Friday, May 21, 2010

Hibiscus Sunset

Hi all, I have been working on some quilling projects for the first of the month and also this card for the May Fred She Said blog hop!

Welcome to our "Here Comes Summer FRED SHE SAID" blog hop!!! If you just happened to drop by my blog and you are not aware of this wonderful event taking place, please go back to the "FRED SHE SAID" blog here  and start your hop!

Please, we would love it if you commented on our posts.

Along the way, you will see a special CODE WORD. Collect them all up! Once you reach the end of the blog hop (which will be the "Fred She Said" Challenge blog), follow the instructions to make your entry and your name will go in for a draw for a $20 Gift Certificate for the Fred She Said Store!

My "Fred She Said" creation above is my "Summer Fun" inspiration. Summer vacation to the Caribbean and my favorite beach, 7 Mile Beach on Grand Cayman! I was in the tropical mind set and had to make tropical flowers for my card, so the hibiscus!

The hibiscus flowers that adorn the sponged Caribbean sunset are made from the Fred She Said Lovely Blossoms Decoupage Set.  I printed the pink blossom sheet out on a peach text weight paper and then again on a red vellum.  I cut each flower out and then cut the individual petal from the blossom. Then the petals were shaped with a ball stylus to give them dimension. Next I punched a snowflake for the base of the flower and reassembled the petals on it for a hibiscus bloom.  The center of the hibiscus was made from a 5/8" red quilling strip that was fringed along one side just short of 1/2 of the strip.  Then it was quilled as a fringe flower would be and fanned out.  I added some gold and red flocking for the pollen and then some red beads to the tips for some reserved bling.

Next I added some punched leaves to finish off the flowers.  The sunset panel is popped up with dimensional foam tape and set off angle from the base layer of inked edged tropical DP.  Eyelets, twine, cotton twill bow and the sentiment of "Celebrate" finished off the card.  These hibiscus flowers were fun and easy to make with the Lovely Blossom digi set, just print the colored blossoms on your paper and color of choice, cut out and add the stamen! 

My special code word is:  SUMMER

Here is a list of the blog hoppers in case you lose your way:


*SONYA  That's ME your HERE!











This blog hop will run from today, MAY 21st until MAY 27. On the 28th, the winner will be announced on the "Fred She Said" blog .

Thank-you for taking the time to play along. Now, to continue the blog hop, please visit MARIA, HERE to see her awesome Summer Fred She Said creation!!!

When you are finished hopping, why not check out the Fred She Said Store!

Hope you have fun and are inspiried to create on the Blog Hop!!! I'd love to see what you create with your Fred, share your link to your creations in the comments section for this post!  Off to dream of beautiful blue water, palm trees and a beautiful sunset on Grand Caymen!




Irena said...

lovely card,beautiful flowers :)

Anne said...

I love the way you have use4d tracys flowers, they really look like Hibiscus flowers.


Carol said...

Wow Sonya-you did an awesome job with those Hibiscus. They are just gorgeous. Love how you did the sunset...such a cool technique and so attractive. Great job with your project my DT Sister!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Jaspere said...

This is beautiful. I love the sunset panel you made.

Ann said...

Gorgeous hibiscus - practically look like the real thing!

~Michelle~ said...

those flowers are gorgeously real looking! love, love, love them!!!!
great summer card!

Helen said...

Another stunning creations!

Valarie (vampme3) said...

Lovely card and flowers!

Gloria Westerman said...

Oh My Goodness....this is beautiful.....I love the colors and the Hibiscus flowers they look so real......awesome job......thank you for sharing.....

Maria Matter said...

WOW, Sonya, what a fantastic way to start the hop...this is STUNNING!!!!
Makes me want to head for the beaches! You have such a beautiful way of making these flowers look real!
Always inspirational Sonya!!!
Hugs & Blessings!

Carolivy said...

Great card Sonya!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly! this is gorgeous!

Josephine said...

Such a pretty card; those flowers are gorgeous!

Sheree said...

Absolutely FABULOUS! Grand Cayman is my favorite spot on earth, other than home. I hope you are recovering quickly, Bless you. Sheree

Anonymous said...

Your work is truly stunning.

Patricia St Martin said...

Beautiful card. your flowers are wonderful. with the sky in the background stunning. tfs.

racinggrandma61 said...

What a great job. Those flowrs are amazing

Tracey Lynn 'Fred' Miller said...

That's gorgeous, Sonya! Jaw dropping colours... yum!

Jennifer McGee said...

Love the flowers - such detail! Great Colors - very summery, indeed!

Vana63 said...

Wow, your flowers are AWESOME! Thanks for sharing and playing in the blog hop!

Mickie said...

Such a beautiful creation.

Darsie Bruno said...

this is just too gorgeous!

Joyce said...

The flowers are great! Before reading the post, I thought they were purchased ready-made flowers!

Annel said...

WOW someone very lucky will be geting a very beautiful card.

siskus said...

Ела при мен за да си вземеш наградка!Целувам те!