Tuesday, March 2, 2010

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Welcome to Karen's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge for this week! I was so excited to see SQUARES on this sketch, as all the cards I've made for the last wee while have circles on them, and I'm looking for a change of scenery. However. I managed to make these lovely squares look more like circles anyhow :( HA!




Please, don't be scared :) I know, these flowers are BIG, BROWN and there are THREE of them!! I was actually feeling tad nauseas when I went to bed last night, and I'm sure it was all that brown and guava! So I apologise, but if you can get past the colour and size, don't you think they're kinda cool? I had fun making all sorts of ribbon flowers yesterday, as I was inspired by these beauties and had to have a go.

I started off with the little guava florets, using the 'string pulling' technique, then thought why not have a go with non-stitched ribbon, thus making my own tacking. (If you are thoroughly confused, I will be happy to post a simple tutorial - just let me know!) I was on a roll! Watch out, there will likely be big ol' ugly flowers on all my cards for then next wee while ;P


Recipe :


Stamps - Occasional Greetings


Ink - Chocolate Chip


Cardstock & Paper - Afternoon Tea DSP (retired), Groovy Guava c/s (retired - thank goodness!), Chocolate Chip c/s


Accessories & Tools - Chocolate Chip satin ribbon (retired), Groovy Guava double stitched grosgrain ribbon (retired), clear rhinestone brads from pretties kit, Latte button, Linen Thread, Fiskars Apron lace punch


All materials Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted.


Lee x



15 comments:

Fiona Harrison said...

The flowers are gorgeous, and I always loved that paper, was sad when it retired. Beautiful job, as usual!
Fi x

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

Oh MY GOODNESS!!!!! Lulla!!! This, or should I say these are AMAZING!!!! Oooh it's FABULOUS.. LOVE your Chocolate Flowers, GORGEOUS. Oh go the tutorial.. do it, do it!!!! This one best be for your Mum... the postage.. well the POSTAGE!!!!

xx SJ

stampingelegance said...

Hi Lee,

These flowers are more than kinda cool - they rock! I am definitely inspired to try some satin ribbons! Lovely Card,
Jan

Amanda said...

OK, now you're just showing off. lol. Another great creation - LOVE this big flowers.

susieclayton said...

Very striking, not at all nauseating, beautiful! :-)

Tracey Old said...

Oh your card is fabulous!!! Love the flowers, and the colours;-)

Krista Driessen said...

Gorgeous card Lee !!!!

alittlelessuseless said...

This is lovely. I think the flowers are awesome

Dina said...

This is GORGEOUS!! Your ribbon flowers are amazing, fantastic job! I love the color combo and the DP. Great job with the sketch!

Jenna Wunderlich said...

those flowers are wonderful!

Lindsay said...

Don't ever be sorry about those flowers! Those are fantastic! Hope you are feelin' better!

Andrea said...

Beautiful card. I love the Ribbon Flowers.

Lea L. said...

This is so pretty! I love those ribbon flowers! Great job with the sketch!

♥Lea

Jen said...

Wow! Love those flowers (and the color combo).

Stacey Schafer said...

GORGEOUS! love those ruffled ribbon flowers:)