Friday, May 4, 2012

Joan's Gardens Challenge #17

Happy Weekend Everyone!
Can you believe another week is nearly over ... WOW!

Yesterday I had a fun time creating cards with my friend Terri Snode from Alliance, Ohio.  She & I are both members of The Sisterhood of Crafter's so we were enjoying working on DT work together and being inspired by each other.  Plus we did a little Video Skyping with Shelly of Shelly's Images (who is our sponsor for the upcoming Sisterhood Challenge) and with Joan of Joan's Gardens.  How awesome is it to be able to see/talk to people all over the world via the internet.  You gotta love technology!!

Anyways, the card I have to share with you today is my creation for the current challenge at Joan's Gardens.  This week the requirements are:
  • Stamp a background
  • Do a Vintage Card
  • Use Olive and Tan Colors - and any accent color
  • Use some kind of feathers (you might have to kill a chicken LOL)
Joan was right ... I thought I was going to have to go out and pluck a feather from a chicken since I could NOT find the TWO packs of feathers that I have SOMEWHERE in my stash.  I did have a few laying around by my lightbox that I sometimes use for photographing so I just ended up grabbing one of those and inked it lightly with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Here are the other items used in making this card:
Paper:  White cs, Putty cs, Old Olive cs
Inks:  Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink
Stamps:  SU French Script (background), Inkadinkado (Victorian Couple & Heart/Birds)
Accessories:  White feather, MS doily border punch, olive satin ribbon, Cheery Lynn Designs B147 Olive Branches, Distress it All, 

Here are a few other qualifying challenges:
Scrap It With a Song - I Will Always Love You
Digi Doodle Shop's Best - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you've found inspiration in my card creation.
Enjoy your weekend and remember 'SMILE' ... 
it will make them wonder what you are up to!
LOL
HUGS,
Darlene

26 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Glad you found your feather Darlene. Don't feel bad, I couldn' find mine either for a long tiime.

your card is adorable. Love the color combination you used.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens weekly Challenge.
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

sassy said...

what a superb card..love the vintage them ..! hope you have a good weekend hugs sasyxx

Gail said...

Very nice card Darlene - and I had no feathers - but I found one in some embellishments I had. You did a great job! Gail

Mrs. Swandog said...

Darlene...WOW...this card blows me away...I love it!

Caroline Rawcliffe said...

That's lovely, Darlene. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady.

April said...

Very pretty! You did a great job!

Pssequimages said...

Wonderful "take" on this challenge. Love your card.

Carla said...

Wow - gorgeous! That feather is fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at Scrap it with a Song!

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Beautiful card! I just love the feather. Thanks for playing along at Scrap it with a Song!

Stampalicious said...

gorgeous, love the vintage feel, lovely image, thank you for joining our challenge at Digi Doodle Shop this week, hugs, martina

Melania said...

oh it's so sweet so romantic :D thanks for sharing it with scrap it with a song

Nicolle74 said...

Beautiful card! Love the feather! Thanks for playing along at scrap it with a song!

Bev said...

Hi Dar,

Love your card! I am back to stamping after 3 years, and you are still an inspiration...my card is on my blog: creationsofmykind.blogspot.com

Payne Holler Cards said...

love your vintage! feather is awesome touch! thanks so much for joining us at the Digi Doodle Shop Challenge (-:

Beryl said...

This is beautiful.
Thank you for joining in Rainbow Lady's challenge this week.
Beryl xx

starcyl said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady this week.
Jenny x

Claire said...

Wow what a gorgeous card, the colours are so delicate and I love the vintage feel of this card. Thanks for joining us at Rainbow Lady's this week
Claire xx

Marlene (cards4u) said...

Love this image!! The feather is perfect for this card - looks like it could have come straight from her hat : )

GLENDA BROOKS said...

You have certainly aced this challenge! Love the feather! It was well worth the hunt! I too had stored mine away and had to hunt for them!

Theresa said...

Graet take on the challenge. Lovely card!

Mrs. Swandog said...

Darlene,
Your card is awesome! I love your feather.

Selma said...

Your card is so pretty and that is an awesome feather. Thanks for joining us in our challenge again this week at Joan's Gardens.

Lynn said...

This is so pretty. I love the soft muted colors and your elements. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Scrap It With A Song.

marsha said...

Darlene, I love - love - love your vintage card! Your layout is just vintalicious - love your colors, the stamps you used and of course those awesome feathers!
Hugs,
Marsha

Shelley Riffle said...

What a pretty card!! Thanks for joining us at Scrap it with a Song. Sheley

tiffany said...

LOVELY! the feather adds such a nice texture! Thanks for joining in the challenge at Scrap It With a Song=) Tiffany