Saturday, February 5, 2011

Joans Gardens #5

I finally completed a card for Joan's Garden's challenge #5. The requirements for this challenge are:
Use Coral/Pink and Green for your colors
A birthday sentiment
Vintage paper
Handmade or punched flower
I struggled with this challenge for quite some time, and finally scrapped everything and started over. Ever have one of those days?!?! I couldn't find any shades of pink & green that I was happy with, but I finally settled on some Shabby Vintage dp from Tim Holtz for my pink color. The green is celery dp and ribbon. The sentiment was done with basic grey ink on an EK punched pane and sponged with some tattered rose ink. The flower was made with 5 different paper patterns & 5 scallop punches, cut in toward the center, crushed, curled and distressed in every possible way, then held together with a large brad. The leaves were folded pieces of cardstock run through the crimper and hand cut. I used some pink and green gemstone bling from my stash for the final touch.
That will do it for me for this Saturday, so enjoy your weekend folks, and thanks for stopping by!



Joan Fricker said...

Carol, oh yes I have lots of those days. Sometime things just don't come together and there isn't use continuing. But, you certainly did an beautiful job on the finished card. Great job!

Thanks so much for joining us in Joan's Gardens #5 Weekly card Challenge. I love seeing all the creative ideas.


Diane Jaquay said...

Love this Carol, very shabby-licious!!

Sue from Oregon said...

I always admire anyone that can do shabby chic..nice job...that syle is way over my head LOL!

Benzi said...

Carol, your flower is so pretty..great job. The crimped leaves are just perfect. I really like your sentiment piece, also. I wanted to tell you I shared your snow pictures and the 'On the Farm' card with my hubby. He loved the card and really thought the snow pictures were awesome.

JD said...

Very pretty Carol, Made in my "favorite" color combination.

Denise Marzec said...

I'm in love with that flower. So pretty!!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Glad you came back and tried again, Carol! This is just gorgeous and I love that TH paper pad. Thanks for reminding me to pull it off the shelf!

Beebeebabs said...

Absolutely beautiful card tfs!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

beautiful card with that multilayered bloom....fabbo

Anke said...

WOW Carol your card is so beautiful, very pretty.


Elise said...

THIS is exquisite, my dear! POSITIVELY! Oh, THOSE colors: THAT PAPER! That FLOWER! Oh, you had me at HAPPY BIRTHDAY, but I stayed for the glory of your talented hands! Positively GORGEOUS!