Friday, July 23, 2010

Joan's Gardens Challenge

Is it HOT where you are?
It's sure is here in N.E. Ohio!!
Calling for TRIPPLE DIGITS!!  Yikes!!

So with that being said, I'm staying indoors where it's cool, specifically in my "crafting cave" ... it's like a meat locker down there!!  LOL!   This week over on Joan's Gardens, our challenge is to make a BRIGHTly colored birthday card and use FLOWER(s).  Here is what I came up with.

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I've had this SU designer paper laying around for a very long time and when I flipped past it, I thought "Oh yea, that's bright!!"  I also used a Nestabilities Labels 10 scrap that was in my stash and die cut some Nestabilities Blossom panels for the sentiment.  The only addition needed were a couple of old Darice large brads and Michael's double stitched grosgrain ribbon & bow.

This is a bit "out of character" for me but I'm really happy with the outcome ... I guess that's why I enjoy challenges so much ... takes me out of my rut!!  Thanks for stopping by and I hope you'll come join in on the fun!!

Hugs to you all!   Darlene


Courtney said...

This is so bright and pretty Dar! TFS!

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, I love it! The
DT is perfect and I love how you made it pop by keeping your focal point simple. Great job!

Thanks so much for playing Joan's Gardens #7 Challenge. How fun!!


Clare said...

Dar, your card is fabulous! Very bright and pretty! Those "old" papers just wait until the time is right to use them. Then they call to you! lol