Monday, 15 June 2015

VLVJune week 2 and Another CTS#127




Hi everyone!!!



Nearly bedtime here, but I have two cards to share before I go to sleep!!!
This is the sketch for week 2 over at the Viva la Verve Blog:

 
 
and the card I've made:
 





Patterned papers form Teresa Collins.
Verve stamp sets used:  Joyful Blooms, Lean on Me and Borderline.
Arrows cut with Tim Holtz Chevron die.
Rings and circle cut with Spellbinders nesties.




I've made a second card following the sketch over at the CAS(E) this Sketch Blog.
The sketch:

 
 
and my card:




Flower die from MFT. 
Arrows cut with Tim Holtz Chevron die.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.



Thank you so much for spending some time with me today!!!
Hope you're having a great day!!





29 comments:

Rosemary said...

you are so clever and creative, petra!! I absolutely LOVE your take on the VLV week 2 sketch... it is pure genius!!! love your second take on the CTS layout, too!

Jacquie Southas said...

Two wonderfully designed cards, Petra! Love your perfect pops of color :)

Hannelie said...

Twee pragtige kaartjies Petra!
Toe ek daai eerste skets sien, raak ek sommer benoud vir al die layers en elemente! Kyk net hoe het jou geoefende hande dit omskep tot iets wonderliks!
Jou CTS kaartjie het 'n fantastiese kreatiewe aanslag met die lekker twist wat jy aan die skets gegee het. Mal daaroor!

Shawna Standish said...

Commenting on your second design:
Your interpretation of the sketch is just divine!! I the offset flower and the squares of pink and black!! Wow-za Kaarjie this is just beautiful. Puts mine to shame.. I have been following you for quite some time and I must say I have always admired your work. You have never created anything I didn't like!! Thank you so much for sharing such a magnificent creation!!

Shawna Standish said...

So sorry your name is completely wrong on my comment.. So sorry Petra for the mistake..

Vicki Dutcher said...

Fabulous cards! I so love your graphic feel and pops of color -- seriously awesome :)

I Card Everyone said...

What an absolute gorgeous addition to our CTS gallery this week, Petra!!! LOve it!

conil said...

Saw your card on the CAS(E) This Sketch blog and was immediately entranced. Then I surfed through your blog...you really have some incredible cardmaking skills. Love your style, the whimsy you incorporated and your lovely sense of color. This visit to your blog was a real pleasure.

Happy Dance said...

When I saw the sketch over at Verve, I thought it was too busy for me to even attempt. You've taken it and given it a clean and modern look, and I love it!!! I can still see the sketch in your card, but it's the kind of card that really appeals to me. Stunning! And your second card is equally lovely. The chevrons and the bit of black twine are the perfect finishing touch. Another gorgeous card. Have a great day. Bev

Mona Pendleton said...

Such pretty cards Petra!

Geri said...

My dearest friend...you are the only person I know that can take a piece of lined ledger paper and turn it into an amazing, jaw dropping, gorgeous card!!! Love the pop of pink and of course, LOVE the sproinky threads!

Your second card has the color being the star of the show! So cool how you have pointed the two chevrons directly to the flower. Nice touch with the bling beside the sentiment too :)

Leigh Penner said...

Wonderful cards, Petra! Another fabulous take on the sketch!

Joyce said...

These are both just lovely. In both cases, you have done a fantastic job of layering your die cuts without overwhelming the card. Love how you always seem to be able to get your thread or twine, or whatever it is to lay so perfectly curved exactly where it should be.

Anja Curvers said...

WoW Petra wat maak je toch prachtige kaarten ben helemaal weg van je stijl. Schitterend allebei en heel erg bedankt voor al je lieve reactie's op mijn blog.

Monika/Buzsy said...

Beautiful cards Petra. You sure do how to do layers... love the circle borders on the first one with the pink flower... the thread is a lovely touch. Also like the chevron arrows. The off set rectangles look amazing on the second. What an amazing take on the sketch... and again, the thread looks lovely behind the white layered flower.

tiffelijah said...

such beautiful cards! I love the little spiral piece on the top card for verve and the string that goes with it! Just beautiful!

Jen Mitchell said...

Fantastic cards Petra! You do layers so well (I think they scare me)!! I love how you can take a simple sketch and interpret it in such fun ways!

Betty Wright said...

Both are these are terrific, Petra! Love the layered effect with the circles on the first card and the layered effect with the squares on the second. Great cards!

Darnell J Knauss said...

These are spectacular, Petra! It's hard for me to ever pick a favorite among your cards, but I have to say that the second card made me gasp out loud! It is EXTRA spectacular! I hope you are doing well!! Hugs, Darnell

Shawna Standish said...

Okay now I am commenting on your first design.. And there it is again with the amazing backdrop of mountains!! That view sets off your amazing card!! The patterned paper works so well with this design. Using that pop of color for the flower is genius!! And there it is again your elegant use of black in your design is so well done Petra!! What amazing work!!

Cindy Lovell said...

WOW,Petra!! These are both stunning!!! I just love all the layers and details on the first one and the awesome design on the second one!! Beautiful job,Petra!!!
I wish you a wonderful weekend!!!

Anita in France said...

What impeccable layering on both these beautiful cards, Petra ... and a wonderful blend of graphic shapes with soft florals ... just gorgeous! Anita :)

MaryH said...

My gracious, #1 sketch would have had me running in circles, but you certainly aced it with that brilliantly made card. Love the way you focused on all the dynamics of the design, and then added that sparkling pink flower. #2 was equally amazing, and beautifully done - like I said before: I dub you Queen of sketches! You really combine the shapes & colors so wonderfully well on your interesting & pretty cards. Hope all is going well in your part of the world. TFS & Hugs

Mynn Kitchen said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the pink and black scheme! I adore the fabulous flowers and bling, too! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Martha said...

OH, Petra, what beautiful cards you've created!
You sure made those sketches shine.
Beautifully done!

Sue Fisher said...

Fantastic cards, Petra!

Once again I'm amazed at how you can take a sketch that doesn't appeal to me -- the Verve sketch seems so "busy" -- and produce an absolutely stunning card from it!

And I love the second card even more!

Donna Ellis said...

Hi, Petra! Two fantastic card designs using the same color pallet. While both are really great, I LOVE the 2nd card! Shifting those squares in the background completely changes the look - and those larger squares (with shadows) look so dimensional! Sigh. How do you think of these geometric-nature cards? I love it. I'm sorry about not visiting as often as I'd like these days. Thanks for understanding. hugs, de

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

These are just fantastic! Love those chevron pieces and as always, your details are just stunning. Thanks for playing along with Viva la Verve!

Deepti said...

Your layering skills are just out of this world. I wish I had skills like yours :) such gorgeous creations!