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Tuesday, August 30, 2011

blue ribbon rose

Another handmade flower today . . .


This card is based on the sketch from CardPatterns, and the colour is inspired by The Shabby Tea Room (my birthstone is sapphire). The ribbon rose is inspired by Yvonne's guest challenge. E.T. has a tutorial for a splendid ribbon flower. I've tried and tried but could not get a good result, so I shall have to stick to this for now. I'm presently also intrigued by CAS layouts, so I'm playing along with Less is More today.
Week  18 Monochrome, Week 22 Shades of Blue & Week 25 Ribbon.
No, not very much white space here, but for me, this is already well-pared down!
~ Ü ~


The ribbon is from Ikea, a purchase made years ago. It is wired, which makes it easy to hold together. The leaves are spellbinders, and the other die-cut shapes are lifestyle crafts's new nesting sets. The lighter background paper is a free download from cardmaking & papercraft. The darker one is from my stash. Inking is done with clearsnap and blended with stormy sky DI.

This photo was taken with the sun behind it, hence the purplish tone.

15 comments:

E.T. said...

I am so sorry you couldnt get a good result from my tutorial... instead of gluing the ruffles, you can try sewing them... anyway, this is also really beautiful. I love the blue and green combo and wow that ribbon is gorgeous! I love how you have put everything together! Thank you participating in my challenge at Yvonne's blog. Good luck.

Kristii said...

Sooo pretty!! Love the colors and the flower is fabulous!!

Chrissie said...

This is SO pretty Hilda, it's a beautiful flower and I love the whispy bits within it!
Thanks so much for joining us and do join us again next time.
Chrissie
"Less is More"

Suzilou said...

WOW I love your flower and the colours are just gorgeous :)

Carla S. said...

Beautiful card, Hilda! I love the wonderful colors and the ribbon flower with the fibers! Thanks for joining at Card Patterns this week!

Pauline said...

Beautiful card, that ribbon Rose is gorgeous, and such a lovely deep blue.

SYLVIA-ANNE said...

OMGoodness - what a fabulous flower, and the colour is glorious. Absolutely LOVE this card.
Sylvia x

Mandi said...

Gorgeous flower, making for lovely card
Thank you very much
Mandi Diva LIM
"Less is More"

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Hi there, Beautiful flower and I love the base it sits on, yep very pretty, Gay xxx

yyam said...

This is really lovely! I really like the colour combo! :)

Thanks for playing along with my guest Erum's ribbon flower challenge! :)

Sharon said...

Wow what a gorgeous flower and perfect for the "Sapphire" birthstone theme!

GinaA said...

Great rose, lovely card.

Dr Sonia S V said...

How lovely indeed. Such a vibrant rose
Cheers from Bangalore ,India
Dr Sonia S V
http://cardsandschoolprojects.blogspot.com

Sheri said...

GORGEOUS rose! Lovely card! Thanks so much for joining us at THE SHABBY TEA ROOM ;-)

Danielle Therese Greenwood said...

What a pretty card and flower! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely creation with the Shabby Tea Room this week!