Friday, November 11, 2011

Recipe for Flowers

***This is my second post for the day!  Please click here for my Friends With Flair/Colour Throwdown post!***


I think recipe challenges are right up there with sketch challenges for me - I really struggle with them!  Probably because I very rarely use patterned paper or ribbon and most recipe challenges include at least one.  This week's Paper Players challenge included 3 different patterned papers, 2 ribbons, at least one punch and a sprinkling of glitter.  Seriously??  I was going to just let the challenge pass me by but then late this afternoon I had an attack of determination and decided to give it a go.  So here's my effort and it actually wasn't as painful a process as I had expected it to be.  I used Stampin' Up patterned paper for the punched flowers and each is centered with a touch of Stickles.  The brown ribbon is SU but the origin of the green ribbon is a mystery.
Off to bed for me now as I have to work tomorrow.  I'm trying to get some blog candy organised this weekend so watch this space!  Nighty night!
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Sahara Sand) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Patterns Pack III & Designer Series In Colour)  Stampin' UpStamps:  (Cane background) Market Street Stamps, (Sentiment from Mat Stack 3 Collection) PTI
Ink:  (VersaFine Onyx Black) Tsukineko, (Sahara Sand) Stampin Up
Punch:  (Flower)  EK Success
Ribbon:  (Brown) Stampin Up, (Green) Craft supply
Glitter:  (Cotton Candy, Candy Cane & Purple Stickles) Ranger
Copics:  R20, RV13, R59


21 comments:

Lindsey said...

This is awesome, Jen! I tried a three-patterned-paper challenge once. Let's just say it didn't go well. :P Yours, on the other hand, is perfect! Love how you incorporated the ribbons, too.

Nance Leedy said...

Fantastically clever way to incorporate the patterned papers Jen! Love the ribbon stems and that Cane background is fantastic! So glad you could join us at The Paper Players!

Rachel said...

Beautiful! I love this so much. The patterned paper really makes the card. I love the stems a lot too!

Ann Schach said...

I am so glad you decided to go ahead and give it a go! This is so unique, cute, and clever! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Karen B. said...

I adore that background and how it is stamped on the petals too.

Julie Marshall said...

What a unique card. I love those flowers and the background is gorgeous. So glad you gave it a shot, as it's a stunner. Thanks for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Anne Marie said...

Jen, I tend to agree with you about sketch calenges being a challenge sometimes. I would never guess that you would struggle with recipe challenges though, after seeing this pretty card. I love how you combined all of the elements, especially those ribbon "stems". Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players for my recipe challenge! :)

Chris and Paige Evans said...

Awesome card! I love all the layered flowers!

Lesley said...

Fun card Jen! The punched flowers are amazing! So happy you join us at the Paper Players!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

so sweet, love all the dimension on this card ... sweet dreams :)

Jenny said...

Well I think the girl did good with this Challenge.... Fantastic ideas and card! Love that it's CAS too.... Not always easy with three PP designs!
Jenny x

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

Just super. I love your patterns and the sweetness of the little flower bouquet.

Jocelyn Olson said...

You crack me up. The determination paid off...your card is fabulous! I love the pretty colors and that background stamp is awesome! Have a great weekend!

Diane Jaquay said...

What a sweet little bouquet!

katie said...

Hi, This is my first visit, at least that I remember. I thought when I first saw you talking about all the rain that maybe you were here in the NW. How surprised was I to find out that you were in Bermuda! I was born there in 1957. My dad was stationed @the base. We were there until I was 2.5 yrs. old. We lived in a duplex with the Defontes. Mary and her daughter still live there--on Chain Gate Middle Road--my parents visited them a couple years ago, while on a cruise. Would love to chat with you sometime.
Katie

lostinpaper said...

So so pretty Jen! I really like how you used ribbon for the flower stems, it's genius!

onecraftymama said...

This sounds like quite the challenge! I think you rocked it :) Love the ribbon stems, and the sweet banner sentiment!

Sudha - Art Admirer said...

Beautiful creation dear.

Sudha
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Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, Jen, I love the papers you used for the flowers, the ribbon stems are so pretty and I love that cane background! Check you out, using so much new stuff. ;)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Now ... this is just the cutest little card! Love it! Hugs xx

Helen F. said...

Sweet flower bouquet, Jen! No one would ever guess you don't like sketches~cause you really rocked this one :)