Monday, April 07, 2014

Red Flowers

I'm not sure how I managed to forget to do my blog post for Friday's Daring Cardmakers' challenge, but I did - and then I forgot all over the w/e too. So it's a case of better-late-than-never and apologies to Lythan for being so tardy
As it was the first Friday of the month it was our usual Colour Combo Challenge week and as I mentioned, it was Lythan's turn to choose the palette for us to work with. 
I wasn't sure what to do at first, but in the end it had to be flowers.
I chose a couple of different red card shades, some plain and patterned grey paper and cards, and the best shade of green that I could find for the leaves to match up with the inspiration photo




Materials and Tools
Patterned Grey panel is from an old Hot of the Press pad
Oval doily and plain oval on top are cut in two shades of grey card
Red card, Red and Silver pearls, Red and Clear Dewdrops
2x Camellia flowers
Red petals Die'Sire Camellia (small) Quilling flower from Crafters Companion
Yellow inner petals Die'Sire "Lace" Quilling flower from Crafters Companion
2x Medium Roses
Created using own flower template cut on Silhouette Cameo
2x Rolled Roses
Hand-cut from scraps
Leaves cut with  Die'Sire "Leaf 2" Die and embossed with Tumbling Leaves A4 folder, 
Plain oval cut on Silhouette Cameo
Oval Doily die by MFT Die'Namics (Dainty Doily Duo)

Apart from just missing the grey background piece when the lid of my Tacky Glue pot fell off and the contents globbed over my desk and other stuff on it.....this went together quite well in the end.
There's a fab mix of cards on the BLOG this week, all so different in style, but sharing this lovely colour palette

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7 comments:

Kaz said...

Beautiful card again Kathy, those flowers are gorgeous xxx

Kath said...

Gorgeous flowers and the colours are stunning.

Angelnorth said...

Lovely flowers as always Kathy, you really are the queen of the floral arrangement on cards!

Karen Gist said...

WOW! this is absolutely stunning Kathy!!!!! xx

Lythan said...

I concur with everything that has been said. This card is breathtakingly beautiful :)

Miri said...

The flower bouquet is beautiful!!!

Traceyr said...

Kathy your flowers are better than the real thing as they last forever. Beautiful card. :)