Sunday, October 28, 2012

The Paper Players Challenge #119 - A Sketch from Nancy with a Paper Camellia!

It's time again for another challenge at The Paper Players & here is my card:-

Nance has created this awesome layout, (which I have rotated anti-clockwise 90 degrees):-


Regular visitors will know that I love to play around with my crafting tools & create different items with them.  For this camellia I have used the small snowflake from the Snow Flurry Bigz die to create the flower stamens (4 layers) & the small, round ornament from the Ornament Framelits die set to create the petals. I folded a piece of white cardstock & placed the fold near the top of the ornament die, to cut a joined pair of petals, like this (I think I had 10 pairs.):-

I sponged ink around the edges of the petals before I misted them with alcohol to scrunch them.  This made the ink bleed softly into the petals & create a lovely natural look.

Here is a close-up of the bloom:-

This is such a versatile sketch, as you will see by the fabulous inspiration pieces from The Paper Players Team.  You can visit each member via these links:-

Lesley Croghan (taking a well earned break) - Always Playing with Paper
Ann Schach - The Stampin' Schach
Anne Marie Hile - Stampin' Anne
Jaydee - Jaydee's Stamping
LeAnne Pugliese - Wee Inklings
Nance Leedy - Canopy Crafts
Amy White - White House Stamping
Dawn Easton - Treasure Oiler Designz
Jen Arkfeld - Stamped Silly

Hope you enjoy playing along with us this week!

Card Components (all SU except as noted)
Cardstock:  Primrose Petals, Whisper White, Daffodil Delight
DSP:  Brights Pattern Stack
Stamps:  Memorable Moments
Inks:  Primrose Petals
Other:  Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Piercing Tool & Mat, Snow Flurry Bigz Die, Holiday Ornaments Framelit Dies, Finishing Touches Edgelits, Brad, Glue Dots, Dimensionals
Non SU:  Rubbing Alcohol


Kim S said...

This is AMAZING - it looks stunning and I am in awe of your creativity!

LeAnne said...

Wow, I had no idea you did this flower with cardstock!!! Fabulous!

Stephanie said...

Wow, you are so clever to think of repurposing those dies. I am always looking for new ideas for making flowers and I absolutely love your gorgeous creation. Thanks for sharing!

Narelle Farrugia said...

Totally stunning Helen - that flower looks so real! Very, very clever!

Diane Barnes said...

I'd been thinking that the ornaments & snow flurry would make lovely flowers, but mine would never have turned out as pretty as yours Helen. So lifelike & gorgeous. Thanks for sharing how you made it. Hugs. Di

Christine Blain said...

A flower made with those dies, huh? Your brain has been working overtime, my friend! The camellia is stunning; can't believe you made it from ornament and snowflake die cuts! The bleeding of the ink looks lovely on the petals. Lovely card all round :)

Nance Leedy said...

This is gorgeous Helen!!! Love the camellia and your brilliant use of dies. So glad you shared this beauty with us!

Lynne Armstrong said...

LOL Helen...even with a very tired brain you come up with genius ideas :) Your camelia is stunning...and who would have thought it came from an ornament die!! Love how the ink has bled into the petals, it's so realistic...another clever touch.
Hugs xx

Bonnie said...

This flower looks real! Thanks for instructions. I'm going to try this.

Ann Schach said...

Your flower is so clever and creative! A fabulous card!

Robyn Oliver said...

Beautiful camellia, Helen....keep experimenting, you're very creative, love you card and colours

Amy White said...

You always come up with such clever ideas Helen!! Love the idea of using the snowflake die for the flower stamens and I would never have thought of using the ornament dies to make flowers! Genius!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Helen, this is gorgeous! I love the dimension of the flower and how creative you are with those dies. I love all of the fun details you added the papr piercing and the woodgrain texture. Very pretty! :)

Nikki Spencer said...

That is one beautiful flower! Your creativity always inspires Helen, love the way your mind works...:0). xxx