4.10.2007

I ain't got flower power...

Over and over again, on Splitcoast, I read posts about people who love flower stamps, who have tons of flower sets, who want the latest flower set. I see gorgeous cards/projects with these said sets. But I ain't got flower flower!! Try as I might, it takes a lot of time/paper/patience for me to get something to look right. I think I'm good with the line drawings of flowers; sets like "Natural Beauty" and "Both Way Blossoms." "Best Blossoms" from last year's SAB is not too fun for me to use. I do not like adding the solid stamp to this year's "Delight in Life." And the solid, "this is supposed to look life-like" sets are not working for me at all. I used to have "Flower Factory" and nothing turned out well...so I traded it away. Recently through a trade, I aquired "Petal Prints." We all know what awesome stuff is out there....then why did it take me 1.5 sheets of paper and too much time to come up with this card...for today's Color Combo Challenge?





Yeah, I know, it does look nice...but you should see the ones that landed in my garbage can. And the centers of the flowers...well, they were stamped and cut out and glued on top. I want fast, I want fabulous and I want "fall in lowe with Dawn's Flowers!"

After talking about my flower dilemma with some stalkers and getting inspired by this card, I tried my own version.



Turned out okay...I didn't stress about it...but obviously...the colors are pretty vibrant.

I did this next card last week...using a blender pen to pick up color that was squished onto the top of the ink pad...for the center.





Not bad...but come on...help me out here...I want fantastic florals using solid stamps. I know Rock 'n Roll. I don't have any SU markers. I do have WWC. And I'm open for advice...so post away any suggestions, tips or thoughts. Thanks in advance!

7 comments:

Barb said...

Your flowers are way better than mine!!

Kristine said...

Mmm...I really like that yellow, red and caramel card!! The colors are light and cheery :o)

Quilt Nut said...

beautiful cards Dawn

Julie said...

I think these cards are beautiful! You did a great job, don't stress! :)

A-M said...

ROFL! You crack me up, Dawn! I think you did a FANTASTIC job of those bright daisies (or whatever they are - I'm a stamper, not a gardener ;) )

As I said to you the other day, ya just gotta leggo of those Type A inhibitions and enjoy the "imperfection" - Mother Nature didn't create any two flowers alike, yanno! ;)

(Thanks for linking me, btw - I feel so...so... FAMOUS!! LOL)

Billie said...

Your cards are adorable, I think you have flower power!!

Rochelle W said...

Wow your card is beautiful!