Saturday, February 5, 2011

Soul Mates

I made my first felt, rolled rose today and it was so much easier that I thought. I watched a youtube video where the lady just drew her flower on cardstock and cut out. I ended up just cutting free hand. It was really fun! My rolled rose is for the challenge at Mark's Finest Papers-Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge #41. The challenge is to use a self made flower on your card or project.

I'm using the colors from The Play Date Cafe challenge PDCC67. When I first saw the picture, I thought it was beautiful and then I couldn't imagine what I would do with those colors. But, in the end, I think I am pleased.


The Shabby Tea Room:Week #47-Get Creative  They ask you to make your own background (no patterned paper). And, make your own handmade embellishment (s). Mine is the rose I mentioned above.
 For the background on my card, I started with a white piece of cardstock, then stamping with an All Night Media stamp (no name) that has little specks all over it. I used Stampin'Up! Night of Navy, Tim Holtz Distressed Stormy Sky, and Stampin'Up! Cherry Cobbler. The next step was to stamp an Inkadinkado stamp called Swirly onto the paper and clear emboss. I see most of that was covered by my bird image. After this was finished, I sponged over my paper with VersaMagic chalk ink-Pixie Dust.

Love this little  image I found in Jo Ann's for $1. I stamped in SU Night of Navy and clear embossed. I ran it through the Cuttlebug with a circle and circle, scalloped nestabilitie and sponged with Tim Holtz Distress Ink Stormy Sky while still in the nestie.

Add a ribbon and a punched corner and it's finished.

Recipe:
Stamps: Inkadinkado Swirly, Inkadinkado mini clear Spring Assortment, All Night Media (no name)
Paper: PTI white cardstock, Stampin'Up! Night of Navy.
Ink: Stampin'Up! Night of Navy and Cherry Cobbler, VersaMagic-Pixie Dust, Tim Holtz Distress Stormy Sky
Accessories: pink felt, craft glue, grosgrain dotted ribbon from LLS, clear embossing powder, EK Success corner punch

27 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Very cute Brenda! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Carol L said...

Your flower turned out REALLY cute! I have yet to try making one of those, and now might be a good time for that huh? LOL Those bird images are just sweet and I love all the speckled background! Enjoy your weekend, I hope it's a nice one for you!

Bonnie said...

Great job on all these challenges! I loved that inspiration photo but I'm stumped on how to used those colors. You did a fantastic job!

Nicole said...

Pretty card! Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR! :)

Marisa said...

Darling bird image and your flower is gorgeous! Great use of the PD colours too :)

Connie C said...

I love the simple and delightful way you managed the colors in the PDCC challenge! I really struggled with mine but bravely posted it anyway. :-) I would have taken some inpiration from your card had I looked at it first. I visit your blog often and usually gain some kind of creative push from your projects. Thanks for all your efforts and willingness to share with those of us who are newer to card making and paper crafts. Stampin' hugs.

Michele Gross said...

Wonderful way to use our colors! Love the confetti look and your felt flower turned out wonderful! It adds such a warm fuzzy texture which compliments the sweet sentiment so nicely :) Glad you came to play with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Susan Raihala said...

What an adorable card, and your flower is a lovely accent!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, guess what? I love what you did with these 'challenging' colors this week at the Cafe! The little dark blue corner, the beautiful handmade felt rose, the speckled splatters in multi-colors....it all adds up to a great card. And of course, I know you love birds, so it comes as no surprise that they are your focal point. :D Thanks for playing with us at THe Cafe this week!

Pam~ said...

Wow, love all that you have put into this beautiful card ... especially your background paper and hand cut rose! Great job with multiple challenges!

Ruby said...

Such a pretty card. Oh I just LOVE your splatters of colour in the challenge colours, what a wonderful idea! Well done on your first rose too, it's gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Maria said...

Lovely image of birds, beautiful felt flower and background! Great work for several challenges!

Emily Keaton said...

This is adorable, Benzi! I love all the handmade goodness on it. That felt flower is incredible! They look so hard to make. And what a sweet $1 you used. Will this be for your hubby-honey??

Fiona said...

Such a sweet card and great job on the rose! Thanks for playing along at the Play Date Cafe :)

cbuswell said...

adorable!! thanks for joining us this week at the Shabby Tea Room!! : )

Julie Hoffman said...

Beautiful!!! I love your felt flower and handmade background paper! So pretty!!!

Tracey said...

Benzi!!! I just adore this card!!!! SO sweet and such a fantastic take on the colours! Thanks for joining us at the Play Date Cafe :)

Joanne (jojot) said...

I love your rose.....high fives on doing so well with your first.....and thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends....I have been MIA with the new pup....hope to reach a new normal SOON

redwasher1 said...

Your flower turned out beautiful!! Awesome card!
Thanks for sharing it with us at Speedy's Friends.

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Very nice card and the rolled rose came out beautifully. Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Harriet Skelly said...

Your rolled flower is beautiful - great work doing that freehand!! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Davi said...

Wohoo Benzi you did good on your flower. Im with you easier to freehand them. I made a pile and they were easier that way. I love your beautiful card! The dp you created is fabulous and looks beautiful with the image!!

Jinny Newlin said...

So pretty, Benzi! And those birds are too cute for words! LOVE how it looks like they're about to give one another a little peck! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Cafe!

maryr917 said...

this is so pretty benzi-love your rolled flower-I havent made one of these yet

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This card is PERFECT, Benzi! I LOOOOOVE that flower--I looooooove the sprinkles of color in the corner--fab fab FAB! Thanks for playing along with us and joining in the fun over at the PDCC:}

Libby Hickson said...

Benzi your card is so sweet, I love how you used these colors! Thanks for playing along at The Play Date Cafe!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Benzi, so happy for you that you got an honorable mention for this card at the Play Datea Cafe! Yay!