Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Joan's Gardens Challenge #31

Hello my friends!
Today I'd like to share with you the creation I made for the current challenge at Joan's Gardens.  The requirements this week are:
  • Framed lattice background
  • Any type of flowers
  • A bird
  • A vertical greeting
Selma has once again provided a 'gorgeous' sample creation and I'm so glad I found the time to play along with this one.   Here's what I came up with ... what do you think?

List of products used on this creation:
Paper:  SU Marina Mist, White
Stamp:  Magenta
Ink:  Versafine black, Tim Holtz broken china distress
Accessories:  QuicKutz diamonds & dots ef, Spellbinder Lattice Rectangles, McGill 'Floral Petals' #64503 punch, K&Co. chipboard bird, Marianne #0156 leaves, Marianne #0157 Flourish, Michaels black organza ribbon, PunchBunch Flower Making Kit & Black Mat

I didn't have any one piece lattice frame dies so I kind of create my own by first embossing my cardstock ... then cutting it with my lattice rectangle die.  I hope this qualifies!

Other qualifying challenges:
Craft Your Passion - Emboss It
Crafty Boots Challenge - Tweet-Tweet
Eureka Stamps - Anything Goes
Love to Create Challenge - Homemade Flowers
The Crazy Challenge - Anything Goes
The Cutie Pie Challenge - Borders & Frames

Well that's it for me today.  I have so many wonderful ideas swimming around in my head since I've come back from the workshop at Joan's Gardens last week and I have ALL DAY to play.  Guess I'd better get started!  THANKS so much for taking the time to stop by today ... it means the world to me!

19 comments:

  1. Darlene, your card is beautiful! Love those colors. Great job.
    thanks for joining us again at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.
    Joan
    www.atjoansgardens.com

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  2. HI Dar - love your card - and the flowers and die cuts too! I wish you the best on winning:)

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  3. Lovely card Darlene, awesome job.
    hugs
    Donna

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  4. This is just beautiful!! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps this week.

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  5. Great card. Lovely colors.
    Thanks for joining us at CYP.
    LG Michelle

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  6. Beautiful...gorgeous colors and love the flower...aren't we just getting so good at flowers..thanks to Selma...love it...have a nice Holiday...we are leaving tomorrow...no internet....ugh!!

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  7. Stunning!! I love this Card! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Eureka Stamps! We hope you come back and play with us again soon!

    Many Blessings,
    Tina

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  8. Lovely die cuts and flower. Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create. NancyD

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  9. Fab card, I love the pretty lattice card and your layout.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  10. Fab card, I love the pretty blue lattice card and your layout.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

    Dionne

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  11. What a gorgeous card, I love that vintage style bird. Thanks for joining us at Cutie Pie xx

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  12. Beautiful card. Love your colors and layout.
    Thanks for joining he Crazy Challenge.
    Hugs Berit

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  13. Love the bird! Thanks for playing along with us at Eureka Stamps!

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  14. Beautiful card, love your gorgeous flower! Thank you for sharing with us at our handmade flower challenge over on the Love to Create Challenge blog!

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  15. Великолепная открыточка! Цветочек очень красивый! Я тоже люблю сама делать цветочки!

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  16. the bird looks like a real one Dar...and love your flower too, I am having a dificulty to put so many element but you did it perfect...great card dear...big hugs from Germany

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  17. Very pretty Darlene. I love your creative sentiment. Those Marianne leaves really look great behind your beautiful rose.

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Thanks for taking the time to leave me some love!
Darlene