Wednesday, 21 May 2014

Floral birthday

   I have quite a lot of birthdays in the near future for which to make cards. This is one of them.
   I wrapped ribbon round two opposite corners of designer paper from Kaizercraft Christmas collection and then matted and layered it with core'dinations cardstock onto white card. The image called 'flower square' is from Ike's ART Digital Designs and the flowers, which reminded me of the primulae which have self seeded themselves in our garden, and the leaves were coloured using Promarkers and Stickles used in the centres. I wanted to create a stained glass window effect so I used iridescent Lumin Arte Twinkling H2Os for the background. The photo does not show the effect that well. I then matted it onto core'dinations cardstock before attaching to the card.
   I added additional colour to flowers from Wild Orchid using Promarkers  and attached these to the card along with a bow. Finally I added a Happy Birthday sentiment.

   I would like to enter this into the following challenges:
   Inky Impressions - flower power
   Ike's World - photo/colour inspiration
   Dragonfly Dreams - how does your garden grow!
   Open Minded Crafting - use some ribbon
   Crafty Creations - recipe: flowers and ribbon
   One Stitch at a Time - keep it simple
   Paper Pretties - flowers
   Crafty Little Fairies - in the garden
   Simon Says Stamp Monday - botanical
   A Little Bit Crafty - flower power
   Stampin With the Dragon - flowers
   Digi Sketch - anything goes


Susan Kennedy said...

Wow!! This is beautiful!!! Fantastic colors.. I LOVE IT!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges!!! Good Luck! I hope we see you again!!

- Susan, Co-Owner @ Open-Minded Crafting Fun Challenges
{Scrap A Thousand Words}

Matney said...

Very nice! Thought it looked a bit like stained glass before I read what your thoughts were. Beautifully done. Love the brightly colored flowers against that darker background. So appreciate your lovely card and entry for this round here at Ike's World Challenges. Shoni, DT

ike said...

Fabulous - your colouring is wonderful and I love the stained glass effect. A marvellous creation. Thank you for playing at IKESWORLD CHALLENGES and we hope to see you again.

IKE x x

Dan said...

Lovely card and great re-purposing of a Christmas paper, you'd never know! Thanks for joining us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Mikha Adriani said...

Really sweet!
Thanks for joining Open-Minded Crafting Fun this time. We're having new challenge starting soon. Wish to see you again there!!
Hugs, Mikha

SAMARA said...

stunning what you have done with the image penny rae! the colors you chose to emphasize are beautiful and i really see the stain glass affect! Best, Samara DT Ikes World Challenges

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

very cute! Love the bright colors you have used for this!

Thanks for joining our fortnightly challenge here at Open Minded Crafting Fun Challenge. Hope you will join us next time co-owner Crafting Vicky.

Deborah Adams said...

Wow, what a beautiful card. Love the bright pink flowers. :D
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT.
Deborah OSAAT DT

CraftyGirl said...

Thank you for playing along this week at OSAAT. I sure hope to see you back again very soon. Good Luck in the challenge!!!


CraftyGirl OSAAT DT

Nikki Byrne said...

Beautiful creation! Thank you for joining us this week at OSAAT and good luck. Hugs NIKKI DT

Laurian said...

Such a pretty card, I love the colours!

Thanks for joining us at Digisketch challenge and I hope you come back again soon!



Laurian said...

Back with a different hat on!

Beautiful stained glass garden, love it!
Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams and come back again soon!


Owner Dragonfly Dreams

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Those flowers look gorgeous. What a great creation! Thanks for joining us this fortnight over at Ike's World Challenges. I hope you will consider coming back and playing with us again soon. Good luck in the draw.

Lisa D., IWC DT

Sue said...

This is gorgeous. I love your beautiful design and wonderful colours.
Thank you for taking part in A Little Bit Crafty Challenge this month.
Sue xx

Hanne M. said...

Really stunning, I love how it looks like the flowers are popping up from the card. :) Great colours and the DP is lovely! Thanks for joining Open-Minded Crafting Fun, Good Luck! Hope to see you soon again.

Hanne, DT

Angela said...

Fabulous card and great colours. Liking the stained glass effect.

Thanks for taking part with us in the Stamping Dragon Challenge.

Ellis said...

Beautiful card and vibrant colors! =)
Thanks for joining us at Dragonfly Dreams!
Hugs, Elenor DT

Marleen Gallagher said...

Beautiful project. Thank you for joining us over on Stamping Dragon.
Marleen DTL xx

Helen said...

Sweet card!
Thanks for playing at the Crafty Little Fairies!
Helen x