Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Who framed Petal Parade?

So the Sale-a-bration promotion is drawing to a close now and I still can't decide which of the free stamp sets is my favourite! I've certainly used Petal Parade a lot, in pastel colours mainly but when I saw the new Fusion challenge (scroll down to see) I wondered how it would look in greens and yellows. Come and see:


I've always liked a simple square card with a square focal panel and this frame, cut out with my square framelits, is a twist on that.


The flowers have been stamped in Gumball Green and then given a sunny centre by pressing an inked up sponge dauber into the centre of it. I added some dots with a Basic Black marker to add a bit more detail and then cut them out. The leaves are the useful branch from the 2 step bird punch.


This fabulous banner is from a set that I'm going to be using a lot more - Hello Lovely. It has loads of tile-like elements - perfect for men's cards - as well as lots of graphic elements like this sentiment.

I really like the Fusion  challenge, which always has a sketch and an inspiration picture and you can choose whether you use one or the other or both. Here are this week's:


I'm a 'both' kind of a girl - can you tell?!

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When I say I'm a 'both' kind of girl, I'm practically Winnie the Pooh's twin... remember the bit where Rabbit asks if he'd like condensed milk or honey with his bread? Pooh's reply is: "Both - and never mind the bread!"

See you tomorrow,


8 comments:

  1. Lovely card! Really pretty and so spring like!

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  2. Wonderful Vicky, and so Springy.
    luv
    irene
    xxxx

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  3. Lovely well-designed and nicely balanced card Vicky. Ooh hark at me on the critique then!

    Hugs, Sarn xxx

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  4. Beautiful, fresh spring card Vicky, love the design of those flowers:o)
    Val x

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  5. Fabulous take on the sketch and the flowers are gorgeous

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  6. How perfect are those blooms ... and I love your sentiment placement too ... so very glad you joined us at the Fusion Card Challenge.

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  7. Hmm, now I'll have to pull out MY set of Petal Parade again! Love it! Thanks for playing along with us at FUSION :)

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  8. Love the way you've used our FUSION sketch, Vicky! The flowers look so pretty and the balance with the sentiment is perfect!!! Thanks so much for playing along with us again at FUSION!!!

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I love reading your comments. Thank you for taking the time to leave them! Vicky x