Sunday, May 13, 2012

Joan's Challenge Garden Theme

Good Morning Ladies,
Happy Mother's Day! I got up this morning and finished up my card for the Joan's Challenge Garden Theme.
You can enjoy and join us in this challenge. Just click on this link. http://www.atjoansgardens.com/2012/05/this-weeks-challenge_10.html
The challenge this week I found to be quite a challenge. Here are requirements for the challenge....
Use a garden theme
Use a sentiment
Make a flower using micro beads or flower soft for the center
Use an embossed background
The challenge for me was to create a flower using flower soft or micro beads for the center. I have two colors of flower soft that I could locate. One was sand and the other koala grey. I wanted to use flower soft so these were the colors I had to work with. My other challenge was to create a flower I had not created before. So I spent quite a bit of time watching flower making tutorials on You Tube. I'm gonna tell you there are a lot of them on there.
Here is my challenge card....
 I started out making the flower first. This flower is created using coffee pot filters. I die cut two sizes of circle scallops from coffee filters using a spellbinders die set. I sprayed the cut shapes with Tim Holtz color wash. I then used my heat gun to dry them. They start to curl on their own. I put them together with a brad in the center. I filled the center with glue and added the Koala flower soft to the center. I let this dry over night. I then scrunched the petals to make a puffy flower. I thought the bears with the flower pot were the perfect garden theme. Always with the animals...LOL. My bear scene is colorized with Prisma pencil, Gamsol, and Spica pens. I added my friends sentiment cut with a spellbinders die set. For the embossed background I used a sizzix embossing folder. The very back background paper is from Graphics 45. It is the Curiosity Shoppe colllection. My friend Judy picked this up for me at Joan's. I had ordered it and I love it. I wanted to put it to use right away.
 This is the inside of my card.
A photo of just the flower. I like this flower and will be making more. Thanks Joan and Selma for another great challenge that pushed me to a new level.
Happy Scraps,
Mrs. Swandog

5 comments:

Joan Fricker said...

Lori, your flower is beautiful. Coffee filters...how interesting.
The color wash did a great job on coloring too. Great card.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Joan Fricker said...

Lori, your flower is beautiful. Coffee filters...how interesting.
The color wash did a great job on coloring too. Great card.

Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challenge.

Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Memaw said...

Hey Lori,

Love the flower, and the whole bear concept. Don't you just love the spica pens - I use them all the time. Great card.
Judy

Georgei said...

well I guess I have to try this out to make flowers with coffee filter
your flower is so very beautiful and all so your image
well your card is very pretty
GOOD LUCK
HUGS

Diane said...

"Beary" cute..... :>) .....beautiful flower, too!!