanks for sharing over at 613 Avenue Create. Monica DT

Karen Letchworth said...

This is really lovely, Olga. It's wonderful to have you stop by our challenge blog and share your talents with us. Thanks for taking part in our challenge, and please stop by again soon. I always enjoy your fellowship, and look forward to seeing your lovely cards shared with us.
God bless you,
Word Art Wednesday

Lee said...

What a lovely tribute and such gorgeous flowers! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Mod Squad!

Rosy Newlun said...

What striking and beautiful creations Olga! Love your colors and explanation, too. Your deeply embossed edging really stands out! I feel so badly for the people in Ukraine, Syria and other countries who have no control over what their gov'ts are doing, but suffer and even die from the unrest. It's a helpless feeling! I hope it all settles down fast and does not escalate. With hugs - Rosy

nupurcreatives said...

Pretty card...Thanks for joining us at IBS :)

Angelica Schmidt said...

Such a beautiful card Olga! Beautifully colored too ! Have a Blessed day!

Kylie said...

Your flowers are beautiful against that background! Thanks so much for playing along at IBS xx

Allie Gower said...

Gorgeous flowers. Thanks for joining us at the Mod Squad Challenge.

catdidit said...

Oh so awesome! Love this on the blue, colors really pop! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Mod Squad Challenge Blog this week!

Anne Fenton said...

Beautiful card, love your colors. Thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

Mynn xx said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Those flower are colored so beautifully! Thanks for joining us at Inspired By Stamping! :) HUGS and have a great rest of the week! Mynn xx

Jo Ann said...

This is such a wonderful card...Love the yellow flowers as it stand out from the background. We are so blessed that you joined us at our challenge last week at Word Art Wednesday. I hope you join us again at our new Challenge starting today. Leaving you with inspiration from Galatians 5:1 which says, "It is for freedom that Christ has set us free. Stand firm, then, and do not let yourselves be burdened again by a yoke of slavery." Hugs and blessings...