Friday, January 22, 2010

Anya Ink Challenge - Flowers


This week Anya Ink have an easy challenge for The Greeting Farm lovers - to use flowers!!! This is open to all sorts of interpretation and I've tried to use flowers in a variety of ways - my floral DP (which was left over from my nephew's wedding), the flower on this Madelynn Twinkle Tot's hat and the handmade 3D flower.  The flower is made from 10 layers of white tissue that I've punched scallop circles out of and held together with a red diamonte brad before scrunching the layers. There's a great tutorial HERE by Dawn McVey but the tissue version was inspired by Patti Lee HERE.
The layout this week follows Mojo Monday's sketch #122 - but you've probably noticed I've flipped it onto it's side. All CS is from SU.

I can't believe another weekend is upon us - the Summer holidays are nearly done and my son and I will be heading back to our respective schools for a new school year in about a week's time. My daughter finished High School last year and is beginning the next phase of her life - University!!! We are very proud that she has achieved her goal and was offered a place in her preferred course - Bachelor of Business (Banking and Finance) - the hope is she'll know how to help her poor old folks settle into retirement with comfort - LOL.

Enjoy your upcoming weekend!

xXx


22 comments:

Marcia said...

Gorgeous card Debbie, have made a few of those flowers, don't they look divine!

Thanks for finding the time to join in the week at Anya Ink.

:) Marcia

Leigh said...

Love the dp Debbie. Think I have some of that somewhere. Fabulous flower and gorgeous colouring.

Kristy Young said...

Aww such a beautiful card Debbie, fabulous colouring.
Kristy x

Sammi said...

This is stunning Debbie! Gorgeous card! Love the colours, your colouring and it's a lovely sketch!
Gorgeous flower too.. might have to have a try at making one of those! :D
Have a good weekend!! xxx

Alleena Burger said...

Beautiful card! I love the flower you made to, I will have to try one of those!

Fran said...

Hehehe, I love Madelynn, she would have to be my fave twinkle tot. Love the flower too, your so clever, I will have to try this. Beautiful card!!

Kellie Winnell said...

WOW Debbie this is absolutely GORGEOUS I love the reds with the white flower and I'm sorry what? Did you say you MADE that, I don't take much for tutorials, how bout you teach me at next stamp camp, hehehe!? I know you wanna, why don't we call the camp, Debbie class camp lol!? Love it as always colouring is amazing! So talented!
Hugs Kel xx

Jodie from Oz said...

Debbie, Gorgeous card, my favourite colour and you have coloured this sweet image so beautifully. Love the flower and the fabulous dp. Thanks for the tutorial. So happy for your DD. Hugs Jodie from Oz

Lynda said...

Another exquisite Debbie P effort (insert canned applause!!!) This card has such a wonderful warmth to it (most likely due to the red and brown tones)and I luv it to bits. I agree with Kel Winnell that the colouring is magical and the white flower is a total work of art!! Brilliant Debbie..AGAIN!!! ooxx

sandra said...

This is amazing!!!
And what a great idea for that flower!!!
I love it!
Hugs!
Sandra!

Chat Noir said...

Hi Debbie, love the colour combination and how it all goes together so well. That flower might HAVE to be the subject of another class..... Four days left, and yes, I'M counting!!

Marlene said...

I love checking out your cards! This one is no exception. Beautiful!

Butternut Sage Designs said...

oh my that flower is soooo butiful Debbie, I think you have inspired me to make some!!!!! Hugs~Donna

Dena said...

Debbie! Hello there!!! This is one doggone cute card.
That Anya is really cute and I really like the way you did the tissue flower. I must try that some day.
Congrats to your daughter. Mine started college last year and is breaking "our" bank just going. ha ha! But has big plans for her life so maybe she will take care of us too.
Hugs, Dena

Stampin Mindy said...

This is so pretty, I love the papers, and the image.

Alison said...

Oh this is so gorgeous. I love the red flower paper and that white flower is perfect, must check out that tutorial. I love your colouring (as always), she is stunning.
xox

Leonie said...

Congrats to your daughter Deb, that is wonderful news! I am counting down the days until school starts, my girls are starting to get on each others nerves, and in turn, on my nerves!

I love, llove, love your card, especially that scalloped flower, so pretty :)

Joan said...

Oh she's cute - great card!

Liam said...

Congrats to your daughter. It is an exciting journey ahead. Love your background ds paper. It is gorgeous. I remember doing these paper flowers in school. I loved doing them at school. I made heaps and my mum use to complain I was wasting all those tissues to create flowers. LOL. thanks for sharing another great card.

Liam

Sue said...

Debbie, this is just so darn cute. Those red roses on the designer paper really pop out. Your tissue flower is beautiful, have to watch that tutorial. What a great stamp and colored as only Debbie can color.....beautiful.

Stamp and Smile said...

What an adorable card Debbie!! Your puffy tissue paper flower is perfect... and great colors! You always have a fun mix of details... SWEET!

Enjoy the last days of Summer Holidays!! :)

Lisa Hjulberg said...

That's awesome about your daughter! What a bright young lady! Not surprising, given her gifted and highly skilled parents. I know you are so proud, and rightly so!