Monday, October 13, 2014

Floral Hello

 Hello Crafters!

Tonight when I go into work I'll work my last shift. Over ten years I've sat at that desk, worked with those exceptional men and women. Am I sad? Sad doesn't seem to cover it. I want to cry just thinking about it. I know God's plan is better than mine. I know God is closing the door on this chapter of my life. I'm going to go his way. I just might cry a little as I do it. I know this isn't a particularly happy subject but this is my life. And right now, this part of my life is sad. 

Now that I've got you all melancholy let's talk cards.  
I'm playing along with Fusion Card Challenge. For some reason I can never, ever, ever, use the sketch. And I LOVE sketches. There is just something about the inspiration photos lately that are sucking me in. 

Oh, you know what it is? 

Yeah . . .I admit it. It's the flowers. 

Aren't they the prettiest little bunch?
I immediately thought on the flowers from Hero Arts and Basic Grey called Sunshine

Kelly Latevola You and Your Big Dreams

I stamped the grouping of flowers across the top of my card and then colored them with copics. I CAN'T STOP USING THEM!!! or watching videos about them . . .or being fascinated at how people use them . . .I may need an intervention soon!
For the background I used the lightest BG color (BG0000) and used it to pick up some color from the tip of YG03. I laid i down using small circles. It created the coolest (at least I think it's cool) background of the two colors. 
The Hello is from Simon Says Stamp. I die cut the flower panel with it and also a piece of blue violet. I adhered them to a white card base fitted into one another. Originally my game plan was to try another die cutting technique but in the end I liked this better. I dotted the flowers with stardust stickles. 

If you're interested in that Hero Arts and Basic Grey set Sunshine you can snag it at A2ZScrapbooking along with a whole lot of other Hero Arts goodness. If you spend $25.00 you can save yourself 15% off with the code KELLYL15.

Thanks for visiting!!



  1. Your card is really very gorgeous, Kelly. I love the way you have stamped and colored. Those flowers create such a cool background. The die-cut sentiment works perfectly with it. This one is a totally' WOW' card for me!
    Sorry to hear that you'll be leaving your job. God sure has better plans for you. Take care! Big hugs :)

  2. A M A Z I N G !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE It!!!

  3. PS: I would NEVER have even considered buying that stamp set, until I saw ALL the amazing things you have done with it! Just goes to show how much "Inspiration" can change how you look at a set! I am in awe, once again of your fantabulous card making skills!! Blown away!!

  4. Absolutely gorgeous! I love those little flowers! May need to look into getting that stamp set :)
    Your coloring is amazing, and I love the inlaid hello die cut!
    <3 Emily L.

  5. Soooooo pretty.......they look like little wild violets to me.

  6. Love it! And who cares about the sketch... We're doing art, right?

  7. ooooooh Kelly, this rocks!!! LOVELY and CAS and deliciously purple, and sweet and alsoo modern too!!!!

    Thanks so much for sharing, FUSION in a fave challenge of mine, and I love seeing others so inspired to join in as well!!! -- Thanks for joining us -Kimberly Wiener (FUSION DT).

  8. Wow, Kelly, this is amazing!! I love it! I'm sorry you are sad. I hope something wonderful appears to fill the void.

  9. Wow Kelly Fab as always!! thank you for sharing with Fusion :)

  10. Wow - when I saw the inspiration photo - I was so excited to see what you would do with it!! And boy was I treated to a visual feast!! Love your florals - the colors are amazing - and I love the clean, white space, as well!!! You have made another masterpiece - kudos to you!! I am just so impressed!!

  11. Oh Kelly this one is beautiful too!

  12. You never cease to amaze me with your talent, Kelly! This card is so beautiful...your coloring and placement of the flowers and sentiment are just perfect!

    Sending you big hugs during this sad time...I am sure God has a better plan for you, and that you will embrace it when it comes!

  13. So very pretty! You did a great job, in spite of your feelings of sadness.

  14. Kelly, this is absolutely stunning...
    Thanks for joining us at FUSION!

  15. FABULOUS colouring Kelly! So glad you joined in the fun @ FUSION, hope to see you again soon!
    Hope you get a chance to make the most of this transition in your life :)