Thursday, June 3, 2010

Belles 'n Whistles / Sketch Saturday / Flower Soft

This card actually covers several challenges. It started with the Belles 'n Whistles Challenge - DIY Flowers. I wanted a sketch for a base for my card, and chose the Sketch Saturday sketch, shown below...

In addition, I wanted to enter this into the Flower Soft Design Team call, so I decided I wanted to use this image and use Flower Soft for the flowers around the well. Here is my card...

Stamp: Wishes (Belles 'n Whistles)
Paper: Garden Green, Garden Party (DCWV)
Ink: Staz-On, Distress Ink
Accessories: Flower Soft, MS Garden Trellis punch, flat-back pearls, Butterfly Embosslit (SU!), Retro Flower Punch, mini roses (Prima)

I watercolored my image with distress inks. I added Flower soft to the vine on the well and to the ground along the bottom of the well.

This picture shows a little more of the dimension that the Flower Soft creates.

I used my Retro Flower Punch to punch flowers out of my Garden Party paper, and used my embossing tool to emboss the flower, giving it dimension and curl. I then added mini roses to spruce up the flower and give it more oomph.

Thanks for stopping by! Have a great day!


coldwaters2 said...

WOW Julie this is absolutely stunning truly a wonderful creation what an amazing design the colours, papers, image, flower, butterflies wow all exquisite

Lorraine x

Kathy said...

GOrgeous card!!! I just adore this image and your coloration really brings her to life!! Beautiful flowers and love your frame!!
Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at Belles and WHistles.

Lilian said...

OH WOW! Your card is just amazing! Where to begin? Your coloring is gorgeous, your details amazing! I love your frame too! Good luck with the DT call! and Thanks for joining the Belles N Whistles challenge. :)

Audhild said...

Your card is so beautiful. I love your coloring.Thank you for joining our challenge

Elise said...

OH this is GORGEOUS!!! I love how you've added flower soft to the vines! BEAUTIFULLY done! Thank you so much for joining us at Belles 'n Whistles!


Unknown said...

This is so fun! Thanks for playing with us at our first Belles N Whistles challenge. Good luck!