Monday, 16 February 2015

VLVFeb Wk2 and FMS#173




Hi everyone!!!


Second post for the day!!  This time joining in the fun over at the Viva la Verve Sketches Blog and the Freshly Made Sketches Blog.


The VLV sketch for the week:


 
 

and my card:


 
 


The notepad patterned paper is from KaiserCraft.
Chevron, daisy and sentiment stamps all from Verve.
Leaves stamp and die from PTI.
Arrows cut with Tim Holtz chevron die.
Twine bow, sequins and black plastic dots added and it was done.




Not much time left to join at FMS for the week.
This is the sketch for the week:

 
 
This is my card:




Strip of polka dot patterned paper from echo park paper co.
DI, watercolour paint, dry wall tape and water used to make the sentiment panel.
Daisy stamp from Verve.  Flourish die from MFT.
Frames cut with Spellbinders nesties.  Arrows cut with Tim Holtz chevron die.
Twine bow, sequins and rhinestones finish it off.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.


Thanks for popping in!!!




23 comments:

Wanda Cullen said...

Hi, Petra! Absolutely LOVE both cards but especially the second with the layered frames and polka dots! I'm envious of your gorgeous scenery in the background!

Amy O said...

You truly make such gorgeous cards, Petra! I love your fresh and clean style. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Cindy said...

Wow! You are amazingly talented, Petra. Both cards are fabulous. You have a great sense for color schemes and embellishments. Thanks for sharing with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Becca Cruger said...

You have such a signature style, Petra! Very cool cards.

Karren said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! I love all the little details you've added to your card and those colors look fabulous together! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Rosemary said...

once, again, you have totally rocked the sketches, petra!! each one is absolutely magical!!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Terrific take on those sketches Petra! You know how much I admire your style! You never disappoint! have a good week!! Hazel xx

Marika said...

Both of them are beautiful but I just LOVE the latter one! I love love the colours you used!

Karen B said...

Two fabulous cards Petra. I just love the way you seem to keep your cards looking monochrome with the pop of colour. Gorgeous!

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Vicki Dutcher said...

GF you did it again TWUCE ROCKER OUT these sketches! Super graphic shapes and awesome cards!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

many congratulations on your win over at FMS Petra . . . well deserved!! Have a good week! Hazel xx

Irish Cherokee said...

I am sincere when I say I don't know how you do it. Two stunning cards again. I must find a better way to describe your work. Although stunning is adequate it loses its punch when used so much. Fabulous! Bravo! Need to work on that. They all fit to be sure. Smile. - Jim

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Petra. Both look pretty hard, but you did wonders with them. Love the notepad paper on the first one and the touch of pink. The circles look great with the pretty flower... also love the thread. The frames look amazing on the second one... what a great take on the sketch... love the earth tones... also love the water coloring... neat look.

ursula Uphof said...

Petra, I love how you have followed the sketches. The colours on your cards are just amazing. hugs, Ursula

MaryH said...

Petra, I'm in the same category as Irish, I run out of superlatives to describe your talent at these sketch cards. You always put your own twist on the sketch, and it turns out so awesome with the colors you select, your interpretation of the design & the elements you employ. These 2 are maxing out the sketch. Love the way you've used the frames in the colorways, and all the elements to produce a piece of art. The folks who receive your cards must e over-the-moon when they open the envelope. Well done, and TFS.

Martha said...

OH, Petra, what beauties you've created! That first sketch is rather tricky, but you sure made it shine. AND your 2nd card is simply gorgeous!

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty cards Petra! Love all the layers, sequins and rhinestones!

Betty Wright said...

Petra, these are so fabulous and beautifully detailed! Love the colors and the different elements! Great designs!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Both cards are just stunning. So dramatic and beautiful. Thanks for playing along with VLV!

Desire Fourie said...

Ongelooflike kreatiwiteit. Jou ontwerp is altyd so vars en vrolik.
Mooi bly
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Geri said...

Wow! You are sooooo talented! Two more amazing creations! You never seem to run out of cool ideas! Love the bright colors in the first card and the layered frames atop your the AWESOME sentiment panel on the second card!

You really do NEED TO APPLY to some Design Teams!!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Love how you used the sketch! Where you placed the sentiment is unique! Thanks for playing along!

Anita in France said...

You are amazing at interpreting sketches, Petra ... and developing fantastic cards with them ... like these two! Perfect layers, great colour combo's and just the right amount of bling! Beautiful! Anita :)