Wednesday 26 January 2011

Fun with flowers ....

.... that's exactly what I've been having in my craft room this morning.  I've been making and colouring flowers for the two cards that I made this morning. 

The first card is for three challenges:  Just Add Ink - JAI52 (sketch); Stamptacular Sunday Challenge - SSC95 where we have to use 3 papers, flowers, ribbons, etc; and Crafty Cardmakers - CC38 where we have to use flowers. 
JAI52 - Sketch
Edited:  Darn - I've just uploaded the page and discovered that the Just Add Ink has closed - shame, but never mind.  The link was open when I checked this morning!!  I wasn't quick enough.
I've used a lovely set of 6" x 6" papers from My Mind's Eye called Quite Contrary; I got this pack free with Cardmaking & Papercraft last year.  It has the most lovely colours.  I selected three sheets, used the green to cover the card base and then used my Spellbinders dies to cut out two layers.  I put some lovely green satin ribbon around the smallest layer.  To cut the flowers I used my Woodware flower punches.  I then made the flowers by layering up from biggest to smallest flower.  I added some lovely pink gems to the centre of each flower and finally, I added a greeting.  This card is going to my Mum - just because!!

Stamps: Waltzingmouse - Spring Baskets
Papers:  My Mind's Eye - Quite Contrary
Spellbinders:  Labels 8 (S5-019) - dies #6 and #4
Woodware:  Flower punches
Accessories:  Ribbon and gems from my stash

The second card I made is also for three challenges:  Waltzingmouse Sketch Challenge - WMSC31 (sketch); Little Red Wagon - LRW65 to add some lace to your card, and finally for Splitcoaststampers Clean and Simple Challenge where we were to use flourishes.

This card also features flowers - I think I'm trying to get in the mood for Spring!  My starting point on this card was the backing paper - it has some sweet cherry blossom like flowers and pretty flourishes on it.  I cut this to the shape in the sketch and attached it to the card.  I added a length of lace which I'd tinted blue with my inks.  I stamped the big flower and coloured it using Promarkers.  I added some faux stitching to the curve in the paper.  The greeting is made up of two stamps - sadly I can't remember the name of the company who made these stamps.  The glitter flourishes (which hardly show in the photo, but which are gorgeous in real-life) were drawn by hand.  Actually the whole card has a beautiful sparkle!!

Stamps:  Waltzingmouse - Big Blooms - Chrysanthemums
Paper:  Papermania - Creative Tones - Venetian Skies
Promarkers:  Midnight Blue, Denim Blue, Pastel Blue
Inks:  Memento - London Fog, Summer Sky, Paris Dusk
Accessories:  Glitter, lace and gem from stash

I noticed just now that I've two new followers - so I'd like to say Hi and Welcome to Natalie and Queenie Jeannie.  Kathryn starts at a new drama/singing/dance club tonight - she's so excited, but it's a late finish, so I'm not sure whether I'm going to be able to play in my craft room again later.  So this is likely to be all for today.  Do drop by again tomorrow.


jimlynn said...

Both are GREAT!!! Love those flowers and that layout. So pretty.

Scrappy Scatty said...

so very lovely xx

Pauline said...

Two lovely cards, a great take on the WMSC sketch, and love the papers in the first card.

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the Crysanthemum & your faux stitching on the WMS & the colours are so spring-like in the first. Hope Kathryn enjoys the evening.
Paula (PEP)

Mona Pendleton said...

Both of these cards are lovely Deb! Love all the flowers! Thanks for playing along with the WMSC :)

Rosanne said...

Lovely cards!

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Beautiful take on both of your cards!

Jackie said...

Two gorgeous cards, I especially love the blue one :o)
Jackie xx

Anonymous said...

Two beautiful card, I love hand-made flowers. Thanks for joining me at Crafty Cardmakers this week. xx

Alice said...

very pretty colors! lovely card! thanks for joining us at WMSC this week!

Julia Aston said...

Two lovely spring feeling cards Deborah!

Clare said...

Congrats on your win at the WMSC this week! Wonderful card!

Geri said...

Hey Deb!! Congratulations on your win!! Beautiful card (Both of them!)!!

Dee said...

What a super cute card. I love the paper and it makes me think of spring.
Thanks for joining us this week at Crafty Cardmakers.

Marianne-db said...

This is so cute! A lovely card to your mum!
Thanks for joining Stamptacular this week!

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