Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Spring!

Good evening, crafty friends! 
Yes, I do believe Spring is finally here...at least for today! I spent a couple hours outdoors today raking all the oak leaves out of my flower beds and bushes. SO nice to be able to be out there!
I just finished this card. Not sure that I like it as well as I thought I would. A little too busy for my taste. The center picture is an actual photograph. I took it last month when we were at Epcot in Orlando. (For more photos taken while traveling see my other blog, Picture This: Everyday Beauty ) They had a butterfly tent there with lots of different types of butterflies. I'm not sure what this one is...maybe a viceroy?
Well, one of my blogger friend s says it is a "Queen". Thanks, Irish!

One of the challenges I used asked for a photo to be used on your card. That is the Try Stampin' on Tuesday challenge. They also have a sketch to follow:

I recently visited the blog of a fellow cardmaker and saw some lovely flowers she made using glass tiny beads for the centers. I loved them! So I had to try that too! The pink flowers have pink beads which don't show up as well, but are still pretty.

Card stock - Bella Blvd & Paper Studio
Dies - Spellbinders Standard Circles Lg, Lg Scalloped Circles, 
Gold Corbels & Accents
TH Sizzix Alterations Tattered Flower Garden,
CheeryLynn Garden Gate
Punches - Martha Stewart Frond, Fiscar Flower
Stamps - Imaginisce Spring, Stampabilities Greetings

http://trystampinontuesday.blogspot.com - #161 Sketch & Use a Photo
http://craft-deebowz.blogspot.com - April Anything Goes w/handmade bow


Irish Cherokee said...

Love your flowers in the middle of the card. The butterfly appears to be a Queen butterfly. All of the markings and the colors are correct.

Jo Ann said...

Such happy colors and lovely flowers on this card. It really brings a smile on everyone's face. Love it! We are so blessed that you joined us at our Word Art Wednesday Challenge this week. Hope you join us again shortly in our new Challenge. Leaving you with God's Word in Psalm 29:11, "The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace."

Hugs always,


Sandy Hulsart said...

Sandie, what a beautiful garden you have created with your flowers and gate. So bright and cheerful. Good luck and thanks for joining in on the fun at Cheery Lynn Designs challenge.

Juliz Design Post said...

Your words really suit this sweet little garden you have created on your card. Thanks for joining the challenge at Cheery Lynn Designs this week and Good Luck. Julie x

Barbara Bruder said...

What a great card. Love the fence and the beautiful flowers.Thanks for joining us at the Craft-Dee BowZ challenge this month. Join us again soon. Hugs, Barbara

Tina M said...

Ohh I love it and what a fun way to use a photo! Thanks for joining us at The Shabby Tea Room!

L. D. said...

It did turn out to be a real classy card. The colors all go well together and I like the dimensional appeal. You make some really nice works of art, really.

Hayley Kew said...

Lovely spring inspired creation :) Thanks so much for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on a Tuesday, we sure hope to see you around again soon!!!

Shelly said...

So pretty! Great flowers and colors!

Thank you for joining us at Die Cuttin Divas!
Hope to see you again next week!

leslierahye strickland said...

Beautiful card! I love the garden with the gate! Thank you for joining us at cheery Lynn challenges! Good luck.

Simply Shaz said...

Pretty card :)
Thanks for joining us at the shabby tea room :)
Shaz x

Anonymous said...

Lovely Card love the Design. Thank you for joining us at Crafting for all Seasons.
Hugs Elfie