Sunday 19 April 2015

Krafty flower power

I have been widowed for the day due to a violent computer game. I have hardly exchanged two words with the Culinary Consultant as he has only come up for air once (lunchtime) and other than that spend the day blasting the living daylights of pixel monsters. So that means I made a batch of blackberry muffins in the morning, and after that have spent most of the day in my craft room. I've started watching Suits and have worked my way through the whole first season in the last few days (thank you Netflix). Not sure this is how I thought it would be when you are in a relationship, but hey ho... 

Anyhow, I have got caught up with my DT assignments for a while to come and also had time to catch up on all the wonderful challenges out there. There seems to be quite a few floral themed challenges, so I thought I would absorb some inspiration from them for a card. I was inspired by the "Crafty Bouquet" challenge over at CASual Fridays, as well as the inspiration photos over at Curtain Call and Fusion. The colours in the images from Curtain Call and Fusion are very bright and vibrant colours, a bit different from the pastels I usually go for, but I thought it's a good exercise for my crafty muscles. Challenge yourself. Kind of like crafting push ups, or maybe burpees. Hard to do, but rewarding when done. I was also inspired by the great sketch over at Sweet Sunday Sketch. I actually coloured the flowers with Sharpies instead of my usual Copics to get the most intense colour on the kraft card. I also got out my never before used Lawn Fawn hello die. I really like it, it cuts really clean and it's easy to work with. 

Card: Kraft card, coloured navy 240 gsm kraft card
Paper: Scrap of Stampin' Up  DSP
Stamp: Stampin' Up So Very Grateful
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Colouring: Sharpies
Other: Lawn Fawn Stitched Rectangle dies, Hello die, piece of burlap twine from my stash


SmilynStef said...

Love how you framed your blooms ... so glad you joined us at Fusion Card Challenge.

Dee Miranda said...

Completely agree with SmilynStef... When I first saw this card I thought "Such a great idea to frame the flowers!" I love it!
Thanks for sharing with us at CAS-ual Fridays (:

Nancy Penir said...

Love the 'smart' look of your card. The kraft bg is a perfect way to set off your floral and sentiment. Love that tilt too!

Tracey McNeely said...

The kraft base is such a lovely backdrop for your flowers! Thank you for sharing with us at the Curtain Call!

Michelle Lupton said...

Love your fun, stripey sentiment! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion :)

~amy~ said...

Super sweet! Love the blooms, the frame and the sentiment!
Thanks for playing with us at FUSION.

Jeanne J. said...

Oh this is so fun! SO clever to die cut the Hello from stripes and frame the flowers! That little bow on the frame is the perfect little touch!

Handmade Cards by Archana said...

Beautiful krafty bouquet. Loved your stamping and coloring. Thanks for joining us at CAS-ual Friday 's .