Saturday, August 7, 2010

Flower Challenge at Ellen Hutson's the CLASSroom Blog

Ellen Hutson has a wonderful blog attached to her store called the CLASSroom. You can find some really cool techniques taught there. At the beginning of the month a challenge was announced that really caught my eye. You all know how much I LOVE flowers, especially making them myself. The challenge was to make a project with flowers. I encourage you to check out this link and the following posts, especially the one about Susan Tierney Cockburn here. Her hydrangeas and ivy are incredible!

Supplies
Paper: Recollections cardstock, October Afternoon Thrift Shop, unknown brand maroon cardstock
Inks+: Tattered Rose Distress Ink, Derwent Water Color pencils, Olive Vine Glimmer Mist, Inkadinkado Blending Chalk, Cotton Candy Stickles
Tools: Martha Stewart Modern Garden and Rose Leaf punches, EK Success Retro Flower punches, Nestabilities Classic Ovals Large (S4-110) and Classic Scalloped Ovals Large (S4-111)
Miscellaneous: Vintage Shabby Seam Binding

This is my second post of the day so if you'd like to see my card for the opening challenge at the brand new 7 Kids College Fund Challenge Blog click here.

Hope you like the card! I loved every minute of making all those petals (white cardstock I colored with the distress ink) and the stem (packing paper and Glimmer Mist)--haven't made one of those in a while.
Blessings,

20 comments:

  1. Beautiful card!!! Your flowers are GORGEOUS!!

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  2. Oh my gosh, this is just gorgeous! Those flowers are fantastic and I love the matching ribbon. How do you tie such a cute bow??
    TFS!
    Anette

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  3. I absolutely agree! Susan T.C. hydrangeas are to die for! But, let me tell ya...your card is pretty awesome as well! Just gorgeous!

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  4. Every bit of this card is absolutely stunning. It shows that a lot of love was put into making it. Thanks.

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  5. OMIGOSH - Just beautiful! I love the color combo!

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  6. Your flowers are always SO amazing!! I have been saving my packing paper to make some of those stems ;)

    xoxo,
    K

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  7. very pretty card, tracy! you know how much i adore your handmade flowers :)! what beautiful details! thanks for sharing :)! boy, you've been having some awesome mojo lately girl! have a great day! *hugs* steph :)

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  8. wow, this is stunning, I adore those flowers...have a fantastic day!

    enjoy *~*

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  9. Awesome flowers Tracy, beautiful array! Thanks for sharing the tip with us, I must definitely try to make some hydrangea (they grow so abundantly in our garden right now and I'm always amazed at their beauty; wouldn't it just be great to have a bunch in winter (albeit out of paper?). Just gorgeous, TFS! Hugs, ~Ira

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  10. Lovely piece and so well-made........
    Cynthia Schelzig..a.k.a Cynnie

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  11. Oh, wow! Absolutely stunning!

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  12. WOW! Those are amazing flowers. I guess I need to sit and attempt to make some myself. :)

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  13. Hi tracy! that is one beautiful card! love the dimensions and layers. great job!

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  14. Hi Tracy! Oh this is sooo pretty! I love making flowers too... I will check out these links! Thanks for sharing them! Your card is stunning!!!

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  15. First of all, thanks for your sweet and kind words Tracy, you are right, I am so lucky to have those gals at CCCB! And not forgetting a big Thank You to all of you that make CCCB a fun place to be. I just love how this blogging thing that links us all up together, I am lucky enough to be able to "meet" some great people and make some bloggin friends, and you are one of them, who I enjoy visiting and enjoy reading your comments, thanks Tracy!

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  16. Beautiful!! Love those elegant flowers.

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  17. Oh my! Your card is beautiful, and those flowers are stunning. WOW!!

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  18. Oh my!!! This creation is absolutely stunning and I am so very thrilled that you joined our flower parade and shared this with others. Thank you so much!

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  19. This card is stunning!! I love, love, love, those flowers you've made.

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