Saturday, 10 July 2010

Fun with Flowers at Paperbag Studios and PDCC 37

Roben Marie has just posted a challenge for this month over on the Paperbag Studios blog which is as follows: 

" I think we will focus on flowers for this month. Use one of our flower stamps or add a fabric or paper flower to your creation!  We want to see your best take on flowers!! 

To be included in the challenge, please leave a link to your project in the comments of this post by August 1 to be entered!  Have fun!

Winner will receive a $10 gift certificate good toward Paperbag Studios goodies!! :)"

This flower is made with Tim Holtz's Tatterered Florals die and I used the thistle stamp from the Little Feet plate as my inspiration.


 ... and here's a close up of the flower so you can see it in all it's 3D-ness!


.... and as Sarah wants to reach 100 entries on Play Date Cafe (PDCC37)  this week I've entered it into their challenge as well . I thought it might be stretching it slightly colourwise but looking at some of the other entries, maybe not!

28 comments:

Jo Capper-Sandon said...

This has a very romantic feel to it. Love the use of the panel too. I'm still to try fabrics with the dies , thanks for the reminder x

craftytrog said...

This is really beautiful Carol! x

Joanna K said...

This is a beautiful card, Carol. So femine and elegant. I really love the flower ;)

Createology said...

Flowericious! Happy creating...

Chris said...

Wow, Carol, that's fabulous. I love the fabrics and lace you've used, they work so well with the dies.

craftimamma said...

Definitely makes me thing of a bygone era when lots of lace and chintzy fabrics were the norm. It also makes me think of summer days (cooler than this one) with a breeze wafting lacy curtains at the window.

It's a beautiful card with such pretty colours. I love how you've echoed the lace in the background by adding it as a flower layer too. Like Jo, I keep meaning to try this.

Lesley Xx

Netty said...

Oooh this is gorgeous, totally love it. Annette x

Karin said...

What a beautiful flower Carol.I love the entire effect of your card.
Those dies cut fabric beautifully don't they.

Cath Wilson said...

I'm really not a big flower fan, Carol cos I think they're over used but you've done a brilliant job of this and - as Jo says - it has a really romantic feel. Then again, your work often does. Love the colours, too.

Jan said...

Beautiful use of the die Carol. I love the vintage romantic look of it. Lovely piece

Hels Sheridan said...

Cor, this is lush Carol... loving those fabric flowers :O))

Heather said...

What a gorgeous card - I love the flower. It has a vintage flavour.

CraftyC said...

This is gorgeous Carol, your flower is beautiful!
Clairexx

Sarah Anderson said...

ooooooooooo Carol this is a yummy flower :) love the layers, and the beads in the centre, and it looks great on the background - fab :)

Dotpat said...

Love your card Carol and love the flower

Sid said...

Just love your multilayer flower it's just gorgeous !!

flutterbycrafter said...

Wow, this is stunning, fantastic work.

Juls said...

wow wow wow!!!! This is just so incredibly gorgeous!! I love the colours the textures...absolutley stunning! Hugs Juls

Suzanne C said...

Well... If this is the project you were deciding what's next, you definitely succeeded! Beautiful card and love the flowers and the texture!

stampdiva said...

Did you hear a thud? That was my jaw dropping to the floor. Wow! That is some bloom - totally gorgeous. Love the romantic vibe to this card. Lynne

Roben-Marie said...

Gorgeous flower card! I love the colors and the dimension! Thanks!

Gillian said...

The fabric die element to this card Carol is gorgeous, love the effect that the layering and different fabrics have given this centre piece, the colours give the card such a romantic feel.x

Paula said...

Gorgeous & so feminine. Love the layered textures.

Julie Ranae said...

Awww thanks, Carol! We appreciate your support of The Play Date Cafe and your piece is beautiful...there's enough red in there to qualify ; )

Sarah Anderson said...

You're a star Carol, thankyou! And no, there's definitely red and pink in that photo so you're spot on with the play date cafe challenge :)

Lisa Somerville said...

So Pretty, wonderful flower medallion! Thanks for joining us at the PDCC this week!

Stephanie Kraft said...

This is just gorgeous! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe this week!!

Jan said...

beautiful card..love the flowers, lace and colors!