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Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Fluttering Floral Frenzy with Virginia's View

front of card 
close-up to show sparkle & detail of  flowerhead 
close-up showing sparkle of inked & shaped
dragonfly & butterfly plus shimmer of grey-blue cardstock 
close-up showing paper piercing & texture of
die-cut mounting frame 
inside of card
close-up of message panel showing
texture of die-cut frame
close-up showing paper piercing of corner
& shimmer of grey-blue cardstock
This came together as a result of 3 challenges & my wish to use one of the Penny Black stamps I found in this year's Sales. The colour combination is from Virginia's View Photo Inspiration at Lily Pad Cards  & the flowerhead fitted perfectly with the Penny Black Saturday Challenge this week. I'd not decided about anything else but when Make My Monday's Challenge was posted it made sense to let some butterflies & dragonflies have a feeding frenzy upon the flowerheads.

Stamps Penny Black 3820K a touch.
Inks Memories Dye Black (image); Aged Mahogany & Spiced Marmalade Distress Inks (inking some cardstock edges).
Colouring Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils with paper stumps & Sansodor (flower petals); Sakura Stardust Gelly Roll Pen (centre of flowerhead); Stickles Glitter Glue (Orange Peel); Copic Multi Liner Pen.
Cardstock An assortment of colours in various textures & finishes from stash.
Dies & Punches Spellbinders Shapeabilities Sprightly Sprockets, Woodware (butterflies & dragonfly, circle), EK Success (corner).

Challenges Entered
Make My Monday 34 - Nature: Butterflies & Dragonflies
Penny Black Saturday Challenge 186 - Floral Frenzy
Virginia's View Challenge 1 - Photo Inspiration


Annie said...

lovin' the sparkle Paula! and a well thought out and put together creation. hope you are keeping well, and warm too.
hugs, annie x

kath said...

wow paula...fabilicious floral frenzy.....thanks for joining in the fun at Penny Black Saturday...hugs kath xxx

jackiescrafts said...

This is gorgeous Paula, I love the butterflies and all the sparkle

Jackie x

Lorraine said...

hi huni wow this is beautiful i am loving the shading on the petals it looks fab and i always struggle shading with reds too i love the whole layout of this card its so different to what i have seen and i love it the inside as always is also decorated beautifully too i hope you win the challenges huni xx

Mynnette said...

What a beautiful card!!! LOVE those insects flying around your beautiful flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at MMM! :)

Virginia L. said...

Hi Paula, You use used the PB stamps so beautifully!! I love the composition and balance of your card! So glad that you play with us at Lily Pad's V. V Challenge!

Aquarius said...

What a beautiful card and thanks for sharing all the detailed pictures - lots of interesting details they are too. Great colour scheme too.

craftimamma said...

I love your clean crisp style Paula and this is lovely. Those flower heads are beautiful and perfectly shaded. I like how you manage to include plenty of texture without losing any of the crispness. Fluttering butterflies and dragonflies always win me over, lol!f

Lesley Xx

GinaA said...

Wow Paula, what a stunning card, the shading on the flower heads is perfect and I love the shimmer to the centres. Your flutter of butterflies and dragonflies is gorgeous, they are beautifully crafted. Love your detail paper piercing.

Elizabeth Allan said...

Paula the small details surrounding the oval focal point are so well balanced. I like the scale of the smaller accents which compliment the large colorful flowers displayed in the center of the card. You always finish the interiors beautifully as well.

debby4000 said...

Oh this is so beautiful, love the butterflies and dragonflies.

Jacqueline said...

Gorgeous card - thanks for joining in this week at MMM - Jacqueline xx

Suzanne Brookfield said...

an elegant clean the flower head detail and the paper piercing. Thank you for playing along with us at Make My Monday. Suzanne x

Cathy A said...

Fabulous attention to detail Paula, I love how the butterflies and dragonflies compliment the petals on the flowers.

Kathryn said...

Fabby, your attention to detail is inspiring :) xx

Donalda said...

Girl !!! This is breath taking !!! I so love all the sparkle and all the detail you have put into this dear. It is just gorgeous. I so wish I had the patience to add so much to my work like you do dear. Working lots and lots of hours still but had to stop bye and visit today hugs

~ Ali ~ said...

this is so pretty Paula, love it

Ali x

Fliss said...

Really lovely creation. Thanks for joining in with this week's MMM challenge and wishing you good luck.
Fliss x

saturated canary said...

really lovely! i especially like how you have little sparkles on your bugs:). that definitely makes them less buggy:):)...

the card is so lovely...very pleasing to the eye, how you've centered the flowers...but they are all kind of askew inside the circle. love that!

hope you are staying nice and warm:)...and that you had a great weekend!!


xxxtglxxx said...

Theres some really nice stuff going off on this card Paula :)

Superb focus on the flowers, the framing is perfect and the delicate little flutteries are gorgeous! :)

Hope you are having a great week! :)