Friday, 8 April 2011

CR84FN Handmade Flower...

Hiya!

I managed to find a bit of time this afternoon to play along with the gorgeous CR84FN colours this week:


I used the Midnight Madness sketch for the layout and came up with this:



I wanted to make a handmade flower to achieve a {similar} effect to some of the lovely shop-bought ones I've seen all over people's cards recently. I found this tutorial a while back and the results are spectacular! I used Naturals Ivory cardstock to make the flower along with the Fancy Flower punch, 5-petal flower punch and Boho Blossoms punch. I added some glitter to highlight the petals - here's a close up:



The flower is resting on some fabulous Crumb Cake seam binding ribbon (new in our mini catty). The leaves image is from Growing Green and was stamped on watercolour card and coloured with a Pear Pizzazz marker and an aquabrush. The sentiment is from Oval All and the DSP in the background is from Elegant Soiree.

I'm off to prepare for a class tomorrow - thanks for stopping by!

x Amy x

22 comments:

Phyllis said...

Amy, A BIG WARM WELCOME to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge!! We are delighted that you have joined us!! Your card is gorgeous!! I just had to have that set and purchased it many months ago and still haven't used it!! I think I may have toooooo much!! The MMDesign Team thanks you for playing in our challenge this week!!

Phyllis MMDesign Team

Priscilla said...

A BIG warm WELCOME to our challenges. We are thrilled you have entered. It is a joy to check out new blogs and peoples work. Love your card and what a great take on the sketch. Gorgeous FLOWER too. I hope you keep coming back. Thank you so much for joining in the fun this week at the Midnight Madness sketch challenge.
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess

Debgem said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Love the stamped image, and the magnificent flower you made! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

Marisa said...

Your flower is STUNNING!!! Thanks for the link! Love how you used the colours and the fabulous image as well. Gorgeous card!

Stephanie Kraft said...

Beautiful card, Amy! Your flower is stunning! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN!

Joanne Leddy said...

My goodness, you have done well with that flower ... it's gorgeous! Thanks for the linking to my blog and for sharing your talents with us!

Silke Ledlow said...

Beautiful card Amy! Love your take on both challenges...yeah..glad you had a chance to play! Hugs ~S~

Sue Lelli said...

Amy, I too am in love with handmade fowers and your is just GORGEOUS! LOVE your papers and that sentiment! FAB card! THX for playing with us at CR84FN!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous card Amy! That flower looks fabulous! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Glad you joined us at CR84FN!

Beautiful Greetings said...

That flower is absolutely stunning! What a wonderful card for your first MMSC. Your take on the sketch is fabulous and the whole card is gorgeous!
Peggy
Priscillastyles DT member.

Gunn (MsPlum) said...

Hi and welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge. We are so happy you found us and wanted to share your talent with us!

This is lovely! Love the soft colors, the cleanness and that amazing big flower!

Thanks for joining Midnight Madness Challenge. I hope to see you play with us again next week!

Hugs
Gunn
Midnight Madness Design Team

marsha said...

Amy, WELCOME to this week's Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge, we're so glad you joined us! Your handmade flower is off the charts gorgeous! Thanks again for joining us and we hope you will come back and play again next week!
Hugs,
Marsha
MMSC-DT

Renlymat's World of Family & Crafts said...

Your darn right the results are spectacular! That's one of the prettiest handmade flowers I've seen. Well done! Great job with the sketch as well. Love everything about your card! Thanks for joining us at Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! Hope to see you again soon!
~Renee
MMSC DT

Lorie said...

WOW! What a stunning card! That flower turned out just gorgeous!! Thanks for sharing the tutorial, and for joining us at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge! It's great to have you, and I hope we see you often!

Hugs,
Lorie

Andrea M said...

Hi Amy!! This card is SO BEAUTIFUL!!! Love the big beautiful bloom!!! WOWZAS!!! Thanks so much for playing along with CR84FN!!!

Guro said...

Hi Amy and welcome to the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge :-) We are so happy to check out new blogs! Your card is beautiful; it it so elegant. What a wonderful image, and the flower is amazing! Stylish ribbon to. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at the Midnight Madness. Hope we'll see you again soon :-)
Hugs Guro
MMSC DT

Velta said...

Actually Amy, I stopped by to see what stamp you used on this sketch...and I began to comment before I even saw where the image came from because I was so in awe of that amazing flower!!! The whole card is perfectly stunning. TFS!!!

Betty Wright said...

Amy, this is stunning! Beautiful coloring and design! YOUR flower made me GASP! Do you have a tutorial on how to make that scrumptious creation? Gorgeous! Congrats on the Top 3!

Sue said...

Amy the flower and the entire card are beautiful. Congratulations on winning this week at the MMSC, well deserved.

marsha said...

Amy, CONGRATULATIONS on winning this week's Midnight Madness Gold Star Award! Your entry is most deserving of this prestigious award!
Hugs,
Marsha
MMSC-DT

Joyce across the Pond said...

Wonderful cards....great flowers....love the drawers....I will now cover my similar Ikea drawers like this...thanks for the idea. I just discovered your blog - it very good and I'll be back!