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


Nikki Spencer said...

I adore that gorgeous big bloom Di and the rest of your card is pretty gorgeous too! Love the ricrac..:0)

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous card Di and love that gerbera.

Patrice said...

Wow I love that gerbera and the way you've added the glitter brad as centre - perfect. Great card!

Sam said...

I love your beautiful card Di. Gerberas are my favs too. What's not to love?


Anonymous said...

It turned out beautiful!!

Christine Blain said...

Di, it's BEAUTIFUL! The Baroque Motifs swirl is just stunning beneath your great flower. Love all the elements of this card. I'm so glad you could join us at JAI this week :)

KimB said...

Just awesome Di - love your big flower, actually I love all of it :)You really met the challenge!
See you soon!!!
Kim x

Mae Collins said...

Di this is a beautiful card, so I am glad you joined in with our colour challenge this week. I especially love that big bright cheery gerbera!

Jodene said...

This is a beautiful card Di, and I really love your flower! Thanks for playing along again this week at JAI :)

Karren said...

This is a beautiful card - that flower is really gorgeous! Cheers Karren

H2 :) said...

Fabulous Di! Your gerbera is stunning & looks wonderful layered over the Baroque swirl. Great card. :)

Paula said...

So pretty Di!! Love the shimmer on the gorgeous flower. You rose to this challenge beautifully ♥