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Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Joan's Garden


Wow, I didn't realize it's been a week since I've posted. This weekend went really fast. Even though I was off it seemed like every moment was taken up. We are once again forced to move our horses so we were searching for a new home for them. If only we could win the lottery, buy a ranch with a second living quarters then I could have them with me and have someone else cleaning and feeding them in these cold winters. I guess I would first have to play the lottery. LOL
On to this card, Joan's Challenge is always a good one for me because I can usually get out of my comfort zone and try something new. This week is no exception these are the requirements, Use the colors Pink and Green, Create a thank you card, Use some kind of stripes and Use something scalloped
Well the colors were no problem, thank you sentiments (wink) were no problem. I had no striped dp that I thought would go well so I went to my old favorite PC Crafter file and used my program to lighten up these stripes and printed it. Something scalloped, that is where the real trick came in. I knew I could use my scalloped oval nesties, that just seemed to boring. So I used my Curved Rectangles first to make a mat for my largest scalloped oval nestie I cut it in half for a different look. I had pink ribbon, but it was so sheer you couldn't really see the color very well(layered on the roll it looked like a wonderful pink). LOL I remembered the ruching I learned from Becca here it brought just the right amount of pink in the ribbon. I added some fibers, flowers and a pearl. Cut my sentiment out with curved rectangles, embossed in white. Added a hero arts bird stamp to "carry" the sentiment. OK I have no idea why I added the extra piece of pink card stock on the right side it just seemed like it needed the balance.
I may be back since I have today off.
Have fun with what ever you are doing.
Colleen

7 comments:

The Other Patti Sue said...

This is GORGEOUS GF! You did a beautiful job stepping out of your comfort zone! You can board your horses with me :0)

Theresa said...

Beautiful card...love how you did the ribbon. And I love to read how your card evolved and the story of how it came together.

Olga said...

WOW! Absolutely gorgeous!

April said...

Very pretty! I love the ribbon hanging from the flower.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

You did a slammin job on this beauty, Colleen! Love the embossed sentiment and the ruching(sp?)! Please tell me why my lettuce is up in the garden and we are expecting the white stuff the next 2 nights?

Selma said...

Colleen this is a beautiful card. Loved reading your story about how you made your decisions on how to create it. Thanks for joining us in the challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Joan Fricker said...

Colleen, what a gorgeous card. I love all the details and the ribbon certainly adds a lot.
Great job!

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly Card Challenge.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com