Wednesday, 19 February 2014

The Card Concept - Challenge 4 - Floral


Time for the next Card Concept Challenge! Let's go floral!



Very pretty inspiration photo - lots of circular blooms with lots of layers. To interpret this photo into Clean and Graphic, I cut down to one flower, punched up the colours to achieve high contrast and used basic, simple shapes from Retro Mod Shapes, from Stamplorations. I added a sentiment in text that has a similar weight as the flower shapes, and then to ground the whole thing, I used two score lines (the top one is interrupted where the 'y' drops down).

Now it's your turn - are you finding your style? I can say that having to explain why my cards are Clean and Graphic has definitely made me think a lot more about the differences between the various 'Clean' styles we have. It's still difficult sometimes to determine exactly where each card fits, though, isn't it? But don't let that keep you from trying - we love beautiful cards in ALL styles!


17 comments:

Happy Dance said...

I'm # ONE! Good morning! Very eye catching. As I've said before, my brain knew right where to go upon seeing your gorgeous card. And my brain was happy with the symmetry. That flower is so sweet wearing its bright and happy colors. And I love the scoring. Sa-wheet! Bev

Barb Ghig said...

I love the bold color combo and graphic flowers! Stunning card, Ardyth!

Marybeth said...

Love the graphic flower design you came up with , from the inspiration photo…. I find that very hard to do.

Sheila H said...

Lovely! Your style is so clean and precise, so fresh and crisp :)

shirley-bee said...

Love the stylised flower, and the chunky sentiment is the perfect pairing.

Greta said...

Great CAS card, Ardyth! PS--do you know why Jackie Rockwell's blog is not accessible?

Geri said...

You rocked another C & G card pal! The scored lines really add to the graphic feel of your card & also anchor that sweet flower and cool sentiment! You're the best!!!

Anita in France said...

Bold and bright and stunning, Ardyth ... splendid scored grounding! Anita :)

Laura B. said...

Fabulous card!!

Deepti said...

Now that's what we call a graphic card :) u r awesome

Tracey McNeely said...

This is fantastic, I love that flower!

Nan said...

Just love this flower! And the card is so elegant!

Nonni said...

Great use of this stamp set! I love the stylish, graphic look.

wienerhoneymooners said...

Love it, may have to play today, so many cards, so little time!!!

Kim Heggins said...

This is one adorable little flower! Love it.

Kelly Griglione said...

You've always got a little trick to your cards. Love the two score lines perfectly lined up with your font lines.

Laura Davis said...

This is such a great card!
Laura