Friday, 20 March 2015

CTS#115 and FMS#177



Hi everyone!!!



Boy, we've got a very hot summer's day here in George, today, but in the mornings and evenings one can definitely feel that it's autumn!!!  Wishing a lovely spring day to all of you who are anxiously waiting for better weather and summer days!!!

Posting two cards today!!
This is the fun sketch over at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog





and this is my card:






I've watercoloured the leaves with DIs.  Leaves stamp and die from PTI.
The black strips are on the card base and the white panels are on foam tape.
Added some scorelines.
Sponged the vellum circles with DI.
The wooden bug was a gift from my dear friend, Angela Bode.
Added a rhinestone and two black plastic dots to complete the card.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Thank you very much.'





I've also made a card following the sketch over at the Freshly made Sketches Blog.

 


My card:




I've done sort of a bokeh effect as bg.
Leaves stamp and die from PTI.  Watercoloured the leaves with DIs.
Sponged the ring and circle with DI.
Sentiment banner dies from Verve.  Border punch from American Crafts.
Added some rhinestones and it was done!!!
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Thank you very much'.



Have to run to fetch the boys from school!!!

Have a great day and thanks for popping in!!!




42 comments:

Marika said...

Petra, your CTS card is amazing! You have used the sketch so cleverly! Love the colours as well.

Wiiks said...

Your cards are so good looking! And i like your background too, here in Finland we have +5 degrees celsius, lots of snow and more to expect... really looking forward of spring and summer ;)

I Card Everyone said...

Hi Petra! Love that little wood veneer lady bug! Darling card and thanks for sharing it with us at CTS!! Beautiful bokeh card, too!
=] Michele

Jacquie Southas said...

Beautiful cards, Petra - really love your take on the CTS sketch!

Happy Dance said...

Gosh I hope Maria from reislingmama sees your bokeh card; she adores bokeh!It's very cool in black and white. Love both of these! The watercolored leaves are so lovely. You've really captured both sketches really well. Have a great weekend. Bev

Isla said...

Two beautiful cards today Petra - I particularly love the soft natural look
of the first one but both are just gorgeous!

Karen B said...

Morning Petra. Two lovely cards. I adore your ladybird on the first and your take on the sketch is great. Love the bokeh effect on your second card, really pretty border as well. Have a great weekend.

Hugs.

Karen xxx

Michelle said...

Such beautiful cards, Petra! Thanks for joining us at CAS(E) This Sketch!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous, FAB-YOU-LOUS Petra!! LOVE the CAS design here and gorgeous takes on those challenges! have a lovely weekend! Hazel xx

Rosemary said...

both cards are absolutely amazing, petra! oh wait... your cards are always absolutely amazing, lol!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Just fabulous! Since I am traveling it makes ithard to see all the fabulousness -- crappy connection! I did CASE one of your cards on my blog today :)

Amy O said...

These are both beautiful cards -- clean but with wonderful details. Your FMS card is almost like a chalkboard bokeh effect -- love it! It's always a treat to see a card of yours in the gallery at Freshly Made Sketches. Thanks for joining us again.

Susangail Powell said...

Both of your cards are gorgeous!! Love the color combos and all the detail you added - fantastic!!

Rian, said...

Hallo Petra.
Via-via bij jou terecht gekomen en wil je even laten weten dat ik de kaarten die je maakt PRACHTIG vind.
Groeten uit Nederland

Erna Logtenberg said...

wat een prachtige kaartjes heb je weer gemaakt! Je hebt zoveel talent! Wow!! Ik verlang ook wel naar een lekkere warme dag hier, maar dat is nog even wachten denk ik :-) Lieve groetjes Erna

Mynn Kitchen said...

Hello, friend! LOVE these fabulous cards--the ladybug on the first is just darling! Gorgeous work, as per your usual! :) HUGS and happy weekend! :) Mynn xx

Linda said...

Your card is beautiful, Petra! :)

Cindy Lovell said...

Just beautiful,Petra!! Both of them!! Love the sponged vellum circles and wooden ladybug on the first one and the beautiful bokeh on the second one!! Beautiful,as always!!
Have a wonderful sunday!! :)

Desire Fourie said...

Pragtige dankie skeppings. Mal oor die aardse kleure in die eerste. Hoop julle het 'n lekker naweek.
Mooi bly
Desore

Chrissie said...

What a gorgeous pair of cards Petra, simply wonderful work!
Chrissie xx

Jen Mitchell said...

Two fantastic cards! I love the chalkboard bokeh!

MaryH said...

Both are gorgeous. Love the crisp white with the taupe w/c on #1. I'm really liking the way you use the open frames to design your cards too. #2 is equally lovely and I'm impressed with that bokeh background...something I've yet to try. Very effective with your focal image. Great job on both! TFS & Hugs

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Albei kaartjies is so pragtig Petra. Jou styl is so besonders.
Amelia

Deepti said...

Incredible designs :) Love ur style !

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both wonderful!

Donna Ellis said...

Great idea to use a solid background like that for the Bokeh Technique, Petra! (you are so innovative). I especially like the "L" shape frame in your first card (and admire how STRAIGHT it is LOL). Wonderful cards! hugs, de

Anita in France said...

The soft watercolouring is just lovely with those delicate shades, Petra ... and what a cute little wooden ladybird ... gorgeous! Amazing bokeh ... it's so striking and adds so much depth ... just lovely! Anita :)

Jen Timko said...

More gorgeous work! The bokeh on black in the second card is fabulous! Glad to see you this week at FMS!

Martha said...

Petra, both cards are simply beautiful!

Anja Curvers said...

Wow,wow petra twee prachtige kaartengaaf hoor vooral die voor case this sketch.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Brilliant take on the sketches Petra. Love the circle elements on both. The wood veneer ladybug is so sweet on the first one. Also like the scored frame. The scallop border looks nice behind the circle elements on the second.

Geri said...

Hey Petra! Haven't seen you pop up in my mail these past few days so I stopped by to see what's up! Creative endeavors have obviously been happening! First card - my goodness...if this isn't a winner, then something's amiss!

Your second card - wow - the background is spectacular! I love the muted effect that you achieved! I'm calling this one too - winner, winner!

Angie said...

Hello, my friend! I the bug is the first thing that caught my eye but I had NO recollection that I gave it to you! Now I am really smiling! Gorgeous take on both challenges! The scoring and black layer on the first really adds pop! Very cool looking bokeh on the second!

Desire Fourie said...

Pragtig en so kreatief. Hoop julle het 'n geseende Paasviering gehad.
Mooi bly
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are divine, Petra!! I've been on a bit of a blog break and am back now. I just realized that I haven't heard from you or seen you pop up for some time so I came over to check on you. I hope everything is okay. Email me, please, and let me know. Hugs, Darnell

Geri said...

Hey Petra! Just popping by to say hello and like Darnell, to check on where you have been. Hoping that all is well on your side of the earth :)

Sure am missing your fabulous creations :)

Desire Fourie said...

Pragtige elegante kaartjies Petra, soos altyd. Ek sien die Plumbagos blom mooi. Jammer vir my afwesigheid, die lewe kom maar in die pad van pret partykeer xxx
Mooi bly
Desíre {Doing Life}

MaryH said...

Hey Petra, been a little while since I bounced over to enjoy your lovely cards. Both of these are just grand. I'm really liking the way you use those circle die rings as backgrounds to the main focal point. Also love the bokeh on the dark background. Very awesome. TFS & Hope you're all set for a wonderful weekend. Hugs

Joyce said...

Your cards are lovely, and your background scenery is breath taking. Thanks for your sweet comment today on my blog--it's such a treat to have a kind and talented visitor from so far away.

Becca Cruger said...

The way you can take a layout and make it so unique in two different ways is so cool! I really like the chalkboard bokeh effect going on in the second card. We're just heading into spring here in North Dakota, so I hope you're enjoying the heat while it lasts!

Betty Wright said...

These are amazing! Great colors and design elements! Great cards! Stay cool!

Sharon said...

Oh wow... These are beautiful cards Petra. Just love them. Xxx