Tuesday, 21 August 2012

A Mixed Bunch

Today I have some more inspiration for the Olympic rings sketch from Kathy's Waffle Sketch File.  I thought the circle shapes were crying out to be flowers so I decided to have a play with my Mixed Bunch stamps and coordinating punch.

I used the lovely aqua, tan and cream colours from the current CR84FN challenge, stamping two of the blooms in Pool Party and Tempting Turquoise, adding the centres stamped in Crumb Cake. Punching the flowers out is a doddle with this punch.  I cut out some stems from a scrap of Old Olive, securing them in my vase.  I made my vase by die cutting a circle of paper vellum and Pool Party card, then chopping off the top and bottom.  I fastened the top bit back on to look a bit like the lip of the vase.  All that was left to do was ground the vase so it wasn't floating off into free space.  This card does depart from the original sketch a little but the five focal points are still there!

Here's the sketch again in case you missed last week's post:
Stamps: Mixed Bunch
Ink: Tempting Turquoise, Pool Party, Crumb Cake
Card: hammered base card (non-SU), Pool Party, Old Olive, paper vellum
Other: Mixed Bunch punch, circle dies and BigShot

Mixed Bunch and the punch are only available until the end of August when the Summer Mini catalogue ends so don't delay if you are tempted!  Remember too that all orders of £60 or more this month qualify for a completely free stamp set (Reason to Smile) which you can choose in either wood or clear mount.

More cats and dogs in today's funny picture:

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  1. Love what you have done with the sketch on this card. Really pretty. Hugs, Claire x

  2. Gorgeous card there Victoria.
    Had to take a second look at your cat picture!! LOL!

  3. Always love this colour combo and this is such a clever way of using the Olympic Ring sketch. Hugs, Buttons x

  4. Very clever Victoria. I love your vase of flowers. x

  5. Fantastic take on the sketch. Love your vase! x

  6. Wow, how flipping clever - lovely result! Super take on the sketch too. Di xx

  7. Beautiful, Victoria! The flowers are great. That color combo is one of my favourites. Sue x

  8. beautiful card Victoria! love it! very cute photo Karen x

  9. My first comment mustn't have gone through......

    Nice card! I like the colors that you've used. I went to a SU party last week and the new catalog is out. I bought a few stamp sets and another corner punch -- mine has been lost for months! So, as soon as I get my sets you'll see some card making on my desk!!!

    Thanks for commenting on my little vase. It was easy, fun, and cheap!!


  10. Beautiful take on the sketch Victoria, love the colours and stamps:)
    Val x

  11. Fab card Victoria, I just love your flowers.

  12. what a wonderful interpretation of the sketch, Victoria. A beautiful card

  13. Very pretty colours, and such a clever idea...show-off!...hahaaa!

  14. Magnificent flowers ! I want the same !!! Bravo ! Wonderful composition !

    Hugs from France.

  15. oh i love the flowers for the rings!! beautiful card :)

  16. What a wonderful Olympic bouquet! And a very creative vase! This is such a versatile set.

  17. I have such trouble with this sketch and you just do it so well, Victoria! I keep thinking I'll get something going wit it yet, but.... Sure do love the way you did the bouquet on this one. Great use of the vellum circle to make the vase. So creative!

  18. Fabulous card, love those pretty blooms and adore how you did the stems in the vase. The cat/dog picture is a real joy had me giggling.


  19. Oh what a pretty card Victoria! I love the vase full of beautiful blooms! Thanks so much for joining along with CR84FN :)

  20. Beautiful card, I love your vase of flowers!
    Thanks for joining us at Cr84FN this week!

  21. What a super take on the sketch - I do like this pretty vase of flowers! Thanks for playing along with CR84FN this week!

  22. Wow! Love your beautiful bouquet of Pretty Blossoms! Love your vellum vase too and such a Super take on the sketch as well! So glad you could join us at CR84FN! 8-)


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