Wednesday, 5 October 2011

Scrapbook Sisters Card Challenge 55 - Christmas Flowers


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



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 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

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!