Monday, May 10, 2010

Around The World Challenge 2

This time Vicky's Around The World challenge taking the inspiration from Holland.


As soon as I saw it, I know I have to play. Holland is one of my favorite country and I had such a blast the two times I went there. My mom lived there for about 8 years with her adoptive family, and I love hearing her story about her life there. I always wanted to go there and when I did have the chance to visit, I fall in love with the place even more. The windmills, the flowers, simply lovely.

So, here's my take on the challenge. I based the card using the Caardvark sketch. I thought their sketch this week is perfect to make the flowers stand out. Basically, I want to capture the feeling of the tulip field, although since I don't have tulip stamp, I used Hero Arts Poppy stamp instead.


There's a lot of cutting involved. Took me almost 2 hours to complete this card, because of the detailed cutting. To create dimension, some of the flowers are popped with pop-dots and I added Stardust Stickles to make the flowers shine. I love the way this card turned out. So cheerful and happy.


For Vicky's Around The World Challenge, you can vote on the card that you like. I think you can vote starting Tuesday. Okie dokie, that's it for today's post. Hope your week have a great starts and let it be an awesome week! Hugs, Vera.

15 comments:

Monika Reeck said...

Great take on the Photo inspiration Vera....great card

Kathy Martin said...

This card is DARLiNG! LOVE the double stamped image! :)

Agata said...

Amazing card! So much hand cutting! Beautiful!

Amy said...

This is lovely!! I really like the way you have the flowers lifted off the card. Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!!

Kathy (krolski) said...

This is gorgeous! Love the flowers with the yellow and red.

Sam said...

Beautiful. I am very impressed with all that detailed cutting. It does add great dimension. Love the Stickles.

Heidi Van Laar said...

Absolutely beautiful! Your cutting is amazing!

Erin Terrell Clarkson said...

That's beautiful!! The details are perfect. You have quite a bit of patience to do such extensive cutting, but it sure was worth it for the end result! hugs ~e

jo said...

gorgeous card! :)

Anne said...

Hi, Vera! What a beautiful card! I love the two layers of flowers ... the background layer and the focal layer that are colored in. You can see all the details and effort that went into this lovely card! Thanks so much for participating in my challenge! :-)

Lisa said...

Gorgeous card! So glad you could join us at Delightful Sketches this week~

Katie said...

Gorgeous, well worth the time!
Thanks for playing at Delightful Sketches and Challenges :)

laura vegas said...

this card is gorgeous! i can't imagine cutting all those pieces out ... but it was definately worth it. the dimension is so pretty.

Ela said...

gorgeous!!!!

Tiffany said...

What a lovely card!

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