Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Flower Card

Good evening everyone

Well I haven't exactly got back up to speed with my blog posts yet but I have got a bit better!

Tonight I would like to share a card I have just made in Craft Artist Professional  and I am particularly pleased with myself because everything on this card was made from one of my own photographs.

Here is the photograph

I started out by turning this photograph into a line drawing and making the flower itself more prominent.  Here it is

The next step was to digitally colour the line drawing

Once I had coloured the image I copied it and made embellishments by cropping the flower from the background, and cutting shapes out of it and then distorting and manipulating them.  Next I used some of the embellishments to make a set of backing papers - here are the two I used on the card

And here is the finished card front

And the matching insert

I shared some of the background paper I made, and also the flower itself, with the members in Serif Craft Artist Users Group on Facebook and one of my members, Ann Whitfield, made a beautiful card using the flower.  My friend Heather also used one of my backing papers to make a wedding anniversary card for me and hubby, and I was really pleased to think they liked what I had made enough to use them on cards.  So a big  thankyou  to Ann and Heather.

I hope you like my card.

The second challenge over at Digitally Sweet Challenges is "Anything Goes with Flowers".  Entries must be 100% digital and I think I can safely say that my card is certainly that so will be entering it into the challenge.  Why not pop over and have a look, and even better if you decide to join in the fun.

Thank you for visiting my blog.

Catherine x


  1. Hi Catherine, this is gorgeous, a beautiful flower and fab backing papers. You have been busy with CAP2.
    Christine xx

  2. How COOL is this! I have never seen this! DO TELL! Thanks for sharing with us at Digitally Sweet!

  3. This is a stunning creation Catherine, the front has such a beautiful palette and I love how you've faded the striped paper for the insert. Playing with the flower you created was a joy and when I part with the card I made, it will be because it's going to someone special! Thank you for sharing it.
    Ann x

  4. This is lovely Catherine, you are a very talented lady x

  5. OMGoodness! I have to try this!! Yes, I would say this is definitely 100% digital and GORGEOUS! I do photography and have got to try this! Thank you for joining us at Digitally Sweet!

  6. Wow Catherine this is amzing and thank you for showing us how you did it. THank you for playing along at Digitally Sweet and hope to see you again.

    Hugs Ali x (DSCDT)

  7. Very very creative!!!! Thanks for playing along with Digitally Sweet!!!
    Tina (DSDT)

  8. Catherine you are just so talented - this is fabulous.
    Ann xxx

  9. Thankyou for all the lovely comments ladies - they are much appreciated.

    Catherine x