Thursday, January 6, 2011

Joan's Challenge #1

A new year of challenges have started over at Joan's Gardens.  You must go over and see the beautiful card Joan design for her Joan's Garden's Thursday Challenge and get all the details so you can participate.   

The image I chose for this card is from the Heartfelt Creations "Clematis/Cottage PreCut Set".  Part of the challenge was to use a bird or animal and since I love birds, I chose this design.  It was stamped and colored with Copic markers then cut out with a Nestabilities Label 8 die.  A larger die was cut out of lavender card stock to frame the design. I used a paper piercer to go around the edge of the frame. The background behind the birds was chalked with yellow.  Part of the challenge was to use a floral background.  The design paper I chose is from the Kaiser Craft "Lilac Avenue Collection" paper pad and has a "funky" type flower.  I thought maybe I should dress it up a little so used some of the flower punches Joan sells to create a clematis for my embellishment.  The thing I did that is kind of out of my comfort zone is to do some sewing on my card.  I used green thread and it doesn't show up very well.

I hope you will go over and check out Joan's beautiful card.  She used a new Tim Holtz die that I must order.   There are two challenges this week at Joan's Gardens:  A tag challenge and the regular Joan's Garden's Thursday Challenge.  Hope you will join us in the fun for a chance to win a prize.


Chrissy said...

Oh! my gosh, this is lovely Selma.
Good for you doing stitching, I did some on mine too the other day. I have tried in the past and I always went wonky and it looked terrible but I have learnt....slow and steady.Love your color choices, a beautiful card.

Joan Fricker said...

Selma, this is beautiful. Your flower turned out fantastic. Great job on your coloring too. Your sewing makes it extra special too. Thanks for stepping out of your comfort zone!

Thanks too for playing in Joan's
Gardens #1 Weekly challenge. I just love seeing all the beautiful ideas.


Colleen said...

I love this image, it's one of the ones I won over at Joan's challenges.
I see your sewing and it looks fantastic.

Olga said...

Bravo, Bravo!!! Gorgeous card!!!


Oh Selma, this is gorgeous! Just love this image and your flower is wonderful. I don't do much never turns out right! Maybe I need to try again!

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

I am just drooling all over myself over that Clematis you created! Beautiful creation.

Patti said...

Clematis is one of my very favorite flowers! This is a beauty! Hope to have time tonight to play along! Have you seen the SU petal punch and stamp set? Pretty cool!

Sharon Peele said...

Selma you create some of the most beautifull card!!! I just got my first sewing machine. so I'm hoping I can make so cards with sew patterns. Wish me good luck and I really do love your card!!! Awesome job!!!

CraftinGranny said...

Beautiful card Selma! Gorgeous clematis and image. "Hugs" Carol

Janice M said...

Beautiful card Selma! LOVE the flower you created.

velta said...

Another gorgeous creation Selma!!! My goodness I love all of the flowers you use!! These are some of my favorites :)


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