Saturday, June 9, 2012

Graphic Flowers


Howdy all!  It's a gorgeous day here with sunshine and a lovely breeze.  My arms are rather pink after sitting on the patio for lunch and then taking the hounds for a swim!  I spent some time in the Craft Cave as I wanted to get a card done for this week's ColourQ challenge. I love the bright colours and those super cute towels.  I played around with a few ideas involving polka dots but was finally drawn to the hexagons from Paper Smooches' Vogue Abode set.  Initially I was going to lay them out in a striped pattern but it wasn't quite working for me and I finally came up with these graphic looking flowers.  Kind of fun huh? Young Crafters Unite is currently running a flower challenge so I'm going to enter this over there as well.  


Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (White) Bazzill, (Real Red, Tempting Turquoise, Lucky Limeade, Island Indigo) Stampin' Up
Stamps:  (Hexagons from Vogue Abode) Paper Smooches, (Sentiment from Mixed Greetings) Woodware Craft Collection
Inks: (VersaFine Tuxedo Black) Tsukineko

Gems:  (Ladybug, Limeade & Pool Party collections) Doodlebug

25 comments:

Ardyth said...

Oooh! This is my favourite kind of card - lots of white space and make something (flower) from something else (hex background) - clever! And I love that sentiment - have to hunt down that set!

Joyce said...

Great idea to make those hexagon flowers. Love the bling, too.

Tracey McNeely said...

Jen your design is amazing, I love love those hexagon flowers.

Lindsey said...

Definitely fun! The Island Indigo makes for a very cool flower colour, as well. Nice!

Darnell J Knauss said...

TOTALLY fun, Jen! Totally pinned!

onecraftymama said...

Now this is clever! Love the idea of the flowers, and they really pop even more with the different colour centres - awesome :) I'm hoping to match you for pinkness if we end up getting some sun tomorrow! (Well, not really hoping to get a sunburn, just hoping that it might be possible, if you know what I mean...lol!)

Kara said...

really cute flowers!! Thanks so much for joining us at the ColourQ this week!

Barb said...

great design! love the shape

Meadie said...

Your card is fantastic - I love your design, hugs x x

Glenda J said...

You are so clever! Brilliant card!

Lynn said...

I love those gorgeous blooms! So fun with the hexagons Jen!

Sylvia said...

What a happy card, Jen, love your hexagon flowers! So happy to have you join in the fun this week at the ColourQ.

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Your cards are all so stylish and fun! This is such a perfect take on those two challenges! Love it! Hugs, Karin

Christy Q @ SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Love the flowers and how you carried the details through to the gems as well! They all match and follow the same order - so cool!

LeAnne said...

Oh so fun....I love your flowers! The bling is a fun extra touch, too! Thanks for playing with the CQC colors this week!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

love the flowers, love how you have the centres lifted up, they looks so cool :)

Noelle said...

Such a cool take on the hexagon trend and the colors! So glad you played with us this week, Jen! :)

Stephanie @ A Steph-Made Life said...

What a cute card! I love the flowers made out of hexagons! So clever! Thanks for playing along with us at Young Crafters Unite!

lostinpaper said...

I'm seeing hexagons everywhere... and I'm loving it! This is CAS fabulousness Jen!

Vicky Hayes said...

Such a great idea to make stylised flowers with your hexagons Jen! Vicky x

~amy~ said...

super FUN...love the hexagons!

Marie / Legojenta said...

Love the hexagon flowers on this =) Thanks for joining our YCU challenge!

Chunyuan said...

love the graphic hexagon flowers. Thanks for joining YCU.

Lisa Arana said...

oh my, what a brilliant idea. the hexagons make for some lovely flowers.

Jenny said...

These are awesome Jen, love how you used the hexagon patterns to make the flowers :0)
Jenny x