Sunday, June 14, 2009

Ten Minute Monday (a day early)

I'm not sure what's been going on lately, but I just haven't really felt like making much. I've tried taking a break from cardmaking. So far, that hasn't really worked. So I thought, maybe I'd try a challenge. I went with Dawn's colour challenge. The colours I used were New Leaf, True Black, and Vintage Cream. The challenge helped, somewhat... I made one card, but that's it. It was a quick one too. Perfect for ten minute Monday though. I love all the handmade flowers I've been seeing, so I made a few using a few stamped die cuts and some hand cut, crimped leaves. I cut into each petal to make it more dimensional, then popped up each layer. The leaves were cut out, then I folded them in half and ran them through a crimper. Supplies: Stamps: Friend By Definition, Birthday Basics Paper: Vintage Cream, New Leaf, True Black Bitty Dots Ink: True Black Accessories, etc.: Corner Rounder, Blossoms die, button, crimper, pop dots, twine, ribbon

40 comments:

Kristina said...

I love how simple and gorgeous this is! Those leaves are so neat!

Maureen P said...

LOVE this card! It's perfect for the challenge...the flower is to die for...LOVE IT :)

Heather P. said...

Oooooo, LOVE this!! Just fantastic!

Sue said...

Ohhhhhh, I love your take on Dawn's challenge. This is an awesome card. I just may have to case it. what exactly are people using for the text background if you don't have a text stamp - - - any suggestions from anyone out there? Your mojo might be down right now, but you did GREAT on this challenge.

Susan Raihala said...

Oh my goodness, this is stunning! I love, love, love it!

Rose Ann said...

I love it, Natasha!! Your flower is so pretty, and your leaves are perfect!!

lindal said...

Wow for not feeling like making cards you did a wonderful job. I love the was the flower and leaves turned out. Great Card!

Pam Speidel said...

Such a pretty card for the challenge! Love that apha flower with the polka dot background!

dawna said...

Beautiful card! I love how clean and fresh those colors are!

Stacey Schafer said...

so gorgeous!

Lisa H. said...

FAB-O! love, love , love it!

Tiffany Heilman said...

Love the leaves, love the text on the flowers. Clean, Simple, and oh so fab!

Harriet Skelly (SCS hskelly) said...

Wow Natasha, this is gorgeous!!

Jane said...

gorgeous! love it!

Adriana Benitez said...

Beautiful card! Hope the Love comes rolling back in :)

Marie said...

Oh, I love this!!!! I haven't delved into those layered flowers, but yours is so perfect it makes me want to give it a try. Love what you did with the color combo, and that polka dotted paper is gorgeous!! Great card!

travelingmama said...

I *ADORE* this! I love how you used the colors!!

Cynthia said...

wonderful piece of work. stunning color scheme.

Anabelle said...

Beautiful. Love how the green just pops!!

Anya said...

Fantastic card - love the simplicity!

MsOktober said...

That flower is really creative. It's a beautiful card.

LeAnne said...

LOVE this! Just a real beauty!

Nancy L. said...

Wow, how simple and yet beautiful!!!

Susan said...

So cute and I love the crimped leaf - I think I'll be "borrowing" that idea! Thanks!

Jessica said...

I absolutly love you card!!! Clean and simple is just right :0)

Ann said...

You rocked this color challenge!

Terri E. said...

Adorable and such fun leaves! Way to rock out this color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

~kelly marie~ said...

love the card!! the flower is so great, and i love the crimped leaves! :)

Winter said...

Pretty card! Love the flower! Top pick for sure! :)

Mary said...

Such a clean and crisp card! Love it!

Mimi said...

love the text on the flower!

joyk said...

Gorgeous! Those colors just make it pop right off the page!

Karen said...

Totally terrific handmade flower! Congrats on being in Dawn's Spotlight! :>

Elise said...

This is LOVELY! What a great, clean and classic looking card! Congratulations on your spotlight nod from Dawn: you earned it! Beautiful!

Heather P. said...

I knew this was fantastic! Congrats on making the Spotlight! :)

Lisa said...

Love your card.. the flower is beautiful....congrats on making the spotlight!!

Batta Family said...

Congrats! I LOVE the flower and leaves. So beautiful.

Julie Batta

Deanna said...

Congrats on the spotlight!

Winter said...

Congrats on top pick, I knew it would be! Great card! :)

Paula Pascual said...

So beautifully simple! love it!