Sunday, 3 October 2010

Long orange flower card

A rather feminine, multi-purpose card, quick to make - in theory at least. Designing it took a little longer as I was not used to the proportions of this tall narrow card size.

Since I couldn't walk past this set of glossy card blanks in four cheerful colours, I am going to try my hands on this format more often.

I still think trying out a new card shape is worth the effort for the sake of variety in the display - these cards should quite literally stand out.

Challenges: The Ribbon Girl
Color Challenge no. 1, Sweetstop sketches no. 76, simon says stamp, sketch-n-stash no. 45, Creative Card Crew, Daring Cardmakers, I heart 2 stamp ,

Sunday, 8 August 2010

Sunflower painted by Klimt

It's sunflower season again... A few days ago I saw positively HUGE ones in a friends' back garden. They must have been well over 2 metres high - best enjoyed from the first floor window! Now I can understand why Klimt painted his sunflower head so close to the top edge...

Challenge: Crafting with Christina #3,

Tuesday, 3 August 2010

Flower medley

It is not quite a meadow on the paper I used but still has this summery feel to it. I had to go easy on the embellishments for obvious reasons, so I chose just one flower cut out from an embroidered fabric and used a stylised flourish punch on a wide red layer.

Challenges: Moving along with the times #57, Craftalicious #5, Create 4 fun week 30,

Wednesday, 6 January 2010

Black and white organza card

A Happy New Year to all the friendly commenters dropping by last year, and especially to my regular followers. - I hope there will be more of you by the end of this year!

I am starting off with a card I made using the first item I purchased in this year's sales - an organza door curtain with a pretty pattern which I thought would make a good motif. The fabric was already cut in strips and the edges were sewn, so I just needed to cut it up a bit further, sew the remaining two edges, glue the piece onto my card and then embellish - the bit I like best!

Challenges: One Stop Craft #61,