Thursday, September 9, 2010

Joan's Gardens Challenge #14

Time again for another fun challenge over at Joan's Gardens.  Today we are instructed to make a card/project using the following:
  • Color - Red, Brown and Green
  • Embellishment - Pearls and Trim - preferably lace
  • BONUS: If you use a Heartfelt Creation Stamp, your name will be entered twice. If you also use a Heartfelt Creation Die your name will be entered 3 times. If you don't have any, I can quickly send you one. But, as always you can use what you have.

I couldn't wait to use one of the new Heartfelt Creations Stamps I purchased while visiting Joan's Gardens last month during her workshop.  And the colors required were just perfect for this beautiful "Cardinal Holiday Mailbox" set.  Unfortunately I didn't purchase any of the matching dies (ran out of $$$, LOL) but hopefully soon!  
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After coloring my image with prismacolor markers, I cut it out using a Fiskars swivel craft knife and mounted it onto this Nestabilities large scallop circle.  
Here's the entire recipe:
Stamps:  Heartfelt Creations
Papers:  DCWV designer paper, whisper white
Inks:  Versafine black
Accessories:  Paper Doilies, Nestabilities, Prismacolor markers, Kaiser half pearls (also from Joan's Gardens)

Thanks for stopping by!  I will be back shortly to share with you a creations made for the VERY FIRST Challenge a new challenge blog called Southern Girls Challenge.



Holly said...

Darlene, this is so pretty! I love the use of the doilies in the corners! Great coloring!

Joan Fricker said...

And, I am the first one to comment on this gorgeous card. Boy, give you a challenge and you run with it. Just perfect for this challenge. Love everything about it. How clever using the round lace doilys!!! At least that is what it looks like. Great job my friend!

Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #14 Weekly Challenge. I love seeing all the beautiful creations.


Jany said...

Darlene, That is really pretty. I liked how you used the Heartfelt Creations rubber stamp cardinal. It just brings out the whole card. Very cute and thanks for sharing!

Newbie said...

Darlene, very pretty card! Everything about it! Your cardinal is colored perfectly! And I really like the "outside the box" you did with the scallop! Decorations on the scallop really add to everything. Nice. Thanks for sharing.

Theresa said...

Lovely the stamp. Just beautiful. Have to check out Southern Girls since I am one!

Selma said...

Oh Darlene -- what a great job you did on Joan's challenge. This is beautiful. I love that stamp but don't have it yet. Wish I could have attended the workshop to see all those great Heartfelt Creations stamps. This one is on the top of my wish list now.