Saturday, 31 May 2008

friday sketchers - challenge 4

Sketch no3 totally passed me by... so here's my attempt at No 4. I've been playing with the last kit I got from Do-Crafts, so all the materials bar the ribbon, which came off a chocolate box (great reason to eat chocolate on a regular basis) are from the Do Crafts ranges.
I have to say I'm really looking forward to getting my hands on the new products that they are distributing from June - my must haves would be Basic Grey - yee haaa - the card kits look gorgeous and the scrapbook papers are always divine and Doodlebug design range - always really fresh and funky. The new magazine looks really interesting, very paper arty and apparently you can blog on the Do Crafts website as well - must go have a look at that too.
Back to the card- it's a lot of stamping for me! The stamp is the current limited edition daisy stamp from Papermania but I thought it was perfectly matched to the yellow vellum I had and so now it's a Sunflower. I stamped the image once onto white card and coloured it with my Whispers brush markers, then I stamped the image twice onto Papermania yellow vellum. I cut out the flower only and on the 1st layer coloured every second petal light orange. I then pinched the each orange petal to give them some shape and attached to the card stamped image with foam spacers. I slightly off set the second image to give it more dimension. For the top flower layer, I pinched each flower petal on the ends and layered with more foam pads. The leaves are hand cut from green vellum, I then folded down each leaf to give them veins. The image is then layered onto Papermania brown card and then a piece of the Papermania embossed creams collection. I used a Papermania border stamp to stamp directly onto my card blank - rather than ink I used the Whispers brush markers to colour my stamp, they give me a lot of coour choices for no extra cost. The patterned paper is the colossal paper pack Simply Elegant collection and I added 2 eyelets with my X Cut easi eyelet setter. Ribbon simply wrapped around and then a 2nd knotted piece of ribbon placed over the corner.


traciejane said...

wow this is gorgoeus, the flower is stunning :-)x

Vali said...

Beautiful card with brigth colors ! Great work !

stardustgemsandribbon said...

Amazing card, fabulous work. Thanks for joining in FS challenge.
Carole :D

Bev said...

Fabulous card, the colours are gorgeous!

Jacqueline van der Sar said...

Wow what a great card!! So many beautiful details and great colors!