Tuesday, May 8, 2012

What a Challenge!

Well, it's Tuesday. Seems like it should be closer to Friday with how the week is going but I guess I shouldn't be wishing my week away. Last night we had a huge storm with several inches of rain. Lots of places flooded. Fortunately we are high and dry. Tom went out to Baby Creek this evening to see how we fared out there and he hasn't returned home yet. We are having all the people that I work with out to Baby Creek this weekend so I'm hoping the driveway didn't wash away. Yikes!

I've been playing the last two nights and I have two cards for you tonight. Both of these cards were challenges. My first card features a ribbon wreath. I've always wanted to try making one of these. It was fairly easy once I got the knack. Here is the video I used to make the wreath. It's the best one I've found so far. I've seen several and I couldn't follow some of them.

Clean and simple. I added some punched flowers with pearl centers to the wreath. I used a Martha Stewart border punch for the background paper and the sentiment is from Flourishes Strawberry stamp set. I punched it out with a scalloped circle punch and and sponged it with several of the same colors as the flowers.

I entering this card into these challenges:
 My second card tonight was another challenge for me. I'm not very comfortable doing vintage cards. They just don't seem to be my style. But Scrapbook & Cards Today had a challenge over the weekend for National Scrapbooking Day and I was intrigued with the post. So i decided to give it a try.
The vintage image is from TLC. I used Bics and Copics to color parts of the image and some parts I left black and white. I then cut the image out with the largest Spellbinder square die and then cut the square into 9 pieces and glued it to a black background piece. I added 3 Cheery Lynn butterflies that were cut from patterned paper and then sponged the edges with Memento Desert Sand to make them look vintage also. What do you think? Is that vintage? I hope so. I'd love to win the prize at Scrapbook & Cards Today challenge.
I hope your week is progressing very well. I have a couple of projects to finish this week for a Girl Scout event next Monday night. I'll be sure to share them with you when they are completed. Take care!



Lorie said...

Lovely cards Donna! I love that ribbon wreath!

Monika/Buzsy said...

Both are very pretty Donna. Especially like the ribbon wreath with the flowers.

Glenda Atkins said...

Two wonderful cards Donna, I too love the ribbon wreath card, but my fav of the two is the girl at the window! I think it looks vintage!

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

holy moly donna! that wreath is gorgeous!!!! the other card is stunning.

i'm back up & running, but thought i'd take the rest of the week off just to catch up on other things tho, i know me... i'll be posting everyday. sheesh, i'm nuts!

thanks for your prayers.

hugs :)

Carolyn King said...

great cards...love that ribbon wreath!!!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love your ribbon wreath. Can't wait to view the video. Your next card is beautiful. Luv the wonderful design, vivid colors and butterfly embellishments.

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