Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Golden hues

My take on this week's 2S4Y sketch (#53) by the beautiful Laura.

Ok, it didn't quite turn out the way I wanted it to. Plus the fact that I put in so much time and effort into this card... not very satisfying but till I can find time to make one more based on the beautiful sketch, I'll have to submit this one. I love the papers though... rich golden hues on the base and the middle pink pieces.

Here's another view:

The ribbon (inspired by Ashley - how I love her work!!!!) is ruffled and hand-stitched [I didn't want to take chances by pleating it directly on to double-sided tape because the tapes here are sometimes terrible and don't hold too well; so I stitched the pleats and hot-glued it on the green CS].  I also did some 'real' stitching at the bottom [finally!!] :-). I made dimensional flowers again to match my theme [sentiment not added yet] - Bloom and grow! I ran over the embossed swirls with my 3D outliner. And I also sponged the base CS and the white CS with copper ink (it really shines).

One more card that I made a couple of days back (which again I was reluctant to post but hubby thought it wasn't that bad!):

till later...


  1. wow!.. both are amazing but i lyk the first card the best!
    omg ur ribbon is soo much secure in place!!.. hehe.. and i LOVE ur outliner tricks!.. havnt got to use mine yet! :(... the flower is soo beautiful.. u havta teach me dt!.. plz! :))

  2. Oh WOW! LOVE the sparkle Smita and the ribbon is gorgeous on both cards. I still haven't tried doing my own flowers like that but you've inspired me. fabulous work! Why ever would you not want to post the second one? Beautiful blues! xxD

  3. Smita.. lovely cards.. why did u even think twice?!?!?! I think u really do underestimate ur crafty powers girl :)
    Awesome stuff :) Please keep it coming!

  4. Lovely work!
    Thanks for playing at 2S4Y!

  5. your card is so pretty,love your blog
    i dont make cards but really like some of ur designs
    do visit me sometimes at


  6. PRETTY!!! But I like the blue one more :D

  7. Both are great, lovele cards!

  8. Both the cards are lovely.. The blue is very very nice.. loved the colors :D

  9. gorgeous colors Smita....the ribbon treatment is awesome and looks like a lot of work too! the flowers look lovely.....

  10. Very pretty cards, I love your roses!