Friday, April 4, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #41


Today's Blogger's challenge was to use the layout at the top of Page 65 in the Spring/Summer catalog. I had several scraps of East Coast Prep designer paper laying on my table, so I decided to pull something together using the colors in the polka dot paper. Flowers have those colors, so I grabbed my much neglected Stitched Exotics (one of the sets I received for making displays at Leadership). I've used it very little since I made all those samples. I stamped the large flower with More Mustard and Real Red craft ink and the Versamark/Soft Sky trick...then used Iridescent Ice to glitter and emboss the flowers. The leaves were stamped in Wild Wasabi. I placed green round Rhinestone brads in the center of each flower and popped them up with dimensionals. Added a greeting from Full of Life in the mini catalog in Basic Black, the DSP semi circle cut with the Coluzzle and the 5/8 Red Grosgrain ribbon. Voila!

Exciting night around here last night...the Ohio State Buckeyes won the NIT Basketball Tournament! Woohoo! Go BUCKS!!!

Have a wonderful day!

25 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

What a wonderfully spring card. It's so nice that so many people are using flowers again on their cards...don't you just LOVE spring?! Fabulous papers and colors!

MJ said...

Connie, this is just beautiful! love the sparkle and the flowers are perfectly arranged in the perfect spot! Love it.

Barb Hardeman said...

Connie this is a beautiful card. Love the bling on your flowers and the colors are so cheerful. Flowers are perfect for this challenge layout...

Basement Stamper said...

Great card, I love those flowers, remind me of the Do the Hula flowers.

Regina Cornelius said...

oooo...very pretty! love your trio of flowers!

tonistamps said...

Great job on the flowers Connie!

Nikki Bond said...

Wow! This is stunning! I love your color choices! {SMILES}

Pat Huntoon said...

Really love the flowers overhanging the sentiment!

amycara said...

Lovely card, Connie. Nice job!

Beckie said...

I love it! The colors are so bright and cheery! Great way to use the inspiration!

Ida said...

Connie, This is super nice. The colors are just so bright & fun. Your flowers are so pretty and really make this card "pop."

Leigh said...

Very nice, Connie! I love your take on the layout!!

KimberlyG said...

What a pretty card! Your flowers are just beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing! :D

Lisa Somerville said...

Love the flowers added to this weeks layout challenge.

Lori said...

This is so pretty! I love how you arranged the flowers and the great color combination.

Barbara said...

Lovely card...bright, cheery, and very Spring-y! Fabulous job.

Allison said...

What a super composition...love everything about it!

Lisa Bohler said...

What a bright and cheerful card!!! Super cute, Connie! I'm so glad it's spring!!!

Sheryl said...

Beautiful! I love your flowers!

Summerthyme Studio said...

This is So pretty!!!!!!!!!

I LOVE the colours.............So fresh!!!


Vicki

Kerry said...

Connie ~this is just gor-G-us!

Stefanie said...

Great card Connie! I love the vibrant colors that you chose. I think your card looks a million times better than the one in the catalog.

Shona said...

This is great! I love how you used all the colors from the DSP. Cute, cute!

Claudia said...

VERY pretty - but I bet it looks even better IRL with the glitter showing up then... great card!

Charlotte said...

Connie, your card is absolutely stunning. Love the irridescent iced glitter flowers. Great job with this challenge!