Thursday, 21 January 2016

Floral Bouquet

Good afternoon everyone.  It was a lovely day yesterday, the sun was shining all day.  Today, however, is quite overcast and gloomy.  What better way to brighten up the day than a beautiful, bright, colourful bouquet?
This is one of my samples from Maria's last show on Hochanda.
I have used the following Groovi plates:-

Firstly, I used the nested Octagon Plate and embossed a border using the smallest ball tool.
Next I worked out my flower arrangement.  There are endless possibilities, I have made a few cards with different bouquets. 
I added a sentiment at the bottom.
My favourite part of the project now - colouring and embossing.  I have done some colouring on the back and some on the front.  I like to do both as it gives the flowers more depth.  I have used Faber-Castell Polychromos pencils to colour the design. I have also done a little embossing on the back of the parchment.
Finally I added some embossed lines within the octagon border.
I have hand-stitched the parchment onto the card.  This does take a while to do but I think it finishes off the card beautifully. 
Hope this has brightened up your day too.
Susan xx


  1. fabulous Step by Step, Fabulous Card, Fabulous Blog

    Brilliant Susan, such beauty. xxx

  2. Fantastic artwork. What a masterpiece. Oh boy! Have I got a lot to learn!!! xxx

  3. Oh.And congratulations on the blog, and on creating a perfect step by step. Even I could do this . Well. Even I could follow the steps....

  4. Thank you so much for your lovely comments Emma and Barbara. I am new to blogging and I have to admit computers aren't my best friend. I've a lot to learn but I'll get there. You was a great help Emma. Thank you xx

  5. Lovely cards thanks for the demos great to see different ways of using the Groovi plates my ideas are flowing to xxx hope to see you soon at your next class xxx Pat