Saturday, 8 March 2014

Flowers and More Flowers


It's a twofer today because I'm away for a few days.  This first card is for Runway Inspired Challenge and this was the inspiration:


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And I wanted to play along with Paper Artsy, where you can be inspired by anything the guest designers have posted that week.  I liked Clare Lloyd's little ATC book using JOFY flowers and was inspired to make this:






I used four pages and stitched pairs together because I was watercoluring so I didn't want any colour to bleed through.  After I'd stitched the pages together and punched the holes, I realised I needed something bigger than jump rings to hold them together, so I used a bit of ring-sized memory wire instead.  Because I've water coloured, I'm entering it into Virginia's View.


I'm also entering it into CAS on Sunday, Colour Me Pretty.


21 comments:

  1. Just fantastic - like all your cards! I love both these creations.

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  2. Love the atc book, I did this one too , it was such fun.

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  3. Fabulous creations Shirley! Jo x

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  4. Wow wow, Shirley! I love your first card for the Run Inspired challenge! You have captured the essence of the dress and the elements are so beautifully done! I adore that fun and whimsical feel of your water-coloring for the 2nd card. The water color is the STAR for this. Excellent work (both RIC and V. V. challenge)! Thanks so much!

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  5. So lovely, I really like the water colour look. I think the stitching adds a perfect finishing touch too.

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  6. Lovely work on both projects! I love the water colour technique and the stitching on your ATC book. Julie Ann xxx

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  7. WOW! So pretty! :) Thanks for playing with us at CAS on Sunday!

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  8. Elegant and striking on the first, Shirley ... just as the inspiration is! I love those JOFY flowers and love to see what you do with them, it's always awesome ... as these are! Hope the few days are for something fun! Anita :)

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  9. Two amazing projects Shirley. LOVE the elegance of your card with the stenciled (?) background. Fabulous dimension with your flowers and satin ribbon.

    The whimsical spring card book is so sweet - sure to bring a smile to whomever receives it!! Loll xx

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  10. Absolutely fabulous! You have really captured the essence of the RIC inspiration! Also love your fun watercolour.

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  11. Your first card is so elegant! And I love your second creation! The watercoloring is fabulous! And I love how you connected the pages with the memory wire!

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  12. Shirley your ATC book is stunning I so love the watercolour! Thanks for joining us at PaperArtsy.

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  13. love the extra texture the stitching gives. Water colours work so well on these stamps x

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  14. I love the water colour on your little ATC book, it's beautiful!
    Alison xxx

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  15. Absolutely delightful little treaure. I love the stitching and watercolors with the stamps.

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  16. 2 Gorgeous creations, Shirley! I love your take on the RIC inspiration photo...your card is so elegant! Your ATC book is really beautiful, too! Perfect images and sentiment with all that lovely water coloring...WOW! You are so creative...I always enjoy visiting your blog!

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  17. Shirley, love your RIC card, but I almost fell out of my chair when I saw your little ATC book. This is beyond amazing. Sweet, colorful, airy, and I absolutely adore this. It's just fantastic. You've got a winner here. Hands down. Love this. Bev

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  18. I love your little book it's great, Elizabeth xxx

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  19. This is a watercolor masterpiece, Shirley! Thanks to you, I now know what JOFY means; I already knew that I loved the images. You have made her work just SING!! I'll be surprised if you don't win them all! (Maybe you already have!) Hugs, Darnell

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