Thursday, August 12, 2010

Joan's Garden's Challenge #10

Joan's Gardens Challenge!

I can't believe this lady even had time to put together a challenge ... what with CHA, Shoe-Box Swap in Michigan & bringing Ruby (Mom) home to stay with them ... WOW . . . ( I think Joan is really Wonder Woman in disguise!! )  

Anywhoooooo ... today's challenge is to create a card/project with the colors PURPLE & GREEN, use a strip of patterned paper and add a butterfly somewhere on your project.  Here's what I came up with:

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 I LOVE Graphic 45 paper and since I'm also trying to use us scraps ... this 2-sided paper jumped right out of the bin!  I carefully measured in order to have a big enough piece to cut the strip of grapes & leaves to use as my "strip of patterned paper".   

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 I've added Crystal Effects to give the grapes a little "shine" and added purple Stickles to my Martha Stewart butterflies for even more sparkle.  I didn't have the correct size rectangle Nestie to cut my sentiment panel, so I decided to use a stipple brush and swirl a couple different shades of purple ink around the outside edge.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  I have errands to run but guess where I've been for the past couple of hours ... you guessed it ... in the crafting cave!!  What can I say ... I was having more fun there than I will fighting the crowds at the stores!  Uuugh!  Besides ... it's hot outside and it's quite comfortable down in the cave!!  Oh well ... duty calls ... better 'Get 'r Done'!  

Hugs to you all!  


EileenMV said...

Such a pretty card - the purple grapes and butterfly and the green leaves go beautifully together! I'm going to "steal" your idea! I just bought some purple stickles and I see sparkly butterflies in my future!!!

Lelia Pierce said...

This is stunning, Dar! Beautiful job!


*Vicki* said...

Hey girl!! so glad to see you again!! :) Just wanted to pop in and say hi!! Love your adorable card here!! HUGS

Joan Fricker said...

Darlene, this card is so beautiful. The grapes look almost real. I love everything about this card.

Thank you so very much for playing Joan's Gardens #10 Challenge. I am so enjoying seeing all the cards.,


Amy Johnson said...

What a pretty card! Those butterflies are gorgeous!

Kris Turner said...

Really beautiful card, Darlene!
Kris, Wadsworth, OH

Selma said...

Wow Darlene this is so beautiful. Love the grapes and sparkly butterflies. You are so creative.

Micki said...

ohh this is absolutely beautiful. oh and wow, canning is hard work.... those canned jars (the contents) look delicious. Ya know, I consider you some what of a wonder woman :-).


Theresa said...

Lovely how you used that scrap of paper...just perfect for this challenge. Nice to meet someone so near by in North Canton.

Melanie Montes de Oca said...

GORGEOUS card, Darlene!!! Really beautiful! :o)

angel said...

The card will bring you to the wildness because of the grapes and butterfly. I would like to make one like that.