Monday, October 25, 2010

Discovering


I discovered something new. Something fun. And produced a lot of objects from learning this new to me technique. Does this ever happen to you?

The Play Date Cafe is celebrating one year of challenges with an absolutely beautiful color combination, and I wanted to make sure I helped celebrate-even though the idea in my head didn't come out exactly as planned. Does this ever happen to you?


Supplies Used:
Cardstock: (Very Vanilla, Blush Blossom) SU
Stamps: (Bannerific, Sophie's Sentiments) Lawn Fawn
Ink: (Antique Linen and Vintage Photo Distress) Ranger, (Pumpkin Pie Pigment) SU
Embellishments: (Rustic Twine) PTI, (Rhinestones) Studio G, (Starfish Glimmer Mist) Tattered Angels
Other: Coffee Filter, (Corner Chomper) WeRMemory Keepers

47 comments:

Brandi said...

Wow! Those flowers are GORGEOUS!

Ryann Salamon said...

I agree, with Brandi - Gorgeous!!

Ayana Posadas said...

I also agree with Brandi and Ryann... Beyond Gorgeous!!! LOVE this card!

Valerie said...

I keep hearing about these coffee filter flowers but now I'm in love with them. Gorgeous Karen, thanks for pointing the way to the tutorial. What a beautiful card!
And yes, that happens to me all the time, with varying results :)

Virginia L. said...

GORGEOUS flowers!! Not sure what you had planned originally, but this sure turned out so beautifully!

Sharli said...

Karen,
Just beautiful! The roses seem to be climbing up the ropes . . . the golden sparkle is awesome against the pinks of the flowers. Delicious colors! Nice work!
Hugs!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful flowers and lovely design! Glad you played along with us at the PDCC. (And I always have ideas that don't turn out the way I had envisioned.)

Courtney K said...

those flowers are awesome. loved them in the last project as well.

Kelly said...

OK, those are made out of coffee filters? wow, oh wow! GORGEOUS!

Dana said...

This IS a beautiful array of colors Karen. Your coffee filter flowers are stunning. Take your breath away stunning.
WOW. Just...wow.

Lynn said...

Yes - this absolutely happens to me...love your flowers...and can't wait to see more...I feel like I'm obsessed with Antique Linen Distress Ink right now :)! Happy times!

Julie E said...

Oh so pretty! I can't imagine how what you were envisioning could be better than this. Nothing I create ever comes out just as I planned, it's always a work in progress that shifts and changes just a little along the way!

Laurel said...

Gorgeous!

Tammy said...

Just Stunning like all your other creations! So very elegant too!

Courtney Baker said...

This is GORGEOUS!

BonnieRose said...

beautiful.... coffee filter flowers... we need a tutorial! ABSOLUTELY STUNNING!

Michelle said...

Gorgeous design, love the splash of orange bling, such a great combo with the pink flowers.. You are such a genius!!!

Michele Gross said...

Happens to me ALL the time! :) Your flowers are scrumptious!!

yyam said...

Wow! This is just gorgeous Karen! :)

I just love learning new techniques...especially when I do it better! lol...:)

Julie Ranae said...

Karen...these little flowers are absolutely wonderful...not sure what you were hoping for, but this is lovely ; )
Thanks for helping us celebrate in The Cafe for our one year anniversary!

Lisa Somerville said...

Beautiful BD card, lovely flower blossoms. Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Dana said...

Just stunning, Karen! Love the flowers and the random rhinestones!

annieambriel said...

these blooms are just gorgeous.. I love the concept of the stringed blooms.. beautiful :D

Fiona said...

My cards rarely pan out as planned, they just sort of evolve!
Fabulous card, gorgeous flowers and love the sentiment banner.

Alice Wertz said...

awww.... those flowers are to die for, Karen! LOVE this beautiful card, girl!

Lavender Rose said...

Beautiful card, the flowers are amazing!

Jess said...

The flowers you have used here are beautiful!! I've seen this done before and now I really want to try it!

Beautiful card, as always :)

Laura.K said...

Gorgeous card. I love those flowers. Lovely, just lovely.

~amy~ said...

such gorgeous blooms Karen...your card is simply lovely!

sherryann (aka Sherry Eckblad) said...

Oh how I love your flowers. Just perfection!

Nancy said...

Another beautiful card, Karen. These flowers are scrumptious!

lynn said...

love your flowers with the twine and gems:)

artfuldelight said...

Beautiful card, those flowers are fabulous and that color combo is lovely!

Emily Leiphart said...

Wow, this is stunningly fancy, Karen! I love those gorgeous flowers and the way you left the twine ties at the top of the card. I've made a lot of cards that didn't turn out even close to what I planned but I loved them anyway!

Diane Jaquay said...

This is such a pretty card! Love those flowers, thanks for sharing the tutorial!

Nancy said...

So beautiful...so unique!!

Isabelle P. said...

A beautiful card! The flowers of a delicate color are superb!

jen said...

this is so fantastic!!! Love the way you embodied the challenge to perfection.... I have had a different idea floating around my head for those filters- but this is just plain AWESOME!

Heather Innusa said...

This is just SO pretty!

BabyBokChoy said...

Utter gorgeousness!!

~kelly marie~ said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Beautiful!!!

Sew-Ink said...

Very beautiful, love those flowers!

Lisa Petrella said...

Your coffee filter flowers turned out GORGEOUS!!!! This card is an absolutely beautiful take on the inspiration photo and color combo!

Ruby said...

Beautiful card! I just love your coffee filter flowers, they are lovely! Thanks for joining in our anniversary celebrations over at the PDCC!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

GASP! I just love it! I looooooove your style and beautiful talent--you are so amaZING! Please please please send me some of your creative talent! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with our one year anniversary celebration over at the PDCC:)

kasia c. said...

I love this card! such simple objects, twine, paper flowers and rhinestones, come together to make such beauty!