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11 March 2011

Tuesday Trigger Time!

Oh my, I haven't managed to play along with the Tuesday Trigger at Moxie Fab World in ages! This week's is particularly inspiring for me -- here it is:


The distressed paint, the clustered bouquet, and especially that echeveria right smack in the middle of all those girly flowers -- just lovely! Appeals to my gardener side as well as my crafter side!

Here's what I came up with:


I was especially inspired by the colors of the echeveria as well as the tight cluster of flowers. I used a die-cut sheet from American Crafts layered over my card, which was then layered with lots and lots and lots of die-cut flowers all clustered together -- as an added bonus, I used the Flower Fusion die from Stampin' Up, which has been languishing unloved for quite some time :)  All the supplies here besides the die came from my Counterfeit Kit for March. You can check out the whole challenge here. Let's take a closer look:


I'd like to say there was some rhyme or reason to the way I made and layered the flowers, but here's what I actually did: die-cut a nice little pile, then squished them all up into a ball, then un-squished them, and then adhered them somewhat randomly, adding pearls here and there. I trimmed the overhang on the left and bottom, but not on the right...because that's more "carefree," don't you think? 

Finally, I'd like to thank my talented friend Emily for sending me that awesome new watermark, which was created by Kasia -- also a very talented crafter! I love skating, and I'm in training to be a roller derby NSO (that's non-skating official) for a new start-up league nearby, and Kasia's a derby girl from Calgary! It's a small crafting world, after all :) Thanks again, both of you!

Have an absolutely delightful Friday, and if you haven't already, be sure to check out this post -- there's a giveaway open until Saturday night!!

Supplies: cardstock -- pti, american crafts. papers - cosmo cricket, studio calico. sentiment sticker - my mind's eye. pearls, die - su. 


20 comments:

Sue, a.k.a. midwestgirl said...

Love how you used the inspiration on this card! The flower cluster is beautiful, great "squish" technique!

ms.schwiet said...

stunning

A Creative Operation said...

Beautiful! I love the use of the die-cut the the flowers are perfect!

Mad for Paper said...

Absolutely beautiful. the layout is perfect.
TFS
Ang

Pam from Maine said...

Love that tight cluster of flowers. What a great idea.

Emily Leiphart said...

For a second there, I thought you bought a Silhouette! That die cut paper is stunning, as is that cluster of flowers. I love seeing so many different styles from you! Oh, and the new watermark looks wonderful. :D

Bethany said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Bethany
Counterfeit Kit Challenge

Tricia said...

Beautiful card!

Liz Michaud said...

Ahh... so beautiful!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Great job I had to google what echeveria was so I learned something new, I thought that was it but wanted to make sure!

Kylie said...

Gorgeous, gorgeous, gorgeous card! Good luck with the rollerskating!

kasia c. said...

Wow! Angela that card is amazing! I'm so glad that Emily led me to your blog! I haven't had time to dig really far back into it but what I've seen so far is awesome. I love your layouts. I'm not a good scrapbooker, I need a smaller canvas. :)
It's really wicked to meet someone else into derby. Honestly never thought it would happen here. Good Luck with your NSO training. I have a charity game tomorrow, yikes! This is my first year on a team.
Glad you like the watermark, it was my pleasure!
Have a great weekend. :)

Margie said...

Gorgeous card! I love that trigger, too!

Julie E said...

Fab die cut and the cluster of flowers is so pretty. What a fun watermark too!

onecraftymama said...

The diecut sheet is so detailed - gorgeous! - and I love the sentiment :)

Cath said...

Hey Angela! What a fun approach to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! Thanks so much for playing along! :)

Lea L. said...

This is very pretty! Great job with the Tuesday Trigger challenge!! ♥♥♥

mustavcoffee said...

I missed this gorgeous post what an inspirational set of colours, love what you made, yum:0) xxx

Clair said...

This is so beautiful. I really struggle with card making so I'll be watching this space and will be trying to soak up techniques like 'squishing' :)

Meg said...

Oooh, that card is just gorgeous, Ang! I love that die cut and all of your fancy flowers.

And your new watermark is just fabulous and perfect for you!