Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Play Date Cafe, Case Study and CCC Challenge

Phew, that's a mouthful;  This week at the CAFE the colours are black red and green with a linked challenge to CASE STUDY which was a twist on the normal cafe challenge (Which ,obviously, was the plan!) And over at Linda's blog Studio L3 the compendium challenge this week can be found on page 56 of the Compendium and I used the technique on the leaves and the centre of the flower.
I kept everything simple. I turned the inspiration image on it's side and created an easel card. (I've tried to steer away from a christmas feel but the colours have their own association!) I used Martha Stewart Punch for the border. I made the flower in green and red, stamped a texture onto it in black and embossed with circles folder.
The centre of the flower is a metal flower coloured with ink and the metal leaves too.

When open you have the Tim Holtz sentiment inside

Have a blessed day!

18 comments:

Michele Gross said...

What a gorgeous flower! The rich texture and wonderful layers are really lovely! Glad you joined the fun of the Combined Grind at The Play Date Cafe!

Birgit said...

Thta is a great flower-It does not overcome the rest of the card and I love the metal leaves too-great card

Dawn said...

A very different colour pallet and I like it. Oh loving the bird in the side bar too!

Love Dawn xx

Fiona said...

Lovely work Neil - love the technique you used in the flower centre :) Thanks for playing along this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Sarah Anderson said...

Such a beautiful easel card Neil, love your flower. Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Play Date Cafe :)

Nicky said...

Love you card and that flower is brilliant love it's texture

Linda Ledbetter said...

What a beautiful card, Neil, and a brilliant way to perfect combine the three challenges! Your altered metal is lovely, and the clean, sophisticated design makes this piece universally appropriate, not matter what the occasion might be. It's wonderful!

Jinny Newlin said...

This is gorgeous, Neil! That flower is genius! LOVE its texture and dimension and those fantastic, foil leaves! Way to rock our color story! Thank you so much for playing along with us, this week, in The Cafe!

Lori said...

Gorgeous! Love the flower, and the color scheme!

MarleneMAZ said...

Fabulous flower! great card too.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

What a gorgeous flower-it just pops! LOVE the gold touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at the PDCC:}

Libby Hickson said...

Love your flower with all that gorgeous texture! Thanks for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe!

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

Oh wow, this flower is so striking!! Thank you so much for joining us at CASE Study for a "combined grind" challenge!

Jean Martin said...

Oh wow that flower is stunning! So glad you could join us at CASE Study Challenge this week! :)

Jane said...

Gorgeous! I love the flower. The combination of metal and paper, embossing and AI's are amazing. I have to keep remembering to use all those things in my 'collection'.

Kasey said...

Neil, this is simply stunning, I love what you've done with all that texture on the flower petals. Beautiful card. Cheers, Kasey

Candy C said...

Beautifully done, Neil. Love the flower and the colors you chose for this card. The metal leaves are perfect against the petina looking flower. The layering, the texture, the lacey die cut running behind the bold red stripe! Just beautiful!

DonnaMundinger said...

Amazing flower! Beautiful card! xxD