Friday, April 18, 2014

Dogwood Blossoms




Appropriately the theme for this week's Pattie's Creations challenge is Easter.  I associate Dogwood blossoms with Easter time because they were always blooming right about that time when I was growing up.  So for this Easter challenge, I've chosen the Dogwood Branch digi as the focal point of my card.

I've colored the image with Copic markers and added Sparkle N Sprinkle's Sunny Daze glitter to the flower centers.  The sentiment is one I created on my computer and printed on vellum.  Since ink on vellum stays wet longer, I covered it with Clear embossing powder and heat set it.

Pearls were added to the corners of the sentiment (which also hides the glue dot on the back) and a bit of twisted ribbon is layered between the main panel and the Lacey Dots border (from Die-Versions).  I adhered the ribbon with 1/8" piece of double sided tape.  Since it is twisted, bits of the adhesive were left uncovered here and there.  A great way to cover up the sticky areas is to cover it with a semi-transparent glitter.  I covered it with Cloud Nine velvet glitter, which is a micro fine glitter.  It gives it just a hint of sparkle too.


I created the handmade dogwood blossom after viewing this video tutorial.  I improvised a bit since I don't own a balloon punch, but I do own several sizes of balloon dies from Lifestyle Crafts  :-).   (Bet you never would have guessed it was made from a balloon shape.)  I painted Twinkling H2Os over each petal and allowed to dry before assembling.  The center of the blossom is covered with Art Glitter Gala Glitz (gold) and the leaf is a Spellbinders die (Foliage).

You have two weeks to upload your Easter project to the PCDC Blog.  Be sure and visit the rest of the team to see what they've created for you as well.


Happy Easter!

20 comments:

McCrafty's Cards said...

This is so gorgeous Anne, I love it! Happy Easter
Kevin xx

rachel said...

wonderful make anne. beautiful card. hope you and yours have a fabulous easter xx

Donna Ellis said...

Jaw Dropping gorgeous, Anne! There is nothing so beautiful as Nature. Your dogwood look very realistic. Thank you for the tutorial link. Did you really hold the tiny center piece and adhere the petals the way she did in the video? If so, my hat's off to you! Wow! The gray details around your delicately colored dogwoods looks really nice, and the printed-on-vellum sentiment is lovely. Beautiful card! hugs, de

Shona Erlenborn said...

A lovely card Anne. So pretty for Easter with the delicately colored dogwoods. Love the way you twisted your ribbon. Happy Easter.

Gerlinde said...

Just beautiful, Anne! Love the dogwood digi and your coloring is fabulous! The layout is beautiful too!

Life of Pie, Key Lime said...

This is really beautiful, just love it.

Lisa said...

This is absolutely gorgeous, Anne!! The dogwood blooms look amazing!! Love, love this!! I hope you have a happy and blessed Easter weekend :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Linda Simpson said...

This is simply gorgeous Anne, I love the beautiful flowers. Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter.
Hugs
Linda xxx

Linda Simpson said...

This is simply gorgeous Anne, I love the beautiful flowers. Wishing you and yours a blessed Easter.
Hugs
Linda xxx

jimlynn said...

Absolutely stunning!! Everything about this is so beautiful Anne. Hope you have a wonderful Easter.
Lynn

Tammy said...

Absolutely beautiful and gorgeous coloring! The dogwood blossom is perfect!

Sandi said...

Anne - Beautiful card and sentiment! I love your handmade dogwood flower, really nice!
Sandi ♥
DT Coordinator for Pattie's Creations Challenge!

Pattie G said...

Oh Anne,

This is amazing! I love how you colored my image and your dogwood flower looks so real. Than you for the tutorial too.

Hugs
Pattie ♥

Sandy said...

Gorgeous! Thank you so much for the tutorial sight!
Sandy xx

nwilliams6 said...

Anne, this is beautiful! Great image of course, with perfect coloring! Love the flower to the side and the sentiment as well. Powerful card. Hugz!

NanaConnie said...

Stunningly gorgeous, Anne! I love your handmade dogwood flower -- very creative. Terrific idea about clear embossing the sentiment. I'll have to remember that. Incredible design.

Shelly Schmidt said...

What a beauty! Love the dogwood flowers and the sentiment on vellum is such a perfect touch!

Mayra Duran-Hernandez said...

This is very pretty !!! I love the design !!! Perfect colors !!!
Hugs,
Mayra
Mayrasdesigns.blogspot.com

Shirley said...

Your blossoms in the image and to the left are eye popping! I like how you did the centers. The way you did your ribbon is wonderful and the whole card is just beautiful!

Zella said...

Oh my - this is BEAUTIFUL!!!! How I wish that I could make cards so pretty. :)