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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

Pretty flowers and Plaid!

Welcome to the July 1 new challenge at Craft-Dee Bowz.  The Design Team has awesome projects for you this month and I hope you'll stop by each Tuesday to see the post by each team member to inspire you and encourage you to join our challenge!  We set our sights on our own goal of not only using a handmade bow on our card, but we set our sights one step higher: to use pastels and/or plaids and NOT make square or rectangle cards this month.  Now remember, you don't have to do anything except USE A HAND MADE BOW on your creation to enter our challenge.  The Team at Craft-Dee BowZ set ourselves an additional challenge that you don't have to follow...but it pulls us out of our comfort zone and we all enjoy the extra team challenge.

I LOVE this plaid paper that I bought years ago and have saved the piece in my stash. I think I may have purchased it for an Easter card, but never used it and am so glad I still had it. It's definitely plaid! I used this pretty flower image from Little Miss Muffet and colored it with Copics.

The shape of my card is made with a die by Quik Cutz. The butterfly is a punch by Martha Stewart and I colored white paper with my pink Copics to match the flowers and added 3 pretty clear pink pearls by Queen & Co. as the body and then glittered the whole butterfly with Stickles. Using Stickles also made the butterfly a little more stiff, avoiding him getting crushed when this card goes in a clear envelope. The clear rhinestone swirls are by Recollections.


Here's a close-up of the flowers.  I used Liquid Pearls paint in the middle then flocking on top of the wet paint to give them texture. I fussy cut the flowers out and glued them on the white diecut which I think is by Marianne. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up and I stamped it on paper colored with my Copics to match the center of the flowers and then glued it to a clear acrylic block by Modge Podge.


This is a bow that I couldn't make with just 2 hands...I used my trusty Craft-Dee Bowz tool and first made the white satin bow and kept the knot loose. Then I made a smaller size bow with the pink ribbon. I slid the white bow back on my bow maker and then slid the pink bow in the knot of the white satin bow and then tightened the white satin bow knot. It's an awesome bow, not too thick in the middle and I added this hand made acrylic button in the middle. The button is shaped like a cup with the holes about 1/4" down inside the center and I used yellow waxed thread to tie the knot inside it. I rarely use buttons and don't put something in the button holes. Thanks, Donna, for the white satin ribbon from a past month and the pink ribbon this month! 


Please take a look at the projects the Team of Craft-Dee BowZ have made to inspire you this month and don't forget that each Tuesday one of us has a project to show you!  Hope you'll join us for our July ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW.

                                                                                    HugZ, (get it, like BowZ?)
                                                        Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Creative Corner, Simply Papercraft Challenges, Glitter n Sparkle, Pink Gems, Aloha Fridays, Corrosive Challenges, The Paper Girls, Incy Wincy Designs, Sweet Pea, Die Cuttin Divas, Crafting for All Seasons, Craft Your Passion, Crafty Ribbons, Alphabet Challenge, Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Addicted to Stamps (Bingo: Ribbon/Stamped Image/Bling), Get Creative, Whimsy Inspires, Art by Miran, Crafty Sentiments

A Magical Birthday

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and the topic is FOR THE BOYS.  This isn't the easiest topic for those of us who do girly cards 99.9% of the time, but there are so many awesome boy images at The Paper Shelter that I know you can find one that you'll like! I used this adorable image named The Cutest Wizard. This little image reminds me so much of the Disney movie, Fantasia featuring Mickey Mouse as The Sorcerer's Apprentice and I can hear the music playing as I colored this.

Just a little note: We have beautiful lights at the Phoenix Zoo each Christmas and since our winter season is mild enough to walk around outside at night, we often go and watch the lights that are in sync with music there. At the farthest back area of the zoo there are some really tall trees that are decked out in Christmas lights and the music they blink to is Fantasia.  It's absolutely wonderful!


I not only made a 'boy' card, I made a CAS card...which is something I have trouble achieving!  I respect those of you who can make CAS cards. I can't manage it, so this card is one I am very proud of. Proud that I didn't 'load' it up! 

The image was colored with Copics and I used Glossy Accents on the crystal of his staff and the stars around his hand and then sprinkled Cool Glitter Ritz on the wet Glossy Accents. And I used my Sakura clear glitter pen on his belt buckle. I used light yellow chalk around the image and aqua and purple chalk around the computer generated sentiment.


We're sponsored by The Paper Shelter and they have an awesome weekly prize. Remember to use an image from The Paper Shelter so you win the maximum prize of a $30 voucher to the store. If you use another stamp and your card is chosen, you win three images of your choice.


The Design Team at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog would like you to take a look at their creations and join our challenge this week of FOR THE BOYS.

                                                                                    Hugs,
                                                                           Gail

 
This card is entered in the following challenges:

Monday, June 22, 2015

Beautiful bride!

If you're following Craft-Dee BowZ you know that there are four Design Team members and we each have our own week to display something we've made for you. The fourth Tuesday of each month is my day to post a card to, hopefully, inspire you to join our challenge. Now the bad news is...when you see my post, that means the end of the month is near and you need to get busy and get your card posted to Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog if you want to participate in the monthly challenge! 

The challenge this month on Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW.  Not difficult, right?  Well, we're a bit overachieving, as Design Team members often are, and we challenged ourselves a bit farther and this month we attempted, and succeeded, at making our cards white, cream, silver or gold, with the topic of wedding since June is known as the month for brides. Your card doesn't have a follow a challenge except that it needs to have a HANDMADE BOW.  

When you look at my card below, be ready for one of the prettiest satin bows you've ever seen. This card is 6"x6", so you can see this bow is no slouch....it's a nice size bow, very soft and because it's satin, it's got a beautiful shine to it. It also tied perfect the first time using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. If you'd like to see how I made this double looped bow, here's the video


I used this bride image by Rubbernecker and I stamped it with Versamark on heavy vellum and then embossed it with Sweet Stamps Medieval Metals embossing powder. I thought the soft brushed gold look of this embossing powder was absolutely perfect with my background paper from Wild Rose and the brushed gold solid paper also used. The image has two overlays; one for her hair and one for her bouquet...and I stamped, embossed and then colored on the back of the vellum, cut them out and overlayed them on my image. The cream paper behind the vellum is die cut with the Stitched Rectangle die by Memory Box. The sentiment is by Stampin' Up and that gorgeous lace is from my stash. Below is a close-up photo so you can see the stamp and overlays even better.  Isn't she a beautiful bride?!


You're thinking: is this really Gail's card?  I mean, there's no little girl or little boy image, there's no extra flowers, and where are the pearls and rhinestones?! I tried for 'elegance' with this image. It's not easy to do when you're a bling type of person. This is the closest to CAS I've ever gotten, and CAS people are thinking: this isn't CAS! Right?  But, it is for me and I hope you like it and the bow has knocked your socks off!

Here at Craft-Dee BowZ we will be having a guest designer, Olga Moore. She will be visiting us on Friday, June 26 with a post. Please take a few minutes and visit her blog, here and check out her beautiful creations..  

You've got a few more days to get your card posted to our challenge blog at Craft-Dee BowZ and I hope you'll join us in our July challenge of ANYTHING GOES WITH A HANDMADE BOW!

                                                                               Hugs,
                                                                        Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Fab n Funky, Penny's Challenges, Inspiration Destination, Moving Along With The Times (Song:  Here Comes the Bride), C.R.A.F.T., Sister Act, Art by Miran, Paper Nest DollsCatch the Bug (Bingo: 3D object is bow/Player's choice is lace/Embossing), Allsorts Challenge, Love to Scrap, Sparkle n SprinkleCraftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Crafty Time, Craft Your Passion, One Crazy Stamper, Fresh Brewed Designs, Hiding in my Craft Room, Sugar and Betty,  Little Miss Muffet, Time Out Challenge, Craft for the Craic, Simply Papercrafts, Scrappers Delights, Dragonfly Dreams, Not Just Cards, Sweet Pea, Addicted to Stamps (Bingo: Lace/Sentiment/Ribbon), Scribble and Scrap Crafts, Fashionable Stamping, Whimsy Inspires

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Spring has Sprung!

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter and the topic is MAKE IT DIGITAL. This is the perfect opportunity to use an image from The Paper Shelter since it's a digital image company!  I used this adorable image named Charming Spring Girl.


I colored this image with Copics and the die around her is by Spellbinders. The daisies were made with a La-La Land Flower die and daisies are a favorite of mine because of how fresh and clean they look. A perfect flower to go with this image!  The leaf die is by Marianne. I made the centers of the daisies by inking the brad in the center with Versamark and then sprinkling yellow embossing powder and then dipping it in yellow flocking while it was still hot and molten. The sentiment is by The Stamps of Life and I used my favorite Martha Stewart punch for the lace border. The pearls and ribbon are from my stash.


Our sponsor is The Paper Shelter who has donated the following:


The Paper Shelter Team hope you'll stop by and be inspired by their projects to join this challenge.

                                                                       Hugs,
                                                                       Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Thursday, June 11, 2015

Forever and ever...

Well, today is the Craft-Dee BowZ bi-monthly blog hop. The Design Team had a theme of "wedding" and we used the colors white, cream, gold and/or silver.

I used this beautiful rubber stamp by Lili of the Valley that I've had for a couple of years and have never inked up! Well, I haven't been to any weddings in a long time, either, and haven't needed a wedding card!


The background is paper by Coordinations and I ran it through this pretty Darice embossing folder and sanded the paper. Sanding it didn't give me enough color difference so I took some Colorbox silver ink on my finger and went over the embossed areas. It's much more silver-y in person rather than gray, but we all know photos aren't as nice as the real thing. I layered it with silver mirror paper and also some solid black. The lace was self-adhesive and I attached it to the mirror paper on the side. The sentiment is by Lili of the Valley and I used my Stampin' Up punch on it and layered it on black and added the 3 little pearls. Pearls, glitter, rhinestones, ribbon, flowers, lace...this card represents everything I love! If I had to pick one embellishment I can't live without...I think it would be flowers. I love pretty paper flowers on my cards!

Here's a close-up of this lovely image. I love pastels for spring and summer and to represent a June wedding, I used shades of pink and lavender and colored my image with Copics.  I used a combination of pink, clear and lavender jewels for extra sparkle...there can never be enough sparkle on a wedding card! I used Bridal white glitter from Sprinkle n Sparkle on her wedding dress and Cool Glitter Ritz on her veil and her cuffs (and collar) were done with white paint and then I sprinkled Darice clear glitter on them. I used my nesting set of circles by QuikCutz on the black, silver and image. Let me add here: I had glitter everywhere and it was 2 days later when my husband smiled at me and I said, "WHAT?" and he said: you have one speck of glitter on your right cheek under your eye. OMG...how long was it there for?


I love these pretty roses and those purple, pink and white 'berries'. I don't know what you'd call them...I got all of these from Wild Orchid Crafts a couple of years ago.


Here's THE bow. Yep, this is a double bow...I made two bows, open the knot on the bottom one, slid the top on inside the loop then tightened the loop. I love this bow and I used my handy little Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make it.  The bottom ribbon is white with silver sparkly wisps and the top ribbon is silver. I used a brad with the legs cut off and glued it in the middle of the bow.  Thank you, Donna, for the pretty laces, ribbon an embossing folder!

 

So, since this is a blog hop, you will want to leave comments at each of the stops. We've got a small team here at Craft-Dee BowZ so doing our hop is pretty easy. Here are the links to follow:

 
Craft-Dee BowZ (Start here)
 

It's always fun to participate in a blog hop with a prize, and the prize here is a 25' spool of ribbon. You need to leave a comment on each of the stops above, though.  On Monday, June 15, a name will be drawn, so please check back to the Craft-Dee BowZ blog to see if you've won!
 
I'll stop talking now and let you get to your next stop, or if you're starting here because you follow my blog, please go up to the top of the list and start your hop!  Get ready, set, and GO!
 
                                                                       Hugs,
                                                                       Gail
 
I couldn't resist entering this pretty card in these challenges:

Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Christmas Stockings

It's the second Wednesday of the month, so it's time for a new monthly challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'!  This month the theme is Christmas Stockings. Your card needs to have a Christmas stocking on it.


This die is from Stampin' Up and is a Sizzix die. I ran the red paper through an embossing folder and then overlayed the heel and toe (stamped with SU snowflakes with white ink) and top of the stocking. AFTER I glued the top of the stocking I realized I did it inside out. Geez. You can still see the stitching, but darn it. I hate when this stuff happens! The sentiment is by SU. The holly leaves are made of felt and those are big red wood beads representing the berries.

Here's a close up of my rubber stamped image from Little Miss Muffet. I colored her with Copics and then used White Glitter Ritz on her hat pompom, her coat and on the top of the Christmas stocking she's holding. I added Glossy Accents to her candy cane.


The Design Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have some inspiration to share with you for this challenge. Please take a moment and look at their creations!  The prize this month is 2 digis from Flat Friends. I hope you'll join us since not only is there a prize, but you'll be building up your stash of cards that you'll be needing in just 197 days!

                                                                         Hugs,
                                                                     Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Sister Act, MFP Stamp Shop, Christmas Card Challenges, Card and Scrap, Craft Your Passion, Little Miss Muffet, Aud Sentiments (Diecut/Embossing/3D Item), Glitter n Sparkle, Di's Digi Designs, Paradise of Stamps, Scribble and Scrap Crafts, That Craft Place, Top Tip Tuesday, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Natalie and Amy's, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge, Crafty Time, Crafts Galore Encore, One Crazy Stamper, The Sisters of Craft, Ladybug Crafts, Not Just Cards

Saturday, June 6, 2015

To Daddy, Love Lucy and Linus

Last year's card Father's Day 2014 featured Tim with our beautiful beagle boy Bailey and our sweetheart girl beagle Lucy driving in a pick-up truck. On October 28, 2014, Bailey went over Rainbow Bridge while taking a nap out on the patio. Our sadness was so overwhelming--and as sad as Tim and I were, Lucy went into a state of depression. Bailey was a tri-colored beagle, and the offspring of two champion beagles.  My thought was that I would like a new baby beagle completely different looking that Bailey since there was no other beagle that could be as beautiful. I thought I'd like a lemon beagle (very blonde coloring), a little boy puppy (I found out that neutered boys are awesome companions), and I wanted him now!  On Craig's List I found a new baby beagle--the last one from a litter of seven, he was 7 weeks old and the last one left, that needed a forever home. We had talked about names before we saw him and thought that in conjunction with Lucy, what would be another good beagle name...well, Lucy from Charlie Brown has a baby brother named Linus! We went over to see him 2 days later and saw all 7 puppies, their mom and dad, and as I sat on the floor, bombarded with baby beagles who ate my pant legs, chewed on my sneakers, took the end off my shoe lace, pulled on my ponytail, and left play marks all over my arms. A little blonde boy came over, got comfy in the space between my knees and guess what. Oh, who am I kidding...you've figured this out!!! Welcome to the family, Linus! We picked him up one week later, at almost 8 weeks old, and so this is Linus' first Father's Day!

Our two beagles love their Dad. Not only does Dad take them for a walk every single morning, he always shares the last bite of whatever he eats with them. We almost always grill our meat for dinner and the 'kids' always get a bite of it.

As the card maker in the family, I'm expected to make the Father's Day card that they sign and give to their Dad. I picked--yes, the person who makes the card gets to pick the image--this Art Impressions stamp for this year's Father's Day card.  


And here's the image close-up.


And here's the inside of the card with the poem and signed.


We love you Dad!  Happy Father's Day!

                                                                               Love,
                                                                         Lucy and Linus

Mom entered this card in these challenges:
Inky Impressions, Crafty Ribbons, The Paper Girls, Art Impressions, Art by Miran, Polka Doodles, Cute as a Button, One Crazy Stamper, Sugar and Betty's, The Sisters of Craft, Pattie's Creations, Let's Create, My Time to Craft

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Make It Colorful!

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog that I know you'll like. MAKE IT COLORFUL using bold and bright colors--no pastels or soft colors!  I found there were lots of images at The Paper Shelter that would fit this challenge and I chose Lifeguard on Duty 2. I think this image could be my 'selfie'.  Hahahhaha, just kidding...my hair is longer.

 
My sentiment is an oldie but goodie from Hero Arts and I cut it out with my nesting circle punches and then a scalloped punch. The oval nesting dies are by Lifestyle and the swirls are by Taylored Expressions and I cut the red and blue swirls out of paint chips that I 'borrowed' on a trip to Home Depot. The seashells are by Jolee's Boutique and the papers are by Whimsy. I used a brad in the center of the bow.

The sailboat is a die by Whimsy and I cut 2 white ones out and glued the papers together. Then I cut a sail out of the striped paper and glued it on top of the white main base. then I cut out a yellow boat and glued that on. Then...getting tired of reading this?...Then, I took a white sharpie and went around the entire sailboat for an outline and even colored a mast. The last thing was to color the flag red with a red gel pen. The sailboat is nice and heavy and firm and reminds me more of a cardboard cutout texture. It won't bend or crease if I mail this card anywhere. 

I'm a supply collector. I bought this paper in January 2013 when I was a GDT for Whimsy and just now opened the paper pack; the seashells are a gift from my fab husband from Christmas 2013 (I don't use many stickers but didn't have the heart to tell him so I've kept them on my table for 16 months figuring I'd use them some day and be sure to show him that I did so he'll give me more supplies in the future, only now he knows more of what I use and like); the sentiment stamp is from 2012 when I bought a set of Hero 'summer' stamps in a plastic container at Hobby Lobby because I wanted ONE of the stamps in the container (and now I don't know which one I wanted or why); the rope is something I bought at a convention in the early 2000's (and I have no idea why I bought it then, but it's coming in handy now!); and, the ribbon comes from a Christmas package I received this past December and couldn't bear to toss it because it's wired and beautiful red satin.

My hint to everyone:  You MUST collect paint chips on your trips to Home Depot, Lowe's or anywhere you see them! I mean, seriously...they're fabulous for diecuts since they're heavier than cardstock and have a wonderful finish to them!  I've even seen them used as card bases. So when it comes to supplies, I'm your girl. If I don't have it now, I did at one time and either used it up or gave it away. If I never had it...well, then it wasn't worth having.
 
 
My image is colored with Copics (I LOVE HER TAN--do you like her toenails painted red?) and I applied Glossy Accents to the binocular lenses. There's a touch of Wink of Stella on her whistle and on the binoculars.

We're sponsored by our favorite digital company, The Paper Shelter, who has donated the following prize. 

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

The Design Team has had a great time creating projects for this challenge and I urge you click on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and check them out. Hope to see your creations!

                                                                                Hugs,      
                                                    Gail
 
This card is entered in the following challenges:

Sunday, May 31, 2015

A Spring Dance

It's June already and that means a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ!  The challenge for June is:  Anything Goes and Include a Handmade Bow.  I hope you'll pull out your ribbon, seam binding or baker's twine and make a bow to add to your creation and will join us this month!

I used a Martha Stewart Punch set for the shape of my card, the view master die is by Little Darlings and the die around my image is by Cheery Lynn and I used my Cuttlebug with my dies. I used a round punch on my Whimsy sentiment. The paper in the background...well, it wasn't colored so vibrantly so I took my markers and colored the flowers to match my card colors. The lace and cream pleated ribbon is from my stash, as are the pearls.  I recently had someone over and they entered my girl cave and were slightly overwhelmed by the number of punches and flowers I've collected over the years. I'm attempting to use some of them more often and quit hoarding flowers that I think are too pretty to use!


This is an image from La-La Land that I got years ago while taking my Copic class at 7 Kids College Fund with Suzanne Dean.  Thank you, Suzanne, for the lesson you taught us using this image!

I have a tip about shading around your image.  If you're fussy cutting out your image but want to shade behind it, what I did was lightly trace around my fussy cut image and then inked around my pencil line with my finger dauber.  Then I colored her and adhered her to the oval.



The flowers are from Wild Orchid and I Am Roses. The leaf punch and embosser set if by Nellie Snellen. I added a little glitter by Hero Arts on the edges of my flowers using my Zig glue pen. I have to admit to being a die hard fan of 'fine' loose glitter and have all kinds from many companies. I only wished it photographed as nice as it is in person.
 

This gorgeous bow is made with ribbon provided to me by Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ.  I used my Craft-Dee BowZ tool to make the bow and it came out just perfect. This little bow making tool is fabulous and I'm so happy with the excellent bows I'm now making!

The team at Craft-Dee BowZ has made some awesome creations to inspire you to join the June challenge. As usual, we will have a new post for you each Tuesday along with the blog hop on June 11.  I hope you'll join us this month and don't forget to put a handmade bow on your creation!

                                                                                          Hugs,
                                                                                          Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Tuesday Throwdown, FanTastic Tuesday, Clear It Out, 7 Kids College Fund, Penny's Challenges, Aud Sentiments, Crafting With an Attitude, Simply Papercrafts for All Occasions, Sister Act, Penny Black and More, PolkaDoodles, Artistic Inspirations, Inky Chicks, Top Tip Tuesday, Cuttlebugmania, Crazy Challenge, TimbroScrapMania, Pink Gem Challenge, Lacy Sunshine Challenge (tic-tac-toe:  ribbon/diecuts/flowers)

Monday, May 25, 2015

Rain rain go away!

It's the fourth Tuesday in May so it's my turn to post a card for you at Craft-Dee BowZ. I'm having so much fun having my own day to post a creation!  I find myself trying extra hard to make a card that will catch your attention and perhaps encourage you to join our challenge. The topic that the Design Team had this month was "spots and dots".  I LOVE the ribbon on my card that was one of the many items given to me to play with this month.  Thank you, Donna, for all the ribbons and goodies you send me monthly!

I used an image from MelonHeadz from the set Four Seasons and used my oval and scallop Spellbinders dies. The clouds are a die by My Favorite Things. I took out my Dotta-Riffic set by Zig and made my yellow and red polka dot paper. The sentiment is by Whimsy. Oh, the raindrops...those are actually self-adhesive clear jewels and I colored them with my Copic pens to give them that blue tone. They made perfect raindrops! The other items, the buttons and charm, are from my 'collection' of supplies.


 
I had lots of fun with this image and used Glossy Accents all over her hat, coat, eyeglasses, umbrella and water puddle. She's colored with Copics. 
 
 
And here's this fabulous polka dot ribbon that made an extraordinary bow. It's not wired yet it tied beautifully using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool.  I use my handy little bow tool for the bows on every card I make.
 
 
I hope you've looked at the Design Team's creations each week and have been inspired to pull out some ribbon, make a bow to add to your project, and enter our challenge! The month is nearly over and time is running out! It would be nice to read a comment from you, but I realize how busy we all get and how we fly through posts to see the pictures and get ideas from others. I hope, though, that you'll consider joining the challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ!

                                                                                Hugs,
                                                     Gail 

This card is entered in the following challenges:

Happy Father's Day!

This week I am honored and proud to have been invited to be the Guest Designer at Ooh La La for Challenge #181. The topic of the challenge is USE CIRCLES AND SQUARES.  I was gifted with pre-colored images and papers and chose from this set named  Fishing - Yesterday's Memories. I loved working with these papers and this design since I don't often get to do 'guy' cards.


The four fish in the small green circles are free clip art that I found through Google on the computer. I used two sizes of round Marvy punches and then put a dash of glitter around each one for some shine. I colored them lightly in keeping with the colors of the pre-colored image. It's not noticeable in the photo, but I printed out the basket that holds the fish twice and cut one out and raised it with foam tape so it's 3-D on the card. I punched my sentiment out with a Stampin' Up punch and then used my black pen to do some 'stitching' around the sentiment.

The Design Team at Ooh La La have made some extraordinary projects for Challenge #181 of USE CIRCLES AND SQUARES and would love to have you join in this challenge.  Thank you, Anne and the Design Team, for inviting me to join you as your Guest Designer for this challenge!

                                                                             Hugs,
                                                                     Gail

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Roses and more roses

There's a new challenge at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and it's ROSES.  You must have roses on your creation whether it be roses in the image, on the paper or added to your creation.  I used this beautiful image named Rose from The Paper Shelter. Although she has roses in her hair, I also found paper in my stash that had roses on it...and I couldn't resist adding more roses on the card. I made this card and stamped a Mother's Day sentiment inside it and gave it to my Mom. It's sitting in her curio cabinet with some of my other card creations I've given her.


 I colored my image with Copics and added just a touch of Hero Arts Iridescent glitter to the roses in her hair. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley and the lace, pink jewels and pink pearls are from my stash. Do you like her tiny pearl earring?  My best friend, Lillian, sent me a pack of itsy bitsy pearls and they're just the perfect size to be an earring. Thanks, Lillian!


My flowers are from Wild Orchid and the leaves are a Martha Stewart punch. I added a touch of glue from my Zig Glue Pen to the edges of the flower petals and then sprinkled the Hero Arts Iridescent glitter on the wet glue. I'm trying to use up some of these glitters that I've collected since 1990 (are they antiques?) since I have an over-abundance of glitter! My bow is seam binding and I've attached a silver heart charm to the bow and then glued a rose in the center.


We're sponsored by The Paper Shelter who has donated this awesome prize:

http://www.thepapershelter.com/

The Design Team members have really outdone themselves with their projects made for this challenge of ROSES and I hope you'll go on over to The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog and take a look at them. I hope you'll join us this week with your creation with roses!

                                                                                 Hugs, 
                                                     Gail


This card is entered in the following challenges:
Art Impressions, Sister Act, Frosted Designs, Di's Digi Designs, Glitter n Sparkle, Monday Morning Challenges, Scrap-Creations, The Sisterhood of Crafters, Crafting by Designs, Sparkle n Sprinkle, Emerald Faeries, Crafts Galore Encore, Stamp and Create, Be Crafty and Craft, The Sisters of Craft, The Paper Nest Dolls, DigiChoosday, Party Time Tuesdays, Pattie's Creations, Scrappers Delights, Art by Miran, Crafty Boots, DigiChoosday, Creatalicious, Deep Ocean (Bingo: Flowers, Lace, Butterfly)Cute as a Button, Paradise of Stamps