Monday, 25 May 2015

VLV May Week 2 & PPA#252




Hi everyone!!!!


It's late already, but I want to post two cards before I'm off to bed.
First up is my card for the Week 2 sketch of the Viva La Verve challenge for May.
This is the sketch:

 
 
and my card:

 
 



Used my Daisy stamp from Verve as well as stamps from the Bloom & Grow, Friendly Phrases and Borderline stamp sets. 
Verve dies used: Pennant Trim, Elegant Leaves and Charming Banner dies.
Chevron die from Tim Holtz.
Added sequins and black plastic dots to finish it off.

Oops, just spotted an ant on my card in the bottom photo!!!! 




Next up is the sketch at the Pals Paper Arts Blog.
The sketch:

 
 
and my card:






Used two bg stamps by Glitz.  Sentiment stamp by Verve.
Daisies and leaves punched by hand.
Arrows cut with Tim Holtz chevron die.
Hexagons cut by hand.
Added my usual sequins and black plastic dots and it was done.



Have been busy with knitting over weekend and today, but will be visiting blogs again in the morning.


Ok, I'm off to bed!!!  Thanks so much for taking the time to pop in - your visits and comments are always much appreciated!!!

Till next time!!!!










27 comments:

Martha said...

Petra, both cards are simply beautiful! I love the sweet flowers on the first card.

Hannelie said...

Hi Petra!
Sjoe hoe mooi is dit !
Jy verstaan so mooi van pragtige detail en dit dit steed skoon en vars te hou!
Welgedaan!

Marlene said...

Cards are so different, stands out from the rest. Lovely

Erna Logtenberg said...

wat een prachtige kaartjes heb je weer gemaakt! hoe bedenk je het toch, met een sketch, zo knap van jou!! Lieve groetjes Erna

Dawn Tidd said...

Beautiful cards! I love the chevrons and hexagons. Thanks so much for playing at the Pals Paper Arts this week.

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the pop of color in both of your cards. You have an amazing balance in your cards -- well done!

Rosemary said...

two absolutely gorgeous cards, petra... love how you interpreted both of the sketches!!

chilli pip said...

Hi Petra . Ages since I have visited. Love your new profile pic! Two super cards, enjoy our knitting as well.

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

More amazing creations my dear friend! Shame that you have just come back to blogging just as I will be absent for a whole month ;( Never mind, I will see you in July! Have a great June Petra! Hazel xx

JoAnn said...

Beautiful cards. Love the details and the colors on each one.

Geri said...

Feels like forever since I've stopped by but I'm finally finished with all the spring yard work - garden is planted, plant pots are planted, flower beds have been weeded and prepped, fish are back in the pond....the list is endless BUT I LOVE IT!!!

My craft room was the last place I wanted to be these past few weeks!

You have been a busy lady with some incredible creations to show for your time! Seriously amazing work Petra! Absolutely adored every single card that you posted! You truly are blessed with talent and creativity!

Hope to be back more often now...will chat again soon dear friend :)

Mynn Kitchen said...

LOVE these gorgeous cards, Petra! I adore your use of the floral images! Such fabulous pops of color, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Becky said...

Both of these cards are stunning!

Becca Cruger said...

You have such a signature style, I would know a Petra card in any gallery. Hexagons are in, apparently because your cards are fantastic. As to the ant, well I guess he was attracted to beauty!

MaryH said...

Your interpretations on the sketches are always so amazing. This is something I struggle with, even on simple ones. Which these sketches were definitely not simple! Love the dies & shapes, and the pops of color that you have going on each one. Loved the tiny ant that apparently liked #2 quite well too. How funny. Brilliant work, Miss P. TFS & Hugs.

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

There's always so much eyecatching drama in your designs. Just beautiful!

Deepti said...

These are both so very beautiful! I am a big fan of your style :)

Jen Mitchell said...

Great cards! I just love your designs. And the ant is a nice touch! He's got good taste!

Mona Pendleton said...

Both cards are so pretty Petra! The blossoms look fantastic! Love all the layers!

Marika said...

Great cards! I especially like the verve card! Amazing take on the sketch! By the way, this weeks CTS is so in your alley!!!! Hopefully you have time to play along.

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Petra! Both cards are wonderful! I love the bright color contrast with your classic black and white. I especially enjoy your pretty "Afrikan" feel to your cards - no one makes designs like you do - so geometric, yet organic. My favorite is the top card with the subtle color change in your chevrons.

I am beginning to feel a little better. Still difficult to use my fingers, as my hand-eye coordination is very poor, and the fatigue is exhausting! LOL But I can sit up now for brief periods of time, and enjoy doing some things around the house. I have missed you and your pretty cards very much. love, de

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fantastic cards Petra. Love your take on the sketches. You always put an extra twist into your lay-outs. Love the chevron pieces, the little banners, the hexagons... the little flowers are so pretty with the gems.

Joyce said...

Two wonderful cards. Love how you have combined flowers and some graphic elements on both cards. They are great together.

Angie said...

Hello Petra, my friend!!! I read your comment on my blog and I see you have wintery weather!! I am with you, I love that little bit of extra sleeping in!!! I love your first card with all the movement your arrows evoke! Beautiful color on your flowers! Your second on is so fun again with the arrows! The fern leaves are a great touch to go with your daisies!!! Beautiful cards both of them!!!

MaryH said...

Gosh, these 2 are amazing interpretations of the sketch challenge. I don't think I can add anything to what Donna E. has already said - about your use of the black pop of color with the white & the wonderful geometrics that you have on your cards. You've certainly developed your own beautiful style, and I don't think I've seen this on anyone else's blog. Always a treat to see how you've done the sketches. Gorgeous! TFS & Hugs

Anita in France said...

Beautiful cards, Petra ... the balance of flowers with the delicate die cuts are just wonderul! Hugs, Anita :)

Sharon said...

Oh my goodness but these are beautiful. I just love them both. hugs Sharon xx