Sunday, 11 September 2011

In a Flash

Good morning,

I was all excited for the Viva la Verve first sketch of September, I logged on the the website, saw the sketch and felt my heart sink. Firstly it was a DL card, I always find these cards difficult for some reason. It also had three shaped elements on it and I don't have any shaped dies that were small enough to have three on the front of the card.
I couldn't get past the mind set of 'I can't do it', I've been looking at it over and over again hoping that inspiration would strike me. Well last night, when the cat was being particularly annoying I suddenly thought Fun Flowers die!

I wanted to combine my idea with a great colour combo, and this week The Paper Players have just that, I do love Razzleberry and Olive together, and I'm really warming to grey.

So I grabbed my Fun Flowers die and set to work. My next problem was deciding which stamp set to use for the centres, I decided upon Garden Whimsy, I wish that I'd used this set a lot more, it really is a great little set with great insect and flower images and two sentiments too.

I'm so pleased that I gave this one a go, I think this maybe the fist DL card I've made that I really quite like.

Thanks for stopping by, xx


Sian Ridley said...

What did I tell ya?! I knew you'd come up with a design for the sketch!! :) and see how beautiful it is!! That is my favourite of your flower dies too!

This is such a pretty birthday card, I can't wait until I get the chance to get back into the groove-I'm getting withdrawal from card making!! Ha ha! :)

Julie Marshall said...

Great interpretation of both challenges. I love how you combined the Fun Flower Die with the stamped images and those offset ribbon bows are just perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

p.s. Love your blog design!

Cindy Hall said...

Glad you didn't give up on the challenging challenge. This came out fabulous! Very nice use of your shapes and accessories.

Lesley Croghan said...

You did a great job with the sketch and colours! Love the ribbon and the fun flowers die is perfect! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

Anne Marie said...

Hi Kelly! I love your TALL card with all of the fabby details you added! That is one of my favorite stamp sets, EVER. Very pretty! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

Nance said...

Your perseverance paid off in this lovely card! I love all the ribbon and the fun flowers die is the perfect trio for this stamp set...great use of our colors this week too! So glad you could join us at The Paper Players this week!

Sandie Conner said...

Great job! I love what you did with the sketch, and the ribbon is so pretty. Thanks for having fun with The Paper Players this week!

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Kelly! Great job combining the two challenges! I really love the bows. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Tara Bilbao said...

Beautiful card. I love how you used all the various stamped images. The ribbons are just beautiful. Thank for playing along with The Paper Players color challenge