Wednesday, 2 January 2013

Flower in Pool Party

I love the colors in the challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments this week - Pool Party; Primrose Petals and Basic Black.  I matched these colors with the sketch challenge at Retro Sketches and came up with this:



My flower has been spritzed with shimmer mist which makes it all sparkly IRL.  My branches are black, which is a bit odd in nature, but hey we'll just pretend it's normal LOL.  The flower is one I've seen around the internet a few times.  Not sure who came up with the original idea but it uses the Fancy Flower Punch; the 5-Petal Punch and the Boho Blossoms Punch.



Thanks for looking.  It's back to work for me tomorrow, so I'll be back to only being able to stamp on the weekends - boo hoo.

Products used (all Stampin' Up! unless otherwise stated):

Stamps:  Sweet Essentials
Cardstock:  Crumb Cake; Basic Black; Primrose Petals; Pool Party; 2011-13 In Color DSP; 2012-14 In Color DSP
Ink:  Basic Black
Accessories:  Fancy Flower Punch; 5-Petal Punch; Boho Blossoms Punch; Fancy Fan EF; McGill Branch Punch; Corner Rounder; In Color Brads

Cheers
Karren

8 comments:

Diane Vander Galien said...

Beautiful Flower!!! Great use of the DSP!!! Love the pop of Black- so pretty!!! Thanks for playing along with HSS, Diane

Shannon said...

Gorgeous! And I think the black branches are perfectly fine. I really like how "perfect" the card layout is yet the flower is a bit "messy". It's a nice balance. You did a great job with the challenge. Thank you for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

ebeth9267 said...

This is my kind of card--I love the big dimensional flower and the color blocking is fabulous. So glad you joined us at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth

stampinbygenny.com said...

I love your sparkly flower and how you used the printed paper. Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Erika Clark said...

I, too, think that everything looks better with a little shimmer, and the little black sprigs are a nice touch - I think it adds a contemporary look to the card! Thanks for playing at HSS :) Erika

Krista said...

Cool flower and the outline of back on each layer really makes it all pop! Love it! Thanks for joining us at HSS!

Bada-Bing Creations said...

Love the flower and the polka dots! So fun and a great sketch! Thanks for playing at HSS!

Bobbie said...

Wow that flower is stunning! Love all the layers. Thanks for playing with HSS.