Sunday, 20 April 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge #44

This is my entry for Beate's Weekend Sketch Challenge #44.

Each flower is made from four small punched heart shapes stuck to a 1/4" circle, with a stamen punch in the centre. The shapes were all punched from white printer paper. The petals were sponged with colour taken from a marker, and then shaped. The stamens were coloured with markers, and then had Stickles glitter glue added to them. The leaves were punched out of the same Bazzill card stock as I used for the background, and then the lines were added with a needle tool. The flowers and leaves were fairly quick to make - but, as usual, the arranging took me ages!

The green background was cut into four, with two pieces stamped with Versamark clear ink and embossed with transparent embossing powder. The other two were run through the Cuttlebug in the Swiss Dots folder. The coral coloured mat layer behind the flowers is white card which was sponged round the edges using the ink from the same marker as that used on the flowers. I really need to get a proper sponge - for this I used a piece cut off of a dishwashing sponge (new one!).

9 comments:

LeAnne said...

Wowza! I just stumbled across your blog--your flowers are incredible! Thanks for starting your blog...you are welcome to come visit mine at any time! In fact, I would like to link yours to mine if I may!? Thanks in advance!
LeAnne
http://weeinklings.blogspot.com

LeAnne said...

Hi Joanne, I can't find your email address, so yes, you can add me to your blog list!! The more the merrier! I know my friends will love to look at your blog, thanks!
LeAnne

Theresa said...

Wow, this is an amazing card. I love how you did the background. Beautiful!

Jayne said...

I just found your blog and you're amazing. This card is really nice. My one disappointment is that you don't have aplce for me to subscribe to your blog by email. Such pretty cards!

Bee said...

Oh, I just discovered your blog (thanks to Leanne! ;-)) I LOVE it, it's so beautiful!! I will be back and I'm off to link you on my blog! :-D

All Pink girl said...

Wow what a stunning affect brilliant Work ,Dawnxx

Beth said...

Joanne what a stunning card love everything about it now I am going to go check out the rest of your blog

Anonymous said...

Another winner Joanne...you really are very creative and have an excellent eye for colour.

Minerva

beate said...

Wow! That is fantastic. LOVE your heart petaled flowers. Beautiful.
Hugs and smiles

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