Anyway, on to Challenge Number 2. Here is the photo of this week's colours.
What a fabulous combination of colours? I didn't really have any aqua paper so mine is as close as I could get.
The added (optional) twist this week is DIY flowers, which means not using any pre made or bought flowers. There are lots of ways to make your own flowers and there are some great suggestions of how to do this on the challenge blog.
Well, I thought I'd try to make one of those beautiful ribbon blossoms that I've seen on people's cards. Ha! Ha! Not as easy to make as I thought. The final result looked like my cat had got into my ribbons and played with them all night long! I now know it was probably not a good idea to use satin ribbon - I'm sure organza is much better. So, for me, it was back to the drawing board.
The flowers have been made by curling die-cuts and then layering 2 punched flowers, also curled into the middle. I finished them off with a stamens punch to which I added the tiniest glass beads ever! Honestly, each bead is like a grain of sand. I also used these beads around the edge of the sentiment and the image.
Stamps, Whiff of Joy and Penny Black. Papers: Pink Petticoat Papaya, the embossed one is Indian craft paper by Goldline. Punches. Fiscars for the border, Woodware for the flowers and Leone Em for the stamens. Cuttlebug Stylised Flowers embossing folder. Tim Holtz Distress Ink Broken China, Everything else was from my stash.
Please come and join the fun at Colour Create - you'll love what the other DT members have created this week.