Friday, 17 February 2012

Spingtime Waltz

As today is the 17th, then it's time to party over at Waltzingmouse - there will be a linky thing later I do believe to give everyone around the globe a few hours to join the party.  The theme for this month is SPRING.

To me, Spring is all about the fresh green buds on the trees and the soft blue skies that finally start to appear after the longs months of grey gloom.  So I used that as my colour inspiration and this is what I came up with:


I made the carnation flower from felt - no fancy dies required, just a pair of scissors and a bit of tape.  I die cut the leaves from green felt and added a glittered vein.  I used the ribbon from Eat Cake, stamping it twice, first directly onto the DP, then once again onto white, which I carefully cut out out (except for the dots..) and paper pieced on top for dimension, finishing each swag with a diamante.   I added a sentiment from the same set below and used the same ink colour to stamp part of a doily from Dainty Doilies 2 (small) to echo the shape of the flower with a few green diamante to bring in the leaf colour.  DP is from an old DCWV stack.

Can't wait to waltz around with the other party goers later.




37 comments:

  1. Tara a really pretty card...just love the turquoise colours...

    Anne

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  2. Hi Tara
    Fabby card ......
    Hugs sylvie
    xxxx

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  3. Super card, Tara. Fab stamping, and I love your felt flower and fussy cut swag with gem trim:)

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  4. So pretty, great color combo and some fancy scissor work

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  5. Wow, that is beautiful tara! gorgeous flwoer!

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  6. SUPER! Love that awesome flower - and fun layout. Lots of meticulous cutting... amazing effect. Thanks for sharing!

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  7. Tara - love the felt flower and leaves, such lovely dimension. Great colour too :) Really pretty Spring birthday card!

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  8. An adorable card and I love your pretty flower, adorable Kx

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  9. Hey, me again! You might want to check this out...

    http://www.quixoticpaperie.blogspot.com/2012/02/january-february-sketch-challenge.html

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  10. SQUEAL...turquoise - my favorite color...and done up in such a beautiful card. I love how great that doily looks behind that gorgeous flower. It certainly looks like spring on this card!!

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  11. Love your pretty felt flower Tara - your bunting and doiling stampings set it off so well!!

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  12. Lovely felt flower! Simple yet gorgeous card!

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  13. What a pretty card. Your felt flower is just awesome.

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  14. loving that flwoer and how you framed it with the doily and banner

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  15. How very pretty, that flower is fab.

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  16. Beautiful spring card! LOVE your flower and your choice of colors !
    Have a wonderful week-end, hugs, Karin

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  17. This is beautiful!! Delish colours

    ali x

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  18. So pretty! Talk about Spring - this color combo is it. And I love how you combined the two stamp sets.

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  19. This one looks good enough to eat.

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  20. What an adorable flower, you are so talented! Such a sweet card and perfect for spring time.

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  21. EEK, love that flower in blue! The little swag and doily images set it off perfectly. Clean, simple, and oh so elegant for spring!

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  22. I LOVE how you used the stamps - so clever!! And the blue felt bloom is so pretty. Gorgeous card!!

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  23. Lovely card. I enjoyed seeing how you created that swag from Eat Cake and the doily in blue.

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  24. Beautiful card - love your felt flower.

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  25. A very pretty card. Your felt flower is beautiful.

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  26. What a brilliant felt flower! Lovely spring colours
    Anne
    x

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  27. Fabulous card!!
    And what a fabulous flower...
    brilliant!
    Love the fresh colors...
    and those gorgeous doilies!

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  28. Love the colors you used! And the bling on the doily is a great detail!

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  29. Oh WOW!! I love your felt flower, I thought it was a purchased embellie!! so pretty!! Thank you so much for playing along with us at WMS!!

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  30. Simply beautiful Tara, I love the loopy flower and how you made the two tone border :0)
    Jenny x

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  31. Beautiful! Love the felt flower, and the CAS design.

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  32. OHHH so pretty and I love the flower you made.

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  33. love your flower + use of gems.

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  34. What a pretty Spring card - I love the turquoise flower and the doily behind and the border with added bling. Lovely :)

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  35. What a beautiful card! I love your felt flower!

    Chris

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  36. Love this! The felt flower in the center of the doily is fab!

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  37. What a pretty card! I love the turquoise and white and your banner is a super addition!

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