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Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Joan's Garden 11


Hi, long days here and even longer weeks. I did finally manage to get a card done though. This one is for Joan's Garden challenge. I love doing her challenges! This is a Heartfelt Creations set I've had since November(the stamp show). Yes this is kinda like one you've seen before. In fact it was on display at the show. Mine differs a bit but the idea is the same. Needless to say I loved the sample and had every intention of CASEing it. I think they used the Daisy set, I only have the Posies. There is one thing I learned about these sets since I did the watering can card ....... You really need to do a bigger card base or it just doesn't look right. So this is a 6X 5 1/2. Here are Joan's requriments
  • Use the colors Peach and blue (teal)
  • Use some Butterflies
  • Add something Frillie
My card base is Ocean Mist, I used a baby blue in the gingham ribbon and a dark blue on the pocket. I have peach in the dp and on my frillie lace outlining the pocket. My butterfly is a HFC die done out of two layers of vellum. I used my octagon nestie to provide a visual divide between the dp and lace. I stamped the flowers twice on the plain peach cardstock and once on the dp. I layered the center flower only added frosted lace stickles to the center. I used GlimmerMist on the butterfly and wow did it curl. I really wanted some movement, I just didn't realize how much I would get. I let it dry and tamed it down a bit.
That is it for today, tomorrow is a split shift. I have Thursday off and hope to be getting a few projects done then. This weekend we move the horses again, I hope we have found them a great home this time.
Have a wonderful day.
Colleen

6 comments:

Olga said...

Colleen this is fantastic!!!! You make gorgeous flowers!!!!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Absolutely stunning! So many wonderful elements and they all work together beautifully!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You are getting so good at using your stash! This is just adorable!

Patti P. said...

Wow, this is so pretty, I love that pocket full of posies! I am back, now to get back on schedule. Hope your weekend was good.

Selma said...

I love that pocket filled with posies. Your card is so pretty. I really love how you created your butterfly. Don't you like how vellum curls and makes things look more realistic. I also like the way you rounded the corners on your card. Thanks for joining us again in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

HappyCrafter said...

This is lovely! The colour combo looks great and so do the frills!