Monday, 8 April 2013

Optical Illusion

Just a quick post tonight with a flower I made earlier on as we have been out all day with my sis and her two girls.  Still freezing here, but hey it's still the holidays so you just got to get on with it, wrap up warm and have fun!

This is another card made using a hand made flower following the tutorial below.

As I said last time, I really love these flowers so be prepared to see them in many colours & sizes in the coming weeks!

As for my card, well I made it primarily for the CAS-ual Friday Challenge as they wanted, of all things chevrons & flowers!  So, I've told you about the flower, now the chevron ribbon.  I liked it on the reel in the shop, but have never used it since I bought it cause it kinda makes me dizzy when I look at it as a strip - is that just me or do you guys feel it too?  As for the optical illusion, well don't you think the ribbon gets narrower moving left to right?  I can assure you it doesn't - I even measured it with a ruler, then checked it by laying one end on the other, but it sure looks like it on the card, hence I'm just not sure if I like this card or not?

Anyway it was the only chevron crafty bit I had so on it had to go!

CAS-ual Fri - Chevrons & Flowers
Southern Girls - Make like a zebra - zebra stripes!
Bunny Zoe Crafts - Favourite Colour combo - black & white
Catered Crop - Use twine - black twine flower
Glitter n Sparkle - Buttons
Hobby Cutz - CAS
The Ribbon Girls- Flowers
Annabelle Stamps - Liquorice & White
Addicted to Stamps & More - CAS
Crafting For All Seasons - Floral Delight

13th Apr
Glitter & Sparkle winner - prize Jellypark Digi's - thanks guys, Jx

21st Apr
Placed in the Top 3 at Hobby Cutz challenge for this CAS card - well pleased!


Sue M B said...

Oh Wow! this is fab Janice… I love Optical Illusions… find them fascinating… it's amazing how that ribbon looks narrower at one end! and I love the flower with the button… it's a fab CAS card! :-)
sounds like you had a fab day out!!
Hope you have a lovely week hun!
Big hugs
Sue xx

Judith said...

This is fab Janice - I love that ribbon - a real optical illusion, bet you're glad you bought it now! and a great CAS card too hugs judith x

Wendy Nicola Jackson said...

Lovely CAS card. That flower is fabulous. Hugs, Wends xxx

Toni Herron said...

Ooooh gorgeous B&W card..
Thanks for sharing with us at Glitter n Sparkle..
Toni - LMDT

Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW! A wonderful CAS card Janice. Your flower looks gorgeous and the ribbon is fabulous.
Sue xx

Claire said...

Fab CAS card hun - love the flower which reminds me of a piece of liquorice! LOL. Hugs, Claire x

Kobie Fouché said...

This is a beautiful CAS card! Thank You for sharing with us this time at Hobbycutz! Hugs Kobie

brenda said...

Just back from Paris and catching on with everyone Janice.

Stunning CAS card and such an effective flower.

B x

Debs said...

Gorgeous CAS card Janoice - such an elegant design - love the flower.
Debs xx

Kylie said...

This is just perfectly CAS, I love it! Thanks so much for playing along at ATSM! xx

Chris said...

Hi, Janice! Your card is stunning! I love the flower and the optical illusion tape is fascinating! Thanks for joining our challenge at Hobbycutz.

Chris said...

Back again to say thanks for sharing with Southern Girls Challenges too!

Tammy said...

Beautiful CAS card Janice! I love that flower!!
Hugs, Tammy

Cards by Alison said...

Cas this is beautiful love the flower will have to have a go. Love Alison xx

coops said...

simply gorgeous janice.fab ribbon and i love your flower :D

xx coops xx

Deb said...

Beautiful CAS card! That's crazy about the ribbon. It does appear to get more narrow. It is a fabulous card none the less. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CAS-ual Fridays!

Lisa Jane said...

ooh love that flower and yes i see the optical illusion.. lol
Lisa x

susiestacey said...

How effective is the ribbon flower - it is fantastic x Susan x

Anonymous said...

A beautiful CAS card, thank you for joining us at Glitter n Sparkle this week. Abbie DT xx

Darnell J Knauss said...

I like it very much, Janice! It is very striking!! (I have an olive green chevron ribbon that drives me nuts in this exact same way, because in person in your hand, it is so pretty and never looks like the width varies. It's like a fun-house mirror effect!! The person who gets the card won't notice and will adore it!)

Sue W said...

What a stylish card, I really like your handmade flower too! Thanks for sharing with us at AnnaBelle Stamps.....Hope your weather is a little better now :)

Liz McGuire, said...

Hello, just found you and your lovely cards!

Your comments about the ribbon made me smile as I bought some of that very ribbon and have never used it cos it never looked right! But now that I see this I will definately be looking it out!

liz x

DesignerDiva said...

What a super stylish card Janice, love it to bits!! And your Meljens card below is super cute too, you are on a bit of a roll lately!!!
Hugs Laurie xx

lostinpaper said...

Such an elegant card. I've seen this type of chevron ribbon tied in bows and it seems to look nice in the photos, love how you used it as an optical illusion.

Denise said...

What a gorgeous female card! A fantastic take on the CAS. Thanks for sharing with us at Hobbycutz. Good luck..... Hope to see you around the next challenge!
Crafty Hugs

Hanna said...

Oooh, what a gorgeous card Janice! Love the black and white colour combo and you've layered your cardstock so beautifully :)
The flower is just OUTSTANDING, love it so much! You are so creative!


Alexander said...

A great greeting card!
Good luck to the challenge!

If you want ... Please can you on my blog and to become a Member? ....I'd be honored

Alexander said...

A great greeting card!
Good luck to the challenge!

If you want ... Please can you on my blog and to become a Member? ....I'd be honored

Mamma Mia said...

Hi Janice - stunning card and I love the flower. Will have to check out that tutorial. Came here from Catered Crop.
Helen x

Kim Bell said...

Nice elegant card. Love the black and white. I am getting into black and white myself. Thanks so much for joining us at HobbyCutz


Beverley said...

Your right it does have that optical illusion but I kinda like it! Great CAS card, really caught my eye in the Addicted to Stamps & More Gallery. Hugs Bev x

sara said...

great card love the flower thanks so much for joining us at Bunny Zoe's Crafts
hugs sara x x x

Kylie said...

WOW, what a gorgeous card and your flower is simply Awesome, LOVE it!
Thanks for sharing with us at Annabelle Stamps!

Take Care,
Kylie X

Jani said...

Great CAS card! Very beautiful
Thanks for joining us at CFAS!
Jani x

Niknak said...

Awesome card! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls Challenges!!

Carol said...

Fabulous CAS card Janice. Thanks for joining us at CFAS this time. Carol DT x

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Love the simple design, and love the flower!!
TFS with us this week :)