Tuesday, 3 May 2011

Say It With Flowers

I have picked the challenge this week for Oldie But A Goodie challenge, I chose "Say It With Flowers". And I have put the prize up for this challenge too and below you can see the prize.

Please pop by the challenge blog and see the rest of the teams gorgeous creations, and join in too, as you don't need to just use stand alone flowers like mine, you can also use any images and then add flowers to your cards. But your stamp must be 6 months old and please no digi's.

Hope you have had a lovely bank holiday weekend.
For my card I tried something out of my comfort zone. Now on some shelves above my desk I have a selection of woodmounted stamps that I didn't want to put away in a drawer. And there is one particular Inkadinkado stamp that really catches my eye, and so decided to use it and do something totally different to my norm.

So if you know me, it has to be girls, animals or totally cute. I can get along fine with these. But stand alone flowers, not got a clue. So off to my friend Brenda's blog I went and came away brimming with inspiration. You really need to see her Penny Black Creations, she does the most wonderful floral creations. Although you probably already visit her, I know she has many followers. My stamp actually came from a candy I won from Brenda a long time ago when I first started blogging.

I have surprised myself and although not up to Brenda's standard, i'm quite proud of myself. You can still see a bit of me in it Lol, with feathers, gems and bows. Oooo I did 3-D-ing on the flowers also, not done that before. I enjoyed doing this, so you may see more like this.

I would also like to enter this for the following challenges:-

1. Dream Valley - challenge 6 - Flowers

2. By The Cute & Girly - May challenge - Anything Goes

3. Sweet Stampin' - Try Something New (tried 3-D technique, A stamp that I wouldn't normally use)

4. CES Challenge - challenge # 34 - Inspirational photo (my inspiration came from the colours)
5. Papertake Weekly - Anything goes + optional extra something round (my round items are my gems)
6. Bling It On - challenge 3 - Inspiration photo (I chose flowers)

Happy crafting
Tracy x


The Team said...

Absolutely stunning Tracy


Lisa Jane said...

Thanks for a fab challenge Tracey - i love flowers
Yours are just gorgeous - and fabulously 3d'd.
have a great day
Lisa x

scrappyjacky said...

You'd never know it was out of your comfort zone,Tracy....it's a beautiful card.

Debs said...

Hiya Tracy
I love this card - it is stunning!
The flowers are beautiful and you have done a really professioianl job - you would not know this was out of your comfort zone at all!
Have a wonderful day
{{Debs}} xx

nicolet said...

A wonderful card have you made Tracy!
Hugs Nicolet

Nannieflash said...

Hi Tracy gorgeous card, lovely image and beautifully coloured to. with hugs Shirleyxxxxx

*Vicki* said...

WOW Tracy!! Those are some really GORGEOUS flowers!! Love your coloring and the added feather is just awesome hun!!

And I just ADORE your teapot creation below as well!! :) TFS!! HUGS

brenda said...

Don't knock yourself like that Tracy, your creation is just stunning and in no way looks outside your comfort zone.

Beautifully coloured and the petals shaded to pefection and the feather behind the bow gives it a real air of sophistication.

B x

coldwaters2 said...

Wow Tracy this is stunning the colours, design and that wonderful image all look super.
Lorraine x

Tracey T said...

This is a lovely card, Tracy and the 3D effect works really well - you certainly wouldn't think it was out of your comfort zone! Thank you so much for playing at Sweet Stampin' this week. Tracey x

DesignerDiva said...

Fantastic card Tracy, I'm lovin the feathers! and great colouring of those flowers too.
Hugs Laurie x

Fiona said...

fab card and the 3d flowers are fab...you have made an excellent job with the scissors!! Thanks for joining us at Sweet Stampin this week.


Crystal said...

Tracy sooooo pretty, what a pretty flowers and colors!!! Wonderful bday creation!

Patsi said...

Gorgeous! Love how you have coloured the flowers and the addition of the feather is lively too. Thanks for joining us at bling it on xx

Emily said...

Beautiful! I love your color scheme :)

Abby's Garden said...

Tracy you do flowers beautifully! I love the 3-d effect and the coloring is fabulous!



Carrie said...

beautiful card. Thanks for sharing it with us at sweet stamping this week xx

debby4000 said...

Oh those flowers are stunning Tracy, wonderful card.

Carrie's Corner said...

Great card! Beautiful image and I love the soft touch of the feather. Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.


laney said...

Gorgeous Tracey!! a very elegant card!!
Thanks for joining in with the Bling it On challenge this time hope to see you again

Vicky said...

Fab card.
Thank you for joining us girlies over at CES CHallenges, good luck hun.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xx

crafty amy said...

Well it does not look like you were uncomfortable this is gorgeous :D
Thank you for joining us at CES and good luck.


Amy xx

Ayelet {Jenny} said...

Absolutely stunning! Love the pink flowers! Thank you for playing with us at BTC&G and good luck! X

Andrea said...

I love the feathers! thanks for joining us at Papertake Weekly x

Khristen said...

Love the sparkly centers, absolutely fantastic card! Thanks for playing along at Dream Valley Challenges :) xoxo

Debs said...

Gorgeous Tracey :0)..thanks for sharing it with us at Bling It On..hugs Debs x