Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Guest Designer for Crafting by Designs

Hello everyone!
I'm so excited to have been asked to be a guest designer at the Crafting by Designs blog.  Today their challenge is FRIENDS/FRIENDSHIP and here's the card I've created.

I thought I'd play around with stencils and inks today since I knew I wanted to make this sentiment my focus.  I've really enjoyed creating backgrounds with stencils ... so easy and fun.  I'm so hooked on dies these days that my poor stamps have been neglected terribly.  SO I grabbed an old favorite .. SU 'botanical blooms' to add a little 'floral pizazz' to my sentiment panel.  I used the same sponging colors as my stenciled background for the edge but used Spectrum Noir alcohol markers for the coloring on the flowers.

Truth be told ... I was doing a little 'clean up' while creating this card by using a few die cuts that were laying on my work table from previous projects.  (i.e. Garden Green border die, Purple butterfly, Ivory floral wreath)    It just seemed like the right thing to do and I'm happy with the outcome!  Hope you like it to!

A few other challenges to share in:
A Random Fan Challenge #9 - Anything Goes
Deep Ocean Challenge #78 - Wings
Artistic Inspirations Challenge - Anything Goes Punches and/or Dies (2nd entry)

Thanks SO MUCH for stopping by today ... it's always so nice to hear what you have to say!
Hope you're having a fabulous week!
As always ...

Papers:  White cs, Ivory cs, Garden Green cs, Lavender cs
Inks:  SU River Rock, SU More Mustard, Memento Bamboo Leaves
Accessories:  Cheery Lynn Designs B132 Flower Chain Border, Cheery Lynn Designs DL113 Exotic Butterflies, Memory Box #98189 Catalina Wreath, Memory Box #88523 Stencil, Large sponge daubers, pop dots

6 comments: said...

I love all the pretty details of your card! Loving that gorgeous butterfly!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Beautiful card! Congrats on your Guest Designer spot!

Diane said...

Very pretty, love the color airy and summery!!

Doris Te said...

Darlene this card is just beautiful! Thanks so much for joinin gus as a Guest Designer this week at Crafting by Designs! Keeping your granddaughter in my prayers also.
Hugs, Doris :)

Elizabeth said...

So delicate and sunny, love it Darlene.

Crafty Humphreys said...

Beautiful, delicate card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Artistic Inspirations Challenge. Suz xxx