Pearly Flowers CAS Mixup Challenge

Welcome on a lovely sunny Sunday afternoon. It's rather warm here, but low humidity, so it's pleasant outside. It's been quiet here at our house, as Father has done what he pleased (which is napping - with no interruption from annoying phone calls).
Here's a card, which I hope will work for the June CAS Mix Up Challenge.
This card also has snippets - 2 efforts...tried sprinkling water droplets on the first one, and it looked terrible! So repeated the efforts, left off the water sprinkles.
- PB Efflorescence flowers stamped with WOW embossing ink, heat embossed Stampendous Pearl white. (I'm finding this WOW embosser is giving me better results than the Versamark pads. Not sure if perhaps the Versamark pads need a good reinking).
- Sponged the piece with DI Iced Lemonade, Twisted Citron and Victorian Rose; the V. Rose was not dark enough, so came back over that with Picked Raspberry, liked that better.  Some **Nuvo Mother of Pearl Mousse** was rubbed very lightly over this and added some lovely glimmer.
- fussy cut flowers from the water spattered piece, and popped this atop the flowers in this piece (a snippet from the inside of the die cut Pretty Pink Posh Scallop Frames - the smaller die. Hope this will work as the CAS Mix Up Die Cut requirement!)
- Coutour Creations Marriot Collection Only One EF (used the debossed side, accidently, but like it). I wanted something very simple so as to keep focus on the sponging.
- Wood stamp from 2010 Rubber Soul for the sentiment...stamped in Wow embossing powder on a black snippet, heat embossed with SnS White Detail EP.  Stamped this sentiment 3 times thinking I'd gotten it crooked, until I looked at the red rubber...and realized - it's made this way! It's showing 'straight' on the wooden block.  Hand trimmed the banner.
Now off to link at June CAS Mix Up, the Snippets Playground (week 234) and Sparkle n Sprinkle's June Anything Goes challenge (but you must use loose glitter, embossing powder, and/or flocking).
**The Nuvo Mousse I have was ordered from SnS, but I didn't find it stocked when I checked the Nuvo supplies at SnS, so I've linked to Oozak, which shows the product.
Thanks for joining me this afternoon, and hope your day has been relaxing and pleasant. Also hope you'll check out some of these challenges, and perhaps join in yourself. Many thanks for the wonderful response to the Summer Blog Dress. 
Now I have some lovely visits from sweet commenters that I need to get started, so BIG HUGS!


  1. Gorgeous card Mary. LOVE the colours you've used ... so perfect for summer. :) Great idea to repurpose your first splattered piece to stamp and fussy-cut the flowers. Turned out amazing!! Thanks so much for sharing with us at CAS Mix Up! xx

  2. I am sure I have this image and I love the way you have used it, gorgeous colours and love the black sentiment it really shows of the lovely colours of the card.

    Kath x

  3. Lovely card, like the colours!
    Valerija xx

  4. Beautiful card, Mary, I love the colours. xx

  5. Beautiful card and lovely colours, love your layout too, Kate x

  6. This is really pretty Mary and love the negative scallop mat with those lovely soft pastel colours and the white embossed flowers are sitting on top so beautifully. Glad you are enjoying less humid conditions at the moment. I always find personally the best time to create is when DH has gone to bed and the house is quiet. Thank you for your kind comment re my recent playground win too. x

  7. Oh such a beautiful creation Mary! I love it!
    xoxo Olga

  8. This is such a pretty card. I love the flowers and the background...very summery

  9. Oh wow, this is so gorgeous, Mary!! The colors are absolutely beautiful!! I love the pretty flowers!! What a fabulous card!! Have a great evening!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  10. This is gorgeous, my friend! Makes me think of rainbow sherbert! Yummy and refreshing! Thanks for sharing with us again at CAS Mix Up! PS. I do like your summery blog header! So pretty!

  11. Great job using the panel you didn't like for the flowers which are so pretty! Love the background panel, too--great card, Mary!
    PS-My hexagon card is just watercolor paper colored with Zigs & then die cut with PTI hexagon die.

  12. Mary, I just love the use of brilliant color on this- something I just struggle with. It sings with color! Beautifully done!

  13. Gorgeous card and colours Mary.

    Have a good week.

    B x

  14. Really pretty card, love the delicate colours and great design.
    Patricia x

  15. Hi Mary, Glad the weather is ok for you. I hate high humidity, as it zaps my energy.

    Loving the card.

    Hope you have a good start to the week. Sue

  16. Oh Mary this is gorgeous - love the soft colours and the white embossing.
    A cheap way to refresh your versamark pad is to use glycerin on it :-)

  17. Gorgeous summery card, Mary... I'm thinking sherbet, ice-lolly and maybe a margarita or two. LOVE it.... the card, I mean.... and the margarita too! :)
    x Asha

  18. Love it Mary...that background is great....very fresh and perfect for your flowers......we have rain,then more rain here but never mind it's that time of the year when I get to watch 4 weeks of tennis on the trot......Rich is on domestic duties...which is how many ways can I cook sausages for dinner! Glad you found the nuvo mouse it's lush! Xxxxxxx

  19. This is sooo beautiful Mary
    Dr Sonia

  20. Such lovely colours and the flowers are so pretty, Mary!!!! Love all the white space around the focal panel to have the flowers and coloured panel stand out so beautifully!!! The white embossed sentiment on the black banner is lovely!!! So beautiful, my friend!!!
    Have a great day!!!

  21. This is lovely Mary and I really like your colour combination, it's so pretty. You sound just like me, I'm always trying things out, then they end up in the bin and I end up starting again. It's a good job that people only see the finished cards that we're happy with! Thank you for your lovely welcome in your last post, it's always lovely to meet new crafty friends. Take care, crafty hugs, Sandra X

  22. What a delightful summery and bright card, love the techniques you have done and the, what I will call upside down scallop shape, around the edge, certainly draws your eye inward to the flowers., Love the sentiment too, it's a "happy" one.

    The lady of the house playing while Dad is relaxing, couldn't ask for better LOL.
    PS I really like the blue background, makes it a summery visit :)

  23. Wow Mary, what a pretty snippets card! And it's wonderful to see you in the Playground - Parsnip came over all hot and bothered :)


    Di xx

  24. Looks like a great card for the challenge! Love the bright colours; feels so sunny! Hope you have a fun week planned!

  25. Beautiful card Mary! The colors are so pretty and I love how they seem to melt into each other. Lovely flowers too.
    We had a mild weekend also, low humidity and in the 80's. We actually went hiking on some trails in the woods by the river, it was very nice.

  26. The panel is wonderful with these spring/summer colours and these flowers!! Your card has a beautiful CAS style and the inside of the scallop frame looks great!

  27. A few water droplets can make a difference either way . This is lovely so flowing ...........Lis

  28. So pretty, Mary ... these fabulous blooms are just lovely against the coloured panel! Hugs, Anita :)

  29. Gorgeous! Love this colorful creation! Both the flowers and the background!

  30. ... and back with my other hat - thanks for joining us over at the Creative Challenge for Sparkle N Sprinkle!

  31. The summer look of your blog is so pretty and fresh! Love the blue with the daisies (a favorite combo of mine). And your card has more summer colors - yum!

  32. Oh my, what a gorgeous card Momma Mary! I am so loving the colors you used on this one! The inking/watercoloring is just so pretty and I just love those sweet flowers. Glad ya'll are having a relaxing weekend! I'm behind as usual....big hugs, Brenda

  33. So sweet and summery Mary. Your colors are just perfect for your flowers. TFS and joining us at CAS Mix Up my friend. Hugs, nancy

  34. Fabulous snippet card Mary, so vibrant and cheery! Keep it up using up your stash!

  35. Love the beautiful sunny colours and gorgeous flowers-I laughed at your sentiment trial -I have a couple of words from Crafters Companion which I heat embossed about four times before I realised it was supposed to look distressed and as if bits were missing lol
    Carol x


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