Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Joan's Gardens Tag Challenge & Crafty Secrets

Happy Wednesday Everyone!

I was so bummed to miss creating a tag last week for Joan's Gardens Tag Challenge but I'm happy to say I'm playing along again this week ... AND, I'm using materials & techniques I learned at Joan's last week!

The designer paper used on my tag is Basic Grey 'Curio' which I cut down to fit the tag then cut the bird image from the extra piece and after distressing / inking the edges using Tim Holtz Distress ink & distresser, popped it up on the tag front.  
     The leaf branch is from the Sizzix #656064 die, flower was created using two Sakaras Punches ... Blossom (flower) and Frilly Snowflake (stamen).
     The butterflies were created using a Martha Stewart punch ... scrap designer paper and the lace is from SU.  All items in BOLD can be purchased at Joan's Gardens.

Other Challenges:
Wild Orchid - Die Cuts & Punches
The Creative Cottage - Spring has Sprung
Little Red Wagon - Butterflies
Scrap-Creations - Spring has Sprung
Tuesday Throwdown - Anything but a Card

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For the Crafty Secrets Challenge over on Splitcoast Stampers this week, Marcy has asked us to use FANCY LAYERS along with our Crafty Secrets products for our creations.  To me that meant working the magic with my trusty Fiskars Swivel Craft Knife by paper piecing and popping up with dimensionals.
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I have used the Crafty Secrets 'ROSE' Clear Art Stamp for today's creation.  If you click on the image you can see the dimension better.  The polka dot paper I used was actually a 'scrap' from the scrap drawer and the background plaid was an RAK from a friend.  I used Sugarloaf Whisper Strokes markers to color my leaves and Nestabilities Beaded Circle die for the sentiment panel.
Here's a look at the entire card.  The mat, sponging & leaves are created from SU Old Olive paper & ink.
        Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today and I hope you enjoyed today's creations!  Enjoy your day and hug those closest to you!!  


Nancy said...

Hey Darlene! Love all the colors and layers on your tag! The striped butterflies are too cute.
Your polka-dotted rose is gorgeous and the card is so pretty! Love the dimension you added to the leaf punch.

Crystal said...

WOW these are GREAT creations Darlene, LOVIN that tag and all those fabulous details and your flower is sooo pretty with all those dots! Great work girly!

Donna said...

Incredibly pretty tag and fab spring colours! Thanks for joining in the fun at TCC this week :) Donna x

Diane said...

Very pretty and colorful!!

Janine said...

You are one busy woman.... Love all your work!!

Peggy said...

Great elements on this card. Wonderful job. Thanks for playing with us at Going Grey with Scrap-Creations.

Bettina said...

oh my gosch dar. BEAUTIFUL. i love both of your cards. the colors of the tag is just stunning. and the dotted rose are so beautiful. miss you a lot. im so glad we have blogland.

Tracy said...

Beautiful creations, the colours you have used look so pretty and I love the images. Thanks for joining us at The Creative Cottage, Tracy x

Evette K. said...

Beautiful, beautiful!!! You did a great job on the tag and card Darlene. Made me say a big WOW outloud. Thanks for sharing.