Friday, March 25, 2011

MC Mar/11, Cola Flower - Serenity

I recently came across a blog (Neelz Expressionz) using Tim's Fanciful Flight Sizzix die to make flowers. Beautiful. Then I've also been using cola cans to make die cut flowers, so I decided to combine the 2 techniques.

I'm also using double masking technique, Asian symbol die cut with my Cricut and enhanced with glitter, and a few other techniques.

And I'm using a product I've never used before for the button - Air Drying Polymer Clay by Lumina - works well.

I'm using a Quietfire Design rubber stamp from the "Gentle Words set.

Anyway to see lots of close up views , details and descriptions, just click on card image. Enjoy.

It also fits for a few challenges:
Diva Coffee Break #220 Color challenge - Perfect Plum, pale pink & celery
Incy Wincy #86 embossing
Lexis Creations #36 Ribbons but no bows or knots (lace ribbon as stem of flower)
Pile it On Challenge #12 pearls/rhinestones/bling
Polly Craft #85 Swirls & pearls
Anything Challenge Make your own embellishments (lots of them)
A Spoonful of Sugar #84 Ribbons, Pearls/rhinestones, flowers
Creative Card Crew No rubber stamping
Creative Craft Lace
Cuttlebug Challenge Buttons
Flourishes #110 Masking (background)
Crafts & Me #27 anything goes
Fresh Brewed Designs #40 2 or more embellishments
Flutterby Wednesdays #146 anything goes (must use a bfly etc)
Lil Red Wagon #73 butterflies
Do You Stack Up #12 Sparkles or bling
Lili of the Valley #89 Punches
Meljens Designs #51 Punches
Moving Along with the Times #91 Metal (real or faux)
Paper Play Wk 112 Distressing
Frosted Designs Repurpose something (cola can into a flower)
Tellens Place Texture (the whole card has various textures from smooth to rough)
Craft Catz Weekly #75 Pearls & Swirls


WencheP said...

Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.


Denise and Louise said...

Fantastic card - love all the different techniques you have used. Thanks for joining us at DYSU xx

Gry said...

Beautiful card, love the flowers!
Thanks for joining us at CCC this week!

Hugs, Gry

Anonymous said...

Love your colors, and that is one gorgeous flower! Thanks for joining us at MAWTT! x

Rose Petal said...

Hello Yogi. How pretty and very artistic. Lots of lovely texture and I just adore that large flower. Thank you for joining us at Tellens Place and good luck.
Sandra x

ruth said...

What an adorable card! I love that you recycled aluminum cans to make the flower, which is so cute!

THanks for taking the challenge this week at Frosted Designs!

lalkygirl said...

fab card ,love the flower ...very original and a super idea,thanks for joining us at lexis and good luck
tracey x

Lisa Jane said...

what a great flower .. and i love the punched borders
Thanks for joining us at mAWTT this week
Good luck

Therese said...

Great looking card and such an ingenious use of tools!! Will have to give cutting of a can a try!!

Always great to read your blog!!


Muckyfingers said...

Lovely :)
Thanks for joining us at Paperplay this week
Annette xXx

Joynana said...

Yogi, you are so very creative. I love your flower. Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place.

Brenda Brown said...

Great card Yogi, love all the different techniques.
Thanks for sharing it with us at MAWTT this week for our precious metals challenge.
luv and hugs {brenda} xoxox

Marcy said...

What a creative, wonderful card! Thank you for joining us this week at Do You Stack Up.

Elizabeth Akins, RDH, BS said...

So creative, as always!! Great

Anna said...

Beautiful card! Way to combine so many challenges! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.

Amanda said...

What a amazing card, I love seeing all the work that can go into a project. You have done an amazing job

Thank you for joining us at Frosted Designs


Danni said...

Nice card! Thank you for playing along with my flutter by challenge!

carol said...

lovely card, thanks for joining us at craftycatz this week, x carol

princesskitten said...

Super cool flower - neat idea

kitten DYSU team

Pami said...

What a wonderful card, the flower looks lovely. Thank so much for joining us at MAWTT this week. Good luck. Pami x

Robbie said...

So much to look at and learn from with your card. Thank You so very much for sharing your creation and talent with us at MelJen's this week.

Katja said...

I really love this card! Thank you so much for joining our challenge at the Meljen's Design Team & Challenge Blog!
Hope to see your again on our blog!

Katja (Meljen's Design Team Member)

DesignerDiva said...

Great card Yogi your flower is amazing and I love the colours you have used. Thanks for joining us at MAWTT this week and good luck with the challenge
Hugs Laurie x

Nikbee said...

A fantastic card. I love the flower. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.

Nikki x

Elisabetta e Noemi said...

A very interesting flower!

Anonymous said...

Wow... this card is beyond cool. Love how you did this challenge. Thanks for sharing your wonderful creation with us this week at Frosted Designs.


Terry Oulboub said...

Such pretty paper and great texture to be seen on the flower and the leaves - wonderful colors! Thanks for joining us at Tellen's Place this week for our "Texture" challenge! :~)

Aunty Sue said...

lovely card and thanks for joining Crafty Catz this week

Makiko Jones said...

Beautiful card Yogi! I love the Kanji letter you used and the background. Thank you for playing along the FTTC with us.

Croms' Cubby Hole said...

A gorgeous card with some fab textures throughout. Love that flower. Thankyou for sharing this at Tellen's Place this week and hope to see you back next time

Heather said...

this is lovely! What a beautiful die cut flower! It adds just the perfect touch of texture and shimmer.

Thank you for playing along at Freshly Brewed Challenges 2 or more embellishments.

Have a blessed day

Sharon Field / Created By You said...

Lovely card, Yogi! The flower is very pretty! Thanks for playing along with the Diva Coffee Break Designs Team this week!
Sharon F

Mandy said...

Lovely card Yogi.

Thanks for joining us at Paper Play for our "distressing" challenge
hugs Mandy xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Simply stunning! Thanks so much for sharing your texture creation with us at Tellen's Place this week! :D

Kristin Moore said...

Neat flower! And I like the chinese character as well. Glad you decided to try the DCBD color challenge!