Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Joan's Gardens Weekly Challenge and Guest Designer Call





This week for the challenge at Joan's Gardens we are going to do something different.  We are planning to do a blog hop  May 15th and are looking for 6 Guest Designers to participate.  To select our guest designers, we are asking everyone to create a card or project that includes one or more flowers that you created with either punches or dies and submit it in this week's challenge at Joan's Gardens.  You can create any type of flower/s you wish.  There are no requirements for the rest of your card/project.   Joan and I will be selecting 6 cards we really like and ask those people if they would like to be a guest designer for our blog hop.  You are not required to participate.   A set of new dies will be furnished to each guest designer to work with for the blog hop. We really look forward to seeing your creative flowers. 




Now to tell you about my card.  I used the Cheery Lynn "Sweet Williams" (D137) die to create my flowers.  There are four layers to create each flower.  They were shaped with the tools from the Flower Tool Kit, then glued together.  The stamens were punched out with the PunchBunch "Sky Flake" punch.  There is one medium and one large Sky Flake in each flower.  The leaves were die cut using the Cheery Lynn "Tropical Leaves" (B119) die.    I created two "buds" with the "Sweet William" dies then used the "maple leaf" from the Cheery Lynn "Small Leaves #1" (D133) to wrap around it for the greenry around the bud.  The pretty doily behind the flowers is the new Cheery Lynn "Horizon Coved Rectangle Mega Doily" (DL193).  These are really fun dies to use.  There are six dies in this set.  You can create many different size doilies with the dies in this set.  I will do a tutorial on how to use these dies at a later date.  Along the bottom I attached a Cheery Lynn "Francesca" (B159) border. 

The doily behind the sentiment is die cut using the Memory Box "Winged Swirl" die.  The JustRite sentiment was stamped and cut out with a circle Nestie and attached with dimensional dots.  

Did you notice that the butterflies appear to be flying?  These are the three Cheery Lynn "Mini Butterflies" (DL112).  They have been attached to a piece of acetate to make them appear to be flying.  The design paper on the back is from the Cosmo Cricket "Joy Ride" mini deck.

I hope you will join us this week in our challenge.  We always look forward to seeing your beautiful cards.  Please go over to Joan's Gardens to review all the Challenge Information.
  
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16 comments:

Nancy said...

How exciting!!! I'm going to have to participate in this challenge for sure! I love your tutorials for hand-making flowers so I'm going to have to find one I can do and play along. I love all your flowers and cards.

Sheila - Ginger said...

Oh WOW! This is just a fabulous card Selma! The colours are so different and everything just seems to pop on the card. Love the flowers and the butterflies. It's just wonderful.

Love Sheila xx

vero said...

bonjour du sud de la france,depuis que j'ai découvert votre blog j'y passe des heures merci pour toutes ses merveilleuses cartes et pour les tuto

GLENDA BROOKS said...

Such a fun card my friend. The flowers are gorgeous and I love the butterflies!

Colleen said...

Such a Gorgeous card
ColleenB.

Barb in Ontario said...

Your cards amaze me!! What a talented lady! Looks forward to seeing your creations every day.

Mary said...

Awesome card...Love it...Your work is very pretty...

Memaw said...

Selma,

I love your card the sweet william flowers are one of my favorites. So creative.
Judy

The Other Patti Sue said...

Another gorgeous work of art! You are the flower queen!

Divinity said...

wow!!!!! your cards are all so beautiful! love love love your flowers -- they look like they're lots of work but they're wonderful! :)

aaemie said...

Gorgeous flowers!

Payne Holler Cards said...

Gorgeous!
Haven't made it to any of Joan's challenges this year....will really try to get a card done for this one!

grace creations said...

As always it's lovely. I like your new topper on your blog. I don't know which I like better because they are both very pretty.

ednamburgess said...

Card is beautiful and love the flowers. Wish you'd do a video showing how you made the flower. Thanks. Edna

Winnie and Patty said...

Selma--another gorgeous creation! Just love it. The added butterflies are the perfect embellishment. TFS

Sandy said...

These flowers are gorgeous too!! What a very pretty card!
Sandy

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