Sunday, May 15, 2011

Miles Apart

It is a grey gloomy day here in Melbourne so after taking the dog for a bike ride this morning I planted myself in my craft room to do some cards this afternoon ... but this card took me all afternoon to make. In fact the ribbon part took up most of the time - sometimes a ribbon and bow just fall into place and sometimes you tie a bow, don't like it so you retie again and again and again ... sound familiar! In the end I ended up cheating and just made a lazy bow!


here is a close up of the 3D flowers


I have seen these little flowers on everyones cards so I thought I would have a go and I like the result and so easy just cut a spiral within a circle and then roll, let it unravel a bit and then glue the base and pop a pearl in the middle - I won't tell you how many times I practiced this before I got something resembling a flower!!!

So this card has been made following 3 challenge blogs. The first is the sketch #108 from Sweet Stop Sketches. The colours is from Annabelle Stamps Blog where it is 'say it in monochromatic' and green is my colour choice. Inspiration for this card comes from Lets Ink It Up challenge blog and this fortnight you have to include a focal sentiment and 3D flower.

The sentiment is from Annabelle Stamps 'Ballerina Rose' stamps and the back ground stamp also comes from Annabelle Stamps 'Background By Design 2' stamps. I have used Kaisercraft 'Country Grove' papers, Sizzix leaf and stem die' Bazzill Fern cardstock, Spellbinders labels 4 dies, ribbon, button, Stazon Olive Green ink and Kaisercraft pearls.

Thanks for looking.

11 comments:

Jay Gee said...

Lovely card Janet. You did a wonderful job with the flowers, they look fantastic :)

Kim O'Connell said...

Very pretty! Love the color scheme and your little flowers!

Esther said...

Well they say practice makes perfect and your cute flowers are just that! Lovely sentiment and the ribbon looks just fine - nothing wrong with taking the easy option when it looks good! Thanks for joining us at Lets Ink It Up, Esther xx

Claire said...

Beautiful card Janet, I love the colours and you've done a great job with those flowers! Thanks so much for sharing this with us at LIIU and good luck
Claire xx

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Such a beautiful card Janet! I love the tone of greens and the stamped background!
Thanks for sharing it with us this week :)
Andrea

Sharon Peele said...

Wow your card is gorgeous!! Love the colors!! Thanks so much for joining us on LIIU and good luck!!

Janice M said...

Very pretty! Love your 3-D flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at The Sweet Stop!

Sue W said...

Fabulous card Janet! Thanks for playing along with AnnaBelle this week~

Jennipher Lowery said...

Simple Gorgeous Janet!

Dawn Easton said...

Beautiful! Love your flowers that you created!!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Sweet Stop!

Fliss said...

A really lovely sentiment Janet. Love the colours on your card and the flowers are beautiful.
Thanks for playing along with the LIIU sentiment challenge and good luck!
Fliss x