Saturday, April 28, 2012

Joan's Gardens Challenge #16

Happy Weekend Everyone!
It's a bit dreary and rainy here in NE Ohio but that's okay ... I need to spend a little time on indoor projects anyways.  I got a call on Thursday from Joann Fabrics Headquarters and they've ask me to do another project for them ... YEAH!! ... it involves decoupaging and it's a Christmas creation!  It's proving to be INTERESTING to say the least since I've never really done actual decoupaging!  Between the glue and the glitter ... yikes ... what a mess I have created!  LOL  But the project is turning out really pretty!!

Anyways ... now that I have that done and it has to dry, I thought I'd get my card done for Joan's Gardens Challenge this week.  Here are the requirements:
  • Use any size or kind of butterflies on your card
  • Use some type of scallops or lattice
  • Use yellow or gold colors
  • Use a pattern paper back ground
Well ... yellow is not a color I use a lot on my cards so this was fun!  I actually really like yellow for decorating (you should see my YELLOW kitchen) but just never think to use it as the base color for cards.  Of course, I will after today!  Here's what I came up with:

My background paper comes from the Echo Park Paper Co. 'Victoria Gardens' 6x6 pack.  I used a buttercup yellow cardstock for my Martha Stewart 'doily lace' border punched panel as well as the Cheery Lynn Designs Butterflies (DL112 & DL113 Exotic Butterflies).  I then sponged the butterflies with Delicata 'Golden Glitz' pigment ink to give them a bit of sparkle and make them pop a little more from the page.  The sentiment and little Versafine black inked butterflies are from the JustRite Clear 'Botanical Butterflies' stamp set.  Those items highlighted in red were purchased at Joan's Gardens.  I have use a Creative Memories fine tip black pen to do the faux stitching and the yellow gingham ribbon is from Michaels

Joan and Selma are always coming up with the most wonderful, unique challenges.  I hope you'll come join in the fun!  And while you are at Joan's Blog checking out the challenge, be sure to check out all the products she offers in her store (sidebar listings) ... and her shipping rates are exactly what it costs her to ship ... what a deal!!  OH and she's QUICK too!

Here are a few other qualifying challenges I found at Feline Playful:
Glitter Geeks #17 - Stitches
PaperPlay Challenge - Monochromatic & Ribbon
Stampin' Royalty - Monochromatic

Have a wonderful weekend and I hope to see you over at Joan's Gardens!


  1. Oh those butterflies are so delicate and pretty! Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans this week!!

  2. Beautiful card! I rarely use yellow either but after seeing your card i may be tempted. Thanks for joining us at Glitter Geeks this week, Paula :))

  3. Darlene, I love love your card. Love the checked ribbon with you patterned papers. The cheery lynn butterflies are wonderful!

  4. Such a lovely card Darlene, so sweet and feminine.

  5. Very pretty...the butterflies are so delicate and loving the gingham ribbon!!

  6. oh this is so beautiful what wonderful colours and I just love those butterflies,hugs Cherylxxxxx

  7. This so beautiful, Darlene.
    Love the sun-shiny colour and your gorgeous butterflies.
    Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's

  8. What a pretty card, love that ribbon. Thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans! :)

  9. Beautiful! Makes me want to take flight with the butterflies! Love your choice of yellow, too.

  10. What a pretty card. So many wonderful details. Thanks for joining the Paper Play Challenges this week. hugs, Frances.

  11. Beautiful card - very cheerful :) - thanks for joining the glitter geeks this week x

  12. This is wonderful! I love your use of the yellow. I don't use it much either...thinking I need to do more with it!

  13. This is glorious Darlene! Thank you for sharing it with us at Crafty Ann's
    Ann x

  14. Your yellow butterflies made me smile. They are so pretty Darlene. Thanks for joining us again this week in our weekly challenge at Joan's Gardens. We always love to see your beautiful cards.

  15. fab creation, thanks for sharing with CRAFTY CATZ this week, x carol

  16. This is just beautiful and I love the colors with this design. Great butterflies, i just love CherryLynn Dies. Thank You for joining us at Dilly Beans this week.

  17. Such a lovely card thanks for sharing with us at CRAFTY CATZ this week.

  18. Beautiful card, and the yellow[ my favourite colour] butterflies are gorgeous.

    Thanks for joining in with us at ‘Fussy and Fancy’

    Luv CHRISSYxx

  19. So very lovely and cheerful. thanks for joining us at Dilly Beans this week. xxD

  20. Perfect card and thanks for sharing. Thanks for taking part in Crafty Ann's Challenge this fortnight and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Crafty Ann's Design Team xxx


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