Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Double D - Red & White

Happy Hump Day Everyone!

I'm excited to say it's time for another fun challenge

Today's theme is RED & WHITE
and here's a peek at the mood board you can use for inspiration.

OMG the possibilities are ENDLESS with this theme ... what fun!
I don't do a lot with these colors 
(not really a 'red' color wearing person since I am a redhead)
but it was certainly fun to go through andfind paper, ribbon etc that would create a fun card.

Here's what I came up with:
 First I grabbed this fabulous polka dot paper which was actually purchased
to use in conjunction with a Minnie Mouse project I did last year
for a friend of mine ...
Then I needed a focus image ... so I jumped online
and found this image of some gorgeous red/white tulips 
(SO PRETTY aren't they?  Wish I had some of those in my garden!)

Next I went through my selection of ribbon and found this pretty
Stampin' Up striped ribbon as well as this sheer polka dot ribbon
that I think worked perfectly.

For my design I felt I needed something overlaid on 
my background paper because it was pretty bold so went with this
Cheery Lynn Designs 'chicken wire frame' panel. 
The beautiful Memory Box 'Beloved Butterflies' were laying
on my work table and thought they'd work well with my floral image.
I popped them up with a small yet thick Recollections pop up
then added a red sequin (which was also laying on the table ... I really need to do some clean up)
to the center.  Love the 'movement' it gives my card.

 OH and the white heart in the center of my ribbon was yet another left over that was laying 
on the table.  I just can't through anything away! LOL
Was even thinking of reinserting some of the pieces that popped out of the chicken wire frame!
WOW!  I'm beginning to think I need therapy!  LOL

Challenges to share in:
Craft-Dee Bowz February Challenge - ATG w/bow
Bunny Zoe's Crafts Challenge - Things with Wings
Crafting From The Heart Challenge - Anything Goes
Crafty Boots Challenge - No Stamps
ABC Challenge - B is for B you pick  (butterflies)
Card Mania Challenge #77 - Add some Red

Well there you have it!
PLEASE come join in our fun at the new Double D Challenge Blog.
The team has done an AMAZING job ... you owe it to yourself
to at least pop over and take a peek!  What awesome inspiration!!!

OH and did I mention there's a PRIZE to one lucky random winner?
Yep ... how cute is this?
Come join in the fun!  YOU COULD BE THE WINNER!!
Thanks for stopping by today!
As always . . .


Kathy Krug said...

Love all the layering and mix of patterns and textures. You have a unique way of using dies in unexpected ways. Great design.

Leslie said...

Beautiful!! LOVE the image and the bow and the beautiful cut out with the butterflies!!!

Diane said...

Beautiful, and I used to have tulips like those.....maybe will have to plant some again! A very pretty bright and cheerful card!

Amelia Breytenbach said...

This is gorgeous Darlene - I love the "happy" feel of the card. The butterfly die is beautiful.

wannabcre8tive said...

Very beautiful and I love the tulips, too. The butterflies look really cute on your card.

Leslie Miller said...

There's so much to love here -- polka dots, chicken wire, cute bow and butterflies die, and those gorgeous tulips! I love red and do wear it, but only certain shades. Rich, pure reds, not orangey reds. Got a little redhead underlying in me, too. Thanks for an awesome challenge, Darlene!

Olga Jewell said...

WOW! This is beautiful!

Lisette Baker said...

Stunning and so striking in red and white. I love how the butterfly die cut overlaps the tulips. Thanks for joining in at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

Anonymous said...

Love all the layer upon layer of creativeness!! Thanks for the inspiration!!

Dee's Craft Room said...

Beautiful card, the red and white design is very striking. Lovely die cuts and very pretty bow. Thank you for sharing your project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


Jo - Jo's Scrap Shack said...

Oh my this card is stunning my friend!!! Love the color combo and the possibilities are definitely endless! I hope to be able to take part in this!

Kajcyika said...

Such a lovely card! :)
Thanks for playing with us at Card mania, hope you will join us again! xx Kajcyika

Patty Sue 2 said...

Your card is one that I would have to run my fingers over just to feel the lovely textures! Beautiful! Thank you for joining us at ABC Challenge! Good luck and be sure to play along again. It is a pleasure seeing your lovely work!

Vicki robertson said...

Gorgeous card, Darlene! That tulip photo is just amazing!

Barbara Bruder said...

Beautiful card. I especially like the tulip photo and your choice of DP's works great with the pic.
Thanks so much for entering your lovely card into our 'Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow' challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ this month. Good luck and join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Evie said...

Beautiful card. Thank you for joining us at Card Mania Challenge. Good Luck.

Evie - DT member.