Sunday, 22 January 2012

Not just a boring old square

CASE study inspiration photo

hi everyone,
hope you are all having a great weekend. As I have mentioned before at the moment  the Sydney city festival is going on and all I have to say is that all us Sydney siders are having an awesome time. Yesterday night my friends, sister in law and myself went to see a fantastic burlesque show in what is known as the Spiegel tent, it was such a great performance that we all thoroughly enjoyed. After the concert a dj continued to play some great music and we hung around and danced the night away, the music was just awesome. Today my pop-up friends and I had a market stall, it was lots of fun although the rain was heavy we persisted with the stall, I think we are going to do this regularly and hopefully soon we will start making some money, our stall looked awesome and all we have to do now is make a presence and get people to buy our wares, it will happen. The problem is Parramatta is known for a huge shopping centre called Westfields and everyone just go there to shop, we are hoping that one day people will become more aware of handmade and start shopping with us more instead of the generic run of the mill shops.

Anyway, this evening we were meant to go for the closing concert of the Sydney festival in Parramatta but we just too tired to go out. I instead stayed home and made this card. I was mainly inspired by the shape of the squares with the two rounded corners in the inspiration photo. At first I was going to make a more geometric card but then decided to make flowers and leaves with the shapes, I am happy with the way it turned out and will definitely be making more cards with this simple but very effective shape. I am giving my punches a good work out, it's been fun experimenting with the different shapes that can be made with a simple punch. On this card I attatched the main flower with dimensional tape and the sentiment is a rub-on and the birds have been cut out from patterned paper.

The Challenges I have included
CASE Study-#74
Punches challenge-Moxie Fab World
Anything goes linking party-Make it Mondays
Anything goes linking party-Passionately Artistic
CARDS-Using a square punch
Clean and simple-Charisma Cardz

I was chosen as one of the top 3 for this card at Case Study


Rhonda Miller said...

What a beautiful card. I love the flowers and the little bird. TFS.

canadian_liner said...

This is a great take on this challenge! I love how you layered that funky petal shape on your flowers, and repeated it an angles for the leaves.

Jenny said...

Fantastic card Suze, these rounded corner squares are so versatile and make wonderful flowers as well I see :)
Jenny x

Mary J said...

gosh, just a brilliant use of white space and love those flowers!

Thx for joining us at Make It Monday!

Mary J x

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zehra said...

Lovely card, like the colors, I saw you at MIM

Leanne said...

Beautiful card Suz! Love your take on it. I've started typing an e-mail to you but not completed it yet. Hope to today. TC

Aimes said...

Fabulous! What an awesome way to show that square is totally cool!
Thanks for joining us on CASE Study this week :)

Teresa Kline said...

what an amazing card, luv your style girly..thanks for joining us at CASE Study, hope your week is fantastic!

enjoy *~*

Maureen said...

love those squares and the paper you used to create these gorgeous flowers :) Thanks for playing with us over on CASE Study this week :)

Cat's sCrap said...

What a creativity ! What a wealth of ideas and styles! Modern and childish design at the same time.
Fine and delicat work. Excellent work ! Continue like that, I like what you make ! Bravo !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz Challenge this week.

Hugs from France.

Lisa said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Charisma this challenge!

Lisa xox

Iwona Palamountain (Chupa) said...

WAY cool, Susan!! Thank you for joining us at CASE Study this week! xo

Aleksandra said...

Beautiful! I love the idea with flowers! Gorgeous!

Have a blessed day!

Arlene said...

WOW, this is an absolute brilliant card! Love your creativity. Congrats on your win. :)

Christina said...

This is fabulous! So bright and cheerful and a fantastic use of those modern squares. Thanks for joining us this week at CASE Study!

Pauline said...

Beautiful! Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week!

Wida said...

This is truly a winning card in my book, no sponsored prize, just one sincere compliment! :)

clare brown said...

what a great card, thanks for sharing with us this week at Charisma.

hugs Clare

Suzanne Russell said...

Wonderfully fun take on the challenge! Congratulations on being in the Top Three! Well deserved. :-)