Thursday, May 19, 2011

Tropical flowers

I was thinking of tropical weather yesterday and how we have the rain (5+ days in a row so far) but not many beautiful flowers yet...so I decided to create my own.

tropical thank you flower

tropical flower close-up

I used the Luscious Bold Flowers set from the Basic Grey/Hero Arts marriage for the Hello Luscious Collection. I love these flowers.

I inked them with Versamark then embossed with white embossing powder. I used Distress inks to color the flowers in ( Marigold, Orange Marmalade, Mustard Seed and Barn Door) I then took the smaller of the 2 and made small slits through each petal making the center flower. I scrunched it all together and then added a brad to attach it to the smaller flower and then the bigger flower. I curved all the edges up.

I stamped the flowers in Poppy Ink by Hero Arts on a Poppy Hero Arts note card, added my sentiment and boom...done!

Have a few cards to share this week and when I get to 50 followers I have a give-a-way to do with some fun products.

Have a wonderful day and if it's raining where you are....think of tropical flowers...it helps ;)

18 comments:

Latrice said...

This is do gorgeous! I love it so much.

Vicky said...

wow! This is amazing! I love this flower! Off to order that stamp set :)

Smriti said...

Absolutely gorgeous! That flower is so beautiful!!! Love the color combo too!

judy said...

Gorgeous flower and card!!

Barb said...

Michelle, this card is fantastic and your flower is so gorgeous! Love all those amazing layers! Beautifully done!

Sarah said...

Wow! Absolutely GORGEOUS!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

So pretty!

pcm said...

beautiful!

Sue McRae said...

Amazing flower!

Jennifer said...

GORGEOUS!!!!

Tiffany said...

This is so amazing, WOW! You really brought that flower to life, wonderful colors! Is this done with the light box, such amazing photography!

Michelle said...

In reply to Tiffany...Thank you. Yes, I photographed it in a light box in the late afternoon.

Thank you everyone for your wonderful comments. They brighten my day!

Jill said...

Just beautiful! Love those bright summery colors! This card makes me smile! Great photo, too! HUGS!

Annette Witherspoon ♥ said...

Love the bright, bold, happy colors!!

Lin said...

Michelle, this is awesome! Absolutely gorgeous flowers - I want to go where they grow!!

Deborah said...

Way to bend the universe to your will by making your own tropical flower (and what an awesome job you did)!

Thanks for playing with us at Lily Pad Cards!

Amy said...

Hi Michelle! Congrats on your win over at Lily Pad! This is a stunner of a card!! So much dimension and depth and color! Wow!!!

Renee VanEpps said...

Congratulations Michelle, this card is seriously GORGEOUS! I don't think I have ever seen a prettier and more life-like paper flower :)