Sunday, February 26, 2012

Freshly Made Sketches #23 - Die Cut Blooms

This week, Tui & the Team at Freshly Made Sketches have an asymmetrical sketch that, frankly, I found VERY challenging!

Recently I got to spend the day with two lovely ladies, Bronwyn & Lynne, in Bron's craft room, in amongst her wonderful stash.  I die-cut some pretty leafy, flourishes & have used one on my card:-

Please excuse the poor night time photo, I need to redo it in daylight!

I've made a tall 4" x 8" card to accommodate the flourish panel, adding some interest to the white panels by using textured cardstock & embossing the small squares.

Well, here's the daylight photo from my second attempt today.  It's was overcast this morning & then pouring with rain, so this morning's shots were no better than last night's.  Luckily this afternoon, it is a bit clearer & I have been able to shoot inside at my usual spot near a window:-

At least it is better than this "action" one, which is what most of this morning's shots looked like, seeing as there was quite a bit of breeze outside, even under the front porch:-

I'm still not too sure about this card, but it's done now.  :)

Card Components:  SU except as noted
Cardstock:  Textured Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Pink Pirouette, Lucky Limeade
Stamp Set:  Occasional Quotes (retired)
Ink:  Regal Rose (2nd generation)
Other: Blossom Party Die, Glitter Brads
Non SU:  Embossing Folder, Marianne Creatables Flourish Die, 3/4" Square Punch