Sunday, August 9, 2009

Painted Flower

Hi, all! Today's card is for Limelight Sketch & Product Challenge 27. The product focus was paint--not something I normally use--but I decided to have a little fun with it. I took some old cardboard, cut out flowers with my Nesties, painted them white, then sprayed them with Glimmer Mist. I added a button and some ribbon for leaves. I think it turned out pretty cute. What do you think?

Stamps: Everyday Occasions (Hero Arts)
Paper: PTI white, BasicGrey dp
Ink: Cool Caribbean
Accessories: ribbons (SU, stash), button (BasicGrey), Nestabilities blossoms, Turquoise Blue Glimmer Mist (Tattered Angels), white paint (DecoArt), cardboard

48 comments:

Lisa Graves said...

Love the flowers. Such a clever use of the paint.

nelliemaeii said...

Sooo pretty! I love the color combination! Great job!!

Aimes said...

I agree! Very cute and very eco-friendly as well! I bet it sparkles so much with the glimmer mist IRL!
Thanks for the lovely welcome back to blogland and I hope you like the blog awards - you totally deserve them!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Deanna said...

Oh yeah, it turned out great! Love it!

Belinda said...

How fun! :) Love how you did the flowers!

Sande said...

Super card. I love that you "recycled" using cardboard and doing something we don't usually do is always a challenge but fun in the end.

Great job with the flower...they are sweet and delicate.

Biscuitlid said...

I think it's amazing and pretty clever thinking too. Stunning card

Victoria
x

Lynn said...

Love your delightful corrugated and layered blossom!! Wonderful layout!
Gorgeous colors!!

Kirstin said...

very cute indeed!!

Becky Carafa said...

The flower turned out so pretty! I love the ribbon "leaves", and that pink ribbon is one of my faves from LL.

Beth said...

What a neat idea! Another clever card!

Maile Belles said...

I think it's beautiful! The flower is just AWESOME!!! I love it! Great layout too.

Lynne in NI said...

Beautiful ... your flower is fabulous!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Very pretty Ann! Love your flower!!

Stamp and Smile said...

Just beautiful Ann! LOVE the flower details and your colors work so well!! :)

AUsome mom said...

I think it's very cute! I love that flower. I don't have any Glimmer Mist, but may have to seek some out!

Sara said...

Very cool! :)

Heather P. said...

Super cute, Ann!

Anonymous said...

I like it. The flower layers look crimped - I like the effect.

Swedie

Silke said...

You rocked the Sketch - Ann!!! I love how the cardboard looks painted...I think I still have some of cardbord laying around...LOL...I need to remember that idea :)!!!! ~TFS~ Hugs ~S~

PaperCrafty said...

Very pretty!! Love the flower accent.

~amy~ said...

SWEET card Ann...LOVE it!

Amy said...

How clever! Love how the flowers turned out!

Maureen said...

I agree, I love the flower!!

HazelQ said...

Gorgeous card! I love the flower detail :) and the colors are cute too

Marnie said...

Beautiful card I'm totally in love with it!

Cindy said...

What a great card!! I never would have thought you made the flower yourself!! Just beautiful!!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

It is very cute Ann! I love the flowers!!

Stampin' With Jessi and Rachel said...

Very clever! Love the color combo too! Such a pretty card!

Cass said...

Love the flowers! :)

Dora said...

Wonderful!

hugs Dora

tiffguam said...

WOW, look at all these comments! They speak for itself...GORGEOUS card!

Shirley said...

I love that flowre and what a special embossed paper for it!

StampinCathy said...

This is so pretty. Great colors together and that flower is so pretty. Love how you used the Glimmer Mist. Thanks for the inspiration.

Mandy said...

Fabulous, Ann! What a great flower. :) You always ROCK these challenges!

TannyP said...

Wow! I didn't realize you could make such beauty with a little cardboard =) I'll have to give this a try. Thanks for inspiring, Ann!

bsgstamps4fun: Barb Gault said...

Oh so pretty, the colors and flower are lovely!

Stampin'GHmom said...

This is too cute! Thanks for the inspiration. I may have to dig out my paints.

Elena said...

Wow! This flower is stunning, Ann!

Elise said...

I wish you could hear me, PURRRRRRING! Reeewwwoooowwwww! That is simply: cotton candy at the first fair of the summer GOOD! Yum, and YUM and YUMMMMYY! Me likey, like crazy! Your flawless, delightful style sends me to an extremely happy place! Yoooooowwwwoooooowwwww, send me: honest you do!

Lyn S said...

So pretty! Love that flower!

Cindy Lee said...

Your painted flower is beautiful! I hope I'm able to create flowers like you but most of the time they don't look as nice as yours :(

Pat said...

What a geat idea, gives me inspiration! Fab card!
Hugs xx
Pat

Erika M. said...

You did a fabulous job on the card!

Heidi Van Laar said...

YUM!! Talk about a gorgeous color combination, and that corrugated flower...awesome!

(-: Heidi

Loretta Rodger said...

very pretty!

Steph Zerbe said...

those flowers are awesome! Recycle!! So cute.

Angie Tieman said...

Wowza!! That flower is To Die 4!