Saturday, 24 May 2014

Inkspirational Word Prompt - Bloom






Is this card too weird?

A huge metal flower bursts out from the gates of an old mansion!

I made the flower by die cutting a metal sheet (Tim Holtz die) , embossing it and colouring it with alcohol inks.  I stamped the gates (Kanban) , birds, and sentiment (Craft Stamper freebie) and dry embossed the mount.

At Inkspirational  we have a word prompt - 'bloom' - to interpret as you like. Come over and see what the DT and our wonderful Guest Designer, Julie have done.

I'd like to enter:
Sentimental Sundays funky flowers
Incy Wincy embossing and bling
Alphabet Challenge handmade embellishment
Brown Sugar anything goes
Scrapping 4 Fun  technique - alcohol inks on metal
Crafty Catz embossing

23 comments:

Rose said...

WOW WOW WOW!!! i LOVE this beautiful bloom :) So glad you joined us on Sentimental Sundays this week.

sandie said...

Wow, I thought that was fabric, what a cool technique and no not weird as to me it matches the iron gate and I think the colour looks like an iron colour. And I think the idea it is so big is because it is blooming out of the gate!! I see all this so perhaps I am the weird one! See you Wed!

chrissies said...

This is a stunning card Marina and the flower is amazing

Love Chrissie x

Nonni said...

Great card with a lot of personality, I wouldn't call it weird! :) I like the monochrome color scheme and the gate stamp. Cool technique for the flower!

Sanja Grdinić said...

This is art, not weird, Marina. :)
Some great stuff on this blog you've got! :)

Jac said...

Oh wow! Your flower is amazing and I love the monochrome effect, gorgeous, thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week, Jac x

cm said...

Metal? Really? Well, I'm blown away with how wonderfully eye-catching your flower is, with the embossing and colours. The centre rhinestone is perfect! Your background is striking with the scrolled iron gate (beautiful stamp), birds and cheerful sentiment. Nothing weird about this whatsoever; I call it amazing!!
c

cass said...

Wow! amazing card, thanks for joining us at Brown Sugar this week

JD/ Jill said...

I think you card is amazing! And really does fit the theme!

Scrapping4funChallenges said...

Oh wow Marina, this is so beautiful. Love the stamp and that flower is gorgeous!
Thank you for your entry at Scrapping4funChallenges.
Rachelle DT
http://scrapping4funchallenges.blogspot.com

Pia S said...

That's one seriously terrific looking flower, Marina, and I love how you put it with the iron gate!

Kim M said...

This is beautiful, Marina! That flower is gorgeous and I love that ornate gate. :-)

Julie Beech said...

I didn't realise the flower was made with metal, brill job. Thanks so much for inviting me to be your GD for this challenge, it's been great. Ask again anytime. :)

Julie Beech said...

I didn't realise the flower was made with metal, brill job. Thanks so much for inviting me to be your GD for this challenge, it's been great. Ask again anytime. :)

Anonymous said...

Wow! That flower is fantastic! What a great use of the metal. I like the embossing of it and that gate stamp is beautiful!
- Shauna

CRAZYCRAFTSHED said...

Beautiful card Marina just love the flower thank you for joining us at CRAFTY CATZ this week
Hugs Dianne xx (DT)

Cazro said...

Fantastic metal flower on a lovely card, thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

Mamma Mia said...

Oh my word Marina - what an amazing card! Your flower is totally wonderful. Thanks for sharing your creativity at Incy Wincy Designs this week.
Helen x (DT)

Pia Krogh Larsen said...

Amazing metal flower! Looks beautiful on your card.

Michelle J M said...

Never weird, really stunning. I just love that flower! Michelle x

Annemaritta said...

Definitely NOT weird. I would say stunning! Strong and cute same time. This is a beautiful creation.
Thank you for joining Crafty Catz Challenge this week with a perfect creation! Annemaritta - May GDT

Angie C. D. said...

Weird? No. Creative? Yes!! I had never thought of die-cutting a metal sheet, so the flower is very stunning. Thanks for joining us at Scrapping 4 Fun Challenges. :D

Greta said...

I've never made a metal flower, but you make me want to! This is gorgeous!