Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Iris with fabric leaves


My aim was to make a covertly original birthday card for an older man who likes yellow flowers.

The photograph gains some depth from the shades of grey found in the background. This gave me the idea to make the flower three-dimensional, using long fabric leaves which I had recycled from a bunch of artificial flowers. For the bud I cut a piece of yellow pipe cleaner to shape. As it's not often that I find a use for those, I'm quite chuffed to have transformed one of them into a handmade flower! And finally I got to use my new Birthday confetti.

Challenges: Charisma Cardz week 17, Paper Play week 17 , Papertake weekly, TSG #105, Craft your passion: any, GHWI #2, Pollycraft #91: any , By the cute and girly - May: any once, Cards and things #77, Creative Craft Challenges, Tuesday Taggers: old and new, Creative Cowgirls: spring/mother , Dream Valley Challenges: flowers, Scrappy Frogs: any, Sparkles Forum: any, Stampin Sisters in Christ #87, Cupcake Inspirations #109: mum / bright colours, Etsy Inspired Challenge - Imagine Studio: inspiration to show a pond plant, Shannon's Sentiments #24: , handmade flower, Crafts 4 Eternity R#17: any, Paper Cutz Ch. #89: any,

28 comments:

melissac said...

Another lovely creation!! Thanks again for joining us at Get Hippity with Ippity!! blessings!

Emily said...

Very pretty! Great job!!

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, looks fab!

Thank you for sharing with us at Craft Your Passion this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Nikbee said...

A lovely card. Such a great idea to make the flower 3D.

Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Sara said...

Another wonderfully beautiful creation! Thank you again for joining us at Get Hippity With Ippity! Have a wonderful day! Happy Creating! Sara

Christel said...

Really sweet cart!
Thanks for joining Charisma cardz this week!
Christel

Jill said...

gorgeous card Angus love the flower image thanks for joining us at PTW hugs Jill xx

Cazro said...

So imaginiataive, a very pretty flower, I am sure it will be wll admired. Thanks for taking apet in TIOT. Caz

Karen said...

Gosh, so beautiful!! I'm sure your friend will like it too!! Thanks so much for playing along at Paper Play this week:-)
Hugs
Karen
xxx

Grace said...

I'd say your mission was accomplished! I LOVE this and I know he will too! Thanks for joining us at STampin Sisters in Christ!

Neil said...

Brilliant dimensional flower. I'm sure the recipient will love such a cheerful card. Thanks for playing along at Try it on Tuesday this week

* Shaz * said...

Another fabulous card thanks for joining us again at SFC good luck in the draw x

pinky said...

Beautiful. Thanks for joining us at C4E this week.
Pinky

Shannon said...

Oh what a great idea! Thanks for playing along with our Sentiments challenge.

michele said...

fabulous! thanks for joining us at C4E this week hugs x

.:♥MMDesigns♥:. said...

Awesome card and stunning details! Thanks for playing along with us at Pollycraft!
Hugs, Marit.

Mags said...

Wow, Agnes, what an awesome idea! The flowers look so real, I want to pick them and put them in a vase!! Fabulous work!

Thanks for joining in at Dream Valley Challenges!

luv, Mags x

(ps: you may want to turn off word verification: Dream Valley doesn't mind at all, but some challenges do. Just go to Settings to change it! There's still Comment Moderation available to stop that horrible spam! X)

Mags said...

PPS I should say, I was speaking from sad experience!!!

luv, Mags x

Denimo said...

Beautiful card Agnes! Sooooo creative! Thanks so much for joining us this week at CIC!!
Denise

PatR said...

Another lovely card, that flower almost jumps off the page. Thanks for including it in the TioT challenge. xx

Lora said...

The pic is so prety. Well done you for finding a use for a pipe cleaner! My kids have loads of them and I always think I should pinch them and make something but never knew what I could make...until now :)
thanks for joining us at BTC&G this month, and goo luck with the GDT call.
Lora x

Lora said...

Forgot to say thank you for joining in at Charisma this week too.
Lora x

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Beautiful! Love the 3d! Thank you for playing with us at BTC&G and good luck! X

MariLynn said...

What an awesome card. I love the dimension that those leaves add to your iris. Thanks for sharing your card with the Stampin' sisters in Christ challenge.

Lisa said...

So pretty! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations!

Ronnie said...

This is a beautiful card! Thank you for playing along with Cupcake Inspirations this week!

Poppet said...

A glorious card Agnes. The flowers looks fabulous and your leaves and bud just give it a perfect finishing touch, a great card for anyone.

Thank you for sharing your wonderful card with us at the Creative Cowgirls Challenge. :-) xx

Krista Driessen said...

Very pretty ! Thanks for playing along with C&T !