Monday, March 29, 2010

Are you ready for Another Challenge?

We are doing another Challenge over at the Fred She Said Challenge Blog.  In March we leave Old Man Winter behind so let's create a VERY SPRING-Y project, loaded with all those lovely pastel colors!  Just remember though, that you MUST use a Fred She Said image Somewhere on the card for it it qualify in the Challenge!  If you don't have one, not to worry!  There are PLENTY of Freebies here!   Come and Play with us for the chance to win a $20 Gift Certificate at the Fred She Said Store!
Now, on to my cards today!
First up is one I made using the Bouquet of Tulips (New Release)
The image is printe out on regular cardstock and colored with Prismacolor Colored Pencils and Dry Blended, then cut out with the Nestabilities Mega Curved Rectangle die and brushed with  Lime Green Color Box Ink and layered over 2 more Nestie shapes cut from Scrapbook paper.  The card backing is made from Textured White Core Cardstock run throught the D'Vine Swirls Cuddlebug Embossing folder twice, then sanded with an emery board to bring out the White Core.  A bit of ribbon put on before adhering to the card blank.  The top 2 Nestie shapes are layered with foam tape to add more dimension to the card.  Some gold peel-offs and a bow finishe off this card.
My second card is made using the Purple Corner Rose (another New Release)

This card is done on a base of some very pale purple Scrapbook paper.  I cut the Purple Corner Rose out with the Nestabilities Labels 1 die, then edged the white areas with Heliortope Color Box Inks.  The rest of the rose is then cut out and 3-D'd over the top of the main image.  The Top Rose has been spritzed with Glimmer Mist before being layered on the card.  The Center Panel on the card is made from a piece of textured white cardstock cut on both sides with the Martha Stewart Doily Edge Punch, then brushed with first Lavender Color Box Inks, then Grape Jelly Memento Ink.  I then took 6 strands of DMC Light Effects Embroidery Floss (#E211-Lilac) and did a Running Stitch in the smaller holes of the punched edges.  A piece of pale purple organdy ribbon was placed along the center before putting it on the card.  A bow from the same ribbon and some gems finish the center panel.  I layered this onto the card with foam tape, then layered the Corner Rose over that with more foam tape.  A Silver Peel-off Sentiment finishes off the card sweetly.


  1. Carol, I just know you love the Fred She Said images as much as I do...You go above and beyond with your submissions for everything. Two cards for the challenge even!!! I love them both. I am going to have to try the Tulip Bouquet with yellow as I love yours so much!!! That card is bright and cheerful while the purple rose is graceful and elegant. You really did a splendid job with both!!!

    Bear Hugs,

  2. these are beautiful Carol!!!
    Blessings, Maria

  3. Beautiful cards, Carol! You awesomely coloured those tulips... wow!

  4. Love both of them Carol and i cannot pick a favourite. I think i need a lesson in colouring from you, i just love the way you have coloured the tulips!

    Mary x