Sunday, 1 May 2016

PPA298, ATCAS#87, Muse#163 &TimeOut#55





Hi, everyone!!!


I've got two cards to share this evening!!!
First up is a card for the sketch challenge at the Pals Paper Arts Blog.

PPA-298-Apr28

This is the card I've made following the sketch:



Flower stamps and dies from PTI.




The second card I made I will be entering at three challenges:  Addicted to CAS, Muse, and Time Out.




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            Celebrations with optional twist of die cutting/fussy cutting


This is my card:




I've embossed the bigger Gerbera on the card front using my Cuttlebug and the die and my rubber mat.  I've die cut the same Gerbera from the plaid paper and adhered the plaid paper with the cut out daisy to correspond with the embossed daisy.  I then die cut the smaller Gerbera and adhered it to the card front on the bigger embossed Gerbera.  Hope that makes sense!!!
Gerbera die from MFT. 





I've also got a few more photo's I've taken today, to share:










That will be it for now - thank you so much for popping in!!!!!




36 comments:

Jenni's Jems said...

Loving the plaid background it does make your gerbera just pop out at you!thanks for joining us at Muse this week !x

Jenni's Jems said...

Loving the plaid background it does make your gerbera just pop out at you!thanks for joining us at Muse this week !x

Pat said...

I love the plaid with that large daisy Petra and the white on black sentiment strip coordinates beautifuly with the centre of the flower, and your photos are fabulous and the detail you have captured is wonderful. I love the first with the distant mountains, looks so beautiful there, and the close up shot of the flame coloured leaf. You obviously have a good eye for an interesting shot. x

Linda Callahan said...

I love visiting here! Always wonderful things to see!

Ardyth said...

These are beautiful cards, Petra! Love the country feel of the gingham - so glad you joined us at Muse this week!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Two fabulously CAS designs here Petra my dear friend! The embossing of the Gerbera and then layering a smaller die cut on top was pure genius . . . you always have the most amazing ideas!! LOVE your photos too! Have a wonderful week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Donna Ellis said...

Oooh! Thanks for sharing your inspirational photos of your incredible countryside! So beautiful!

Your first card is not only beautiful, interesting, and fantastic (can you tell I love it?) , but a very imaginative take on the sketch! Your second card is lovely and peaceful! Beautiful textures in your daisy layers.

Hope your week is a great one- please share more photos! Love, de

Natalie Lapakko said...

Both your cards are beautiful! I especially love how you framed the first card, once with a solid background and once with a window frame. Lovely and unique! Thank you for inspiring me!

sandie said...

love the soft sponging on your first card. And the TO card is stunning, really like the double layer flower. Thanks for joining TO

Mona Pendleton said...

Wonderful cards and photos Petra! Thanks for sharing :)

Karren said...

Gorgeous cards, Petra! The first card is so dramatic with the black frames and the plaid and flower on the second card are a fabulous combo.

Irene said...

Ja hoor, it makes sense hihi! Veel meer werk aan de gerbera dan je op het eersrte gezicht zou zeggen en je eerste kaart met die kadertjes..top.die heb ik opgeslagen in mijn inspiratiemap!!!! Mooie foto's Petra, die oude deur.precies zoals je nu veel designerpapier met wood ziet!!

Fijne week, xx Irene

Karen Ashbrook said...

Two great cards and some gorgeous photos. I'm still trying to work out what you did in the second card!! Karen x

I Card Everyone said...

That Gerbera was meant for you, Petra! SO gorgeous on your panel of plaid. Your photos just make me want to visit even more - wonderful!
=]

Vicki Dutcher said...

So fabulous! LOVE that first card - the additional panel really balances out the card. Your heart leaves photo is an interesting plant too

Yana Smakula said...

hello Petra, lovely cards and the photos you took are just gorgeous! such beautiful nature!

Rosemary said...

another gorgeous set of cards, petra!! love your take on the sketch on the first one and the way you embossed and then framed the larger daisy on the second one... absolutely brilliant!!

Joyce said...

Love how you used teh sketch in your first card--and created mirror images. Those little flowers are so sweet. And, your second card is perfect for our Time Out challenge. What lovely photos you shared as well.

Eugenie - dM-F said...

Both card are gorgeous
Kisses from France!

MaryH said...

Love the plaid, and the embossing treatment, adding over the die gerbera is such an interesting treatment, and so pretty! Really a stunning card. Also loved #1 with the dark rectangles showing off the pretty flowers, and back again with the graphic framing! So lovely too. You are really excelling with the photography. You definitely have an eye for wonderful compositions. The color is so brilliant, and enjoyed all of these, but the old church is just simply inspiring. The intense blue of the sky was captured well, ditto the gorgeous red color of the leaf. Well done in both your passions! TFS & Hugs

Ann Schach said...

So clean. So simple. So PERFECT! Absolutely stunning cards! Thanks for playing with the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts this week!

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Hi Petra, twee hele mooie kaarten. De gerbera komt heel mooi uit tegen de ruitjes-achtergrond en de eerste kaart vind ik erg gaaf vanwege de kaders. Mooi tegen die zacht-blauwe achtergrond.
Wat een mooie foto's heb je gemaakt, die blaadjes zijn ├ęcht hartvormig bij de onderste twee foto's...perfect.
Lieve groetjes Miranda

Happy Dance said...

You've nailed the PPA sketch perfectly; this card is amazing!!! Madly in love with the sponged blue background and those rose stems. Gorgeous card!!! What you've done with the plaid and the daisies is impressive! The inlaid, embossed technique is pretty darn amazing, and the results are just wonderful. Your photos are beautiful. If these are taken near your home, then you are certainly blessed with stunning vistas and flora. I know you're in SA, so it must be getting cooler there about now. Hope all is well with you. Bev

Sandie Conner said...

Very pretty and classy, I love what you did with the sketch and the colors are great! Thanks for having fun with the PALS this week!

Zelda C said...

Gorgeous cards Petra! I love your take on the sketch, very clever and original and love the embossed daisy on the second card. Oh and of course I love the photo's.... keep them rolling, they restore my soul. Ek verlang baie x

Wanda Cullen said...

Both are beauties but especially love the first one! The background looks airbrushed but maybe you sponged it? Enjoyed all your photos! Love the old door! Your corner of the world is especially gorgeous!

Shawna Standish said...

First to your gerbera daisy card with the inlaid die.. Oh what a gem Petra.. I am very partial to these flowers because I used them when I got married for me and my bridesmaids.. So simple and elegant and adds a special place in my heart.. Again I saw this sketch over at PPA and thought 'now what can you do with this?' Well you have artfully and delightfully answered my question.. Your signature black works very effectively here.. The inverse allows your eye to move all over the card and not just one element.. Your inverse technique is even showing with your enamel dots.. Your subtle blue surrounding is just the icing on the cake (or card, HA!).

Shery said...

Both cards are amazing, Petra, but I'm drawn to the second card with the awesome layering of the gerbera and the gingham. Thanks so much for linking up at TO! Hugs!

Kara said...

Love your card and your beautiful photos!!

Monika Reeck said...

That Photos are beautiful thanks for sharing Petra and the second card wooow hoe you made the shoot of the photo of the flower looks so adorable
I guess you never have snow right (I am jealous) you always have sun shine like me as I was in Indonesia my home town
perfect photograf the second card I love your plaid and cool technique for the second card I never did this Petra...

the first card get my comment last...
I lovvee the colors of that flower oh sooo beautiful and I adore bllack paper behind the flower so so beautiful with that blue sponged too Petra
you are queen at using sketch
this is a winner card too
I believe it
hugs
Monika

Anita in France said...

Those framed flowers are just beautiful, Petra ... so wonderfully bold against the softly sponged background ... gorgeous! Your daisy is so deliciously fresh and crisp ... such fantastic dimension from the embossing and die cutting ... fabulous! Delighted to have you playing along with us at Time Out, my friend! Hugs, Anita :)

Amelia Breytenbach said...

Die geraamde blomme - pragtig! Die magrietjie "pop" so mooi teen die geruite papier. Albei kaartjies pragtig net soos jy dit kan doen. Jou foto's is net so mooi, dankie vir die deel.
Geniet jou dag,
Amelia

Angie said...

Fabulous photos!!! The door is really cool!!! Love the landscape.

Oh, you did an amazing job with the first sketch! I love the little frames. Fabulous!!! Really cool technique on the second card! Love the plaid!

Anja Curvers said...

Alweer twee hele mooie kaartjes Petra. En wat een prachtige foto's, wow. Bedankt voor je deelname aan ATCAS.

Bhavana said...

very pretty cards Thanks for joining us at ATCAS!!

Shawna Standish said...

Oh my goodness where have I been? All these gorgeous cards I haven't seen.. Yikes!! Your inlaid gerbera daisy is simple, elegant, and just amazing against the soft plaid paper. Your sentiment is so well done.. Stamping consecutively can be tricky and you mastered it my friend!! All I have to is wow!!