Sunday, March 12, 2017

Succulent Birthday...Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #398~Fern, Rose, Steel

Hello...

Welcome to Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #398, where this week's invitation is to use fern, rose and steel on your creations.  Check out those piled-high-with-icing treats!  Scrumpt-dilly-licious, I'm sure!  Just a remember when you play along with us: cupcakes not required, just the colour or theme. On the other hands, cupcakes are always welcome...on paper and especially, for real!


This week's challenge is sponsored by DRS Designs. You'll see some of the DT use their images AND if you're the lucky winner, you will be using their images in the very near future! Thank you DRS Designs for the wonderful winner discount!



For whatever reasons, my mind connected the challenge colours with my MFT Sweet Succulents set.  Took out my pencils and away I went...


In hindsight, I should have used a slightly heavier touch, but I didn't want to increase the waxy buildup. In real life, they're much brighter, as is the light rose-ink stenciled background I set behind my little cactus garden.

My teammates have some fabulous cards awaiting you, so head on over to the blog, leave them some love,  then whip up a card/project of your own.  We'd be extremely happy to see your fern-rose-and-steel gems in the gallery. 

Thank you for dropping in today; hope you're having a wonderful weekend, even though it's an hour shorter...


18 comments:

Jeanne said...

I think you had a perfect touch on these prickly delights. They look amazing and so does that lightly stenciled background. I think the wonky stitched die adds a fun detail, too. You create the most wonderful cards, Carol. Hugs!

~amy~ said...

Oh my, I simply ADORE your coloring!!!

Ek Gorman said...

Oh, I love this. Those cacti are so softly colored that they are simply stunning. I frankly just love this.

Wendy Bellino said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the succulents! I have them all over my house! The coloring is fabulous, terrific job shading!

Nonni said...

Love your coloring here Carol! What a great card!

Birgit said...

Fabulous coloring on the sweet succulents Carol! Ooh lala, I love them!

Kim Heggins said...

Sweet card...love your beautiful succulents!

Bobby said...

I love the subtlety of your coloring, Carol, and the highlights on the pots are spot on. Great card!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous coloring and super fun images

Happy Dance said...

Now I need to pull my succulent/cacti stamps out.... Why? Because your's is so pretty, and I need to see if I can make something nearly as pretty... But your card is pretty close to perfect, they're colored beautifully, I love the gray pots, and the wonky stitched panel is just the right one to have used here. Wonderful card, my friend. Any more GDs on your blog soon? : ) Bev

Charlene said...

So beautiful!!!! :-)

Susanne Vargas said...

Love how you colored those adorable succulents! Such a pretty CAS card!

Petra Swart said...

I clicked on the photo to have a closer look, Carol and I really like the very soft stenciled rose bg!!!!!! And the colouring of the cacti and the pots are just great!!!! The little bits of pink on the leaves are beauitiful!!!!! A lovely card, my friend!!!!
Hugz

Joyce said...

Gorgeous way to use those colors. Love your subtle coloring, and those cute little succulents.

Anita in France said...

Such a lovely little cactus garden, Carol ... those fabulous succulents are wonderful against the subtle background stencilling! Hugs, Anita :)

Jen Carter said...

I love the soft touch you used, I don't think it should be brighter at all! I also love the touch of blending behind the plants!

Naki said...

Ohmygoodness! I LOVE how you used the green and pink to color your pretty little succulents, briliant!!

Shelly said...

This is so pretty! Love those succulents and colors!