Saturday, May 23, 2015

hello flowers

Hope you are having a beautiful Memorial Day (if you're in the US) or Pfingsten (if you're in Germany) weekend. I'm sharing a card I made based on two challenges whose deadlines I totally missed. But I'd had the idea and had even made a start... so I finished it up to share.

Saw this gown at RIC. If you look closely, you'll see that those are actually photos of the blooms on the fabric. At least I think they are. Which had me wondering how to recreate that vibrancy.

Saw this sketch during the Winnie Walter/Pinkfresh iNSD week.

I had decided to vibrantly watercolor some In Bloom: Addie's Garden blooms, then fussy cut them and adhere them to black CS. Didn't really know what I'd do after that. So I did some no-line watercoloring. Put them to the side to dry. And forgot about them.

Then the sketch prompted me to think about punching portions of the blooms on squares and circles (still fussy cutting the blooms and then adhering them to black squares and circles). Well I got real lazy on that one and just punched portions of the blooms. And this happened.

The design reminds me of a wall in an art gallery (not cuz of the quality of the painting!). Although I must admit I am happy with how the yellow tulip turned out.

And notice how the circles also made their way into my design? (And stray glitter from that dang Ranger Enchanted Gold embossing powder!)

I'm joining in at:

Craft Stamper - Take It, Make It for May to use a stamp
Uniko Studio - #21 Flowers (Happy Birthday to Bev!)

Have a great weekend. I appreciate your visit.


  1. Wow !! what a fantastic card this is ..Amazing take on the inspiration pic ..I love the way you have used the sketch from the Insd too :)

  2. Sehr originell! Gefällt mir sehr, sehr gut! Das wäre auch ein super Design für ein modernes Weinflaschen-Etikett!!
    Liebe Grüße,

  3. Love this, very original and great interpretation of the photo and sketch!

  4. Yep, you captured the vibrancy beautifully, Maria ... this is so cool and artsy ... I thought of a gallery picture too! Anita :)

  5. A great take on the inspiration pic.. love it. xs

  6. Love those unique snippets of color on the black! Beautiful, Maria!!!

  7. This is so very cool and different. Sorry you missed your challenges, but glad you shared anyway.

  8. A fabulous and striking take on the challenge
    Thanks so much for linking up and playing along at Uniko Studio
    Sarah x

  9. Lovely to read your thought process for this card and you have translated the dress perfectly and very artistically. Thanks so much for joining in on the Uniko Studio Challenge. Hugs Bev x

  10. LOVE the beautiful stamping ! Thanks for joining in the TIMI challenge at the Craft Stamper!
    xxx Ellie xxx

  11. Wow, das sieht toll aus! Das hätte ich mich nie getraut! Irgendwie habe ich Probleme etwas zu zerschneiden, was ich so liebevoll gemalt habe... Aber wie man sieht, es lohnt sich.

  12. your beautiful card.

  13. Very, very pretty! Love that gold paper. Thanks so much for linking up to the Uniko Studio challenge!


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