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Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge 55 - Christmas Flowers

Hello!!

I don't mind admitted I faced making this weeks card for the Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge with more than a little trepidation as it's Christmas flowers this week... eek!!  I LOVE Christmas images, but Christmas flowers don't normally do it for me, mainly because they are normally poinsettia's and I'm really not that keen on them!  Personal taste I know, but any foliage that I have decorating the house has cinnamon and spiced orange tucked here and there.  Maybe it's because my Mum always gives us a plant and I struggle to keep it alive into the new year... actually that's not just poinsettias, I have that habit regardless of the plant or time of year!!

Anyway, I was struggling to come up with something but found a digi that was of a rose based Christmas design, much better :-D


I used some MME papers that came free with a magazine last month and a sketch, gotta love sketches to give you a kick up the bottom when you are having a blank mind moment!!  I made my own flower too out of a corner of paper and some Marianne Swirls


I coloured the image with copics, popped glossy accents on the leaves, a touch or red stickles on the berries,
then cut coloured the flowers again, cut out and 3D'd them onto the main image, with some black stickles in the middle.  Now I come to think of it, do they look more like poppies... Ooh heck what colour are the middle of a red Christmas rose??  Oh well...  I'll call it artistic licence!!

Here's a shot from the side, which hopefully will explain what I meant there!!

Please may I enter these challenges
Get Hippity with Ippity - Sketch
Christmas Inspirations - Christmas Flowers/Birds

Supplies:  La Pashe Digi Stamp; Personal Inspirations Sentiment;
Paper/CS - Woodware card Blank; Red Bazzill; MME papers
Marianne Scroll Die; Spellbinders lacy circles; Sizzix Flower Die
Organza Ribbon; Button
Copics; Glossy Accents; Red and Black Stickles

Thanks for stopping by
Sue xx

10 comments:

CARLA PREDIGER said...

Your card looks fantastic. The way you made the 3D flower from the stamped image is just perfect. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Inspirations challenges. I hope you will come again to play with us on the next challenges too.

Merry said...

This is such a pretty card...love all the layering and your rolled roses. Thanks for joining us at Cardmadfairy Digi Days.

Ribbon Girl said...

Nice card - I love the swirls (my favourite) and that little rolled flower you have made, very pretty indeed. Thanks for joining in with the Ribbon Girl Christmas challenge

Whimsey said...

Very pretty; LOVE that green flower - wow!!

CraftyLoops said...

Really beautiful, the flowers are gorgeous. Lee x

Lisa Jane said...

Beautiful card Sue . love the 3D Christmas Roses
Lisa x

sandra's crafty corner said...

hi there what a lovely card hun great image, thanks for playing along at cardmadfairy's digi days, good luck,
hugs sandra DT
p.s i have a blog candy on my blog too
http://sandra-mummy-of-one.blogspot.com/

melissac said...

Beautiful card!! I just love your Christmas Rose!! Thanks for playing with us at Get Hippity with Ippity! I hope you'll join us again soon!

Julia said...

Oh my! This card is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at GHWI! Hugs, Julia - DT

Kristina said...

Super pretty card, I saw this at the Get Hippity w/ Ippity challenge! Great card! I love it!
Peace,
KristyLee