Thursday, January 16, 2014

For Queen Carol

I'm pretty far behind on the Queen for the Day challenges and on challenges in general.  But I'm trying to catch up.  So for the Queen 2 weeks ago, we were to chose a stamper with a name close to ours.  I chose Carol (aka BobbiesGirl).  I've been seeing BobbiesGirl around the galleries and in my comments for quite some time and was delighted to be able to honor her.



Carol has honored so many Queens that it was hard to find a card that she did just because. I found this one and loved the layout.  Mr. Brown had just brought this new stamp set from the Occasions Mini Catalog and I thought it was a good setting for this flower.  It looks like a pansy to me and I remember seeing some gorgeous orange pansies in the garden center last winter.

So thank you, Carol, for inspiring with your talent and your comments.

And thank you, my blog readers, for your support and encouragement.

All supplies are Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Happy Watercolor
Ink:  SU Markers (Pumpkin Pie, Old Olive, Early Espresso)
Paper:  Watercolor (non SU), Very Vanilla, Early Espresso
Other:  Ovals Collection Framelits, Square Lattice EF, Blender Pen

I'm so glad you stopped by.

Enjoy!


22 comments:

Nikki Spencer said...

Oh wow!..That Pansy is gorgeous Bonnie, you have coloured beautifully and how yummy does it look in orange. xxx

MaryH said...

I am lovin' this layout too. Your inspiration was a winner as well. I like the orangey/peachy pansies too, and you have gotten the color exactly as I remember them. You've used one of my fav SU EF's as that fab frame. A wonderful card. Sure hope the virus bug is on its way out of your system. So many bugs are flying around, it's very hard to avoid them. Some of our family has been ill since Christmas with some kind of congestion/coughing bug. We're keeping away, and at least staying at home is good in that respect. Not so much exposure to germs. Hopefully you'll feel much better by the wkend. Can't wait to see that Mini catalog. TFS & Hugs

Trisha Klowak said...

Such a pretty flower and I just love the textured background :)

Benzi said...

This is awesome, Bonnie. I love that color. BobbiesGirl makes some gorgeous cards and you've cased her beautifully.

Cathy said...

Love this delicate flower Bonnie, it's so beautifully coloured and shaded, Cathy x

Cynthia said...

Love the happy orange of your flower! It makes the whole card so warm and sunshiny!

stampwithsandy said...

This is so simple and beautiful and elegant, Bonnie! I love it!

♥Gemma♥ said...

Simply stunning as always hun!!
hugs and xxx
Gemma

Hettie said...

Aww this is gorgeous Bonnie. It looks like a California Poppy to me with those colours.
I do so love this embossing folder you have. Maybe it is time I thought about buying one - darn it I cannot as I am on a ban!
Hugs
xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is like a painting, beautiful in it's oval frame set perfectly in that textured mat! You are so talented, Bonnie!! Enjoy the weekend! Hugs, Darnell

Mrs A. said...

The colour is lovely and I know the pansies that you have in mind. You have captured the colouring perfectly. hugs Mrs A.

Bobby said...

That textured mat sets off the flower beautifully but I agree with Hettie. It's a California Poppy.

scrappymo! said...

My goodness, Bonnie! The colouring on that pansy makes it look almost real.
A lovely flower on a lovely card.

Faith A said...

Love the embossing and the poppy a lovely card as usual Bonnie.

Brenda said...

Oh my Bonnie, this is a beautiful clean and simple card! The flower is striking!

Aileen said...

Another beauty Bonnie. Love the framing for your gorgeous flower. X

laurie said...

That flower is gorgeous!

Jules said...

Hi Bonnie

That is one stunning flower .. .. I love it!!!

I hope all is good with you and you had a lovely weekend.

Love Jules xx

Narelle Farrugia said...

Oh wow look how gorgeous your flower is! It's beautifully coloured and such a standout!

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Beautiful Bonnie, I love the painting of the poppy and the colour :) I hope you are doing well, Shirleyx

Greta said...

I've never done an embossed frame like this--great design & lovely card!

Loll Thompson said...

Gorgeous flower Bonnie ... and a lovely tribute to Carol. Loll xx