Thursday, April 8, 2010

For You...


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After a card-making frenzy the last couple weeks, I seem to have hit a little slump and need to get my creative juices flowing again. To give me a boost, I decided to hit two challenges at once for a springtime card. This week's Pals Paper Arts Challenge is a theme: FLOWERS! I started with a mojolicious Mojo Monday sketch and a color palette of green and cream. From there, however, I was a little baffled as to where to go.
After several abortive attempts, I finally settled on a single flower framed by a scalloped oval frame. The bloom was created from Stampin' Up's 2 Step Bird Punch by punching out three of the bird's wings (this was an idea I got from my fabulous mom-in-law, Susan) and adding some distress ink around the edges. The leaves are also from the same punch! Though it was a struggle, I was pleased with my finished card, which I wanted to have a subtle, vintage feel.
BEAN NOTES: Stampin' Up Love & Friendship Rub-On (sentiment); Ranger Peeled Paint and Shabby Shutters Distress Ink; Papertrey Ink Pretty Pastels Designer Paper; SU Very Vanilla and Kiwi Kiss Cardstock; Cuttlebug Swiss Dots Embossing Folder; Big Shot; Pearls (generic); Spellbinders Classic Circle and Classic Scalloped Oval Nestabilities HAPPY BEANS: SU 2 Step Bird Punch

14 comments:

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful monochromatic look - love the tulip!

Carla Bazhenow said...

Your card is fabulous!!! Love the monochromatic too. I have yet to make that tulip, but I'm a gonna. I can't imagine you in a slump, my dear. You so inspire me. *smile* Hugs,

Cards by Gina said...

Your card is so pretty! I love, love, love monochromatic cards and this one is gorgeous...as all your cards always are!

Ann Schach said...

Wonderful monochromatic card! Love your flower!

scrappingnana said...

Your card is beautiful. Love the flower.

Kathy Martin said...

Very pretty card! Great flower and design! :)

Mike Funke said...

Beautiful job, Regina! So simple and yet so effective. Nicely done!
Mike

The Wired Angel said...

I'm a subscriber and when this came through Google reader tonight I had to stop and comment.. this card is stunning.. Thanks for sharing your creativity and talent. Hugs, Peggy x

Hands On said...

Wonderful monochromatic card. It's just beautiful.

Betty said...

Thanks for a great way to use that bird stamp in a totally different. This is a great layout and I love Kiwi Kiss.

Patti MacLeith said...

Marvelous monochromatic Mojo, Regina! I love what you did using Monday's sketch.

Kim said...

Regina this is so pretty!!! Your juices were flowin here - you got your Mojo going on :)

Mary Fish said...

incredible job with the sketch. the wing "petal" is so smarty pants! Hugs, M

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Just beautiful! Love your gorgeous petals and all the green!