Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Cattleya

This card nearly never made it to production.  I had intended to make the flower from paper using this ' Cattleya'  Flower Die  from Sizzix which is by Susan Tierney Cockburn but I just wasn't happy with the result. I made another one and that got binned as worse than the first and by now the clock was seriously ticking. In desperation I thought I would try making it from flower foam and sculpt it rather than use a heat gun or iron as the petals need to be quite open and stand up. This is the result. The best bit is the leaves as I got the viening just right on them!!
A new theme  has started  over on the Butterfly  challenge

This is my card for you inspiration. I have used  Naples Yellow and Not Square + my butterfly.
I have chosen to make an easel card using my Sizzix Scalloped circle dies to make the shape up. I used off  white flower foam, coloured with a dauber and my Dew Drop ink pads to get the shading I wanted.I applied the red using a promarker pen.

 The  pre cut butterfly, gold stickers and pearl were from my stash
Here is a close up of the flower but don't look too close!!

The challenge runs for two weeks and I hope you will come and join in again.




20 comments:

Lia said...

I think your card is very nice. I don't use yellow often and I don't know why, because it is such a bright and sunny colour, as I see on your card.
I love the flower foam and I am practicing a lot with it. I am a designer for Leane Creatief and you don't want to know how many FF ended in the bin...But it goes better and better now and the results are so pretty!
Lia xx

brenda said...

Loving the fresh and vibrant yellows and that beautiful Orchid Valery. Off to check out the new inspiration wheel.

B x

KandA said...

Super card Mrs A, love the shape and fabulous foam flower xx

Sylvia said...

Lovely easelcard,Valery.Such a beautiful flower.Well done.

Gr,Sylvia

Margreet said...

Beautiful easel card with a stunning foam flower!
xxx Margreet

Jackie Trinder said...

Hi Mrs A this is a stunning card the flower is just so pretty. Take care. Hugs Jackie

Michelle said...

It looks beautiful Valery Anne - perserverance paid off here - will done. Really brightens the day up this card does - Michelle x

Jo said...

Hi Mrs A, Oh WOW! what a beautiful orchid, it looks so real!
A truly stunning card *claps* xx

Donna said...

This is gorgeous, love your flower, went to the Botanical Gardens over the weekend for the Orchid show and it was amazing.

Margo said...

Wow your flower is amazing ! Lovely card !
Greetz
Margo

Jenny L said...

Hi Mrs A,
what a brilliant card and that colour and flower is gorgeous.
Love the shape of the easel too.
Lots of crafty love. Jenny L.

Mac Mable said...

Creative idea on how you used the letter N....Eye catching card, great shape and ever so pretty x

cuilliesocks said...

Just gorgeous Valery, I love the pretty flower and your design. The flower reminds me of a marzipan flower, which I love....marzipan I mean, Kate x

scrAPpamondo said...

Your flower looks just fabulous!! I think it isn't an easy flower to create, but your attempts came out with a so lovely result!! Great choice of colors too, they make the flower very exotic! Definitely a gorgeous easel card! Great work!

Anne said...

Third time lucky with your flower and it's beautiful
Nice to see a lovely easel card too
Anne x

Greta said...

Well your efforts were worth it, Mrs A--lovely springy card!

Sue's Crafty Corner said...

Fantastic Valery, I love the flower made with the foam and the circle card too.

Sue xx

Barb said...

Your card is lovely. I really like round cards and the flower is beautiful. Barbxx

MagsB said...

All the hassle has certainly paid off, this is just gorgeous!

love Mags B x

Cara said...

The flower is stunning and your card is the perfect way to display it x