Friday, 25 March 2011

Fun With Florals For The PDCC

A couple of floral cards for The Play Date Cafe Challenge.
I used an image from Autumn Leaves stamped onto glossy card and embossed in white. Machine stitching has been added to the outside edge and hand stitching added to the petals.
A close up of the hand stitching.
The large floral is created from the Tattered Florals die.  Distress Inks tumbled glass and dusty concord have been used throughout.
I have used the same image for my second card this time stamping with Distress Inks and spritzing with a little water to give a watercolour effect.  The bird is from 7 Gypsies.
The picture above is our inspiration for this week from The Play Date Cafe.  Enjoy your weekend, Tracy x x

23 comments:

Suzi B said...

Very pretty Tracey... love the shades you've used.

Kim said...

Very nice card! How many layers did you get together for the flower? Very nice indeed!!

Netty said...

Both such beautiful cards Tracy, utter gorgeousness. Have a great weekend, Annette x

Sarah Anderson said...

Ooo I like those tiles down the side of the cards Tracy, and that hand stitching is fab! Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Play Date Cafe :) Are you going to the print workshop at the Cubby Hole tomorrow?

donna said...

Beautiful cards! Your hand stitching really enhances the card and I love how you did the circles. Cheers...Donna

Juls said...

beautiful..love the softness of this card! Hugs Juls

Susan Allan said...

They are both beautiful, Tracy.
I love the soft colours, the white, the stamps and stitching.
The flower is so deep and petal-packed. I have not got a favourite...both extraordinary!!!
Sue xxxxxxxxxx

Cheryl said...

oh this is just gorgeous,love that stamp you have used and that flower is just stunning,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Tracey said...

LOVE all the texture in this beauty of a card Tracy!!! Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe :)

Lori said...

Wow, awesome card! LOVE that tattered floral flower! And the stamping is wonderful!

flutterbycrafter said...

Gorgeous, love the hand stitching

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Both cards are beautiful Tracy, I love these colours! The tiles look great on the side. I have this stamp set too but somehow could not figure out how to feature this long floral, thanks for the inspiration! ;) hugs, Joanna xx

Barb Cady said...

Beautiful cards Tracy, I love them both, fabulous use of the PDCC colours - inspiring!

Minxy said...

Oh so pretty, loving the tattered floral flower

Lynn Stevens said...

Such a fresh clean look really pretty!

Jaclyn Miller said...

That detailed hand stitching on your first card takes it beyond perfection. Love it. Thanks so much for playing along at The Play Date Cafe.

thekathrynwheel said...

OOoh this is lovely. How dod you do that flower from the Tattered Florals die? I'm curious :-) Great colours and the stitching is perfect.

Colleen Dietrich said...

Everything is beautiful, from your layouts to the stitching on the flowers, to the handmade 3D beauty. THanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!

R.Maria Sabina(Lollyrot) said...

wonderful flower and i love the soft background!

Andrea Ewen said...

Wow, there are so many gorgeous elements to this card! Very creative with the stitching on the flowers and that paper flower is just divine! So glad to have you playing along with us this week at the Play Date Cafe!

Suzanne C said...

Love the flowers and how you have created the main panel and the side snippets of the flowers on both cards. Beautiful cards. The large flower from the die cuts is so impressive! Lovely!

Ruby said...

Ooh Tracy, this is FAB. I have that die but I've not made such a beauty of a flower with it, you will have to teach me how you did it! Thanks for playing along with at the Play Date Cafe this week!

Michele Gross said...

Your flower is fab and love the tiles too!! Such a soft lovely take on the colors :) Thanks for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!