Great Blue Heron

Great Blue Heron
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Friday, April 19, 2013

Bellariffc sketch challenge #8

Hi everyone.  Hope you had a good week.  Temperatures has been warming up quite a bit this week - we hit 20 C or 68F yesterday, but looks like back down to single digits for the weekend and even a chance of snow on Saturday!!!

For our bellariffic challenge this week, we had a sketch to follow.  Here is the sketch
I'm still working on lots of card orders, so thought this one could serve as my post for this weeks challenge as well as a birthday card.  You know how much I love anything floral, so I pulled out jar of wildflowers to colour this week. 

I stamped the flowers on bella's bestest paper and then coloured with copics.  After cutting it out using a s/binder circle die I left the die in place and sponged some distress antique linen around the edges.

For the next layer I used a new s/binder die set that was just begging to be used (lol), this set is called Adorning Squares.  I cut a 4x4 piece for dp, then cut and embossed one of the dies on it.  I then layered a piece of dark brown behind it so it would make the intricate design pop

Designer paper is Kaisercraft - Lil' Primrose.  I finished off with some yellow/orange seam binding ribbon, glitter, glossy accents for the centers of the flowers, and some taupe pearls.

For more inspiration this week, be sure to stop over at bloggabella to see all the other entries.  Leave a comment for a chance to win $10 in bella bucks.

Next week our challenge is 'bling it up'.  So whatever your heart desires, whether it be bling or glitter, just make is sparkle!! You can email Emily your entry by thursday night.  By doing so this enters you for a chance to win $20 in bella bucks.

Thanks for stopping by.  Have a good weekend.



Carla Murphy said...

One of the prettiest cards evah!! Love the colouring, the beautiful soft paper, that die is AWESOME and the perfect ribbon to make that center flower pop. Love it. (You're making me wanna go back in that craft room you know...)

Kerri said...

very nice card love the layering!!!

Dana White said...

Oh this is really pretty I love the soft colours you chose

Leslie said...

Loved that weather tease yesterday even if it was just one day - lovely! Beautiful card Pauline - you always have the perfect mix of papers, ribbon and your dies ! are spectacular!!

Tracy said...

The sweetest little grouping of flowers and that die cut is gorgeous. Beautiful card! Hugs!

Mary J said...

Oh that is so beautiful, Pauline! Gorgeous take on the sketch and I love your corners!!

Hope you didn't get any snow! It's sunny here but really cold!

debby4000 said...

Oh this is fabulous, love the floral image and colours.

Leslie Miller said...

I love flowers, especially in a vase, but a jar is even better! Love the warm, earthy colors you used. The ribbon sets it all off perfectly. It was 80 here today and that's mighty warm for us. Glad I was home and could plant some flower pots, but I pretty much stuck to the shade.