Monday, 8 April 2013

Flowery Chevrons (CFC#97 & CSC#135)

Hello!

Who can resist flowers and chevrons? Not me! When I saw the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge #97, my brain went to action thinking up ideas. I ended up with flowery chevrons. ;-)  I placed a couple of strips of washi tape on card, and die cut my chevrons, and voila! The most beautiful chevrons in the world, LOL!
The stamps are PTI Rosie Posie and Stylish Sentiments: Birthday. The dies are PTI Chevron Stripes and Sizzlits small leaves. The inks are SU! Primrose Petals, Pretty in Pink, and Early Espresso.

I was also inspired by JJ Bolton's card over at CASE Study challenge #135 this week.
The gorgeous bright flower, the die cuts. I do love the actual technique that JJ has demonstrated in this card, but for my CASE I went a different direction - using the same font for the sentiment, bright flowers, and die-cut chevrons.

When I bought my very first washi tape recently, I couldn't decide which rolls to start with. I chose this floral pattern, a chevron pattern, a triangle pattern, and a love heart pattern. And then I also picked up a striped one. But now I have discovered that I need all of these patterns in every colour, who knew? I don't think I should have started a washi collection, I think it may be addictive!

Edit: After thinking it over, I have decided to submit this as my third contribution to the Fusion Challenge #1. I made the card as a fusion of the two inspirations, sketch and photo, but when I decided to move one of my flowers away from it's position as per the sketch, I second guessed myself out of entering the card. Now I'm triple guessing myself and entering it anyway. ;-)  I think it isn't only washi tape that is addictive...


Thanks for visiting!

Michelle
xxx

32 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

You are rocking the cards this weekend Michelle. I just LOVE this one!

Lindsay said...

Love, love, love!!!

Marybeth said...

Oh this is so beautiful Michelle! Wouldn't this work for fusion as well! I love this and the gorgeous papers you used to create this one.

Nikki Spencer said...

Totally gorgeous Michelle! What a great effect the Washi chevrons are, love that idea. xx

Barb Murphy said...

*sigh*
This is gorgeous! I love the roses, perfectly diecut chevrons and that fab floral print paper! This totally fits with the sketch challenge over at fusion, you should link up!

Lynn said...

Oh my goodness. Staring at this card in awe. It is in incredible.

Marion said...

Beautiful card Michelle.

Joyce said...

This is so pretty--and brilliant idea to make your chevrons out of flowers. And, then more flowers on top--like icing on the cake.

Lyndal said...

FABULOUS card Michelle - LOVE the floral chevrons.
Happy to see you're having so much fun with FUSION!

Jackie Rockwell said...

You're on a roll Michelle! This is beautiful!!!

maria f. said...

Geez - you nailed both of those challenges! What a great card.

Janet a.k.a. swanlady21 said...

Love the use of the pp for the chevron. So soft and pretty.

KayM said...

What a pretty card! I love the chevrons cut out of the floral paper!! So thrilled that you joined us at Fusion for the first challenge! :)

Jenny said...

The floral chevrons work sooo well, what a pretty card Michelle.
Jenny x

Nance E Salkeld said...

Wow, so pretty! I must get over to Fusion and try it out! Also, congrats because I've given you the Liebster Award. Go to my blog and pick it up and give it to 5 other bloggers. Directions are all there!
My blog: www.soulstampin.blogspot.com

Colleen Dietrich said...

They truly are the most beautiful chevrons in the world! This is lovely, Michelle.

Thanks for playing along with our first experiment at Fusion!

Kelly Szafron said...

I saw your card on the Fusion challenge, very pretty!

Katina said...

Stunning!
xx

Kara said...

pretty!! way to make all three challenges work so well on one card!

~amy~ said...

super SWEET!!! Love how you were inspired! Thanks for joining us at Fusion!

Deanna Jean said...

Michelle, this is so pretty. The chevrons done in this paper are stunning. It reminds me of an antique tea set. Thank you for joining us this week at Fusion.

Tasnim said...

This is breathtakingly beautiful!! I saw so many great cards at the fusion challenge blog linky, but for this one I had to stop by!! So cool to use washi tape for the chevrons, they are indeed the most beautiful ever! :)

Larissa Heskett said...

This is so BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE the clean and simple feel!! THANKS for sharing and have a Fabulous Week!! =)

Aimes said...

Such a pretty card!
Thanks for studying with us on CASE Study this week! :)

Lindsey said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL! I seriously love it. Perfect for all three challenges.

Lindsey said...

This card is BEAUTIFUL! I seriously love it. Perfect for all three challenges.

donna mikasa said...

Most beautiful chevrons, indeed! Such a gorgeous card, Michelle!

Maureen said...

this is so cool! I looked at yours and JJs and they feel like the same card! LOVE the inspiration and how you made it your own :) Thanks for playing and sharing with us over on CASE Study :)

Kelly Griglione said...

Well I have to say that your chevrons full of flowers turned out WAY better than mine! Love that font too. Thanks so much for joining the CAS-ual Fridays Challenge AND the first Fusion Challenge, Michelle!

Janelle said...

Very pretty work! I love how you cut your chevrons out of patterned paper and then tied it in with your stamped flowers. Super cute!

Sian Ridley said...

This is gorgeous! Flowers + chevrons = flowery chevrons! Perfect!!! ;)

AJ said...

this is fabulous!! thanks for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays!