Saturday, June 26, 2010

Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge #9 - Use 3 Flowers

Happy Saturday everyone! This week the Speedy the Cats' Friends Challenge is from Vicki - and she wants us to use 3 flowers on our card. Do you think I could have just made a card with this pretty DP and nothing else?? There have to be about 100 flowers on it don't there?!?!? LOL

Well, instead of going that route - I decided I'd better use some Marks Finest Papers stamps on my card! This beautiful Camellia flower and Get Well sentiment are from a set called Apples and Camellia that will be available in July (just want to tease you with it until then!!)

I stamped the flower 3 times on purple DP and colored over parts of it with a Copic marker to give it some depth. I cut out layers from each stamping and popped them up over one another for even more dimension. I layered the whole bloom onto a lime panel cut with a Big Scalloped Circle Nestability.

The sentiment is cut with a Fancy Tags Shapeability that I sponged with Milled Lavender Ranger Distress ink before taking it out of the die. I colored the two small flowers with a Copic and layered them over the tag.

And finally - I added some tiny bling to the flower centers and on the DP.

All of the paper is from MFP - ivory linen card, Lime Squeeze circle, Egyptian Gold and crisp copper kettle framing panels. DP is Basic Grey/Kioshi Paper Pad

We'd love to have you join us in the challenges over on Marks Finest Papers Blog and to link your 3 flower card there. You could win a free stamp set!

If you load your card over at Split Coast Stampers, please use Speedy's Friends in your keywords.

Stamps: Marks Finest Papers - Apples & Camellia (to be released in July)
Paper: textured cream, metalic gold, metalic bronze, lime green - Marks Finest Papers, DP - Basic Grey/Kioshi Paper Pad
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black, Milled Lavender & Tea Dye - Ranger Distress Ink
Accessories: Big Scalloped Circle Nestability, foam dimensionals, Copic- BV31, sponge, Fancy Tags Shapeabilities, pink gems - Crystal Stickers, Flowers - Michaels (Bridal section), glue dots.

14 comments:

Liz Williams said...

I just love that new Basic Grey paper. Love how the camillia looks with it. Great card, Julia.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful colors and the layered camellia~~ fabulous!

Velta said...

Another inspirational post Julia!!! Just simply gorgeous!

Riet said...

So beautiful card Julia.

Hugs Riet.xx

Edna Morrisedie said...

You did a great job mixing all the different flowers on the one card and making them blend, fabbo!

KathyJ (Wattle) said...

For a start I love that paper and the accenting with the flowers is just wonderful!!! Love the sentiment tag and all the touches of bling!!!!

Claudine Poch said...

Very pretty paper and flowers.

Pat (mspfd) said...

This is beautiful, Julia. I love the wonderful DSP and your perfect flower design.

Belinda said...

Love the way the purple flower pops out of the pp almost! Lovely!

Peggy said...

The background DP is a perfect match for your gorgeously colored flowers!

Joanne Travis said...

This is so beautifully done, Julia. Love the dp you used with this, very elegant.

Roxie said...

Julia,pretty background paper and I do like the embellishemtns you added. Love the layers on the flower, very nice card!

Roxie

Stephanie said...

What a beautiful flower!! I think that popping up part of a flower is one of my all time favorite techniques - it's stunning! Love how you stamped it on purple cardstock & then used the Copics....I always start with white, so now I think I'll give that a try :)

maryr917 said...

great challenge card julia-i love playiing along on these fun challenges