Friday, September 16, 2011

Flourishes, Jay Gee's Nook and Stampendous

I knew what I wanted to do with Stampendous's sketch the moment I saw it! I used the beautiful yellow from Jay Gee's Nook challenge and made the card with Flourishes The Beauty of Color challenge in mind (all graphics below).


Using my MFT Rolled Flower die, I created 9 little flowers made up of Bitty Dot and Bitty Box papers. Can't really tell any difference between the two when they're rolled up like that but whatever. Added little pearls to the centers and attached them to a piece of white cardstock that I textured with the Linen side of my impression plate.

The leaves were cut with the largest Turning a New Leaf die and were also impressed with Linen.

A banner of yellow Swiss Dot ribbon, a bow wrapped with a pearl brad finishes off the sketch.

This Flourishes sentiment from April Showers worked perfectly for this card. I embellished it with some tiny pearls.

Disclaimer: While the Flourishes challenge asks for monochromatic color schemes, I noticed that the sample cards had bits of other colors within them and so I felt comfortable adding the leaves to my flowers. There was also green within the Jay Gee's Nook inspiration photo. I decided to include my "before leaves" pic, just in case!


Thanks for stopping by!!

{Supplies}
  • Cardstock: Lemon Tart, New Leaf, Stamper's Select White (Papertrey Ink)
  • Patterned Paper: Bitty Dot and Bitty Box Basics (Papertrey Ink)
  • Stamps: April Showers (Flourishes)
  • Ribbon: Lemon Tart Swiss Dot (Papertrey Ink)
  • Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko)
  • Dies: Rolled Flower (My Favorite Things), Turning a New Leaf (Papertrey Ink)
  • Other Tools: Linen & Canvas impression plate (Papertrey Ink), Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), pearls (dollar store), pearl brad (unknown)

12 comments:

Beth Miller said...

Cute as can be! Love the quilling.

Jay Gee said...

Such a pretty card with all those lovely blooms. Your pearly accents really tie the whole card together - gorgeous! Thank so much for joining us at Jay Gee's :)

Karen B. said...

I like them both! That die is so amazing and this sketch a perfect way to showcase it.

The Mama Monkey said...

Oh my gosh, those flowers are absolutely gorgeous! I love the elegance of the cards!

wendyp said...

Wow! Those flowers look amazing! Fabulous job with the sketch! Thanks for joining us for this months Stampendous Challenge!

Shirley said...

How absolutely lovely and so elegant too!

Taylor U. said...

Wow - this takes my breath away!! Gorgeous!! Thanks for joining us for this month's Stampendous sketch challenge!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

Love this!!!!! Yellow is just so happy and sunshiney and love all the flowers!!! Gorgeous!!! Thanks for playing the Bring Back Beautiful Challenge!!!

Ange Kelly said...

those mini rolled flowers are simply gorgeous Dana! Thanks for playing along with us this month ... Ange

Tenia Nelson said...

So so pretty!! tfs!!

Melinda said...

I LOVE your take on the Stampendous Sketch Challenge! Your card is so clean and crisp and that color of yellow is just yummy...very creative!

StampendousGraphics said...

Dana, Love them both...hard to decide if I like it with our without the leaves better. So glad you are participating in our Sketch Challenge. Good luck!