Thursday, February 10, 2011

MFP Speedy the Cat's Friends #41

The challenge over at SPeedy the Cat's Friends #41 challenge this week is to use a self-made flower on your project. For my flower I used some SU! newsprint dp and punched 3 scalloped circles. I added some color to them with tattered rose and fired brick distress inks, then snipped each scallop about halfway into the center. Finally I curled the "petals" and twisted and crushed them in my hands until I got the look I was going for. I folded some creamy brown cardstock, then ran it through a crimper, and hand cut the leaves. For the final touch I used some silver spray smooch for a little interest. All of the DP is from the Tim Holtz Vintage Shabby stack, and I used a piece of velvet ribbon along with the Fleur de Lis punch for the border. The sentiment was done with Spellbinders fancy tags and stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa ink.
I hope your Thursday is going well for you so far and I'm glad you took the time to stop by. Make it a great day!

Carol

13 comments:

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You used more of that yummy paper! Love it! I must get this challenge done! Went to work this week so I am a bit behind. Good thing is we dodged the big storm this week, huh Carol? Enjoy the sunshine.

Benzi said...

Carol, you are making so many pretty flowers this week. This one is just gorgeous. Great jobs on those leaves, too. Love the background and the card is just soooooooo pretty.

Glad you weather is getting better and I know you're looking forward to a warmer weekend. We didn't get much snow...almost 2 " but it is pretty. Sun is out now and that is a wonderful sight, too.

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Wow Carol, this is beautiful! The news print is dp? I've used magazine pages before that are shiny, I love the look of yours!

Marilyn Webb said...

OMG Carol, this is beautiful, so elegant, love it!
hugs Marilyn

Silli said...

So pretty Carol, love the colors!

JD said...

Very pretty!

jimlynn said...

BEAUTIFUL!!! Love it.
(Just became a follower - so glad you're joining the DT with us at Stamps R Us Challenges!)
Lynn

Nancy said...

Beautiful card! I love the flower and other elements on it. Great job!

Susan Raihala said...

Every element of this card is perfect and laid out in such a balanced way. Lovely! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW WOW WOW, simply STUNNING!!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your flower!! I like the colored tips - Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Elise said...

Sure THOUGHT I had left you some love on this fine, fine, exquisitely created piece of paper craft, but WHO knows with my brain, these days. Either way, this GORGEOUS piece of card craft is totally worthy of many looks, ganders and contemplation. YOU, my dear - GOT IT GOINGGGG ONNNN! Yeahooooo!

Anke said...

WOW WOW WOW Carol absolutely stunning !!!

Hugs
Anke