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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Joan's Garden Challenge!

Hi, today I have a rich romantic card to share. Joan's Garden challenge this week was to use the following;

Color - Deep rich purple
Embellishment - a Spellbinders Pendant - or a punch making a design
Cut out flower that you color
Punched Border
Yes I splurged, but not so much! I got the Spellbinders Pendant with a coupon at Hobby Lobby. So it only cost like $13.00. I was extremely happy, because I really wanted this one for a bit and now I could do the challenge.
I'm a bit punched challenged as some of you may know, they are my least favorite thing to spend money on. The one feminine border punch I had bit the dust about 3 weeks ago, so I improvised the border thing I hope that is OK.
I really wanted to use my HFC stamp that I won here at Joan's as it hasn't seen ink yet. The problem was it really didn't fit right. You all know by now I don't give up that easy so I stamped the stamp on typing paper several different ways. I decided that if I only ink a part of the stamp I could design it to fit. I stamped the image twice, once on my nestie and the second on a scrap piece. Colored both with my copics and cut the three flowers from the scrap piece. I used my micro black liner pen to extend the ribbon lines just a tiny bit, I used the large one as my cut out and popped up flower and the two small ones I added on to the extended ribbons.
My card stock is GKD PL Violet and scrap olive. The image was stamped on GKD PL 120# white. The dp is Webster's Pages also been sitting since my purchase at Joan's. The antique looking bow is Jolee's and was purchased on clearance at Michael's in a package of 12. The pearls, rhinestones and glitter are from my stash and are from various manufactures. I can't forget the little butterfly punch added to the nestie.
I'm soooooo happy to finally be able to use some of my stash I won and purchased from Joan's Garden.
I hope you guys really like this one, because I know I do.


Patti said...

I'm glad you don't give up easily! This is gorgeous!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I agree with Patti! You hung in there and it is over the top wonderful!

Selma said...

You did a fabulous job with the challenge Colleen. This is gorgeous. That is one of my favorite pendants. Bet you use it a lot.

Newbie said...

Beautiful Colleen! Your creative side really shows. How you come up with and put everything together to not only meet the challenge, but come up with something so pretty--well, it's great!!