Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Cheery Lynn Designs & Bo Bunny {Blooms 2 Ways}

Hi everyone, today I though I would share with you some cards I made as guest designer this month for Cheery Lynn Designs.  I began with a base made fromt the NEW Bo Bunny 'The Avenues' Collection papers.   I thought I would play a little bit with the Sweet Williams Flower strip.  For the card above I used a misting technique, moistening the flower petals and giving them a little crinkle. 
For these blooms I used the smallest petal cuts for the center and 2 of the largest (for the large blooms) and I used the 2 of the medium petal cuts forthe medium blooms.  I used some Honey distress ink in the centers of the blooms so that the color would fade out (note: I did the tinting step before I did the water/wrinkling technique).  Here is a close-up view of the blooms..... 
Cheery Lynn Dies used for this project:
~ Sweet Williams D-137
~ Fanciful Flourish B-117
~ Manon's Wedding Garland DL218
~ Ivy Corner Flourish B-315
Bo Bunny Products used:
Patterned Paper:  The Avenues (Home, Antique, Song Bird)
Cardstock: Double Dot (Khaki)
Trinkets: The Avenues, Apple Cider
Pearl Flourish: Bo Bunny Frosting Jewels

I don't know about you but personally I like to get all I can out of a die, so I thought I would try using the Sweet Williams petals the way I would prep a rose bloom.  I thought the results were very close to a rose bloom.
I basically used the curling techniqued I showed you all on the video I posted last Tuesday.  Just gently curling back the petals to create a softer rounder bloom.  I used 2 of the smallest petal cuts for the 'bud' center of the flower.  Then I used 1 of the next size up and 2 of the next size up after that (this makes up the smaller roses on this card).  To make the large rose just add two of the largest petal cuts. 
Here is another close up view of the blooms.  I just left the paper as is, no extra tinting on this one.  I find the flower centers curled tightly together create their own depth of color.

I finished the card using more of the beautiful Fanciful Flourish cuts and little pieces of the Ivy Corner Flourish, as well as the intricate and beautiful Celtic Heart. In the corners I added a few pieces of the Dusty Attic Brick Panel chipboard pieces. (these I first white washed with some Gesso and then inked with some brown, green and yellow chalk inks, once dry I dry brushed on a little more white gesso).
Cheery Lynn Products used for this project:
~ Sweet Williams D-137
~Fanciful Flourish B-117
~ Ivy Corner Flourish B-315
~ Celtic Heart B-144
Bo Bunny Products used:
Patterned Paper: The Avenues (Bird Song, Clocks)
Cardstock: Double Dot (Chiffon)
Noteworthy: The Avenues (Title background)
Stamps: You're Invited (Large Stamps)
Jewels: The Avenues
I hope you enjoyed my projects today and hope that I've inspired you to play with your dies a little and see what different ways you can put them to use! xo


Patricia said...

Such adorable cards Gabbi!!! The flourishes from Cheery Lynn give such a whimsical feeling to your work...As always just love what you create!

Unknown said...

Beautiful. x

Vicky Alberto said...

gorgeous, love that Avenues collection!

Nancy said...

Gorgeous work! :o)

Carole Wright said...

Hi Gabby - these are adorable, so very pretty, love them all.

bolletjelucky.blogspot.com said...

Wow,this looks gorgeous,I fell immediatly in love with the card with the curled flowers,so pretty and that brick wall,just stunning...greetings Miranda

Romy said...

Wowee, your both cards are true beauties! I really love the elegant and nostalgic look of them and the flowers are just the perfect finishing touch.

I also wanted to thank you for your really sweet comment on my FB update :) You're so sweet!

diane said...

Great cards!
You are soooooo talented!

Evelyn Walter said...

what a wonderful work again! I´m watching all your great artful creations for month - and one is better than the other! I love them all!
Thank you for sharing!

Patty O'Malley said...

I love your beautiful cards!

Sandie said...

They are gorgeous!! Love how you worked the dies into such beautiful flowers, they are gorgeous!

Unknown said...

very gorgeous !!!!

Sarah - Crea S said...

Both look great!

Lizzyc said...

Oh your flowers are exquisite! I really should just sit down and just have a play with my dies.. such pretty colors and love the hessian too!! Beautiful cards...

Unknown said...

Stunning card! I saw some more of ur work on pinterest...it's EXACTLY my style...creepy thing is my name is also Gabrielle! ;) thanks for the inspiration!

Anonymous said...

Your cards are gorgeous Gabrielle!
I always appreciate your techniques!
Thank you for sharing; very inspiring~

ArtMagda said...

beautiful !

Danoesja said...

Hi Gabrielle

They are both brilliant, i love the handmade flowers and the brick wall. Thanks for sharing every time how you make all these pretty things.

Greetings, Danoesja

ingrid said...

always love to see your creations Gabi! you have a great eye for details! enjoy your day! hugs

Bj said...

You are amazing! What beautiful creations you make with our dies!

AngelkissesbyLinda said...

Another gorgeous project!


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