Monday, 18 July 2016

FMS#245

  


Hi everyone!!!!


Made a card this morning to link at the Freshly Made Sketches Blog!!!!  This is the lovely sketch for the week:
 

and my take on it, flipping it upside down:




Strelitzia and shadow stamps from a local craft shop, Great Impressions.  I love how the Strelitzia does not stamp a solid image.  I've heat embossed it.
I've got two scorelines below the sentiment strip.
Afrikaans sentiment saying: 'Heartfelt Condolences'. 




 This is what a Strelitzia looks like in nature:
You can see why I worked with orange and purple on my card.



I will leave you with that for today!!!!  Such a joy having you spend some time with me!!!!!  Hope to see you again soon!!!




32 comments:

Becca Cruger said...

So mod and retro! The blocks of color are the perfect little accent to the clean lines of this design!

Jacquie Southas said...

I'm glad you included the photo of the Strelitzia because I was thinking the stamped image looks like what we call a Bird of Paradise and it is :) - one of my favorite flowers! The card is gorgeous with the perfect purple & orange blocks of color, Petra!

Gaby Dierx said...

Weer zo'n mooi kaartje, bravo!!!
Dank voor al jouw lieve commentaren!!!
Creatieve groetjes, Gaby

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

I just LOVE how you manage to add so much depth and dimension, without actually using many layers Petra my friend!! Such wizardry!! AMAZING!! Have a great week! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wat heb je de kaart weer mooi gestempeld Petra. En die bloem in het echt is zo mooi en inderdaad begrijp ik nu je kleurkeuze. Mooi met de sequins erbij, maakt het helemaal áf. Dit is genieten...
Lieve groetjes Miranda

MaryH said...

Love how you've recreated this gorgeous flower (which in Florida we called Bird of Paradise..it looks similar) in your lovely card. Doing the square pops of color behind the elegant floral silhouette was a stunning design idea. TFS & Hugs

GerJanne said...

Wat een prachtige kaart! Zo leuk dat je de sketch onderste boven hebt gedaan! De bloem is prachtig. Ik had een jongen in de klas, jaren geleden, die een spreekbeurt hield over tropische planten. Zijn moeder werkt in een bloemenzaak en zij nam een aantal bloemen me om inzet echt te zien. Deze die jij laat zien was daar ook bij. Schitterend!
Groetjes,
GerJanne

GerJanne said...

Inderdaad, de paradijsvogelbloem!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful flower and beautiful card! Love the blocks of color! Glad you joined us at FMS!

Rosemary said...

as usual you have created a gorgeous take on the FMS layout, petra!! love the photos of the birds of paradise (that is what I know then as)!!

Sylviahobbycards said...

Hallo Petra,

Bedankt voor je leuke reactie op mijn blog.Beautiful CAS card and I love the colours.Stunning flowers.

Groetjes,Sylvia.

Jen Brum said...

Love this card Petra! I love the colour blocks and that flower! Looks amazing against that white background! The real flower is so gorgeous too!!! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Loll said...

Gorgeous card Petra. Love the scored lines to follow the sketch ... so creative. Your block stamping is so pretty and I'm amazing how how clean the orange and purple colours are even though they are overlapping. So, so pretty!! Great flower image ... and thanks for including a picture of the real flower --- amazing colours so can see why you were inspired. xx

Marybeth said...

Hi sweet Petra! My father loves this flower,bird of paradise . Your card is beautiful and so is the photo! Hugs to you! AWESOME design!

Monika Reeck said...

wow the flower looks like your card
or your card mimic the flower..
yay both are great interpretation that purple n orange is beautiful against black and White Petra
beautifully made and nice taken the photo
love your CAS design Petra
Hugs
Monika

I Card Everyone said...

Your colors are gorgeous, Petra, and certainly are perfect! I hadn't heard the botanical name for this flower - I was thinking Bird of Paradise, and it seems [from one other commenter] I could be right? Gorgeous rendition of the sketch and the perfect stamp for it, too! xx
=]

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love the blocks of color -- great job with the sketch [as usual]

Martha said...

OH MY, Petra, the colors are striking & beautiful on your gorgeous card. Love your take on the sketch. And, I love the beautiful photo of the Bird of Paradise.

Geri said...

Hey pal...I haven't forgotten your e-mail - I'm about through my reply but still have a few more lines to finish. Hopefully will find some time this weekend to complete my 'catching up' e-mail!

Stunning card! The flower is gorgeous in real life and just as beautiful on your card! I love all the white space, I love the two scored lines (so simple and yet soooooo effective) and I really, REALLY LOVE how you tucked the sentiment behind the images - looks so cool!

Joyce said...

This is gorgeous. Love the color blocks with the stamping on top. We have a lot of those flowers here in Southern California, and we call them birds of paradise. I think maybe our climate is similar to yours. Anyway, a beautiful take on the sketch. I like it flipped like you did.

Karren said...

Beautiful card, Petra! The blocks of colour really make the image pop and I love the simplicity of the scored lines.

Karen Ashbrook said...

Such a beautiful card and a great take on the sketch. Karen x

Anita in France said...

Beautiful Bird of Paradise photo, Petra ... and an equally beautiful card ... love how you picked up the colours from the real life bloom ... such a wonderful, calm, soothing card ... perfect to express sympathy! Hugs, Anita :)

Monika/Buzsy said...

Oh, how pretty Petra. Love the silhouette image with the color blocks... I also like the greeting stamped like that in the background. Great design. Lovely photo!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Just gorgeous, Petra! I am so impressed at how your card mimics the actual flower - beautifully done and beautiful inspiration! Love your blocks of colour and wonderful CAS style!

Hannelie said...

Ek is MAL oor die een Petra! Die Strelitzia laat verlang my huistoe!

Desire Fourie said...

'n Pragtige Strelitzia skepping en jou foto is awesome.
Mooi bly
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Pat said...

Isn't the Strelitzia beautiful Petra and your silhouette stamp and the rectangles echoing those pretty colours is a great way to go for this challenge, and I love the two embossed lines below the sentiment strip, and the clear gems which finish it perfectly. x

MHK Designs said...

LOVE this card, Petra! The stamping looks amazing--and the sentiment BEHIND the focal panel is genius! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Wanda Cullen said...

You captured the colors of the real flower so well on your card! So beautiful! I never heard the "technical" name of this flower before.

Donna Ellis said...

Love the African name of this flower, Petra! We call it Bird of Paradise, and your embossed image beautifully shows off why the "bird" is used in the name! Gorgeous card, and lovely photo! XXOO

Zelda C said...

Fabulous card and so well designed! Love how you off-set the focal image.