Monday, January 24, 2011

Dreaming of Flowers..

Good morning! I hope you had a great weekend!

Although I love this time of year in Wisconsin, as I have time off with the kids, there comes a point where being in the house every day because it is too cold to take them outside begins to get a little old. As of late, I have been starting to dream of warmer weather and being able to work in my flower beds and client flower beds.

So this card was inspired by flowers! I had so much fun making these flowers from scratch! Although it takes a little bit to make, I think they turned out so nice and look like I bought them! I got the idea to make the flowers from "Scrap A Little".

I used "Walk in My Garden" Cricut cart.  I was so excited to use this cart as its been awhile!!

I cut out the first flower "Daisy" on the cart in 3 different sizes and 2 of each.

I then used CI Paints to paint some yummy shimmer on them!!

I then used my paper piercing tool to curl the petals to my liking!

I then layered the flower together starting with the largest daisy to the smallest.  So this flower ended up having 6 layers. I played around with making them less layers and they turn out nice as well!
 Look at the shimmer!!! I used "Chocolate" paint for this one!

Finished card:
 Another "HAPPY DANCE" moment! I love how this turned out!!

Once again....
 look at that shimmer!!  The smaller flowers I used CI Paint "Turquoise".  The smaller flowers only have 4 layers. (2 different sizes)

Lastly I was inspired by one of my fellow DT members.  On Saturday Kassi did a tutorial with the Dabbing Brush from Inkadinkado.  I had gotten the tool last month and played around with it and the paints a little bit, but then kind of forgot about it.   I used the circle foam tip and dipped it in the cover of the "Ivory" paint jar (it fits perfectly, by the way) an first dabbed it on a scrap piece of paper and then on my embossed background!

I used "Ivory" to add some yummy shimmer to the swirls! Doesn't it look nice?!?!

Hope you have a great Monday!



Tellen's Place: Polka Dots


Margo said...

Hi Kendra,
I love the flowers you have made !

Love That Bug said...

What a great card. I love it.

Lola said...

Your flowers truly are gorgeous! Wonderful card, layout, and elements.

Doreen said...

Wow love the flowers,fabulous

JustYolie said...

Gorgeous card, love the color combo.
I found you through Feline Playful and I'm now a follower.

Rose Petal said...

Hello Kendra. WOW, I love this beautiful creation. The papers and the embossing are great, but I just adore the colour combination, and to top this off, your flowers are amazing. Love how you have designed around the sentiment as main focus. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck. Happy crafting.
Love Sandra xx

Terry Oulboub said...

Kendra, you are so incredibly talented! I love those flowers and the way you implemented the dots with your papers is amazing! I love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Tellen's Place for our Polka Dot challenge! :~)

Joynana said...

Kendra, this is gorgeous. I love the flower and will definitly have to try this. all of your elements make it perfect. Thanks for joining us at Tellens's Place.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

Gorgeous flowers, dots and swirls. Great colour combo as well
Thankyou for joining us at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

Jane said...

What a pretty card love it thanks for playing at Tellens Place
Luv Jane xxx

Anonymous said...

Everyone loves to receive flowers. Give loved ones the gift that will last forever and not wilt away in a matter of weeks.