Friday, 19 April 2013

Flower Power

Morning Crafty People

Today I have a card for you that I have created using various different techniques. 

I am not 100% on the flower but it is my first attempt of making this type of flower it turned out a bit bigger then I realised and by the time I had noticed it was stuck fast to the card. 

Hay Ho that's what crafting is all about tho isn't it? trying new things things and seeing how to make them better next time.

I treated myself to a couple of new things this week mainly using up some of my Christmas pennies that I had left over. 

I treated myself to a set of the Grand Nestabilities Label 1 - The card with these used on will be up next week.  Then I popped to my local craft shop to to see what he had new in (he is always tempting me with new things) any way in I go not really wanting anything and then I come out with a set of A2 Curved Labels One Borders by spellbinders and Oh my goodness I LOVE them, they make such a beautiful design to the the card.

I love this card colouring the dark green with the pastel purples and blue really make me feel like it is a spring card perfect for a spring anniversary, and the bit of glitter I put in the center of the flowers gives it a fab shimmer to the card.

Anyway enough of me rambling on here is the card. 

Some of you may have seen it on my twitter account as I put a sneaky peak on there earlier in the week. 

The Card
 The Flower
To make the flower I used my circut machine and the cartridge Flower Shoppe. 
The petals I used was Daisy 3 and the base of the flower was Daisy 2 I cut the petals out in three different sizes I cut 8 of each in sizes 1 3/4 inch, 1 1/2 inch and 1 inch. The Daisy 2 was cut at 2 inch. The Leaves used are from the same cartridge and I cut 2x Fun 5 at 1 3/4 inch coloured in forest green. and 2 x fun 5 at 1 1/2 inch colured with leaf green.

Ingredients For The Card. 
A4 Card blank folded in half
Purple backing card for matting and laying cut at 5 3/4 inch x 8 inch
Green backing paper cut at 5 2/4 inch x 7 3/4 inch 
Purple Flower Backing paper cut at 4 inch x 5 1/4 inch 
Purple backing for flower backing 51/2 inch x 4 1/3 inch 
Green Stripe 3/4 inch x 6 1/2 inch 
The white section with the curved edge was cut at 6 3/4 and 3 3/4 inch 
Promarker pens :- Carnary, Amethyst, Orchid, Cool Grey 1, Lilac, Icicle, Leaf Green, Forest Green.
Flexmarker pen:- Soft Aqua
Stickles - Lavender
Lili of the valley stamp - If friends where flowers
Paper Piecing Ruler 
Liquid Pearls - Lavender Lace
Sentiment and Heart - Used from previous stash 
Card Candi :- 3 x light purple, 3x dark purple 1 x white coloured with lilac pen to match flowers
Backing Flower stamped - Cricut Cartridge Martha Stewart Elegant Cake page 55 shift button cut at 5 inch.

The Challenges. 
I am putting this card forward for the following challenges:-
Everybody Art Challenge  # 232 Glitter and Bling 
Creative Card Crew - Challenge #34 Handmade Flowers
I Love Promarkers - Challenge # 164 Pastel colours
Paper Crafting Journey - Use A Sentiment
Shelleys Images - April Showers
Scrap Creations - Flower Power

Well that is it from me 

Have a great weekend and as always any comments are greatly appreciated



KraftyKoolKat said...

This is delightful. Thank you for sharing it with us at Paper Crafting Journey.

Cathy DT

Wendy Fraser said...

Such a pretty card, I love the curved border. Thanks for joining us at I Love Promarkers xx

Guild Master Crystal said...

Wonderful card. Your handmade flower is beautiful! I love the layers and dimension to it!
Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew.
- Crystal (DT)

Unknown said...

Lovely card and colours, such sweet image. the flowers compliment the card well. Thanks you for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our handmade flower challenge hugs Tania DT xx

D said...

I totally LOVE your flower. Definitely a keeper! I totally agree, Spellbinders dies make cards so elegant.

paper fun said...

Wow, Kelly, what a great card. I love your great flower and that curved edge at the bottom is fabulous.

Thanks for showing us your handmade flowers at Creative Card Crew.


Lorraine said...

That's extremely pretty. Thanks for taking part at I ♥ Promarkers this week.

Heather said...

A gorgeous card Kelly, a lovely design and colour scheme. Your image is delightful and I love your beautiful flower!!

Thanks so much for joining Everybody Art Challenge,
Heather xx

Miranda Slagboom-de Groot said...

It's lovely.
Thanks for joining us at Shelly's Images.
Shelly's Images Design Team

Min said...

Just beautiful - I love the flower!
Thanks so much for playin' along with us for the Shelly's Images Challenge.
We hope you'll join us again for another FUN Challenge! Hugs & Happy Days! ~Min
Kaymin Kreations