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Thursday, 20 May 2010

Gorjuss Floral Spring Goes Round

spring card standing

close-up of image

detail of Penny Black circle stamp on flower petals

close-up of daisy showing dimensional shaping & glitter

Challenge #7 at the Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers Forum is to make a Spring Card. I found the tutorial at Splitcoaststampers by far the most versatile that I have seen or used.

I am still astonished by the dynamic effect of challenges upon the imagination - the Round & Round theme at Totally Gorjuss, the Photo Inspiration at Pile It On 
& various other floral themes just created ideas as I worked. Placing circles behind the circular image panel formed a flower which I matted onto another circle & that transformed the essential square shape of the Spring Card as did the curving placement of the leaves on the floral embellishments, not to mention the circular pattern stamp from the Christmas  Penny Black set which fitted perfectly onto the punched flower petals. The small daisy was shaped using a combination of tweezers, cocktail stick, fingers & an embossing tool. The daisy was carefully perched out of the way on the tip of a cocktail stick waiting for the Glossy Accents & Stickles to dry whilst I cleared a space on my table to continue.......and  there it was GONE! Despite emptying my bin & searching the floor there was nothing for it but to make another one.....

Stamps Sugar Nellie Gorjuss Sitting (image), Penny Black Crystalline (circular pattern on blue flower petals).
Inks etc... Memento Tuxedo Black, Brilliance Pearlescent Sky Blue (stamping pattern on blue flowers & inking pale blue cardstock edges), Aged Mahogany Distress Ink (inking burgundy & peach cardstock edges, also for sponging peach cardstock).
Colouring Copic Ciaos, Letraset Black Fine Line Drawing Pen (correct name for what I've been calling a ProMarker Black Finer Liner Pen), Pilot Hi-tecpoint V5Grip Black Gel Pen. Stickles Glitter Glue (Baby Blue & Fruit Punch).
Cardstock Burgundy, pale blue & textured peach, pale gold cream Moondust & green Mirri - all from "stash".
Punches etc.   Woodware (circle behind image & smaller circles behind that comprising the flower petals, leaves, pale blue flowers & small daisy), Xcut (peach  flowers). Large pale blue circle cut using a compass cutter.
Pearls Blue (Kanban) & tiny black ("stash").

Challenges Entered
Sugar Nellie Splitcoaststampers 7 - Spring Card
A Spoon Full of Sugar #104 - Cute & Girly
Charisma Cardz #20 - 3D! - this was clarified as any dimensional aspect e.g, easel card, flowers, raised image etc.... (the spring card itself is dimensional as are the floral embellishments)
Papertake Weekly - Say It With Flowers
Penny Black Saturday Wk 101 - Flowers
Pile It On #19 - Photo Inspiration! (colours used from photo above)
Stampavie & More #95 - Flower Power 
Totally Gorjuss #30 - Round & Round (see above)


Debs said...

Gorgeous card. This is the stamp I was going to use before I ran out of time. Debs xx

xxxtglxxx said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love it! :) Paula this is gorgeous xx

I so want that stamp! ;)

Lorraine said...

Awwww this is gorgeous what a cute stamp i love her i have to get a gorjuss girl they are adorable.I love this card the colours,embellishments its all really lovely xx

Elaine said...

This is beautiful Paula. Your colouring is perfect and the 'spring' card is fab.
(Another stamp I've never inked up, I'm so bad!)
Love Elaine xx

Leanne said...

Absolutely gorgeous!

Thank you for joining us at Charisma - good luck!

Leanne xx

Linda said...

Paula this is such a beautiful image and I love the subtle colours. Well done & good luck!!

jojo79 said...

Beautiful card Paula. Love the homemade flowers. Sorry I won't be able to join in this week.


Annie said...

well done you on making up the spring card! and this little gorjuss girl is just darling sat on it. enjoy the sunshine!
hugs, annie x

She said...

Beautiful! S x

Allison said...

very pretty card
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Andrea M said...

Fantastic spring card - love all the gorgeous details like the sugar on the flower :) Thanks so much for piling it on with us this week. We really appreciate your support and hope to see you back again next week :)

Pink Blossom Creations said...

Lovely card. Fab colouring of image
Thanks for joining in with PTW
Caroline x

DeeDee said...

A great card!!!

Thank you for joining us at Stampavie and More!

Hugs from Germany,

Illy said...

It's beautiful, very original! Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

Anonymous said...

Paula this is fabulous, love it. Hugs Ali x

Giò said...

Such a lovely card!!
Thanks for joining us at SAM challenge.