Wednesday, 4 July 2007

$2 Orchids

Yesterday I was at the Two Dollar shop in Northcote and saw these sprays of artificial orchids that caught my eye. There were more muted colours of apricot and lilac but this one jumped at me and said 'make me into a card.' Here is my first attempt. Ink colours are: old olive, true thyme and Brilliance white. Card stock: old olive, garden green and green galore. And here is my 2nd try. I used the same ink and cs colours for this one except for the ruby red and I have them in a different order. Stamps used are: Water Colour Vine roller, French Script and Weathered backgrounds and wonderful words. Extras was the fern punch and polka dot ribbon. These would make great primas if they were a quarter size smaller.

Two days later: Ok here is my 3rd try. this is a 6"x6" card and so the orchid looks a lot smaller. The ripped paper is done with the quarter inch square punch and the paper is from the SU 'Spring Flowers' collection. Vellum stamped with French Script and held down with three brads is on the right.

4 comments:

Maria said...

Wow. . .ALL of the cards are absolutely stunning! The colors and layouts are just perfect! So tropical! I love them!

Thank you for participating in my TIC Day #3 - Extreme Make-Over challenge! I really appreciate your wonderful work!

I'll be posting your cards on Card Inspired!

Maria

Laura said...

Wow! these colours are awesome! i like it alot! XD

Kristina said...

I like the colours you have used! beautiful!

My Paper World said...

Wow! they are beautiful!