Friday, June 03, 2011

Mary, Mary, Quite Contrary

How does your garden grow?
It's the first Friday of the month and if you're a Daring Cardmaker that means it's Flowers of the Month time.
 Two real beauties for June;  Rose and Honeysuckle
In my garden the honeysuckle bloomed a few weeks ago and the flowers are now gone.  We only have a couple of rose bushes and the one against the pergola is in full flower right now - there's a photo of a couple of roses on my previous post

I thought that I could combine the challenge with a wedding card I need for a customer.  The wedding is in June, so I what better to use than the flowers associated with that month? Well, ok maybe a bit contrived but you've got to take the chance of a 2 in 1 when it's offered, hehe.
I used
Cream "Stardream" pearlised card blank, 
Pink, Lemon and Cream Bazzill card
EK Success border punch, Pinky-burgundy ribbon, Leaf trim, 
Wired pearl sprays,
Roses: 3 x wired roses (deep pink, pastel pink, yellow) 
2 x coiled paper roses (Pink, Lemon Bazzill scraps), 
1 x larger rose made from lemon card, edged with pink and highlighted with Glamour Dust and Glossy Accents "raindrops"
Honeysuckle: templates for flower components made using mainly pre-set shapes in Paint Shop Pro then cut on Craft Robo, 
Dusty pink and yellow inks, tiny pink gems from Anita's gem wheel

I really enjoyed making this card, it's always a joy to be working with paper flowers and to have an excuse like this was fab!
I hope my customer and the wedding couple like what I've made for them.
It's a real Garden of Delights over on the DCM BLOG this week, so please pop over to see all the wonderful flowery creations the team have come up with.  We're hoping you'll be inspired to join in and play along with us this week.
Last week I mentioned that the card I shared wasn't the one I started out making and abandoned half-way.  Well I did go back and finish it, but I'm still not very happy with it - but it's good not to add something else to the "it was a good idea when I started it" pile of unfinished and unloved projects!
See what you think:
I love the shape of the shoe, and I love the papers.  The shoe wasn't stable enough to make a completely shoe-shaped card so I needed to have a "regular" card back - that was when it all started to go wrong as I couldn't find a background style I was happy with.

There's Glamour Dust all over the heel and around the shoe "upper" and the glittery effect is much nicer irl - not as splodgy as it looks on the photos.
I used:
Stella and Rose papers throughout, Handmade rosette and tassels, 
pink flower is made by cutting in to the centre of a Prima flower then twirling it up rather like making a coiled rose. 
Wired acrylic and bead flower, green dew drops,
Green and pink seam binding (Creative Treasures sell a massive range)
EK Success Border Punch

That's all for today, thanks for visiting

Other Challenges:
CRAFT: Weddings/Love
MAWTT No Patterned Papers
By the Cute and Girly: In the Garden
Cupcake Craftroom: Flowers and Leaves


Anonymous said...

both stunning cards Kathy - Im sure youre customer will love the wedding card and so will the recipients.And I have to say, I do adore the shoe card - wonderful work!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful cards Kathy and the shoe card is particularly fabulous...x

Kaz said...

I love both cards Kathy! The shoe is fab - love the colours and the wedding card is just gorgeous xxx

Rein said...

Stunning cards Kathy!

Janice said...

Love honeysuckle and roses, great theme. Your shoe looks great.

tracy said...

i love the wedding card,well done on getting the boarder punch bit dome:) i'm liking the shoe card too:)

Lynda said...

Two stunning cards Kathy - they're both so so pretty.

Love Lynda xxx

Faye said...

Oh Kathy, what wonderful, beautiful work. In fact, I'm gonna stop typing and admire some more. Have a great weekend. xxx

Sharon (glitterangel) said...

An absolutely beautiful card - I just love the flowers, they go so well together and the little details like the glossy accent raindrops are brilliant. I think your shoe card is lovely too - and you're so clever at putting together unusual shaped cards - something my little brain can't cope with!

Hazel said...

Love the flowery card - I'm sure the customer and wedding couple will love it.The shoe is gorgeous. x


Two fabulous cards Kathy - the colours are beautiful and the embellishments are lush!

Thank you so much for joining us at the MAWTT challenge this week. Sylvia x

Pami said...

Hi Kathy, a couple of wonderful cards. The first one is so pretty, like a summer garden! I love the flowers. Thanks for joining in with our challenge at MAWTT this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

sharon said...

Fabulous cards, Thanks for joining in our wedding challenge at CRAFT challenge. Sharon x

Jules said...

Fabby makes Kathy .. .. and I love your shoe card!!!

Great colours and the green ribbon is lush!!!

Love Jules xx

kim edmonds said...

beautiful entry, thanks for joining us this week over at c.r.a.f.t challenges x

Sue said...

I love the honeysuckle on the wedding card Kathy, the colours are spot on.
Love your shoes as well.
Sue x

tiggertastic said...

oh my word what delightfull make, so detailed and special - breathtaking

Good luck in the challenges, hugs Sarah-Louise My Blog

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Cynthia Lloréns said...

I love the both cards they are just stunning!!!
That´s my first time in your blog and I just loved... Im sure youre customer will love the wedding card !! I´m in love with the shoe card..just a wonderful work!!!
Have a wonderful weekend!!
Kisses and huges from Brazil

Paula Gale said...

wow Kathy - these are totally stunning. I have always loved your flowers but these are stunning. Love both cards - how can the clients not love them.

Paula x x x

MrsK said...

Wow Kathy this is absolutly stunning! Thanks for playing along with Flowers and Leaves Challenge at Cupcake Craftroom! Hope to see you again soon! Hugz Sal x

Hannapanna said...

This is really lovely. Thanks for joining us over at By the Cute and Girly this month and good luck. Hugs, Hanna