Monday, 26 October 2015

Mojo Monday #421 and FMS#209






Hi everyone!!!



I made a card using Julee's sketch for the week over at the Mojo Monday Blog.  It's tall and skinny week.
This is the sketch:


 and my card:



Flower and sentiment stamps by Altenew.
Dragonflies hand punched.





I've also made a card to link at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog. 
This is what the sketch looks like:

 

This is my card:




Flower and leaves stamps and dies from Altenew.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Congratulations'.





Thanks for spending some time with me today!!!



28 comments:

Team Clark said...

Oh my word! I absolutely love how you layered these open shapes! These are awesome!

Treva said...

Love your cards, cute design elements and great embellishments!

nanny31 said...

J'aime beaucoup les ronds découpés avec cette finesse. Très élégante

Gaby Dierx said...

Schitterende kaartjes, wow!!!
Dank voor al jouw lieve reacties op mijn blog...:-)
Creatieve groetjes, Gaby

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful cars as always! Your work is amazing! So glad you shared one at FMS!

Desire Fourie said...

Stunning Petra. Love hoe jy vorms herhaal.
Mooi bly
Desíre {Doing Life}

MaryH said...

Hi Petra, I just love how you use these graphic shapes to create the design for your cards. Loved both of these - with the softer pastels on #1, and the more vivid layers of color on #2. Using the triangle shapes created such a pleasing overlay on the white background, then tucking in the flower atop them. Ditto on #1 with the pretty flowers in the background, the bold black stripe and the delicate little dragonflies. You must be a graphics artist- you certainly have an eye for combining these shapes & colors! TFS & Have a terrific week. Hugs

Angela said...

These are all so absolutely delightful, Petra!

Vicki Dutcher said...

You make sketches SING!! I adore both of these cards~

Anita in France said...

These are both beautiful, Petra ... those graphic, stacked circles and triangles are brilliant with the soft, flowing blooms ... and the diamond studded dragonflies are just delicious! Hugs, Anita :)

Ans Gilbert said...

Hoi Petra,
via via kwam ik op je blog, mijn complimenten voor je prachtige kaarten,
ik vind het heel knap als je CAS kaarten kunt maken, mij lukt dat niet,
groetjes,
Ans

GerJanne said...

Hoi Petra,
allebei je kaartjes zijn heel mooi. De cirkels en de driehoeken komen prachtig uit! Ik vind ze heel stijlvol.
Groetjes,
GerJanne

Jen Brum said...

Beautiful card Petra! I love those open triangles! That flower is also so pretty! Such beautiful colours! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

creationsnz said...

Beautiful cards, great colours

Donna Ellis said...

Wonderful and inspiring! Your cards always convey such energy, Petra! XXOO

Mona Pendleton said...

Beautiful cards Petra! Love the blossoms and dragonflies!

Monika Reeck said...

my fav is the first one Petra
that flower is so adorable
against that dragon fly and the circle
you are really clever using that sketch
the second one is a great geometry card
I luv this one too
clean and simple but many layers (how can be)
great post Petra

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Fabulous interpretation of both sketches Petra my dear friend! I LOVE your capacity to artistically 'think outside the box', such an amazing talent you have for artistic interpretation!! Two more real works of art from you! Have a lovely week! Hazel xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Lovely cards Petra. You always have a nice twist on those sketches... love the circle and triangle shapes... they add such a nice interest to your cards. The flowers are so pretty... and oh, those dragonflies with the blings... perfect my friend! Well done!

Geri said...

Hey there dear friend! It is so nice to see that you have been spending some time creating, allowing us to delight in your beautiful creations! Love how you mixed graphic images with the soft, swirly petals of the flowers! The damsel flies are the perfect choice! NICE pop of golden yellow too :)

Your second card had my heart smiling when I saw the graphic shapes, paired with some stripes, dots and a graphic, yet soft floral image! GREAT colors!

Thanks for your e-mail the other day. I'm hoping to sit down this evening for a nice long reply e-mail chat :)

I Card Everyone said...

LOve your shapes, Petra!!! Gorgeous and really can share the spotlight alongside your beautiful flowers! Now did you use dies to cut these, or just your creative wizardry? xx
=] Michele

KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Petra! You leave the sweetest comments on my blog! Thank you so much - they are very heart warming! Your cards are so beautiful! I love the three circles and the three triangles. So creative and I would not think to do this! What wonderful inspiration I am finding here!

I want to mention to you that I have been a big fan of yours for many years but did not know about your blog. When I was able to work, I had subscriptions to "Take Ten" and "Stampers Sampler." I would look at your cards over and over, and I had post-it notes on your pages as I wanted to make cards just like yours! I really enjoy your style! I am so happy I found your blog so I can continue to be inspired! Thank you!

Rosemary said...

oh my goodness!! both cards are absolutely stunning, petra, but that last one is drop-dead gorgeous!! your take on the sketch is so very creative and clever!!

Joyce said...

Circles and triangles--love them both. It's like being in a combo art/geometry class over here on your blog. Two wonderful designs. Any happy mail from me arrive yet?

Jen Mitchell said...

Ooh, gorgeous! I love those circles and I love those triangles! These are fantastic designs!!

Shawna Standish said...

Okay I am not much a triangle kind of person.. I seem to gravitate toward circles myself but WOW-WEE is this card incredible.. You do such a good at graphic layouts and let me tell you this is no exception!! I am going to sound a bit artsy malarky right now but the movement of the triangles is so well done!! Also this may sound weird but the sentiment ties the entire card together.. The 'V' is perfect for this design for obvious reasons.. I love this card!!

I am not kidding when I say this card stunned me it was so beautiful!! And I hope you got that card out of the way before the storm in the background. Anyway, The color you used is so pretty mixed in with the maize color.. And here you are again with your black.. You seriously do a fantastic job with such a dominate color. The dragonflies..Oh those glorious dragonflies with just the right embellishment... I adore this card and let me give you my address so you can send it to me... Seriously the recipient is going to want to frame this!! Love it, love it, love it my friend!!

Martha said...

WOW, Petra, your cards are striking!
You used such lovely colors...fabulous designs.
Simply beautiful!

cm said...

Like many of the others have noted, I, too, am so thrilled that you invest time in writing such supportive, warm, uplifting comments! Treasured! Your cards here: dynamic duo in every way! Love the open circles with your gorgeous flowers, and the dragonflies..oh my! Perfect special touch! The triangles are also incredibly striking; dramatic, bold, stunning! You've sure navigated your way through these sketches with style and flair! WOW!
hugs~c