Sunday, June 9, 2013

Nature's Textures

The current challenge at the Flourishes blog is to make a card that is inspired by the textures of nature.  I have long wanted to do this, so here was my push!


Using Flourishes Lilac set, I stamped the lilac spray, then paper-pieced the leaves and stems.  That was then die-cut into this Nesties Labels Eighteen shape.  After punching out several shades of blue and purple with  my Martha Stewart hydrangea punch, I then pieced in the individual florets.  The finished panel was then framed in a pale green and popped above my card front, which was embossed with a Sizzix ornate frames folder, also adding some more texture.

This photographed a bit more blue than the card actually is, but I'm pleased with the results. This lilac set was one of my first purchases from Flourishes, and, since it's a sentimental favorite flower of mine, it remains one of my favorite stamps.

Thanks for visiting me today!

26 comments:

Kara said...

Beautiful flower!!

Jackie said...

That is gorgeous! The variations in color for the flower petals is wonderful - that's a lot of punching and sticking!

judkajudi said...

Awesome, Lin!!

Betty said...

your lilac is so pretty - love doing flowers with that punch!

Gita said...

So gorgeous!!! Love all the texture.

Sue McRae said...

Gorgeous Lin! Love the subtle colour variations of the flower petals.

Barb said...

Wow! This is absolutely gorgeous, Lin! All those little, pieced flowers look amazing! :)

Maarit at Violets Corner said...

Fantastic card Lin, the assembly must have taken ages, the result is stunning!

Warm hugs
Maarit

Pam W Merwin said...

Amazing, Lin! Such a beautiful design and wowsie on the piecing of the flower petal punches.

LauraJane:) said...

well done! I like the varied colors of your petals.

Jo Nevill said...

Oh wow Lin, this is amazing ! Must have taken you hours placing all those petals !

Absolutely stunning.

Hugs

Jo x

Cat Craig said...

Lin, this is a stunning piece of art, frame it and hang it up!

Lucille K said...

Oh Lin, this is so beautiful :)

Paula S. said...

What amazing, exquisite detail! This is stunning.

Jean Bullock said...

This is beautiful! My mother would love this card.

Pam from Maine said...

Your hydrangea card took my breath away!

ChristineCreations said...

Lin, this is just beautifully done! What a stunning use of texture on a Flourishes stamp! Thanks so much for playing along with us!

Connie MacFarlane said...

Beautiful card Lin! Love the texture you created with all of those flower petals.

Tosha Leyendekker said...

What a gorgeous way to add texture!! LOVE your hydrangea petals all placed so beautifully to make such a stunning flower!! WOW!

Maureen Morton said...

All I can say is that it is a good thing you didn't sneeze, with all these pieces! Ha! No, this is a real work of art and labor of love - fantastic dimension and great colors. A real wowzer!

Clare said...

Holy flowers, Batman! This is amazing Lin! All those flowers are just GORGEOUS! Whoever receives this beautiful card is gonna be so lucky! Gorgeous!

Stacy Morgan said...

Holy cow is right... Oh my that is a LOT of punched flowers and looks wonderful! Beautiful card. Thanks for playing in Flourishes Texture Challenge.

Angi Barrs said...

Wow!!!! What a gorgeous design! Love the texture and pretty color.

Silke Ledlow said...

Lin, this is just beautiful! Love this idea!

Unknown said...

Love that purple lilac card.
You are one talented lady.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Awesome, Lin!