Saturday, 4 September 2010

A rather large flower and a Blog Hop!!
























If you saw yesterdays post you know I have been playing round with the flower making technique recommended by Heather, well this was my first attempt.  The glisten is achieved by spraying with perfect pearls in water.



































The flower is rather large and I wasn't sure what to do with it, in the end I made a stem by twisting some ribbon onto double sided tape. The leaf and green side to the background is an off cut from my scrap basket.
I am never going to be able to post this card as its far to fat and would definitely get damaged so it will give me an excuse to hand deliver!!

Supplies: Hero Arts stamp CG187 Floral Brocade, CG139 Cling Dots.  Cuttlebug embossing folder, Wood Grain

I have also been playing with my new small clear set of stamps from Hero Arts called designer fruit.




















The apple is paper pieced with some of my favourite Bo Bunny paper, the green card has been run through the wood grain embossing folder.  Another card for the Hero Arts September challenge of "Everything Autumnal" .  With all the lovely apples and blackberries around at the moment  I am going to make a crumble for Sunday lunch, Yummy my favourite!!

We are having our first ever  blog Hop at the Hero Arts Flickr group to show off our own style check out the link here and enjoy the Hop there are so many talented ladies in the group with lots of different styles.  Its a contant source of inspiration for me and I have to try and visit every day!!  When I first started making cards everyone was so kind and encouraging it certainly inspired me to try different techniques and styles.
Sallyx

Supplies: Hero Arts Stamps, CL320 Designer Fruit, CG119 Flourish Background. Papers by BoBunny and Basic Grey. Woodgrain embossing folder.

32 comments:

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are wonderful!!!

Tiffany said...

The larger, the better, gorgeous flower you've created!

Dotty Jo said...

These are both lovely Sally, and that flower is fab! Make room for me at the table tomorrow seeing as there is crumble on the menu! Jo x

Deirdre said...

Both are amazing Sally - love them. Hope going back to school wasn't too bad. Enjoy your weekend.

Lin said...

LOOOVE your big flower - and the pearliness is so pretty! I had the same thought, these are so lovely, but we can't send them through the mail - at least not the normal way :)

Heather Maria said...

Two gorgeous cards, Sally! Your flower looks wonderful and the ribbon stem is beautiful! Love the design, colours and texture on your apple card. I haven't had crumble in ages, maybe I'll have to make one too! Thanks for the mention again Sally!

Jenny said...

Such pretty cards, both are beautiful!! :) :) :) :) LOVE IT! Hope your enjoying your weekend!!

pia overgaard said...

Gorgeous flower, Sally! Love your apple card, too!
Have a great sunday!

Vanessa said...

Beautiful cards, Sally!! I started making these flowers and can't stop now! Yours turned out fab! Love it!

Jacqueline said...

Just love how you made your flower Sally, beautiful color too!

Andi (RrlScrapGal) said...

Oh so beautiful!!!! I'm getting inspired... Love your fall card and the big flower is a masterpiece!

Michelle said...

Sally this is so pretty, love the flower and the fun stem you've added:-)

Happy baking! wish I was there to taste the crunble:-)

Stephanie said...

These cards are great Sally.
Love the large flower!! :-)

Pippa67 said...

Love your big flower Sally.

Karina Beck said...

Beautiful cards!

Nancy said...

Two beautiful cards, Sally! I love those flowers. I have got to give this a try!

Michele said...

These are both so pretty!

Agnieszka said...

Lovely cards Sally! And the flower is just amazing!:)

Anne said...

Sally that flower is just gorgeous- love how you made the stem with the ribbon and tape- sooo creative!

Clare said...

What a beautiful flower, Sally!! You could always slip it in with a package of goodies to a scrappin' friend - it's what I end up doing a lot! ;)
Love that adorable apple! :)

Libby Hickson said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Sally!

AnitaRex said...

Sally I love that big flower! Love how you stamped on one side of the ribbon! And love the ribbon stem! :> Also love your apple card, apples are a great part of autumn and I would not have thought of that with my card making even though I have a big bowl of them from my parents tree!

jintyoo7 said...

Beautiful. The water spritzed flowers are amazing! Are you having custard with your crumble?

laurieloou said...

Love your beautiful flower Sally and great idea with the stem! Fab apple card too :)

Laurie x

Virginia L. said...

Love your apple card and the big flower card is gorgeous! It's always a delight to visit your blog, Sally!

scrappin.bari said...

Love those cards, Sally, especially that yummy beaded flower!

Vera W. Yates (Ling) said...

Absolutely beautiful, Sally!!

litlplace said...

Great cards Jenny! The flower on the first one is beautiful, hard to believe that it was your 1st attempt. Would love to hear more about how you made the stem for that flower??? The apple card is to cute. The colors and ribbons and button and apple... all combined together on your card make me feel happy!

Froggietalks said...

I do like the flower Sally, it does look quite large.. and in Canada, would cost a fortune to ship.. but it would make a great card for someone local. I will have to try that flower out.

And the apple card is adorable!

Suzanne C said...

Fabulous flower. So very elegant. Adorable apple card. Love the apple.

Trinh said...

Wow, that flower is fabulous, Sally! And I love the cute paper-pieced apple!

donna mikasa said...

Love both of your cards and the different styles! The large flower is gorgeous--hoping to see more!