Sunday 4 May 2008

Weekend Sketch Challenge #46

Tracey has a lovely digital download freebie of some purple flowers at the moment. It is a limited time offer - so hop over quickly! I wanted to use them on my WSC and this is the result.
I printed out the flowers and leaves from Tracey's download. I reduced them all slightly so that they would fit the scale I wanted, and also printed an extra one at a much smaller size to put on the sentiment strip. I layered up three different sizes to make the flower, and used the needle end of my DEET tool to crease the centre of each petal, and also to make creases for the veins in the leaves. For the stalk, I used Photoshop to pick off the leaf colour, print a little green rectangle, and then cut a curved strip with my scissors.
I made a shape template for the vase, by folding a piece of paper in half, and then freehand cutting a half vase shape against the crease. Once I was happy with the shape, I used the paper template to trace around onto a piece of card which had first been printed with colour picked off the flower. Cut out the vase, and then embossed with Divine Swirls. I used the negative inking technique to put some Versamark on the card, and then embossed with clear powder so that the vase is shiny on the indented parts. Of course that doesn't show in the photo. Neither does the fact that I didn't ink up the folder evenly, so the embossing is a bit patchy - so I'm calling it an aged vase effect!
Swiss Dots for the backing card, and all the white card is a linen effect finish. Hand drawn wavy purple lines around the flower layer. The words are from the Stampendous Flower Chat set, inked with a marker, stamped onto white card, and then cut out and matted onto little pieces of the same green I used for the stalk. Slightly distressed the edges of the purple card, and the green behind the words. Finished off with sheer lilac ribbon threaded through slits cut with a knife, and orange and green flat backed gems.
I think that there is enough embossing on this card to qualify for the Papertake Weekly Challenge which is Elegant Embossing so have made it to cover this challenge as well.


Richelle said... do awesome work!

Katherine said...

This is gorgeous!! I love the purple and green colors with the hint of orange! Can't wait to use those 3 colors together in a layout! Very inspiring! Thanks for sharing the details with us!

Anonymous said...

that's pretty great!

Silverdale flowers

Mrs Mayne said...

A gorgeous card! I love your flowers! Thanks for joining us for the challenge! x

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

Gorgeous card, Joanne! Mad skillz, that's what you have! ;)

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