Monday, April 23, 2012

To Everything There is a Season...

Good morning everyone!  I'm sorry, but it's Monday again...seems like they roll around all too quickly.  This morning I'm here to share with you my entry into Joan's Gardens Challenge #15. 
Joan's Gardens will be having a Blog Hop in May and will choose 6 Guest Designers to participate in the hop.  This week Joan asks that we do the following for our card or project:
Make a card or project which includes flowers using dies or punches
Make your card/project the prettiest you can make

I used the Spellbinders Grand Peony Creations dies to make my flowers.  I love the lacy look on the petals this set of dies creates.  I cut the petals out of white card stock and then used Rangers Tattered Rose Distress Ink to color the edges of the petals.  I sprayed them with water and began to shape them.  I usually just curl them in and out, up and down.  In nature each flower is different.  They curl so many different ways and each one is perfect just the way it is.  I always try to envision the flower in my head so I sort of know how I want to curl the petals.  And like nature, none of  mine are the same.  I just use inexpensive card stock and it does the rest.  Once the petals are dry I glue them together and alternate the petals as I go.  Then I used some glue around on the petals and glitter to give them a little sparkle.  Sort of like fresh dew.  Of course you can't re-create dew, but that is what I was going for. 
The butterfly is the Vivienne Butterfly from Memory Box.  I cut some of it off to make it smaller so it would fit on my card.  The leaves are Marianne dies, I just can't remember the name.  I've had them for awhile now and failed to write the name down for future reference.  The medallion in the center of the card is made using a corner die from Marianne Creatables.  I cut two and then an oval and glued them together to make the winged medallion.  I stamped the sentiment onto the oval.  The sentiment is a Flourishes Life Line stamp.  I love these little sentiments as they fit in some small spaces.

Well I know this has been long and drawn out but I wanted to give you some of the details on this.  If you would like to be considered in Joan's Blog Hop just make your card or project and then go to Joan's site and link your card.  You might just be one of the lucky 6 people to be chosen.

19 comments:

DottyA Cards & Things said...

Such a Lovely card Glenda! I like it when you tell how you brough your idea together...it's good to hear how other peoples minds work, and sometimes I learn a short cut too!!!
Beautiful!!!

Becky said...

WOW Glenda...this is a stunner! Love, love, love that butterfly die and the corner dies behind the sentiment is gorgeous! Your flowers are perfect...they do look so natural! Have a wonderful week!

Olga said...

Eye popping gorgeous!!!!

Selma said...

Your card is gorgeous Glenda. Your flowers look so real. Love all the dies you used too. Thanks for joining us in our challenge at Joan's Gardens.

Carla S. said...

This is absolutely stunnng, Glenda! I love all the diecuts and the gorgeous flowers! Wonderful design!

Starla said...

Very, very pretty! I like how the fine die cut of the leaves matches the fine die cut of the butterfly.
And your flowers....swoon. You have perfected making your flowers look like a real life garden!

Patty Sue 2 said...

This is just beautiful. You do know how to make die cuts look lovely and of course your flowers are always fantastic!

Anonymous said...

Hi Glenda
Just Found Your blog I'm a huge fan of Spellbinders and Heartfelt Creations Your work is terrific I must commend you on your work its fantastic.
Kind Regards From Sam (In England)

Rita said...

What a beautiful, elegany card Glenda. Your flowers always take my breath away. Hugs from Scotland. Rita xx

Becky Dunham said...

Absolutely gorgeous Glenda! I would say you followed Joan's "rule" to a T :) Love the flowers and the lacy elements!

Sylvia said...

Beautiful card, Glenda, I love all the dies you used, like how you cut down the butterfly and the leaves are fabulous! Love the flowers, but then I always love your flowers! Have a wonderful day!

Caroline D. said...

Your flowers are absolutely gorgeous!!! And your card is equally as gorgeous!! Have a great week!

Mrs. Swandog said...

Beautiful card Glenda. Your flowers are amazing!

The Other Patti Sue said...

Looks like a winner to me (0= Gorgeous GF!

Georgei said...

wow you have to win this is beautiful
good luck

Candy said...

Beautiful card! I always love how you made flowers - you are so talented! Good luck in Joan's Challenge!

Beate said...

Amazing card, Glenda!
Hugs and smiles

Debbie said...

Absolutely beautiful! Those flowers are gorgeous!

Nancy Hill said...

Love the technique of using water on a petal to start shaping it rather than using tools. Need to try this. Thanks for the instructions on making this flower.

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