Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs - Make Your Own Flowers



  
Good Morning fellow crafters and bloggers! :)  Well yesterday was a beautiful spring day here in Scotland, and I am sooooo ready for some sunshine!
 
My card today was featured in a recent issue of  Scrap & Stamp Arts Magazine showcasing the versatility of Cheery Lynn Dies, and in particular creating your own flowers.  This fits in with our new challenge theme this week over at Cheery Lynn Designs and what better excuse to add a little spring and summer to your projects than with some pretty hand-made paper blooms.
 
This card is 8 x 8 inches (so quite a big size) and I hand-stitched and layered K&Co papers onto some 300gsm cream cardstock.  The image is matted onto 2 layers of the gorgeous Italian Flourish Doily die with the back layer cut in half and elongated to create a different look.  I then added a couple of strips of my favourite Lace Light Deco Border and some beautiful butterflies before creating and arranging the floral spray.
 
 
 
As you can see I made some really pretty and very delicate Carnations using lots of layers of pearly apricot paper.  This paper was almost tissue thin and so was really quick to cut lots of layers and to scrunch up in a carnation shape.  I think there are approximately 20 - 25 petals to each flower and they are backed with a couple of layers of the Sweet Williams die to make them look really full and rounded.  I used a brad to hold the layers together and once assembled I coloured in some lines to give a variegated effect to the petals.
 
I created the fringey flowers using BAF#1 and the tiny buttercups were from the Embellishment set.  The cute image is the gorgeous Dandelion Clock - one of my favourite LOTV stamps ever!  :)
 
I finally added some leaves, pearls, pearl brad, and an organza bow with a charm for a finishing touch.
 
All dies used on this project are:
 
 
 
I hope you find time to join us this week as I love to see hand-made flowers, and you still have plenty of time left to enter.  Dont forget there is also gorgeous, and fresh inspiration daily from the rest of the talented DT over on our Cheery Lynn Desings Inspiration Blog.
 
I would like to enter this card in the below competitions:
 
Lili's Little Fairies - Butterflies
Lili of the Valley - Birthday Celebration & Facebook
Bunny Zoe's Challenge - Flowers and Pearls (2nd Entry)
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
I ♥ Promarkers - Lace &/or Pearls
Crafts & Me - Dies or Punches
 
Thanks so much for visiting my blog today and have a smashing week!
 
 
 

45 comments:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

My goodness Alison this is just stunning. I have spent ages just zooming in and looking at all the beautiful flowers and dies. Those carnations are exquisite. Hugs Susan x

Astrid said...

Hi Alison, such a wonderful card, sooo beautiful.
Hugs Astrid

cebelica said...

Girl, this is AMAZING! So many wonderful details ... I love it! I lova all the dies you used and those gorgeous flowers too. Now I want to make some too! lol Fab card! Hugs! xx

nnalorac said...

Gorgeous card, the flowers are so pretty, much more fun making your own especially when they turn out so pretty. Well deserved to be showcased in a mag, well done you. Carolxx

ellyscard creatief said...

Alison this is so beautiful I like the papers ,butterflys and your flowers are gorgeous.
Gr Elly

Chris said...

Stunning card! Those carnations are simply fabulous!
Chris
x

thecraftycavalier said...

This is just stunning Alison! The flowers are beautiful - I just can't seem to get the hang of making up die cut flowers and yet on other people's projects they look stunning. I love the image and the layout if fabulous. Gorgeous - thanks for sharing :D Hugs, Jayne xx

Wendy said...

WOW! Absolutely stunning Alison, LOVE IT! Those flowers are amazing.
Hugs
Wendy xx

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! I have to agree with everyone else, this is absolutely stunning Alison.
I love the sweet image, gorgeous papers and your flowers are sooooo beautiful.
hugs Sue

Sonia said...

Stunning card my dear^_^
Lovely colors and gorgeous image^_^
Big hug,
SOnia

Nat said...

Alison, this is just an absolutely gorgeous creation. I love all the dies and the lovely peach colours and those flowers are fantastic! Love it.
Nax

Anna said...

This is so cute!! Love the butterflies. <3
Hugs

Paula (PEP) said...

Love the way those carnations echo the frilliness of her skirt. Your butterflies are beautiful in variety & stacking & those fringy flowers are very effective coupled with the carnations. I particularly like your little touches of green in the colouring of the image.
Paula (PEP)

Gitte said...

Wow its a beautiful card.

Brigitte said...

OMG Alison!!!! Your carnation are to die for!!!! I love the soft colours, you card is a dream to watch! Hugs, Brigitte

KarinsArtScrap said...

stunning card and flowers alison.

greetings karin

Blankina said...

So pretty with all those delious dies and love your handmade flowers..wow!

Hugs Blankina

Vicky said...

Fabulous card sweetie lush colours & love the LOTV image.

Lotsa hugs Vicky xxx

Vicky said...

Truly gorgeous hun...:o)

biggest of hugs Vicky xx

Lexie said...

This is truly stunning!
xx

Lorraine said...

Stunning card Alison. The image is so sweet and I love the colours. Everytime I look at your card I can see another gorgeous die, they all look fabulous!
Lorraine x

Sharon said...

This is gorgeous Alison. I love the image and the embellishments are beautiful. Scrummy papers.
Hugs Sharon. x

Annette said...

Gorgeous card Alison. I love all the butterflies.
Annette
xx

coops said...

ooooooooooooooooo so gorgeous alison.really pretty peach colours and your details and image are stunning and wow to your carnations, i really need to seek out that die.
Huge congrats on getting your card publshed too hun ;D

xx coops xx

Droxie said...

Oh Alison, I fell in love with this card as soon as I saw it, it is absolutely beautiful. The carnations are gorgeous, the image is coloured perfectly and love your die cuts.

Andrea x

Eileen said...

I hate coming to look at your blog Alison......... even more dies that I want. No the wonder they published it, it's another STUNNER !!!!
Love all the dies you have used and those flowers look amazing
Eileen x

catherine said...

This is os beautiful Alison and love the flowers
x catherine

As.I.Do.Rodos. said...

Stunning card. Thank you for joining us at I♥Promarkers good luck Ginny x

Katina said...

Another absolutely stunning creation, Alison! Your flowers are gorgeous - love the carnations!
xx

Pop's Cards said...

Hey sweetie what a gorgeous creations, I love it...

Thank you for joining us on our 9th Birthday challenge....

Huggles Pops x x x

Mona Eidhammer said...

Oh my goodness....Alison, this is breathtaking! Absolutely looove everything about it. It`s perfect in every way. Have a great weekend hunni. Hugs...Mona

Jenny said...

This card is beeeeeeeeeeautiful!

We'd love for you to try out at our new design team: Sister Act Card Challenge

Crea Astrid said...

What a lovely card with a beautiful stamp and flowers.

Hugs, Astrid.
http://creaastrid.blogspot.nl/

Diane said...

Beautiful...and love those pretty carnations!!

Debbie said...

Well, Congrats on your card being published. I can see why, it is GORGEOUS!!! Love all the dies..

Hugs
Debbie

Abi said...

Ohmigosh Alison, just beautiful!

Hugs xx

WeirdCat said...

Gorgeous card, love all the die cuts and those flowers are fab, thank you for joining us at I♥ProMarkers this week
Ruth x

cheiron said...

Amazing flowers! I love all the detail on this. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

Sue said...

Oh Wow! this is stunning Alison!! what a sweet image and your colouring is beautiful… the papers and die cuts are absolutely gorgeous! and Wow! your flowers are awesome… I love those carnations… you are so talented!!!
Hope you have a good week!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Gail said...

This is absolutely beautiful. It is an outstanding card, truly gorgeous. Hugs, Gail

sara said...

stunning card those flowers are amazing thanks so much for joining us at crafts & me this week
hugs sara x x

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Really beautiful, I love the sweet image and intricate die cuts and the flowers are stunning
Lindsay xx

Little K Smith said...

Ooohh this is totally gorgeous Alison! I love these cute LOTV fairies, yummy colours n dies and the carnations are soooooo pretty!
Kelly.x

Cindy :) said...

simply beautiful :) of course its in a magazine!!!

Pauline said...

A jaw dropper of a card! WOW! I love those amazing flowers and wonderful die cuts. Congratulations on being published, so well deserved Alison xx

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