Monday, 13 June 2011

A Die Cut Or Punched Flower With Make My Monday

Good morning everyone, it's the start of yet another week and I'm hoping mine is better than the last one which for me was very difficult on several fronts which I won't bore you with. I'm also hoping for some sunshine after yesterday's rainy day although at the moment we have yet more rain!
As it's Monday we have a new challenge for you over at Make My Monday and continuing with this month's theme of Flowers, this week we would like to see a die cut or punched flower on your creation.

The background panels on my card were actually inspired by an article in a free copy of The Times newspaper that I was given in W H Smith last week. The article featured some gorgeous fabric panels and curtains by the Designers Guild. The curtains had vertical stripes in various colours with white embroidery on them and were really striking.
My panels use the batik technique of clear embossing images on white card, sponging on ink then ironing to remove the embossing powder. This gives the white areas a really striking contrast. I used a flourish stamp from the Polka Doodles Daisy Doodles stamp set and a diamond border by Impression Obsession. The inks are Shabby Shutters, Milled Lavender and Scattered Straw Distress inks and as you can see the ironing altered some of the ink colours a little.
My flower is made from white card cut out with various sizes of the Nestabilities Blossom die set and sponged with Victorian Velvet Distress ink. I layered them up after scrunching them and finished the flower off with a toning paper flower and a pearl.
I added one of my favourite Tim Holtz sentiments, stamped in black and set on a mat of scrap decorated paper from my bits box. I finished off with some green flourishes cut with a Sissix die set and some Making Memories border strips that were a bargain in T K Maxx.

You have until 12 midnight on Saturday 18 June to enter and I hope to see you there.

My card is for the following challenges:
Just For Fun - Use At Least One Tim Holtz Product (DIs and Sentiment)
4 Crafty Chicks - Handmade Flowers
Stamp Something - Something Punched/Die Cut
Totally Gorjuss - Flower Power

Thanks for looking,
Fliss xx


craftattack said...

Great card, Fliss, love the colours! Valerie
Havea nice week!

Jacqueline said...

I think we are all hoping for some sunshine after the weekend we've just had! - Great card and technique - Jacqueline xx

Fiona said...

I'm fed up with all the rain too Fliss, although my garden likes it.
Fabulous sentiment on your card.

Zoechaos said...

Smashing card, love the sentiment very apt for yesterday. Thank you for sharing with us at Just for Fun this week. XOXO Zoe

Cheryl said...

oh this is one,great card hun just love that sentiment and that flower is beautiful,hope you are okay hun hugs cherylx

sam21ski said...

Lovely card, great colour scheme.

Thanks for distressing and using your t!m products to play along with JFF this week.

Sam xxx

Cazro said...

I love the batik, and the delicate mixture of colours. Super card. Caz

Von said...

Was definetly a case of sink or swim yesterday but not a cheery as your card :)
Thank you for playing along with us at Just For un
Von x

Marjie Kemper said...

Beautiful card, and glad to have found you. "Make it Monday" is new to me and I'll look forward to playing along.

Brenda Brown said...

My favourite saying, gorgeous colours and a fabulous flower. Great card Fliss, I love it.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Leanne said...

Thanks for playing with us this week at 4 Crafty Chicks, lovely job on the flower challenge!

Dolly Daydreams said...

Wow ! Great piece perfect combination's of colour die cut's and stamping well done.


Lori said...

Very pretty card! Love that flower! Thanks for joining us at 4 Crafty Chicks this week :)

Neet said...

Think we will all turn into ducks shortly with this rain. We had a very wet May up North and June is pretty much the same.
A very pretty card you have made and what a lovely flower. Love that sentiment you have used.
Thanks for joining us at JFF - Hugs, Neet x

Claire Phillips said...

Great card Fliss - love the background and your flower is gorgeous! Hope your week is better! Cheers Claire x

Anonymous said...

This is a really pretty card Fliss,love how you did the background papers.
hugs June xxxx

Basslady said...

what a wonderful creation!

hugs and kisses from germany,
silvi xoxo

Alicia said...

This is stunning Fliss. I absolutely love it!
Alicia xx