Sunday, 5 October 2014

Delightful Dahlia FMS#156 CMCC#40



I've surprised myself today, by using the monochrome colours at Colour Me! for this sketch by Narelle at  Freshly Made Sketches. Strangely, I find Calypso Coral (really any of the orange shades) a little bit overwhelming on cards, and yet I wear a LOT of orange and coral??! Doesn't really make much sense, does it?


Tea For Two was a BIG favourite from the mini catalogue nearly two years ago because of the 'tea' theme and the lovely patchwork patterns it incorporated. It also has a number of pieces featuring Calypso Coral, like the sweet spot here. It's a bargain in the Clearance Rack at the moment.

Lately, because I have so many new stamps, I have neglected old favourites like Regarding Dahlias. This flower is always stunning, I love cutting it out, and imagine how gorgeous it would look coloured with Blendabilities!

I didn't want a greeting to overwhelm the big blossom and an outline from Mosaic Madness, punched was about the right size. I was happy to find the Banner Banter greetings were quite a good fit, and obviously I could have just punched with a banner punch too.


The Mosaic Madness Embossing Folder was an easy choice after using the punched shape for the sentiment. I love the way either side of the paper looks fabulous after embossing.
Lastly,some leaves cut with Flower Fair Framelits, which might have been nice to stamp with the matching stamp in Flower Patch to give some more definition. With all these ifs and maybes, I can almost feel another card coming on!!!!

There are two great blogs for you to look at more inspiration, Freshly Made Sketches and Colour Me! Click on the link and check them out.

I must get a wriggle on because I am taking hubby to 'test-drive' a lunch at the restaurant where we are celebrating my Big O birthday in two months. Hope you have a wonderful day!

Rachel






4 comments:

  1. Great job combining challenges! This big flower is the perfect focal point for the circle in the sketch! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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  2. What a stunning floral image. And polka dots! I love polka dots :)

    Thank you for playing along with us at Colour Me…! this week!

    Julia
    CMCC Design Team

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  3. I just love that blossom :) So pretty and the perfect focal point! Thank you very much for taking the time to create and share with us at Colour Me...! We sure hope to see you back again next week :)

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  4. I so love that big flower and I love your use of that little mosaic piece for the sentiment! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

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It is lovely to receive your positive feedback. Thank you for taking the time to comment. Rachel