Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Are you ready for another challenge? This week the challenge at Joan's Gardens is to create a Valentine using non-traditional colors. I have used a piece of Graphic 45 design paper (Le Romantique) that has peach roses in it. I'm not sure if this paper is still available but you can ask Joan. I created a dimensional rose by using the Punch a Bunch "Super Giant Begonia Petals" punch to coordinate with the design paper. Behind the top of the rose, I added one of the Marianne Design "leaves" (LR0192). There are three leaves in this package and I love to use them with all my flowers. I used a Spellbinders die for the green leaves.
Another requirement in this challenge is to use some kind of lace. I used the beautiful Cheery Lynn "Nautical Wheeler Doily" (DL180) under the rose. This is such a lacy doily and looks beautiful under the rose. I cut the doily in half and used it above the band on the card. Across the center I used a coordinating piece of design paper from the Graphic 45 pad for the band. Over the band I add the pretty heart border from Cheery Lynn "Tangled Hearts" (B143). The pretty heart is one of the new Cheery Lynn "Two of Hearts" (DL128). I used the largest heart in this package and stamped the sentiment, which is from the retired , JustRite "Romantic Sentiments" stamp set. The sentiment reads "You hold the Key to my Heart". I used this sentiment because I wanted to use the beautiful Marianne Designs "Key" (LR0193). I really love all the dies you can now purchase from Joan's Gardens. They make it so fun to create beautiful quick and easy cards.
I want to thank all of you that have been entering our weekly challenge. Joan and I love to see your beautiful cards. Maybe you will be the lucky winner from this challenge, determined by a random drawing to win a prize from Joan's Gardens. Remember, the winners of each of the weekly challenges will be entered into the drawing for the $100 gift certificate that will be awarded at the end of the year.
Please go over to Joan's Garden's to read all the information about this week's challenge.