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Monday, June 13, 2016

Splish, Splash, Splosh

It's that time again...time for a new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog. The topic for this month is SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLOSH. The Team has had a great time with the topic and I hope you'll visit The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and see their creations.  I used this adorable image from Crafty Sentiments Designs named Annabel Mermaid's Hair. Here's the card closed:

 
Here's the card open:
 

The dies I used are: Nellie Snellen oval; QuickKutz pink frame; chair, tiny seashells and sailboat by Impression Obsession; crab by Joy; seagulls, beach umbrella and wave by La La Land; lobster by Memory Box; sailboat by Frantic Stamper; and, seaweed,  jellyfish, seahorse, water by Magnolia.  applied Warm Glitter Ritz with my Sakura glue pen on all of the sea life. The bubbles from the sea life are done with my Folk Art Papier Glass Finish. I colored my image with Copics and covered her entire tail with my clear Wink of Stella pen. I used Versacolor White ink on the waves and then clear embossing over it then applied my Kirarina Wink white on the tip of the waves.


Our sponsor, Crafty Sentiments Designs, is giving the winner of our challenge three (3) digital images of the winner's choice!  Take a look at the images over at Crafty Sentiments Designs to see some very cute images! It will be very hard to pick only 3 if you're our winner!

http://craftysentimentsdesigns.co.uk/

The Team at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog hope you'll join us this month for our challenge of SPLISH, SPLASH, SPLOSH!

                                                                                               Hugs,
                                                                Gail


This card is entered in the challenge at Crafty Sentiments Challenge Blog

Friday, June 10, 2016

My little greenhouse.

I saw a picture of a little greenhouse on a 'do-it-yourself' site on Pinterest a few months ago. I thought it was so cute! I sent the picture to my husband, Tim and all my friends showing off this adorable greenhouse. Below is the picture that was on Pinterest, isn't it a cute little greenhouse?!




So, I started collecting what I needed to make myself one of these. The very first problem is that I live in Phoenix, Arizona, USA. We don't have wood sashes like this around and in the small area of downtown, which is called the Historic District, those houses are treasured and you won't find them remodeling and trashing what makes those houses historic!  So, I went to vintage places to find them. Hence, my first experience at: (1) Highland Yard Vintage, (2) Junk in the Trunk Vintage, (3) Melrose Vintage, (4) Sweet Salvage, (5) and assorted antique/vintage shops in Carefree, Arizona.


After 2 months of collecting windows, old screws, old hinges (thank you to my best friend, Lillian, in Michigan for providing me with almost all of the hinges we used--and she had to shop twice since the USPS lost the first 13 hinges she sent to me, old washers, an old door handle, a cast iron bracket, but couldn't find an old table that was the right size, right height or would withstand the brutal summers in the desert of Arizona. So, Tim decided to build our table. And I helped and even used power tools!  The legs of OUR table, unlike the one above, are made from 4x4's and we turned them on his lathe!  I turned one, my daughter Stephanie turned one, and Tim turned 2. All of them are different patterns, too! We found a neat chair (?) spindle that Tim used across the top front to help the greenhouse stay squared. We also picked up 2 baby crib (?) spindles that we used on the roof windows for decoration.


We needed to paint and seal the wood against the sun that would rot it and I mixed my own white chalk paint and painted everything. Then I painted over all of it with a taupe tone of paint. Then another coat of chalk paint...then we distressed each wood piece. After that, I sealed each item with chalk paint sealant, inside and out.


Tim had to build a frame for the roof so the roof windows had a good support rather than just leaning on the side windows and you can see the wood frame that is attached to the top of the sides, and the roof windows sit on it. He also build the peak so that my little greenhouse has a finished look to it (unlike the photo above that inspired me to start this project). Keep in mind I had old used screws, old washers, and used hinges to construct this, and we built this with what we had. No, the roof does not open, but the entire greenhouse is held together with hinges and can withstand any storm coming through our yard! I can promise you that my little greenhouse is a whole lot sturdier than the photograph that got me started on this project.


Now that you've read the above, you're waiting to see my little greenhouse, right?  Well, we took a poll and it even has a name.  Here is my little Bloomin' Room. It's 30 inches x 30 inches and stands 18" off the ground. My daughter helped me find each of the little treasures in and around the Bloomin' Room, and Lillian provided me with the ladybug (she sits right under the greenhouse), a wire basket and a brass container (which holds succulents inside the 'room').



Tim worked really hard on this little greenhouse and planned it so well. I had bought shorter and more narrow windows for the front door and the back so that water would drain out of it and so that the door would open and close without it being too tight. He did a beautiful job, with me helping on every step of it...and he made sure I helped with it so I realized this wasn't a "slap together over the weekend" project. I now know that what some people consider a 'weekend' DIY project, might not be completely accurate. And boy, do I know that now!!!!  We kept all the original hardware on the windows, so there are window locks and handles that are authentic when these really were used as house windows!

I was looking at cards on different blogs one day and saw a card made with a rubber stamp by Magnolia. I thought to myself: well, it's a bit different than mine, but the same idea. I ordered the stamp and did something I rarely do...I made a card for Tim that wasn't for his birthday or Father's Day! Hahahhaa.  I made him a Thank You card for helping me take a picture on Pinterest and turn it into reality.


So this post is a "just because" post. It's not for a DT assignment or any challenges. It's a special thank you to Tim, Stephanie and Lillian because without them, I'd never all the parts I needed to build the Bloomin' Room.

                                                                                     With love,
                                                           Gail



Wednesday, June 8, 2016

Baby, it's cold outside!

The new monthly challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is WARM WINTER CLOTHING.  No matter where you live, you probably have some type of cold weather and have to pull out the coats, sweaters, hats, muffs, gloves, mittens or boots. So, please pick an image that includes WARM WINTER CLOTHING. I used this adorable image from All Dressed Up named Little Skater.


I colored my image with Copics and added Stardust Stickles to the edges of her frilly skirt. I used Memory Box dies: snowflake wreath, snowflake and mittens; Silver Deco Dots by Queen &  Co.; Pebbles Chalk to give my mittens a touch of color; and, the sentiment is by Lili of the Valley.


Our sponsor this month is All Dressed Up who is offering 3 digital images of the winner's choice as a prize!  Take a look at the images at All Dressed Up and I'm sure you'll agree that they are some of the cutest images around. Thank you, Anne Lise at All Dressed Up, for providing the images to the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Team.

https://www.etsy.com/shop/alldressedupstamps

The Team has created some fabulous cards to inspire you for the Christmas at Sweet Stampin' challenge of WARM WINTER CLOTHING. Please hop over to the blog and take a look at their creations and I know you won't be disappointed!

                                                                               Hugs,
                                                    Gail


This card is entered in the following challenge:  All Dressed Up

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

Pretty in Peach

I always look forward to the first of every month. Not because I get to pay my mortgage, but because it means the start of a new month and new challenges!  The new challenge for June at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW.  The Team at Craft-Dee BowZ used our own images this month and I chose this beautiful image by Make It Crafty for my card.
This post is picture heavy, but I want to share the elements with you since I think it's such a beautiful image and I'm pleased with my coloring after attending the COPIC Boot Camp May 13-15. Yes, it was three days long, with the days going 9am-9pm (except Sunday we left at 6pm). It's called Boot Camp for a darn good reason!
Isn't this image just the sweetest! I love that she's digital, too, enabling me to size her to fit my 6"x6" card comfortably. I colored her with Copics and then used my extra fine white Sharpie paint pen to make the polka dots on her apron. The die behind my image is by Marianne Designs.
My flowers are an assortment from Marianne Designs, byThita, The Ribbon Girl and Wild Orchid Crafts. I added a bit of lace in my flower arrangement, too, just because.
This is a lovely sentiment and one that I don't use very often. I ordered it on-line from Stempelglede and it came in a package with other wonderful sentiments. I used an oval punch and an oval scallop punch on the sentiment.
I've found out that some of the cutest charms for my cards can be purchased in the jewelry section at Michael's and JoAnn's. I love this little gold charm, peach enameled with the iridescent jewels on it and a peach glass bead hanging from it. I got this one at Michael's.
This is my triple looped bow made with peach satin ribbon. My bow came out wonderfully and I had no trouble making it using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This little tool is awesome and if you have one, I bet you like yours as much as I like mine. They're so easy to use, and make a fool proof perfect bow.

I used a Martha Stewart border punch, and a Martha Stewart butterfly punch. The pearls and jewels are from my stash, and the pretty peach lace and peach ribbon are from Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ. Thanks, Donna! I sewed my paper layers and for the last step, I added gesso to my card to keep with the shabby chic look I tried to achieve.

I hope you'll take a look at the Craft-Dee BowZ Design Team's cards for June by clicking here. I know you won't be disappointed! I hope you'll feel inspired to join us this month at Craft-Dee BowZ for our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW challenge!
                                                                   
                                                                            Hugs,
                                                 Gail


Monday, May 23, 2016

Is it Christmas in May?

If there are "Christmas in July" challenges, why can't I make a Christmas card in May! I love making Christmas/winter cards and when the Design Team at Craft-Dee BowZ was given the challenge of Music to My Ears and we needed to use teal, black and white, I admit to being a little stumped. But as I went through my notebook of stamps in the music category and ran across this stamp by Our Daily Bread, I knew just what image stamp I had that fit this sentiment. This Wild Rose Studio nativity stamp is totally precious to me and I hope you like it, too. Remember the challenge for you is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A  HAND MADE BOW.
I colored my image with Copics but used chalk around the star and over the sentiment. The musical note die cut is by Memory Box. And to keep the scene as I imagined, I used this wood plank paper to represent the barn where Jesus was born. I added white flocking to the lamb and bunny for texture.
This white organza bow is a triple loop bow made on my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. I truly could never manage this bow without my Craft-Dee BowZ tool as how would you ever hold the loops and pull them to come out as beautiful as this bow! My husband was standing over my shoulder talking to me about other 'stuff' as I made the bow and he paused in awe as I looped this around, tied it off and slid it off the rods. He said, and I'll quote: Wow, that was easy".  This little bow maker is a treasure I will have forever, keep close on hand, and when the day comes I don't need it, I'm passing it down to my daughter. It's one of my least expensive tools, used regularly, never fails me, doesn't need electricity, is portable and can hang by a push pin (how do I know this? Cause it's on a push pin on the wall next to my craft table). And, if anyone out there over thinks their card making and embellishments (like I do), I used this white organza because to me it represents purity.
The Design Team at Craft-Dee BowZ each has a Tuesday to post a project. If you've missed any of the posts, please come on over to the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog and scroll down to see each of the projects by the four Design Team members.  As always, our monthly challenge to all entrants is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. I hope you'll add a hand made bow to your project and enter our challenge this month!

                                                                                         Hugs,
                                                           Gail

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Winter Fun!

Today begins a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' and the topic is WINTER FUN. We're looking for fun things that you do in the winter season. It can be an outdoor sport or activity such as sledding, snowman building, ice skating, skiing, caroling, or an indoor activity such as decorating the Christmas tree, baking cookies, making a gingerbread house. There are oodles of images that fit WINTER FUN and it must be a winter activity of some sort!

I used this adorable image from Little Miss Muffet Stamps. Her name is Polka Dot Pal Noeleen.

The tree die is by Magnolia, the die around my image is by QuicKutz, the ice skates die is by Impression Obsession, and the poinsettia die is by Sue Wilson. My papers are from a Carta Bella paper pack. The assorted green pearls, metal button and sequins are from my stash.


We're being sponsored by Little Miss Muffet Stamps this month! Have you ever been to the LMMS store? You're in for a wonderful treat, so please click on the link above or the picture below and have a peek!


http://www.littlemissmuffetstamps.com/

Little Miss Muffet Stamps will award one $6.00 Gift Certificate for the random winner of this challenge.  The Gift Certificate can be used towards anything in the LMMS store, including Digital Stamps, Rubber Stamps and/or Metal Dies!
The Christmas at Sweet Stampin' Design Team has had a great time creating their cards this month with these fabulous images. We hope you'll enjoy what we've made and will join us for our WINTER FUN challenge. Thank you, Barbara at Little Miss Muffet Stamps, for sponsoring our challenge this month!

                                                                                   
                                                                                Hugs,
                                                     Gail


This card is entered in the challenge at Little Miss Muffet.





Monday, May 9, 2016

Escape to the Country

Where do you live? In the city, a suburb or out in the country? No matter where, I bet everyone wishes for some peace and quiet sometimes! Today begins the new challenge at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog and the topic is ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY. Your card or project needs to be designed around escaping to the country.

Our sponsor this month is 2 Cute Ink and we've used these adorable stamps in our posts. Thank you, 2 Cute Ink for letting me use this image named Sunflower Girl.



I've colored my image with Copics and I colored the sky background with blue chalk. The clouds are die cuts from My Favorite Things and I used double stick adhesive on them and applied white flocking. I used a watering can die cut by Impression Obsession, a fence die cut by Marianne Designs and an octagon punch by Fiskars for the bumblebee hive. The flowers are from byThita and the 3-D bumblebees are by Jolee.



Here's what the octagons look like mounted on black paper and then clipped around them.



Our sponsor, 2 Cute Ink, has so many cute images at the on-line store. Take a peek and I'm sure you'll find one you just have to have!  The winner of this challenge gets to choose 2 images of his/her choice from the on-line store!



The Design Team has created the cutest cards with these adorable images. Please stop by here and take a look at them. I hope you'll join us at The Cutie Pie Challenge Blog for our ESCAPE TO THE COUNTRY challenge this month!


                                                                                       Hugs,
                                                         Gail





Saturday, April 30, 2016

Waiting for you!


Don't you just love the 1st of every month?! So many challenges begin on the 1st of each month and Craft-Dee BowZ is just one of them!  So, here we go and I hope you'll join us in May. The challenge this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW. I used this Magnolia stamp named Tilda with Rose for my card.


I colored my image with Copics and I used an embossing folder for the bricks with black paper that had a white core and then I sanded it. After fussy cutting around her legs, I slid the bricks under her, taped it down on the back and then used an oval diecut to cut it all out. I mounted it on this pretty die cut in black by Sue Wilson. The little black dots on the white cardstock are enamel dots.


The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts and the Ribbon Girl. The pretty swirl and heart die cut is by Magnolia. The turquoise rhinestone swirl is by Michael's and the Hello die cut is from my best friend, Lillian. My teal ribbon is satin and I pleated it and used glue dots to hold it in place as I went across the page. The black ribbon is sheer organza. My bow is double looped and was so easy to make with my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. This little tool is small, handy and easy to transport, so if you go to crops or to classes, this bow tool is for you!  I added a small red rose to the center of my bow to match the rose that Tilda is holding. A dash of glitter on all the flowers petals adds a touch of sparkle.


The team has made some beautiful creations again this month. Since we're a team of only four, it doesn't take long to take a look at our creations. All comments are welcome, too!  Our challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HAND MADE BOW and I'll hope you'll join us this month!

                                                                                           Hugs,
                                                            Gail
This card is entered in the following challenges:
Magnolia-licious, Midweek Magnolias, All About Magnolia

Monday, April 25, 2016

Flowers, Fleurs, Blumes, Fiores, Flors ...

Today is my day to post on Craft-Dee BowZ. Such fun that we each have our own Tuesday each month! The Design Team used the colors yellow, lavender and moss green this month. I used this beautiful image named Spring Cart from Robyn's Fetish, our sponsor.



I colored this image with my Zig watercolor markers and this was the first time I've used them. I can use some practice, but what better way to practice than with a flower image!! 

The colors we used this month were perfect for me. ;) With Mother's Day approaching in May, I always make my mom a pretty card. Her favorite color is yellow and my dad's favorite color was purple and I know this card might make my mom a little sad for a moment since dad is in heaven now, but I thought she'd like to have their two favorite colors together. It took me a bit to find this paper in my stash and it's from a pad by Wild Rose. I used my Memory Box rectangle die and a die by Marianne for the ferns. The tags are stamps by Lili of the Valley.



Thank you, Donna at Craft-Dee BowZ, for this beautiful yellow sheer ribbon. It was the absolute perfect ribbon for this card being that it's so sheer and made a beautiful double bow. I made my double looped bow with my Craft-Dee BowZ Tool and left the tail on one side long so I could wrap it around my design paper. The yellow flat back smooth bubbles are from Queen & Co. The purple jewels in the corner are crystals that have a beautiful shine to them!



Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge. They are a division of I Did It Creations, and was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn owns a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge!!

I hope you've been watching the Design Team's creations posted each Tuesday and if you've missed any of the projects this month, please go here and scroll down. Be ready to be delighted with the projects we each have done using an image from Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More!


                                                                                      Hugs,
                                                         Gail



Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Winter Animals

It's the second Wednesday of the month and time for a new challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'. Our topic for this challenge is:  ANIMALS in winter.  Your animal needs to be a winter animal, or an animal dressed for winter since we are a Christmas challenge. 

We have a sponsor this month, All Dressed Up, and I was given this adorable image to use. Thank you Wendy at ADU! The name of this stamp is Christmas Post.


I colored my image with my new Zig watercolor markers. The technique I used was to color a small area and then wet that area of the image and slide the color around with a small wet paintbrush. I'll be using this technique more since I love the watercolor look. To put this card in perspective, it's 5"x7". The snow was made with white puffy paint and then I sprinkled Cool Glitter Ritz on it. The snowflakes aren't showing up well, but they're colored light blue and then I used my Sakura glue pen and applied Cool Glitter Ritz all over them, too.  The paws on the sentiment are buttons with the backs cut off and glued on.


Our sponsor, All Dressed Up, is offering 3 digital images of the winner's choice as the prize. If you have never visited their site, you're missing out on some very cute images! Click on the link in my post to go to the store!

 
The Team at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have made some awesome cards to inspire you this month. I hope you'll visit us and will join our challenge of ANIMALS in winter since it's never too early to start Christmas cards!
 
                                                                                    Hugs,
                                                          Gail

Monday, April 11, 2016

Woodland Friends

Today begins Challenge 98 at the Cutie Pie Challenge Blog.  Our topic for this month is CUTE WOODLAND FRIENDS. I used this adorable image from our sponsor, Pink Gems Designs, named Christmas Freddie.


I colored my image with Copics and used the following supplies: Die-namics stitched dies, Memory Box snowflake dies, Cool Glitter Ritz for the snow and on the die cut snowflakes, Whimsy round sentiment, White fine tip Sharpie for his polka dot scarf, Stampin'Up snowflake stamps for the background embossed with white embossing powder then chalked over them and using a tissue, rubbed the chalk off the embossed snowflakes, Stampin' Up paper and teal satin ribbon. Here's a close-up of this cute fox.


Our sponsor this month is Pink Gem Designs who has provided the Design Team with these very cute images to use!

http://www.pinkgemdesigns.com/catalog/index.php
And the prize to the winner is:
2 "single" digi stamps of the winner's choice!


The Design Team has created beautiful cards to inspire you and would love if you'd visit and leave a comment on their blogs.  I hope you'll join us for this challenge CUTE WOODLAND FRIENDS.
                                                                                 
                                                                                 Hugs, 
                                                        Gail





Thursday, March 31, 2016

Me and my buddy, Linus

Today is the beginning of a new month, and the start of a new challenge at Craft-Dee BowZ. The challenge for this month is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. I used this adorable image from Little Miss Muffet named Polka Dot Pal Gail. (No this is not a coincidence that my name and the image's name is the same...read below!)

I used the following dies on my card: Dienamics double stitched oval, Joy square behind the oval, QuicKutz corner swirl and Frantic Stamper sentiment "hugs". My paper is by Whimsy and the crocheted heart, lace, sequins and pearls are from my stash of supplies.


I'd like to fill you in on this digital image. I won the Weekly Giveaway at Little Miss Muffet in December. The prize was working with Barbara of LMM to design a custom stamp for me. Can you think of a better prize...a stamp that you help design and is made to your liking? It was easy for me to give suggestions for my stamp since I designed it after me! I wear a ponytail, I live where it's hot (so summer clothes) and I have a young lemon colored beagle named Linus (I also have a smaller tri-color beagle named Lucy).

This is the image we finalized and I colored the beagle here like Linus and have included a picture of him below. The difference between me and the image on my card is that I have gray hair and the image has black hair. And, the difference between Linus and the image on the card is that he has grown up a bit!
Here's a close-up picture of the image. I colored it with Copics.
I always save the best for last...here's my fabulous triple looped satin bow and I added a dog paw button (with the back cut off) in the middle of my bow. This bow came out wonderful using my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. I could never have made it without the assistance of my bow tool and it was so easy to make, too!


Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is proud to sponsor this challenge.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More, a division of I Did It Creations, was created and is owned by Robyn Weinrib. Robyn offers a wonderful variety of digital stamps and digital papers, designed to meet the needs of all digital paper crafting addicts for every occasion.

Robyn's Fetish Digital Stamps And More is happy to award 3 digital stamps of the winner's choice to the winner of this challenge!
http://robynsfetish.com/


The Design Team at Craft-Dee BowZ have all created some beautiful creations to inspire you to join us and I hope we'll see you at our ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW challenge this month!


                                                                                       Hugs,
                                                          Gail


Monday, March 21, 2016

Fairy Sweet!

Hello, it's the fourth Tuesday of the month and my turn to post on the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge blog. Our challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW. This month we have a sponsor, Cute As A Button, and I was given this beautiful image name Lagoon Fairy to use for my card. The Design Team also had a challenge to use the color purple and the item of paint chips on our projects. Paint chips are a wonderful addition to your supplies. The stock is heavier and are great to use when die cutting. So the next time you walk through a paint department, get a few and try them!


I colored my image with my new Polychromos Pencils and am delighted with the results of the pencils. I added some Cool Glitter Ritz to her wings, a bit of tan flocking to the cattails, and Glossy Accents to the water drops and water. The clear iridescent sequins, the purple and pink rhinestones are from my stash. And, do you see my paint chips?  I took 2 large ones, put them together so they were large enough for my card, and then mounted them on white paper. It almost makes it look like I have 4 separate pieces of purple for the background.

 
I used flowers from my favorite stores:  I Am Roses, Wild Orchid and byThita.  
 
 
I'm so happy with the way my double looped satin bow came out, too. using my Craft-Dee BowZ bow Tool. I added an extra tail of a darker lavender to the bow. This bow was super easy to do, even adding the extra tail while using my bow tool. It frees up my hands so I don't have to hold so much and can do double and triple bows and add extra tails, with ease!
 
 
Our sponsor for this month is Cute As A Button who will award the winner of this challenge with 2 single digital images of your choice! Have you seen the images at Cute As A Button? I think they're wonderful and are definitely images you'll like, too!

 https://cute-as-a-button-stamps.myshopify.com

Thanks for coming over and looking at my card and reading the details of it. I hope you've seen Vicki's and Tracey's cards this month...and if you haven't, please stop by the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge, scroll down, and take a peek at their posts. I know you won't regret the few moments it takes to see their projects. Remember that the challenge is ANYTHING GOES AND INCLUDE A HANDMADE BOW

                                                                                 Hugs,
                                                        Gail
This card is entered in the challenge Champion of Champions Design Team Challenge and World Wide Open Design Team Challenge

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

Elisabeth Bell's Rosie's Posies

For the past few years I have filled my plate with DT projects.  I cut back on some of my DT responsibilities for 2016 and am enjoying a bit more time at my craft table rather than my computer and that included entering challenges. Here's a card I made for fun; just for the heck of it.  I used this adorable image by Elisabeth Bell named Rosie's Posies.


The diecut behind my image is by Marianne and the sentiment with matching die cut are from Whimsy. I used a Martha Stewart border punch on the lower part of the card. The flowers are from Wild Orchid Crafts, byThita and I Am Roses. The assorted green leaves are from Wild Orchid. The green glitter swirl is by Prima and was clear rhinestones and I colored them with my Copic green marker. The gold pearls are from JoAnn's and the ribbon with the button in the middle is from my stash as well as all the different embellishments going across the page.


I colored my image with Copics and added a touch of Hero Arts glitter with my glue pen to the flowers in her hands, the flowers in the arrangement and on the die cut behind the image. I inked the edge of my oval and then applied clear embossing powder for some shine (that isn't showing well in the photos).

Thanks for stopping by and I'd love you to Follow my blog!

                                                                                                 Hugs,
                                                                  Gail


I'm entering this card in these challenges:
Our Crafty Corner, Crafty Sentiments, Glitter 'n Sparkle, Elisabeth Bell's World Challenge, CCC Digi Creations, Lemon Shortbread, Champion of Champions, Crafty Calendar, Sweet Stamps, Inky Impressions