April 10, 2012

colourQ challenge #132 & Make It Monday #61: Creating Flowers With Leaf Dies

Definitely a groovy retro colour palette this week at colourQ.  Can you say vibrant?  Over coffee this morning I was contemplating what colours I was going to use to create a flower for papertrey's Make It Monday.  As soon as I saw this week's colourQ palette I knew that was it.  Although I typically don't go for bright colours, I was a child in the 70's and these colours pretty much match the wallpaper we had in the kitchen.  I found inspiration in my fond memories.  I chose to make my flower using the Up & Away balloon dies as they give the flower leaves the look of a retro flower.  I VersaMark stamped the balloons using the co-ordinating stamps.





All Supplies are from Papertrey Ink unless otherwise noted:

Cardstock: White, Pure Poppy, Orange Zest, Simply Chartreuse, True Black
Stamps: Up Up & Away, Make a Wish
Ink: Simply Chartreuse, VersaMark (Tsukineko)
Dies: Up Up & Away
other: Pure Poppy button, large window die cut (compliments of Marybeth)

42 comments :

Deb said...

Tracey, I love that you used your Up, Up and Away dies to make your flower! Fabulous idea! Your card is stunning!!

Marybeth said...

Tracey I love this !!!!! You're so smart to use the balloon for the flower, it looks great and I love the bright colors! Love the extra detail of you stamping each petal ( balloon) . Nice way to get the black in, with the frame. I see a winner!

Joyce said...

Love this so much. I've been working on this MIM concept today, and considered using the balloons, but couldn't see how I could make it work. Well, you showed me, and now I can't copy you. Will have to do something else. I love how you framed it all in the window. That was very clever.

Mara Campbell said...

What a fun flower!! I love the balloon dies used for the petals, very cool!

victoria h said...

Fab flower- amazed this is made from hot air balloons.

Terri E. said...

Oh my gosh! Izzy and I made flowers with the balloon die as well LOL! Love it, great idea and great card!

It's a good life!
Terri E.

carefree creations said...

This is so adorable! What a great idea to use the balloons!

bjmartin said...

I like the retro feeling - colors are great and the balloon die works so well. Great idea!

Sylvia said...

Tracey, this is one awesome card and the flower is fabulous the card is well designed! I love that you think out of the box, the balloon die is perfect for this and the stamped blooms is also a nice touch! Thanks for joining us this week at the ColourQ.

Kelly Griglione said...

Oh Tracey, I love this!! Your stamping on the balloons ... er, I mean flower petals ... adds such a nice amount of texture! In the 70s we had wallpaper similar to this too, but in the bathroom. Good times : ) Really striking card and colors.

Laura B. said...

What a great idea using the balloons for petals!!! It looks fabulous!

Val said...

Precious flower...Sweet card!!!

Ginny said...

Truly amazing! Your creativity leaves me speechless!

Jen said...

Oh! That flower is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at colourQ!

Jen W. said...

Your hot air balloon flower is genius! I love it!

Lani said...

Clever use of balloons!

Crafty Kate said...

Way to make a CAS card come ALIVE!! Great job!

Deanna Jean said...

Tracy, oh my gosh this is amazing. Great card for this weeks colors. Your flower really pops off the page. Now I'm going to have to get this set...:)haha. Thank you for joining us at the ColourQ..you rocked it this week.

Michelle said...

Tracey, that flower is fabulous! I would never have thought it was created using leaves!!!! Love the window die!!!!

Kim said...

Fabulous flower! You are just so creative and the use of the balloons for your flower petals, so smart...and then to frame them over that black window die, just over the top beautiful.

Vicky Hayes said...

What a brilliant use of the balloons Tracey! This is a real wow!

Luanne said...

I used the Balloon dies too Tracey. I love how you added the stampiing to yours! It really gives more pop to your pretty card!

Anita Scroggins said...

Tracy this is so great!! I love what you did with the dies!!!

Jean said...

What a great idea to use the balloon dies and I love your take on the color challenge!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Fabulous card Tracey! Very creative using those images to build the flower!

Marlena M. said...

Wow Tracey, this is stunning! I love the bright colors and your flower.

Darnell J Knauss said...

This is so vibrant, Tracy! That flower is a yummy color riot! (And it sounds like you grew up in my kitchen!)

Laurie said...

Gorgeous!!! I love the colors and that flower is fantastic!!

Heather said...

Great card! I like the window in the background! Great job!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

LOL Tracey, love how you used the hot air balloons for that awesome flower! Thank you so much for playing along this week at colourQ!

Greta said...

Wowzer! This is just wonderful! Great idea to use the balloons!

Karin (PeppermintPatty) said...

FABULOUS!!

Silke Ledlow said...

Soooooo beautiful Tracey! Love the big flower and you definitely rocked the CQC colors! Hugs ~S~

Christina said...

Very clever use of those hot air balloons, Tracey! I love the window die cut as a backdrop, too. Thanks for joining us again at the ColourQ!

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful flower! How creative to use a balloon stamp. I'd never have thought about that.

Arlene said...

This is GORGEOUS! WOW, striking and beautiful. :)

Lisa said...

Hey...how did I miss this one!?! Must have been during my internet outage!! What a beautiful card Miss Tracey. CONGRATS on your shout out over at the ColourQ for this splendid creation!!

Joyce said...

Yay for you! Just saw your shout out on ColourQ.

Marcea said...

absolutely beautiful!
Thankyou for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week
-x-

Darnell J Knauss said...

You're on a winning roll! Congratulations Courtier!

Kim said...

Wow! I love everything about this card - colors, design, simplicity.....Great work! : )

Deb said...

Tracey, thanks for your sweet words on my card. I just knew yours was a winner. Congrats friend!