26 February 2011

All Sorts Challenges



Hi everyone and a card today for Allsorts Challenges and my last one as guest designer which I've really enjoyed. Thanks again to Fleur for asking me and to all the girls on the team for their lovely welcome. This week the challenge is 'make your own flowers' chosen by Emma. I hope you can join in and I know there's lots of gorgeous inspiration from the DT.

I made my flowers using ribbon (seam binding) that I dyed with mica mist sprays and re-inkers. I cut three circles from card large, medium and small and added double sided tape then twirled and attached the ribbon around the circles working from the outside to the centre. I finished off each flower with a self adhesive pearl. The background has been stamped with versamark and shimmer powder was added over it. There's a layer of mica mist over the stamping followed by a layer of distress crackle paint, a Marianne D swirl die cut was painted over too. Added some pearl pen dots to decorate, a TSG sentiment stamp and a die cut and distress painted hinge from a Sizzix Tim Holtz die. The card is a DL size.

I'm tutoring some colouring classes today at the Craft Barn which I'm looking forward to and colouring house mouse images which is always enjoyable. Enjoy your Saturday.

17 comments:

judith@poppy cottage said...

Beautiful card Chris, I love the colour combination that you have used, the blue and orangey peach really pop against each other, and using the white too just looks fab. I love making those flowers, but haven't tried them with seam binding. Great idea, Judith xx

Tine said...

Hi Chris. Fabulous card. Just love all that texture. Brilliant!
Tine :)

joey said...

Wow Chris those flowers are stunning. Joey xx

Fleur said...

A stunning card Chris, It was lovely to have you as a guest, enjoy your day, I'm off to Sir Stampalot as Chris (Always about colour) is demoing.
Hugz fleur xXx

Kate said...

Hi Chris, I've been been following you for a while now since 1st seeing your designs with TSG, Magnolia and Katzelkraft. So I was thrilled this morning to discover that I have won some of your digi images in the Allsorts challenge! I've sent Felur my details and I can't wait to get my hands on some Sketchy digis for a play. Thanks for sponsoring at Allsorts!

** Kate **

CraftyC said...

Your card is totally gorgeous Chris. Love the colours and your flowers are amazing. Have fun teaching today!
Clairex

Marimer said...

Great!, I love the work of the flowers, is a different card, I used to admire your gorgeous colors, but this with the techniques you've applied is precious. Congratulations.
Besitos good weekend
Me alegro de ser la primera, espero.

Fiona said...

Hi Chris,
Had to smile, the cracked white paint and hinge on your card reminds me of my back gate!!
Great texture and fabby fabric flowers.
Hope your class went well.
x

Renkata said...

this is a super tag!
Love the flowers.

Nannieflash said...

Wow Chris these are stunning, love those flowers. with hugs Shirleyxx

whyducks said...

Wow Chris lovely

Merry said...

So beautiful Chris....love how the top flower is lovely and tight and the other two have a looser look.

Sharon said...

These flowers are fabulous Chris. I hope your classes went well. I paid a visit to the Craft Barn last week and was fairly restrained!

Lou said...

Hi! Chris this is so pretty and amazing flowers.
Hope you enjoyed your classes at the Craft Barn,hugs Lou.xx

Sandra said...

Hi Sweetie..... Oooooo I wanna eat your card.... looks scrummy!! Love your lush flowers.
Your blog looks delish too. Hmmmmm, I think I should go get myself a naughty late night snack.
Hope you are well.
Big Love S xx

Angela said...

These flowers are fabulous! Another great technique that I have to try! GORGEOUS!! :) hugs, Angela

Juls said...

gorgeous!!!! I love your fabric flowers!!! Hugs Juls