Sunday, 3 May 2009

365 Day 64 Super Sketchy Sunday & Colour Create Week 14 Red, Cream & Chocolate


I have taken the sketch from 365 cards today, where incidentally, one of my cards has been chosen as card of the week this week, Ta Da!! It's this one here !
But I digress!
The papers are chocolate and cream Sweet flourishes from Pink Petticoat. The flowers were made from a couple of Woodware punches which I bought this week. I'm fairly happy with the shaping on the smaller blossoms, but if anyone can give me any tips about making the larger flower more realistic, I'd be glad to hear about it. The centre of the flower is embossed by the punch, but the rest looks rather uninteresting.
The sentiment is Stampin Up on a Cuttlebug die-cut.
PS Thank you for your suggestions as to how I might make the larger flower more interesting. In fact I have tried all of your suggestions on this flower already and wasn't particularly impressed by the effect I achieved. I didn't know whether to try to make the petals curl outwards from the card or inwards towards it. I must confess, I didn't try an embossing folder on the big flower although I do often do that on smaller punchies.
See what happens on my next large flower!!

32 comments:

  1. Beautiful take on todays sketch! Thanks for playing

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  2. Love your card Chrissie, love the black and white contrast with the red accent. I really like the line of flowers, very stunning.

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  3. Great card Chrissie. love the papers and the flowers are great. Have you tried using an embossing tool with a large rounded head to rub on the petals to give them a curved look. I like the way you've highlighted them with the gold and nipped them, might work, wait an see what others say.

    Kim x

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  4. beautiful, love these papers. I think you're flowers are just amazing, maybe on the bigger flowers you could try a spot of dry embossing on the back on a foam mat to add a bit of definition? Just follow similar lines to the smaller flowers?

    Victoria
    x

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  5. What a beautiful card, just love that colour combo:O) Beautiful lay-out.
    Hugs, Nancy.

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  6. Fabulous card Chrissie
    Welldone on card of the week...that is lovely too

    mandi xx

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  7. Chrissie this card is breath taking. I am a big fan of these colors used together they look so elegant and rich. You did an excellent job with this week's sketch I LOVE your card.

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  8. Very beautiful card. I like the flowers you have use.

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  9. Very elegant card. Love the red/white/black combo.

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  10. Wow this is absolutely gorgeous!

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  11. superby card so elegant and gorgeous hugs sasyxxx

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  12. wow simply stunning...such a pretty effective layout too...thanks for joining in the colour create challenge xxx

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  13. J'aime cette carte très très élégante. Et merci de m'avoir laissé des petits commentaires en français ! C'est vraiment sympa !!!

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  14. Hi Chrissie I love the layout and those flowers look great on this elegant card hugs Pascale

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  15. Chrissie--Love the elegance of your card....It is totally awesome.

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  16. What a gorgeous card, I love those flowers :o)
    Jackie xx

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  17. Love this card...the pop of color is fabulous!

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  18. Wow what a fantastic card!
    Love your gorgeous design and detail!
    Thank you so much for joining us at Colour Create!
    hugs
    kim x

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  19. Fabulous!!!!!

    hugs, Karen Lee

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  20. This card is Stunning, i was nearly going to use the same PP papers but changed my mind, glad I did as it wouldnt have looked half as nice as yours
    maz

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  21. Wow Chrissie your card is stunning - I was just reading in a recent craft mag about shaping paper flowers but cannor for the life of me remember which mag it was...

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  22. As elegant as ever Chrissie. Your cards are always gorgeous and I really love the one you put together here. Thanks for joining the Colour Create Challenge.
    Sharon xx

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  23. Beautiful card! One of my favorite color combos, and those flowers are FAB-u-lous!

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  24. The the way you have used the two different papers .. and the red really sets the whole thing off. Beautiful

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  25. Great card, Chrissie. Love the colours you have used - have you tried embossing the flowers in the Bug? Or you could use a ball score pen in the centre of the flower and it will give the petal some shape. Congrats on your Card of the Week, you deserve the recognition - it's a beautiful card. ikki

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  26. Hi Chrissie - stunning card. Love the layout you've used and the papers are fantastic. Eileen got there before me with the suggestion of embossing it - the textile folder is a good one for flowers and you can always sand over the embossed bits if it need more definition.
    Congrats on you Card of the Week.
    hugs Heather xx

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  27. Beautiful elegant card. I love the flowers. Great layout.

    Glenda

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  28. this is just gorgeous! I absolutely love it... and you know I always add glitter to everything thinking it will add more interest, but i am quite sure I am wrong (especially in this situation) i think its great as is. lovely!

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  29. absolutely stunning!! I love those red flowers with the chocolate and cream papers!

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  30. This card is so beautiful! Love the way you have organized the flowers:)
    Hanne

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  31. Hi Chrissie, your card is fabulous and so very elegant! The flowers look amazing to me and I don't think I could come up with anything better than has already been suggested for the large flower, I look forward to seeing the next one you do. The flower stamens are wonderful, are they a punch too? I haven't seen that before and really like the effect. Love how you used the colours for CC this week, they really are a gorgeous combo. Hope you're having a good weekend. Chris x

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Thanks,
Chrissie