Monday, 20 April 2009

A Pocket Full of Posies


My Pocket Full of Posies card fits beautifully with the brilliant sketch for 2 Sketches4you. I have turned up the corners of my paper to form a pocket, which is then tied with a ribbon and filled with pretty flowers.


The flowers are all the same digital flower, which I have digitally coloured to match the papers and then shaped and curved with a ball tool. The flower centres are finished with small pearl brads. The flowers are layered up using 3mm double sided sticky tape. The papers used in the card are all a mixture of digital papers which I gather together to form the colour theme that I was looking for to complete the design.


The inside of the card has again been finished with pretty papers and ribbon and I have made a box style envelope which is thick enough to take the height of the card after the layering. The front of the box envelope follows the same design as the inside of the card and is finished with a butterfly and ribbon.


If you would like to see more detail of the cards, click on the photographs and it will give you a full size view. Thank you for stopping by and I would love your comments if you have the time. xx

29 comments:

kaylou said...

hiya,
wow what a stunning card and envelope, love the coours you chose and the design.
Hugs Kaylou xoxo

Sue said...

oh Ann this is so pretty, beautiful colours, gorgeous layout, sue.x

Pascale said...

Another absolutely stunning work of art. Just perfect hugs Pascale

papercraftsbyrach said...

this is so pretty Ann, fabulous idea. hugs rachxx

Julie said...

This is just so pretty, I love your pocket full of posies

joey said...

Hi, oh my gosh how stunning is this, I just love those flowers so pretty. Joey.x

Dawny P said...

Ann this is stunning!! I absolutely love it - those flowers are fabulous. I don't know how you managed to do this so quickly - you are just amazing, and I am in awe!! Hope you are ok and sorry I've not been about much - it's that time of year!!! Hugs xxxx

Chrissie said...

What lovely fresh-looking colours and what a super take on the sketch... very innovative. I love it.
Chrissie

Carol said...

Hi

Just found your blog I love your colour mixes and use of digital and stamped images - inspiring!!

TFS
TC

Hazel (Didos) said...

WOW this is a stunning card, I love the colours you have used. Its brilliant. Love the amount of work you put into your crafting, Brilliant. Hazelxox

brenda said...

Really, really pretty and so unusual.

Brenda x

Linda Elbourne said...

Inspired use of the sketch - I love this card!

Riet said...

Wowww Ann,what a beautiful card,l love the image and colours.

Hugs riet.x

Sonya said...

Hey Ann!

I've just noticed that you already have this award! Ack! Still want you to know that I think you are an incredible artist . . . thanks for the inspiration!

you are in my top ten nominations for a blog badge! Come check it out here:

http://thepinkpaperpenguin.blogspot.com/

Keep Smiling! ~ Sonya

Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow, this is just stunningly gorgeous Ann. The design is so different and unique. Just love the texture of the flowers and the beautiful cardstock you've used. You are probably the only crafter Know that creates a beautiful matching box for her cards. You are one talented lady, as I have said before. Hugs from Desire

Anesha said...

Wow, stunning card. Love the lovely soft colours. Thanks for the comment on my card.
Anesha :-)

Sally said...

Fantabulous Card! I am so impressed that you made those flowers. I am awestruck and speechless. Being speechless doesn't happen to me that often. LOL

Silvana said...

So pretty, love the colors....and very inspiring...also thanks for the commment in my card.

Bev said...

It's official!! You make the most amazing cards Anne - wow this one is utterly fantastic!! x

debby4000 said...

Stunning card, love the flowers and colours, beautiful matching envelope too.
luv
Debby

lilacanglia said...

Your blog and cards are absolutely STUNNING
Love it,
Hugs
Angie

Saskia said...

Lovely card!!! So unique and beautiful!

Greetings,
Saskia

Sammie said...

This is too pretty for words.
Love,
Sammie

LINANNA DESIGNS said...

Oh wow Madge, this is truly gorgeous hunny!! you are such a clever lady, i love the designs you come up wtih this is simply stunning. I am sorry i have not been about much, things are still very hectic here. I am enjoying an hour or so catching up with as many blogs as i can. I am so glad i managed to visit you and see all the wonderful creations you've been making since my last visit. Hope you have a good weekend hunny, hug slinda x

steph said...

Gorgeous card Ann! Thanks for joining us for the challenge!

cheryln said...

gorgeous card!

expressionswithheart said...

WOW! this posies card is wonderful! I keep going back and reading to believe that you made the flowers! They look so much like the Primas!!! I'm gonna have to try this! I haven't printed any digital paper, but someday!
Pam Going Postal

Dianacraftstoo said...

This is so gorgous and love the colors you used. You do some wonderful cards, I enjoy looking at your creations.

Andrea said...

OMG - gorgeous card. The flowers look fantastic - I would have sworn you had bought them!! Are you able to say where you found these digital flowers?