Sunday, 27 January 2013

CD Sunday - Hello Doily

Ah ha - as they said on the CD Sunday challenge blog it is not a spelling mistake - the challenge is to include a doily on the project.

I actually made 2 cards - the first one I created on a square black card and the second one an easel card.

Here is the easel card.

This card was actually my second choice but now I look at it again I think it is my preferred card. I wonder what you will think.

The CD I used was Joanna Sheens "Fabulous Flowers" which I haven't used for a while.  It has a file of jpegs of the flowers which is really useful - but another section has Kaleidoscope images. Due to all the lovely images on the CD it took me a very pleasant hour going backwards & forwards through it to decide which one to use.  The sheet that prints out has 2 designs on it each a different shape with 3 layers each - then about 6 single flowers of different sizes.

Here is the first card I made

This one has a petal style edge to the topper which I carefully cut around.  The little flower on the green strip is the flower that JS made the kaleidoscope from in both designs.  The only thing was that there wasn't suitable backgrounds so I created a plain green piece with Serif Craft Artist picking the colour from the flower.  Then I created a pink strip the same way but added some of the flower heads to create a pattern.  I am hoping that I have broken any copyright by creating the pink background.

I adhered the base layer directly to the doily, then the other 2 layers were put on sticky pad to raise them.

Here is a closeup of both of the kaleidoscope toppers

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  1. I love the flower on the second card. I am so pleased to see you have used the Kaleidoscope images. I have a thing about them and a file on my computer of hundreds I have made using my own photos and other images. I have the Kaleidoscope Kreator as well as the Cd you have used.
    Both cards are great and thank you for joining in with us at Cd Sunday.
    Carol xx
    CD Sunday DT

  2. Well gloria I'm not sure if I prefer one over the other as they are both lovely. Good to see a different cd being used and to such effect.
    Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday again this week.
    Jenny x
    CD Sunday DT

  3. Glad I don't have t make a choice - they are both beautiful. I have this CD and to be honest have not even delved into this feature on it. Good choice of image for the projects and the layout are brill.
    Thank you for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Beryl xx
    CD Sunday DT

  4. Two lovely cards Gloria, you get such pretty effects from kaleidoscope images. Thanks for joining in at CD Sunday this week.

    Sue x GDT CD Sunday

  5. Oh wow. I love what you have done here. Both versions are lovely and it is difficult to choose. I'm going to say the easel card but I love both rosettes and the doilies are the perfect finishing touch.
    Jocelyn x
    CD Sunday DT

  6. Two gorgeous cards Gloria and pleased I don't have to choose a favourite. I love the kaleidoscope effect and both layouts are super. Thanks for joining us at CD Sunday this week.
    Christine xx
    CD Sunday DT

    PS Almost didn't recognise you new blog. xx

  7. Both lovely Gloria, i can see why it took a while choose, makes two beautiful cards.
    sue-b xx
    CD Sunday DT

  8. Two fabulous cards, it usually takes me longer to pick my images than to make the card, thanks for sharing at CD Sunday x

  9. Beautiful work Gloria, I hope your CD prize has arrived. Thanks for sharing with us at CD Sunday Challenges. Caz


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