Sunday, April 17, 2011

Joans Gardens #14


This card is for Joans Garden's #14. Here is the recipe for this week's challenge:

1. Color challenge of orange, red, and green
2. Die cut circle - any kind
3. Design paper with lines
4. Use a bird or something from Nature

I managed to get all the requirements into this card, but it took me a while to put it all together! The red & orange combo really threw me as they're not colors I often pair with one another. The floral DP had yellow flower centers, but I colored over them with an orange copic. The green horizontal panel has very light lines in it and you'll see them if you click the photo. The image was a free digi from Beccy's Place and I colored it with Copics. I cut it using a Spellbinders Labels 4, leaving two leaves to spill over the edge. I matted it with green galore and used Spellbinders circles and scalloped circles for the sentiment panel, which was matted with tangerine tango cardstock. I added orange stickles to the flower centers and black pearls to the butterfly and sentiment panel. The butterfly was done with a MS punch.
That's it for now, but I'm sure I'll be back again soon :)

Carol

10 comments:

Irene (Ivy Swan Cards) said...

Beautiful card! Awesome design, coloring and color choices. I love how the leaves overlap the framing!

Donna Hanley said...

Carol, Great Card. They seemed like odd color choices to me also, but you made it work very nice. The stickles really shows up in this one. the little black pearls add just the right amount of bling. One again, you nailed it.
Talk to you later.

Beccy said...

Fantastic card Carol, so bright and happy! I really like the colour scheme and think you were very clever to alter the patterned paper to match the image. Thanks for sharing the link!
Cheers,
Beccy

Joanne (jojot) said...

I just LOVE the luscious colors.....eye catching card

Diane Jaquay said...

oh my, those flowers are GORGEOUS, such a lovely card!!!

Marlene said...

Fabulous colors (and coloring) on this card! NICE!

Benzi said...

All requirements met and a gorgeous card, too. Love it, Carol. Good use of the orange Copic
to color those little centers.

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Beautiful card, Carol! Looks like you nailed all of the elements this week! Love those flowers!

JD said...

Very pretty Carol, great way to use red and orange together!

Denise Marzec said...

Wow, this is really beautiful, gf!