Friday, April 15, 2011

Joan's Gardens Card Challenge #14 + bonus creation

This week's card challenge at Joan's Gardens had me stumped for awhile but I think I have all the requirements covered.  Speaking of the requirements for this week's challenge ... here they are:

  1. Color challenge : orange, red, and green
  2. Die Cut circle - any kind
  3. Design paper with lines
  4. Use a bird or something from Nature
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My first concern was the color combination and went to my packs of Basic Grey designer paper for that.  Then I saw the "lined" piece of designer paper in my scrap stack so grabbed that.  Next came what type of Bird to use as a focus and found this perfect specimen on the Crafty Secrets 'Altered Fairies' Creative Scraps.  My circles were created from the Spellbinder Lacy Circles.  I embellished with one K&Co. dp homemade flower, MS frond punch leaves and satin ribbon from Michaels.  For a little extra dimension, I've used Tim Holtz 'tea dye' distress ink around the edges of the lacy circles.

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Earlier today I created this card for the challenge over on Picture and Scrap then realized I was too late to enter since a new challenge came up today!  But I'd still like to share it with you here.
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I just LOVE how this came together.  I had this beautiful background paper from the Pinkpaislee 'Butterfly Garden collection' cut and ready for an A-6 card but never completed it until today.  This image I thought was PERFECT with this paper.  After a little distressing and adding homemade vellum flowers/MS vine border, all it needed was a warm sentiment.  With Easter right around the corner ... that was my sentiment choice for today.

I hope you've enjoyed my cards today and thanks so much for stopping by!  Don't forget to check out my SPRINGTIME BLOG CANDY which runs through Memorial Day.  

Have a GREAT weekend!


  1. I'm a bird lover so this came together beautifully!

  2. What a beautiful card for Joan's...don't you love that Pink Paislee paper? Your bird image is so pretty. I also love the Easter card, don't you hate it when you miss the deadline, where does the time go? Thanks for the sweet comment earlier, I think I will be hooked for Midnight Madness...oh well, I guess there are worse things,lol, and I will get to play along with you!

  3. The birdie card is sooo pretty. I like the detail you added to the corner of the picture also. Pretty pretty!!


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