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!

Flourishes Textures challenge

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.

detail, lilac

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.

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Thanks for visiting me today!

26 comments:

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

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

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  3. So gorgeous!!! Love all the texture.

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

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

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

    Warm hugs
    Maarit

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

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

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

    Absolutely stunning.

    Hugs

    Jo x

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

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  11. Oh Lin, this is so beautiful :)

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  12. What amazing, exquisite detail! This is stunning.

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  13. This is beautiful! My mother would love this card.

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  14. Your hydrangea card took my breath away!

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

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

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

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  18. 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!

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

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  20. 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.

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

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  22. Lin, this is just beautiful! Love this idea!

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

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