Wednesday 16 May 2012

JAI117 challenge - a daffodil gerbera?

I've really been wanting to get back to doing some challenges (or ANY stamping), so last Friday checked out the new one at Just Add Ink. I almost changed my mind though when I saw that JAI 117 was a colour challenge to use only yellow & white - specifically daffodil delight, so saffron & white. Eek! I like yellow, but I usually team it with other colours, so thought it could be a bit tricky! Anyway, I finally got back to the challenge today (just in time) & was not going to be beaten.

My idea started with a yellow gerbera flower. They're my fave flowers - so bright & happy.
I cut four large flowers from the Blossom Party die & rubbed under each petal with my stylus to curl the petals. The smaller flowers are from the Boho Blossoms punch & the centre is a gold glimmer brad. Then I spritzed the flower with some champagne mist shimmer spray.
Anyway, here's the finished card... 
It's very simple...& of course I had to sneak in a couple of butterflies. I used my all-time fave swirl from 'Baroque Motifs' under the flower & sentiment from 'Heard from the Heart'. I was going to add some ribbon, but I had some zigzag cuts from the tasteful trim die (another idea I was trying) & liked how it looked between the layers. Apologies about the colour, which doesn't show how pretty the yellows are. Darn that light!

Anyway, I'm really happy I finally got a challenge done & hoping to try another one this week too.
Thanks very much for visiting & hope you like the card. I think I might try another one in a different colour combination & see how it turns out.
Inky wishes, Di

Supplies - All by Stampin' Up!

Stamps: Heart from the Heart, Baroque Motifs
Ink: so saffron, daffodil delight
Card/Paper: so saffron (base), whisper white, daffodil delight card, Daffodil delight Patterns DSP (Brights)
Accessories: Basics Glimmer Brads (gold), basic pearls
Tools: boho blossoms punch, Big Shot, Tasteful Trims die, Beautiful Wings Embosslit