Friday, March 4, 2011

Friday Focus

Today the Flourishes Friday Focus is on dimension.  Visit the Flourishes blog for a beautiful tutorial from Christine

I am using the  large daffodil image from the Signs of Spring stamp set.  It has lovely large petals that are perfect for paper piecing.  And boy, am I looking for signs of spring!  My pussy willow is opening buds now and the daffodils and crocus are starting to peek through the soil-so exciting!!


I stamped one image on Flourishes classic white card stock and colored it with Copic markers.  I stamped just the flower on a second piece of paper and colored two petals and the center all of which were cut out and adhered over the original.  The two petals were popped up with a single piece of adhesive, then the center I built up with two layers of adhesive.   I added glitter to the petals with a Quickie Glue Pen.  I used this really pretty May Arts faux suede ruffle edge ribbon in celery and tied a button to it with some twine.  All of the design paper is Origins from Basic Grey. 

Below is a close up…although now I wish I had photographed it from the side so you could really see the pop!


The DT ladies below have their own dimension to share so pop on over and check ‘em out!   Have a great weekend!

  • Christine Okken
  • Cindy Lawrence
  • Dawn Burnworth
  • Leslie Miller
  • Stacy Morgan
  • Barbara Anders
  • Jan Marie Caruso

    Leslie Miller said...

    You just whipped this up? It's gorgeous! I love your style, Danielle!

    Laura Pryor said...

    Wow, Danielle! This is absolutely gorgeous!!

    Anonymous said...

    Oh lovely daffodil. I guess it's stating the obvious to say that the middle really pops... but it does. Love your card!
    But I do have to say pussy willows blooming?? I'm jealous! It will probably be another month or more until that happens at my house. I'll have to sniff for the spring bulbs vicariously through you. ;-) Be sure to share pictures! Nothing excites me more than seeing spring bulbs growing... such a sweet promise that warmer weather is on it's way.

    Beth Greco

    Dawn B. said...

    This is gorgeous Danielle.. I LOVE it.. your coloring is always outstanding.. Great job on short notice...:) :)

    ChristineCreations said...

    MMMM so pretty with all those warm yellows are one fabulous speedy cardmaker! Love the touches of sparkle too!

    Carol Dee said...

    Ahhh Spring. Nothing says SPRING quit like a daffodil! And yours is SO pretty. TGIF and wonderful weekend wishes. hugs....

    LeAnne said...

    OMW, this is beautiful. I am LOVIN' that ribbon, too!

    Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

    So lovely Danielle. I like the bakcground you used with this daffodil. have a great weekend.

    By the Bluegrass said...

    Ahhh, this is so pretty and it does just pop off the page!
    I actually saw your dog profile picture on a comment that you made and I just had to click on it. He/she is so pretty! What kind of dog is it? A bearded Collie? I have a goldendoodle and two havanese that have a similar look. I love bearded, soft haired dogs. What a sweetie!

    Shannon White said...

    So pretty! I love your coloring and choice of DP. Very Springy and cheerful. 8-)

    Barbara said...

    Gorgeous, Danielle! I love your simple design that highlights the flower to perfection!

    Denise Marzec said...

    Gorgeous! Love the sparkle on the petals.

    Tammy Hershberger said...

    Simple and GORgeous, girlfriend!

    Julia Aston said...

    Your daff looks wonderful with it's layering and coloring Danielle!