Sunday, August 21, 2011

Challenge #23 - " Petals"

Everyone loves flowers.  I am amazed at God's creation.  There are so many types of flowers.  They all seem so delicate yet some of them can last the entire summer.  Some are bold with wide petals and some have very small and delicate petals.  Here is your chance to show off your favorite type.  Your flowers may be stamped, cut by hand from paper or cut from a die.  They may also be bought  embellishments.  You may choose to showcase one or many.  The choicr is yours.
My card is made with one of the images from Glitterbabe, my spionsor.  I thought it would be interesting to put the flower inside a flower Nestie.  The coloring was done with Copic markers.  The card uses a technique called Curled Corner.    The greeting is a Stampin' Up stamp. 

You will notice below that Barbara used the same image as I.  Neither of us knew that we were using the same digital.    It is interesting to see the different approach two people can use on the same digital.

Here is my rose card for the *petals challenge* The rose from LaBlanche - has been stamped with archival black and coloured with water colours , The petals have been sprinkled lightly with some soft glitter. I have stuck to a simple one layer card.


The tag has been distressed, stamped with a background script stamp, and some flourishes. I have then added some flowers, buttons and a Tim Holtz decoration!
A Lady in Style ... as soon as I had seen the image of the Lady (all images are from The Sum of All Crafts) I knew I wanted to use it for this challenge - together with a wonderful fabric flower (tutorial here). I cut a tag using a flowery digital image whereby the bottom edge is punched with a Stampin'Up edge punch. The basic tag is layered with the Lady image, the fabric flower and a little Eau de Cologne label. Voila!
This was a fun card to make. I used a digital image from our sponsor Glitterbabe and the technique Vellum Sentiments from the current Technique Junkies newsletter for this card. I first printed the daisy on white cardstock and colored it with Copics. I cut a piece of vellum the size of the image panel and embossed the frame using an embossing folder. The sentiment was stamped on the vellum. Brads were used to adhere the vellum to the image panel. Everything was adhered to the yellow card base.

I am so pleased to announce that  my sponsor for the "Petals" challenge is Glitterbabe Digis.  GLITTERBABE DIGIS is a digital stamp store specializing in a variety of images. Steph Hughes leans towards whimsical in her drawings and cover just about everything you need for any occasion. All her images are done in jpg, png and tif format. She strives for quality product and works hard to give her very best.  She has tons of fun with it and she hopes you do too.

Glitterbabe has graciously offered a $10 gift certificate.  Make sure you click on the logo above and visit her store.  I am sure you will find something there that is perfect for your next project.


  1. Love all the samples!!! Great theme Vicki - I'll have to get thinking!

  2. i am absolutely delighted to be sponsoring this challenge. i LOVE flowers and i just love what your DT has done. how's that song go..... everything is beautiful!

    hugs :)

  3. Awesome projects by the DT! Hugs, Sarah

  4. Valerie
    Thanks for once again commenting on my Liberate Art postcards. I'm following this blog of yours, but which would you rather have me comment on -this or Bastelmania? I check that one occasionally but this one seems more crafty.... Love your white on white tage - it's tough to make something monochromatic so appealing since you have only shape/texture to work with - you did a great job!

  5. Thank you for the lovely challenge! DT, your projects are just amazing!!

  6. Great challenge and wonderful cards! =)
    Hugs, Elenor

  7. thanks for the "petals" challenge theme!