Sunday, 8 February 2015

RS#152 and VLVFeb Week 1



Hi everyone!!!



Haven't taken part in the VLV sketch challenge for ages, but I'm joining in the fun again, over on the Viva la Verve Blog.  This is Julee's sketch for week 1 of February:

 
 
 
I've flipped the sketch on it's side and made this card:
 

 
 


Dp by KaiserCraft. 
Flower and leaves stamps and dies from Verve.  Banner dies also from Verve.
Chevrons cut with Tim Holtz Alterations die from Sizzix.  Rings cut with Spellbinders nesties.
Used some dry wall tape, twine and sequins and pearls to complete it.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.



Another challenge I haven't taken part in for a while is the sketch challenge over at the RetroSketches Blog.   This is the lovely sketch for the week:


 
 
This is the card I have made:
 




Dp from KaiserCraft.
Flourish die from MFT.  Ring and circle cut with Spelbinders nesties.
Daisy stamp from Verve.
Added a twine bow, some glitter, gold sequins and black plastic dots.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.



That will be it from me for today!!!  Hope you had a lovely weekend and thanks for popping in!!!!



28 comments:

Donna Ellis said...

These are wonderful, Petra! Did you custom color the "deep plumbago" for your card to match the plant? LOL The purply-blue certainly is striking against your other shades! Wonderful geometric-Nature combination! (and same with the more delicate creation which you have "jeweled". Wonderful! hugs, de

Rosemary said...

you really know how to rock a sketch, petra!! both cards are absolutely magical!!

Betty Wright said...

Both are beautiful, Petra! I just love how you blend elements and patterns! Great designs!

Wanda Cullen said...

Wow, these are both so striking and so gorgeous! Love the white flower against the navy blue papers...so elegant!

Becca Cruger said...

Amaaaaazing layers on both of these! The blue one is my favorite! So beyond lovely.

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Petra! Great mix of pretty papers and die cuts! The shimmery detail on the flower looks fabulous!

Anita in France said...

The graphic DPs on your first card are fabulous with that soft bloom, Petra ... and your second card ... wow! So crisp and stylish ... and beautifully glittered and blinged! Anita :)

Irish Cherokee said...

Two cards today. Nice. Your first card is very festive. Love the design and the banner is perfect. Your second card is elegant. The glitter and sequins are a wonderful touch to complete the card. - Jim

Arielle H Gordon said...

Petra, your cards are fantastic! I love the contrasting colors and patterns! So awesome!

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful cards, Petra! The bold colors, geometric lines and finishing touches are all perfect!

Mirjam Schippers said...

Mooie kaarten :-)
Ik heb ook weer mee gedaan aan de Viva La Verve challenge, maar ik heb een nieuwe bloglink: www.moostlycards.blogspot.com.
Ik vind de kaart voor de RSblog ook heel erg mooi!
Groetjes,
Mirjam

Sue Crease said...

Beautiful cards both of them. Love your strong colour choice. Cards look fab also taken in the sunshine.
Sue

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Another couple of winners for me Petra! How do you think of those amazing layouts and those beuatiful colour combos? I always look forward to seeing your next amazing creation! Have a good week. Hazel xx

Karen B said...

Two more gorgeous cards Petra. Love the way you changed the orientation of the sketch on the first one and the flourish on the second is beautiful. Such lovely colour combos.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Nancy Thomas said...

Two beautiful cards as pretty as the setting you have placed them in to take your photo.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Two pop of color cards love them both!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Petra. Love the flowers on both... and the circle frames behind the flowers... fantastic job on the first sketch. Looks really hard... nice layers and papers on both cards.

Geri said...

I get so excited when I see you pop up in my In Box cuz I know a visual feast of creativity awaits!

Awesome mix of DP's! Everything totally 'works'! Love the soft coolness of the blue and grey card and the bold 'blockiness' of the black & white card with great pops of yellowish bling!

Darnell J Knauss said...

Two stunning makes that are perfect for their respective sketch challenges, Petra! You have such a signature, recognizable, and impeccable style!! Hugs, Darnell

MaryH said...

Big WOW on both these bold cards. Love how you've taken each of the sketches and totally made them your own. #1 really is a show-stopper with the layout, bright colors & your very own graphic designs that you do so well. Loved those hexagons on #2 and thought of soccer balls when I first glanced at the dp. A terrific combination of papers & designs. Well done!! TFS & Hugs

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are so gorgeous! Love how crisp and modern they look. Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

Deepti said...

These are fabulous! I love your style, love the way you layer your design :)

Cindy Lovell said...

Both of your cards are amazing,Petra!! Love how you fliped the Sketch and the colors of the first one! Your second card has this elegant touch,which is SOOO pretty!! Love the flourish and the beautiful flower!!
Have a great weekend! :)

JD/ Jill said...

Both cards are just so stunning! Great job with the sketch!

Becky said...

wow, both of these cards are stunning. I just love that second one, love the flourish and love the flower.

Mynn xx said...

These are both SO gorgeous, Petra!!! Love that royal blue in the first and I adore the gold accents on the second! You always amaze me! Hugs!!! :) Mynn xx

ursula Uphof said...

Your cards are so elegant Petra. Love how you have used the colours together and all the elements, the circle, flower, bow, bit of glitter. Just beautiful. Hugs, Ursula

Desire Fourie said...

Te pragtig vir woorde. Love albei xxx
Mooi bly
Desíre
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