Happy Weekend Everyone!
It's a bit dreary and rainy here in NE Ohio but that's okay ... I need to spend a little time on indoor projects anyways. I got a call on Thursday from Joann Fabrics Headquarters and they've ask me to do another project for them ... YEAH!! ... it involves decoupaging and it's a Christmas creation! It's proving to be INTERESTING to say the least since I've never really done actual decoupaging! Between the glue and the glitter ... yikes ... what a mess I have created! LOL But the project is turning out really pretty!!
Anyways ... now that I have that done and it has to dry, I thought I'd get my card done for Joan's Gardens Challenge this week. Here are the requirements:
Use any size or kind of butterflies on your card
Use some type of scallops or lattice
Use yellow or gold colors
- Use a pattern paper back ground
Well ... yellow is not a color I use a lot on my cards so this was fun! I actually really like yellow for decorating (you should see my YELLOW kitchen) but just never think to use it as the base color for cards. Of course, I will after today! Here's what I came up with:
My background paper comes from the Echo Park Paper Co. 'Victoria Gardens' 6x6 pack. I used a buttercup yellow cardstock for my Martha Stewart 'doily lace' border punched panel as well as the Cheery Lynn Designs Butterflies (DL112 & DL113 Exotic Butterflies). I then sponged the butterflies with Delicata 'Golden Glitz' pigment ink to give them a bit of sparkle and make them pop a little more from the page. The sentiment and little Versafine black inked butterflies are from the JustRite Clear 'Botanical Butterflies' stamp set. Those items highlighted in red were purchased at Joan's Gardens. I have use a Creative Memories fine tip black pen to do the faux stitching and the yellow gingham ribbon is from Michaels
Joan and Selma are always coming up with the most wonderful, unique challenges. I hope you'll come join in the fun! And while you are at Joan's Blog checking out the challenge, be sure to check out all the products she offers in her store (sidebar listings) ... and her shipping rates are exactly what it costs her to ship ... what a deal!! OH and she's QUICK too!
Here are a few other qualifying challenges I found at Feline Playful:
Crafty Ann's Challenge Blog #64 - Stitching
Crafty Catz Weekly Challenge - Anything Goes
Dilly Beans Designers & Friday Challenge - Pastel Palette
Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge - Punches & Dies
Glitter Geeks #17 - Stitches
Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you over at Joan's Gardens!