Friday, 4 June 2010

Some flowers...

Hello bloggers,

I haven't been able to blog as often (or blog hop!) as I like in the past weeks. Life is seriously busy my end but in a good way. The weather being so nice didn't help my online withdrawal either *lol*

Anyway, down to business, I have two cards to share with you today and they both use the lovely new images from Ruth at A Passion for Stamps. I love her flower images, they are just so wonderful to use on classy (at least I think so) cards.

For the first one I used the "Columbine" image and I coloured it with Copics and added a bit of a background with airbrushing. The sentiment is stamped onto the cardstock and is by Papertreyink. Paper is Basic Grey, cardstock is Bazzil and I added a few gems to the bottom corner. Fairly simple, but I like how it turned out!




This next one I really like. The image is called "Anthurium" and I coloured again with Copics. This time I cut the image out and lifted it a bit with foam pads to give dimension. A little cute bow to the stems for a playful touch and the rest is simple again, matting and layering with deep red cardstock and some score lines to give the card definition. The sentiment is again by Papertreyink.

Many thanks for stopping by today and I hope you liked my offerings. I'd be delighted if you chose to leave me a comment!

9 comments:

Ruth said...

My goodness these ARE seriously classy cards! Both of them are gorgeous but the Anthurium one really "pops", Ruth x

Janette said...

Hi Alex,wow I LOVE these two....what else can anyone say,they are gorgeous,hope you and yours are all well....take care.xx

Diamond Doll said...

Two beautiful cards great colouring.
(hugs)
Trish (-:

Marlene said...

These are both BEAUTIFUL!! Wow - I am impressed!

Julie said...

Alex - you have done a fantastic job with these- amazing cards!! LOVED my birthday card - when are we going to see this? One of my faves ever from you!!! Juliexx

Kathleen said...

they are both beautiful Alex. love them. great colour combo on the columbine too!!

Clare said...

absolutely GORGEOUS! Those flowers just stand off the card!

There is an award for you on my blog.

Love, Clare x

Grenouille Greetings said...

Your little blue Aquilegias (Columbine) are delightful, Alex. I just love the red Anthuriums. The colouring is sublime and the addition of the little foam pads makes them explode from the page even in the photograph. They must look divine in real life and are indeed very classy! Hugs, Lesley

jules said...

wow Alex truly beautiful!!!!!!!!