Wednesday, 22 May 2013

Flowers for Artful Times

Hi you all! It's time for me to post my challenge for Artful Times,  before the two weeks are up! The ladies have set the theme, 'Bloomin lovely'.
I have made 2 cards. The face in the first one has been drawn, she has flowers and butterflies instead of hair. I couldn't make up my mind whether to colour the face or not, I wanted it to be a contrast to the flowers. The flowers and butterflies have been punched with X-cut 3D punches.



For the second card I have used 3 different stamps from LaBlanche - the face, the flowers and the bee. Some parts have been stamped twice, cut out, and raised with foam squares. I masked some parts while stamping to get all the bits in the right places.




So, that's enough. I'll be back tomorrow evening with my post for Paint Party Friday.
Till then, take care, have fun and thanks a lot for coming by!









28 comments:

  1. lovely cards, beautiful flower theme! The face looks fine unpainted.

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  2. Both cards are a delight. Love the punches you used! There are so many punches out there now I simply can never choose. Beautiful colours and I love the face just plain. I think it's very effective. hugs, Donna

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  3. oh my goodness both of these are stunningly gorgeous! very creative! xo

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  4. Both cards are simply lovely, although they are so different - just gorgeous! Hugs, Sarah

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  5. Both cards are simply lovely, although they are so different - just gorgeous! Hugs, Sarah

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  6. Wow, what beautiful cards! I love both of them, don't know which one I'd prefer if I had to chose one.

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  7. gefällt mir beides.. wobei ich persönlich fast das obere bevorzuge... das hat was ganz Besonderes mit dem gezeichneten Gesicht!

    beide Arbeiten sind wundervoll!
    Hab einen schönen Tag .. bin schon auf Dein PPF Werk für morgen gespannt!

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  8. Wow, so busy! These are both gorgeous! I love the drawing with the punched out butterflies with the writing showing through, gorgeous! The LaBlanche stamped piece is stunning too, love the colors and how you did her eyes too! ~Diane

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  9. what a great idea for her hair! paper flowers!

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  10. Both so beautiful Valerie. I think the mouth of the first lady is so pretty and all the different stamping and masking on the second is just perfect. As is your colouring. Must get me a face stamp :0) Mo x

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  11. Wonderful cards, different to your usual style, I am always surprised how you can do so many varieties! Hugs, Barb

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  12. Gorgeous! Love those carved out butterflies. :)

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  13. This is "Bloomin" beautiful. I love the profile (not colored) and the the wonderful arrangement of flowers and butterflies!! Wow!
    Your second make is equally as gorgeous with really pretty colors. The sunflowers are out of this world along with her dreamy eye shadow!
    sandy

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  14. I gave her a bit of my eye-shadow!

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  15. wow - beide super klasse - das erste hat einen ganz besonderen Ausdruck!
    LG Dagmar

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  16. Both terrific cards Valerie and loving the contrasts in the first one. Enjoy the weekend, hugs Annette x

    http://nettysartadventures.blogspot.co.uk/

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  17. Das ist ja wirklich ein wunderschönes Bild...so entspannt und geniessend...ganz genial die ausgeschnittenen Schmetterlinge und darunter die Schrift...einmalig! ♥ Conny
    http://piaromsartjournaling.blogspot.de

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  18. I love the fact that you didn't colour the face the contrast is amazing valerie and as for the second again I love the partial colouring, you are such an amazing artist.

    Marie

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  19. The cards are both terrific!, love the colour combinations you used.

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  20. Beautiful flower themed cards.

    Regards diane

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  21. Valerie your cards are stunning. You have such style and great talent. Gorgeous.
    XO Celestina Marie

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  22. Beautiful cards,Love the flowers and butterflies,your coloring is awesome!!!

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  23. Blooming marvellous Valerie ! such a wonderful selection :)
    Thank you for playing along with us at Artful Times
    Von ♥

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  24. I LOVE your artsy cards! I especially like the first one with your striking hand done portrait and her beautiful flowery hair. Blessings!

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  25. Both of these are just lovely! I like the dimensional butterflies. Since my name means "the bee" I am partial to the second one, though!

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  26. Beautiful! Love the head with b'flies and flowers... how in the world did you get that b'fly to reach so far? It's a punch, right? I am very curious as I have one of those and can't imagine how you've done it.

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  27. gorgeous and so creative, Valerie.

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  28. Blooming Heck - I missed this one and they are beautiful. Sorry about that Valerie. Especially love the first one, the idea is brilliant!
    Thanks for joining us at Artful Times - Hugs, Neet xx

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