Wednesday, February 11, 2015

A Mixed Bouquet

It is time for a new challenge at Frilly and Funkie.  This time Sue is our hostess and she is calling it Winter Blooms.  With gardens pretty gloomy in many areas of the world right now (or covered in snow as mine is) she want to see vintage or shabby chic projects with lots of handmade flowers.  You can make roses, daisies or any other type of handmade flower you want.

I started my project with some white card stock from Recollections for the blank.  Then I got out my Coff in the Arbour paper pad by Maja Designs and picked out some co-ordinating papers in pink and yellow.  The striped paper went down first after I distressed it with my scissors.  Next came a yellow piece topped by a lattice panel that I cut with my Cameo.  Then I added some triangles of a teeny floral pattern to two corners.  I added a bit of Victorian Velvet Distress Ink to the corner panels.

I found the lovely vintage lady online at Create with TLC and after I printed her I added some venise lace around the edge of her from behind.  I cut the fancy frame on my Cameo, spritzed it with some Perfect Pearls and then mounted the image on top.

The flowers are not really representative of any particular type but were fun to make and all started as white card stock.  The large pink flower was made with scalloped hearts that I cut with my Cameo and then inked with Victorian Velvet DI.  The large yellow flower was made with more Cameo die cuts and inked with Scattered Straw Distress Ink.  The little yellow flower was made with a Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die and inked with Scattered Straw DI while the little pink flowers were made with a daisy punch and Victorian Velvet DI and have little white pearls for centres.  All the buds were made from the smallest flower on the Tim Holtz Tattered Florals die.  The leaves are punched with a Martha Stewart punch.

To finish the card off I added a loopy bow made from seam binding dyed with Victorian Velvet DI, a couple of vellum and card stock butterflies made with some Martha Stewart punches.  Their bodies are pearls and then I scattered a few more pearls in one corner.

I am going to enter this card in the following challenges:

Through the Purple Haze Challenges - Use Some Flowers
Crafty Calendar Challenge - Anything Goes
That Craft Place - Anything Goes
Pile It On - Use A Bow
Card and Scrap - Use Flowers
Cut It Up Challenges - Romance - Flowers, Lace, Pearls

The following products used to create this card came from The Funkie Junkie Boutique where you will always find prices lower that the MSRP and now there are lots of great new products to choose from.


  1. HI Cec, I don't know how I have missed you and your beautiful creations but I have definitely signed up to follow. xx

  2. Love this Cec. Such a wonderful vintage feel with those beautiful blooms. Jenny x

  3. Just gorgeous, Cec! The paper is beautiful - I really like the pinks and yellows together and the addition of the vintage image bordered by lace s just wonderful! Love the lattice and your flowers are drop dead gorgeous. Just a lovely card all-round!


  4. WoW!!!Cec this is stunning! Love all those shabby flowers and all the embellishments! Gorgeous!!!

  5. Just gorgeous Cec!! LOVE the soft pink and yellow palette...MY FAV!! Your flowers are stunning and the lattice background pieces are such a wonderful backdrop!! Just stunning! hugs :)

  6. This is one super duper card....i adore it...well done you.

    Fiona DT

  7. Beautiful card, Thanks for joining in with our use some flowers challenge at TTPH this time.
    Dawn TTPH DT xxx

  8. Absolutely beautiful - I love the vintage shabby chic feel of your card Cec and I would never have guessed that your flowers started off as white card stock!! Thank you for entering the TTPH Challenge this time, lots of luck to you.

    Hugs Sue Pxxx DT

  9. A gorgeous romantic card Cec. love those beautiful flowers.
    Yvonne xx

  10. What a great job on those flowers! Your card is simply beautiful.

    Thank you for joining us for our Romance - Use Flowers, Lace and Pearls challenge at Cut it Up!


  11. oh wow this is gorgeous bless you for playing at That Craft Place this week hugs Cherylxxx

  12. wawwww så super flot ♥

    10000 tak for at du deltager på Card and scraps udfordring.

    knuzzzz ♥

  13. What a beautiful card you've made.
    Thankyou for joining the challenge at Card and Scrap.
    Best regards, Anette

  14. Very pretty card. The flowers are amazing--they look so real :-) Thanks for joining us at Cut It Up.

  15. So beautiful, especially the flowers, so stunning....

    Andrea TTPH

  16. Thank you for entering with your beautiful creation to our challenge at Pile It On. This is such a nice entrance, very creative and perfectly done.
    Anna xxx

  17. Beautiful and feminine, love it!

  18. Gorgeous, love those flowers! Thanks for joining us over at Crafty Calendar this month & good luck!
    hugs Jo x
    ps - I have CANDY


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