Sunday, 29 July 2018

Blue Tulips!

Hi Everyone, 
WHOOOOPPPPEEEEEEEEEE
Congratulations to my fellow Welshman
 Geraint Thomas
 on winning the Tour de France.

I have been trying to catch up on challenges I usually enjoy and this is for one of them. The Outlawz Progressive challenge. The sponsor is Andrea Norris at Sheepski Designs who gave this wonderful image of Tulips for us to use. I was wondering what to do, as I wanted to make it in the shortest time possible, - it didn't happen!

I added everything to the front of the card, went to open it and found I had added it upside down! I really didn't want to do it all again, so cut the back off the ready made card, I got another, but folding the front in half, thankfully an easel was made to rescue everything. Whew! But that meant doing more for the insert, oh! well the best laid plans and all that, in the end I'm quite pleased with it. AND I made my first ribbon folded roses/flowers!
Tulips - Sheepski Designs
paper pieced and coloured in Photoshop CS6
papers - Amanda Creations
don't you just think the "folds" in the background paper look real? 
die - magazine freebie (I think by Johanna Sheen Signature Die)
ribbon - Dovecraft


16 comments:

Doreen said...

A great way to get out of a sticky situation,I am glad it is not just me who occasionally puts things on upside down.....Your card is gorgeous.xxx

Colette said...

This is so bright and beautiful. Glad you could create something gorgeous out of a disaster! Love the colours. Colette xxx

Beebeebabs said...

Wow such a beautiful card and layout thanks for sharing!!!

Shona Erlenborn said...

Lovely card Faith! Those little folded flowers are so pretty!Great colors and fold too!

Sandra van Blaricum said...

Fabulous card Faith!! Love the paper pieced flowers!!

Carol L said...

What a great save on the oops! moment! This turned out gorgeous! I'm loving the colors and especially those ribbon roses!

cotnob said...

A fabulous card Faith, a great idea to save the day - lovely bright blues.
Pauline - Crafting with Cotnob
x

crafty-stamper said...

Beautiful easel card and a great save love the paper pieced tulips and fabulous ribbon roses
Carol x

Nana Connie said...

Sometimes our 'mistakes' lead to the most beautiful cards, Faith, and this is certainly one of them! I love how the tulips are 'colored' and your color combo is magnificent. So glad you got this one done. :-D

Anonymous said...

Hi Faith what a beautiful card,the tulips are so pretty,well done my friend xx

Shirley Young said...

Beautiful card Faith and I’ve done the upside down thing so many times !! . Love the ribbon flowers too. Have watched the Tour de France for the whole 3 weeks and so pleased Geraint won, well deserved xx

Sally H said...

A stunning card, Faith! Gorgeous tulips. What a great idea to turn it into an easel card! I did the same thing with a leaving card for work. I wasn't half so inventive, but it didn't go in the bin. Lovely to see Geraint winning, and what a humble chap. Can't wait to see his reaction when he returns home

Lisa Lynn said...

Faith this is gorgeous. Love your design.

Mia said...

I LOVE the story of the card! It turned out fabulous! Congrats, Faith. Kisses!!!

Pat K said...

Fabulous, bright cheerful card Faith. Love your sentiment too. Big cheer for the winner. xx

Greta said...

Beautiful paper piecing & those folds are completely amazing!