Monday, 9 April 2012

Pink Clematis


Today's CAS challenge at Splitcoaststampers is to use scallops - I used them as a background for my flower vine. I wanted to create a card based on the beautiful pink clematis which covers our fence and wall in the back yard (or garden as we call it here!) every May.
Here's a photo of one type of pink clematis so that you can see how well a Martha Stewart hydrangea punch works for this.

There's such a profusion of color and flowers when they're in bloom!



I have to add, the above photos are NOT my clematis, but sample photos from a gardening website - when it came to posting this, I realized I've never taken pictures of our back fence! 
My card, of course, doesn't come close to the beauty and profusion seen in real life, but it's my interpretation!
I used My Favorite Things Jumbo Scallops Die-namic for the background, stitching double rows on a panel.
The vine is created with the My Favorite Things Fancy Flourish Die-namic, and I cut snippets from die-cuts for extra tendrils.  The leaves are snipped from a die-cut using Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die.
I find using a glue gun works best for adding these little bits and leaves so that they can be attached at various angles for dimension.
A stylus and mat were used to shape the flowers.

Supplies include:
MFT Jumbo Scallops Die-namic
MFT Fancy Flourish Die-namic
Cheery Lynn Designs Fanciful Flourish die
Martha Stewart hydrangea punch
Paper Mill Shop white linen card stock
SU Lucky Limeade card stock
Pearls
Sewing Machine




10 comments:

Elaine said...

Bridget what a pretty card I love this one and the flowers in your garden are beautiful, Hugs Elaine

kayjben said...

WOW your card is awesome - and so is your clematis - Kym xx

Gaby said...

Wow......look at those flowers. So pretty.
And I already admired your card a minute ago over at SCS. ;-)

Happy Easter
Gaby

nahnook17 said...

Bridget your card is absolutely gorgeous... I can see that you put a lot of time into it....AND of course the clematis on the fence is out of this world.....what a beauty to behold....I'll bet you look at it all the time.... love it....hugs... Marie-alice

JD said...

This is a beautiful card! And your Clematis is beautiful too. We have some Clematis growing in our yard, but not as full and beautiful as yours is...TFS...Jill

Angela said...

Bridget, the pink clematis in your garden is just beautiful! Your card is equally so.

Judy I, St. Louis MO said...

Beautiful card. The pink flowers are so sweet with the pearls in the center. Thanks for the lovely inspiration.

Susie said...

I have never seen such a profusion of clematis - EVER! Just beautiful!! Wonderful inspiration for your card, which by-the-way is lovely too. Always a treat to see what you create for us. Thank you so much. It brings beauty to all our lives.

Hugs,
Susie ~

Vicki Dutcher said...

WOW! SUPER STUNNING!! MF - you are an amazing stamper -- my jaw drops every time I see your cards!! Thanks so much for sharing~ :)

Pam Sparks said...

How fabulous! Gorgeous punch art Bridget! Thanks for sharing your creation and the photo of your flowers that inspired you!