Hello again my friends ... here is my 2nd post for the day. I hope you had time to check out the fun challenge going on at Shelly's Images (prior post) and here's another fun one for you. I'm telling you ... these challenges at Joan's Gardens REALLY MAKE ME THINK!!! Not always an easy task! LOL!
Anyways ... the requirements this week are:
- Use some type of Fan - stamped, die cut, etc.
- Use colors Peach, Cream and Green
- Use Lace
- Use Pearls
What a unique challenge idea and of course, Selma's samples are ALWAYS an inspiration! However, I also found inspiration today from a card I spotted over on Cheryl's (She Stamps) blog found HERE. I love Cheryl's designs and find inspiration from her work frequently.
I didn't have any FAN dies like the beautiful one Selma used, so I had to go 'In Search Of" through my Vintage Stamps drawer to see what I could find. And Viola! I found this Hero Arts stamp which I've had for years and don't think I've ever inked up. It was also nice to be able to use up scraps for this creation ... other than the background panel and actually I used ONE sheet of 8x8 for both the front & inside of my card. All products used can be found at the bottom of this post.
Here are a few other challenges I'd like to enter:
As You Like It Challenge - Your favorite die or punch and WHY? (This Floral Ovals die set is relatively new but quickly became one of my favorites. I love VINTAGE and the edging on these dies gives me that vintage flair I'm looking for.)
Happy Campers Craft Collective #16 - Use lace
Little Miss Muffet - Paper Piecing
MilkCoffee Challenge - Pearls and Lace
Die Cuttin Divas - Anything Goes (must use a die cut)
Everybody Art #234 - Pearls
Inky Chicks - Shabby Chic
LEJ Designs #51 - Anything Goes
Through The Craftroom Door - Anything Goes (2nd entry)
Well it's nearly dinner hour here and I was able to get the lawn mowed this afternoon but now that it's cooled off a little I think I'll do some weeding after dinner. Thanks so much for stopping by and as always . . .
Recipe for my card:
Papers: Graphic45 'Once Upon A Springtime' and 'Le' Romantique'
Ink: Momento black
Stamp: Hero Arts E2649 'Fan with Roses'
Accessories: Spellbinder S4-356 'Floral Ovals', SU Victorian Lace, Kaiser pearls, PunchBunch 'big sky' punch, pop dots, Spectrum Noir Alcohol Markers
Technique: Paper Piecing
Items highlighted in RED were purchased at Joan's Gardens