Friday, January 27, 2012

Joan's Garden Challenge 3 2012

Good Morning Ladies,
Yesterday was another busy day off. Took a friend to pick up her car. I had lunch with Dave. Then off to agility training with Windy and Harley. Then back to watch Lucas. I was tired last night but I did manage to finish Joan's Garden Challenge 3 2012.
The requirements are:
card size 4 1/4 by 5 1/2
Pink, Green, and some Purple
distressed edges
piercing
Another fun challenge by Joan and Selma.
Check out the challenge and Joan's blog here http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/01/this-weeks-challege.html
Here is my challenge card....
 To start this card off I used pink card stock for the background. I layered a piece of Bo Bunny paper from the Garden Girl Collection pad I purchased at Joan's last week. The floral leaves were cut from Tim Holtz distressed cardstock. I cut them using a leaf spellbinder die. I then distressed them with a Tim Holtz sanding block and my scissors. The flower was created using a Heartfelt Creations stamp set I purchased at Joan's. I added pop dots to make this flower 3-D. To complete the flower I added a pearl sprig. I love these pearl sprigs. They can be found at your local craft store in the wedding department. I used a spellbinder die cut from Tim Holtz card stock and stamped Happy Birthday on it. I then used my piercing tool to do a double row of piercing on the die cut. Purple polka dotted ribbon finishes this card off.

A side view of the popped flower. The petals are curved just slightly.
I love a good challenge and piercing is not something I normally do. So this sent me outside of the box. Thanks again Joan and Selma. Keep those challenges coming!
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

3 comments:

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

OH WOW this is beautiful! LOVE that flower ... great job! It's always great fun to see what you create for Joan's challenges! Thanks for inspiration!

Donna said...

Mrs. Swandog your card is so very pretty!!! That PP is so colorful an your flower looks wonderful with it!! That is also one beautiful flower.
Great job.
hugs
Donna

melody2542 said...

I love all the different things you used together on one piece. Cool looking card!! Thanks again. Glad to have you back!!!