Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Summer Flowers











I didn't want to miss the monthly challenge at Fresh Squeezed Stamps, a company I recently discovered.  The theme is "summer" so I had to figure out an appropriate card using my 1 FSS set--Trendy Triangles.  I've seen flowers made from circles, leaves & butterflies, so decided to see what could be done. Played on some scratch paper & sure enough you can make a blossom from triangles!  I also used a combination of the curved & straight solid triangle stamps to make my grassy border.  I think these colors give a summery feel to the card: VersaMagic Pink Grapefruit, Persimmon, Sahara Sand & Wheat with Brilliance Pearlescent Lime.  The flower stems are from The Craft's Meow Flower Garden set.  Hard to see in the photo, but the top of the blossoms is outlined in Stickles.  Just saw the Simon Says Stamp challenge is anything goes, so I may as well enter this card.  Day off with lots to do, so I'll keep this short.  Thanks for your continued encouragement--I love reading your comments.

20 comments:

Lisa said...

Love what you've done with the triangle Greta, such cute flowers! And the citrus colors are super ;)

Sue Butler said...

Hello Greta
The beautiful simplicity of this design combined with the pastel palette is so pleasing to the eye,the tulips are just gorgeous.
Smiles:)
Sue

Mary Ann said...

Wow!Very pretty,love the colors,they are great!!!

Trinh said...

I love your creativity, Greta! The flowers are pretty and I would not have guessed they were made with triangles. Well done!

~amy~ said...

Oh this is wonderful! thanks for joining in on the Squeeze-A-Palooza fun!

Lin said...

Very innovative, Greta! Good luck on the challenge!

Rosemary said...

that is one darn clever way to make a tulip, greta!! fabulous card!!

judkajudi said...

I love how you made flowers from triangles! Who knew? The colors really are summery. Love your schnauzer. Long time ago we had one ...now we are in love with our poodle/bichon mix.

Nat said...

sweet summer colours on this beautiful design, awesome flowers!!

Maria said...

Beautiful card! Love how you made those flowers!

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Greta, a fabulous design and colours, I love how you have created the lovely flowers!!

Thanks so much for joining us with Simon Says Stamp challenge
hugs
Heather xx

Dawn Turley said...

very sweet Greta. Love your triangular flowers. Love the colours.

Emily Keaton said...

So very sweet – and clean and simple, Greta. I think these flowers look just like poppies. Perfect for Memorial Day!

cm said...

What a great idea to create 'triangle-themed' flowers! They're lovely, and your card is stunning! You always come up with the most nifty approaches... Hope your Thursday is terrific.
c

walchowDesign said...

You are so creative, Greta! Love how the flowers turned out!

wienerhoneymooners said...

SUPER fun and creatively beautiful!

Fresh Squeezed Stamps (Ryann) said...

What a wonderful card!! I love your creative design - just brilliant!! Thank you for playing along at Squeeze-A-Palooza! :)

Bonnie said...

What pretty herringbone patterned flowers, Greta! Love the scalloped "grass" too! Another beautiful card!

Barb Murphy said...

so pretty and so creative! love the soft, graphic quality of the triangles...and your perfect stamping again!

Jessi Fogan said...

Greta, those blooms are incredible! Love the colours too :)