Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Week 2 with Guest Designer Diana Queen

It's a new week, and another amazing "Pressed Flowers" creation from Diana, which she calls "Window Box Morning Glory", and it is truly glorious!

Not only are the colors and design superb, but I really love how she layered several of the frilly flower this way to make it a much larger, dramatic bloom, like a morning glory, or peony or ranunculus to name a few! She added the outline from" A Year of Flowers" over each in a deeper ink. The layered leaves in two shaped and colors and flourishes draw your eye all around the card, and the little curvy border layer she created from the ivory and pumpkin makes a charming flower box! The understated floral print in muted green and delicate swiss dot were perfect choices to allow this show stopping flower center stage. :)

Card details:
Card base is Gina K Pure Luxury card stock in Ivory
2nd layer is a DP framed in Gina K Pure Luxury card stock in Pumpkin Spice
3rd layer is Gina K Pure Luxury card stock in ivory embossed with a Cuttlebug folder and framed in Pumpkin Spice pure luxury card stock
Window box is made from pumpkin spice and ivory Gina K Pure Luxury card stock and an EK Success edge punch. The flourish die cut is by Quickcutz.
Stamps: Gina K Designs Pressed Flowers and A Year of FlowersInk: All inks Tsukineko: Dye inks Bamboo Leaves and Potters Clay, pigment ink in Pearlescent Ivy and chalk ink in Pumpkin Spice


Now let's go see what else Diana has for today! :)

14 comments:

Theresa Momber said...

Fabulous way to layer that flower! Gorgeous card, Diana!

Cheri said...

Mel, you picked a winner when you asked Diana to design for you. You can tell her heart is in this stamp set and I just love looking at her creations. This one is definitely outstanding.

scalder said...

OOH, was I happy to see this card this am. Just received my "Year in Flowers" set yesterday. This cad is gorgeous! I am relatively new to stamping so was surprised to get "uncut" stamps. How do I cut them apart? I don't want to ruin them:(

Juli Smith, SU! Demo said...

Oh my this is lovely - all that layering is amazing!

Mary Friederichsen said...

Diana, this card is Gorgeous!
Thank you for sharing and for the inspiration!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Diana takes time and does so many little details that just make her creations amazing!!! poppin over to her blog now ...so glad she is designing this set!

Lori said...

Wonderful layers!

scrappingnana said...

What a gorgeous card. Love all the layering and details. TFS

Roxie said...

I love this card. The layers are awesome.

redwasher1 said...

Ohhhhhhh! I love it!!! A beautiful work of art!!!

sandyh said...

what a gorgeous card! i always am amazed at diana's work!
i'm just waiting for my stamps to get here!!!!
sandyh
sandyha@comcast.net

Betty Benton said...

Dianna is doing a fabulous job with your new set. Can't wait to see more, and more, and more.......

Jan Castle said...

Stunning!

Flowers said...

Wauw I love your card. Your coloring is fantastic. It´s almost as if the images comes alive.