Friday, May 1, 2009

Kristina Werner's CI #50




After looking at Kristina Werner's colour challenges week after week, I thought that I would be brave and try one. I am not one for challenges as I really dont think I am good enough (especially looking at all the wonderful entries this week HERE) but just loved the colour combination she chose.I first of all stamped a heap of flower images onto white cardstock, then coloured them in with markers and covered the images with crystal effects to give a nice glossy shine and make them pop. Sticking the flower tops (some on dimensionals, and some not) onto yellow cardstock, I then embroidered the stems (detatched blanket stitch) with brown thread; used dimensionals to pop main image onto the brown cardstock; used a white gel pen to faux stitch around the card and stamped the greeting with white pigment ink and then embossed. I thought the whole card looked unbalanced, especially as I rounded the corners on the centrepiece, so used a scallop punch to edge the base card and used a scallop edge for yellow, red and turquoise strips - I thought it looked cool ;)

Now completing the card turned out to be the easiest thing in the world - picture taking brings on a whole new meaning. I must have taken at least 50 photos (not including the ones my hubby tried to take for me with me throwing directions at him like 'you have to focus on the scallop edges and the embroidered stems' and 'no, dont take it from the front, it needs to be on the side' and 'oh no, I dont think you have the lighting right') So after my 'helpful' directions, he gave up and I had a go.............50 shots later I end up with these. It is finally raining in parched Adelaide so it is overcast and had to make do with the poor lighting. Oh, it also took two whole days of photos to get these!!!!

Supplies: Stamps - Scrappy Cat clear stamps Timbres Clair, Stampin Up! Yummy; Cardstock and Ink - Tempting Turquoise, Chocolate Chip, Ruby Red, Whisper White (craft), Summer Sun; Accessories - brown embroidery thread, scallop punch, crystal effects, dimensionals, white gel pen, hubby's brain.

15 comments:

Lila said...

I loved your card!!!

Winter said...

Cute! Love the idea for the stems!

Beth said...

I love the scalopped edge in three different colors! Makes me want to try it. :)

Ashley C. Newell said...

I like the scalloped edges! Cute flowers!

Deanna said...

Gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous!

Mandy said...

Lovely! Thanks for sharing!
- Mandy

Becky Stewart said...

Thanks for your kind comments on my blog - I love this card - it is so zingy!! And I can really relate to the problems taking pics of your cards - it takes me forever and I'm never quite happy with them!!

Dotty said...

Thanks for your nice comments about my card. The phrase stamps are old 2003 Great Impressions. Your card is so cute and the colors are so bright and cheering and made me smile.

icecheeks said...

Oh my gosh that is a cute card!!! Definitely different colours for me but I love what you did with it!

icecheeks said...

Re your comment on my blog - reinkers may work but they would bleed into each other unlike alcohol ink. Try it tho, I would love to see!

Dana said...

Love this card, the colours are fab!

Sandra MacLean said...

Oh Tracy!! This is a gorgeous card!! I LOVE the whimsical flowers and you have balanced the color combo really well! Just a great card. =)

VIP Cards said...

Thanks for the tutorial and this card is really simple in looks. I hope you will be add some more in your list. Thanks for sharing.

Plastic Card said...

Its awesome blog.

Zafran ali said...

Soooooooooooooooo cute card,Thank,s for so nice sharing.
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