Happy Thursday Everyone!
As my title suggests, I'm curious as to 'Which is your Favorite?'
By that I mean ... creating with a LOT OF COLOR or do you prefer doing more subtle or B/W creations? Well, today I have one of each to share with you.
For the challenge over at Cheery Lynn Designs, it sounds simple enough ... EASTER is the theme ... and of course using a Cheery Lynn Designs product. When I think of Easter, I think of Easter Morning Church Service. The beautiful music, smell of all the Easter Lilies at the alter and of course the beautiful stain glass windows. So that was the motivation for my creation. Here's what I came up with . . .
I thought by using this Cheery Lynn Designs 'FRM141 Windows A Frame Die', I could create something that would resemble a stained-glass church window. I created the 'stained glass' using alcohol inks on glossy white paper. It was very easy and I love how it turned out.
Papers: Black cs, Deep Purple cs, Crafty Secrets 'Classic' dp, Matte finish Gold heavy weight cs
Accessories: Adirondack Alcohol Inks -'Stream', 'Wild Plum', 'Butterscotch' and 'Eggplant', SU 'Heaven Blessed' sentiment stamp, Versafine onyx ink, Tim Holtz 'Scattered Straw' distress ink, Darice purple grosgrain ribbon, Darice metal embellishments, Cheery Lynn Designs 'B136 Anastasia Lace Border Die'
DL.ART Thankful Thursday #105 - Easter
Sincerely Yours Creations #3 - Easter
Creative Moments - Add a Sentiment
Fab 'n' Funky - Add a Sentiment
Paper Pretties - Create you own background paper (stained glass paper)
The Paper Shelter - Easter
Stampavie and More - Easter
Stamp n Doodle - Window
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For the challenge this week at Joan's Gardens, Joan & Selma have created the most BEAUTIFUL Black & White cards ... you'll certainly want to pop over and take a peek. Our challenge requirements this week are:
- Make a black and white card
- Use an Embossing Folder
- Add some flowers, pearls and lace
- You must use something sold at Joan's Gardens on your card.
Since I am a huge fan of Joan's Gardens, that last requirement was NOT a problem! LOL!
Here's my card:
The main basis for my card was this gorgeous embossing folder set by Sizzix. No. 657667 'Loving Thoughts Set' which I bought at Joan's Gardens early last year after seeing a beautiful card creation by Diane Hoover (Nellie's Nest). I hadn't taken the time to create with it yet so today was the day!
Papers: Black and White cardstock
Accessories: Sizzix EF, All Nite Media corner punch, Spellbinder oval dies, Cheery Lynn Designs B117S 'Fanciful Flourish Small' die, Prima flowers, Kaiser white pearls, Peebles Inc. 'Jewel Tones' black chalk, X-Press 1/4" Mounting Foam, Wright's white lace, Pizzazz APlenty black lace butterfly
(Items in RED were purchased at Joan's Gardens)
Chalk N Stock - Anything Goes (chalk used to color in the portrait)
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes
Outlaws Twisted Thursday - Anything Goes (twist 3D)
Flutter By Wednesday - Any winged creature (butterfly)
Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by my blog today! Sorry I'm so late posting but hubby & I had a busy morning of shopping and I didn't even get my computer turned on until after lunch (very out of character for me! LOL!)
We are expecting another blast of WINTER tomorrow with 1-3" of snow! My poor spring flowers don't know if they are coming or going! Some have already been frozen so I don't know what my spring blooms will look like this year! . . . Augh . . . Mother Nature! You Gotta Love Her!!
Until next time my friends . . .