Thursday, 23 January 2014

Wisteria Mums

This week's sketch at Freshly Made Sketches is by Rita.  You can take this sketch in many directions.  The "Any Shape" layer gives you lots of freedom, so go for it!

I decided to make my "Any Shape" a bunch of flowers - mums to be precise.  

I think this PTI set comes with matching dies but I didn't buy the dies at the time, so today I stamped each image in black onto white cardstock and scanned it into my Silhouette software.  I then traced and offset and printed out some blank templates.  Now I've done the initial work, they're sitting there waiting to be cut anytime I want.  Gotta love the Silhouette!

I stamped my flowers in Raspberry Ripple, Crisp Cantaloupe and, believe it or not, Perfect Plum.  The Perfect Plum flower matched Wisteria Wonder cardstock way better than Perfect Plum, so I'm thinking that maybe I need to re-ink.  I stamped a few leaves in Old Olive and the sentiment in Versafine.

The banners are cut from MFT's Fishtail Flags Stax.

The inside of this card was very simply done this time using a leftover flower in Perfect Plum.

Check out the gorgeous samples from the Design Team before having a go at this sketch.

Thanks for looking.

Products used:

Stamps:  Mum's the Word (PTI)
Ink:  Perfect Plum, Raspberry Ripple, Crisp Cantaloupe, Old Olive, Versafine Onyx Black
Cardstock:  Wisteria Wonder, Old Olive, Whisper White
Accessories:  MFT Fishtail Flags Stax, Framed Tulips EF, Basic Pearls, Copic


LeAnne said...

This is stunning! You are so clever to be able to use the Silhouette in this way!

Linda Callahan said...

What a beautiful bouquet! And I am in awe of your computer/silhouette skills!

Diane said...

Wonderful colors and card design Karren.

Hugs diane

Bonnie said...

What beautiful mums, Karren! Sounds like your Silhouette is going to be a good friend!

Jen said...

Gorgeous! The mums are beautiful!

Amy O said...

Those flowers are so pretty! And I'm so impressed with your Silhouette skills!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card Karren, your flowers are so pretty and I love these colours.

Rita Wright said...

You might need to come visit and teach me about this scanning and cutting! lol I love your beautiful mums! A bouquet was a perfect "any shape."

Karen D said...

Very pretty colours Karren. The base card looks gorgeous embossed in that pattern.The Sillouette is on the horizon!! :-)

Greta said...

Wow--amazing how different a sketch can look depending on what the artist does & I so love your version! Gorgeous flowers & the dry embossed border is perfect for this card!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Looking at this gorgeous card, one can only sigh, "Ah, spring!" Hugs, Darnell

Joni nina Andaya said...

Gorgeous Mums Karren!!! Love your color combinations :) Love <3

Narelle Farrugia said...

What???!! It cuts it for you! I need to get myself one of these! Your bouquet of flowers is just so pretty and it's framed perfectly with the embossed tulips!

Mrs. Miles said...

Wow Karren

The wisteria are so unique, and I think putting one on the INSIDE of the card is brilliant!


Cindy Lovell said...

Beautiful card,Karren!! I just love this beautiful flower image,the colors and the embossing!!!