Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Creative Belli Challenge #85

Good morning everyone and welcome to another Creative Belli Challenge!!! Today's challenge is to use butterflies or dragonflies.
We are so honored to be sponsored by QKR Stampede...whoohoo!!!! They also own Eureka Stamps and Biblical Impressions...check out all their awesome stamps!!! One lucky winner will receive $30.00 worth of stamps from QKR Stampede!!!!!
The Floral Oval from QKR Stampede was stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black and colored with Copics. The oval frame was made with an oval Nesties and Garden Green cardstock. It was run through the cuttlebug with the Diamonds in the Rough folder for a little texture. The butterflies were punched out of a piece of Basic Grey Origins dp with the Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch and the same paper was used to finish out the inside. The sentiment was also from QKR Stampede and a little piercing was done across the top.
This is also for a few other challenges:
ABC Challenge - use something new. I used my new QKR stamps
Pile it On - flowers
Incy Wincy Design Challenge - use punches. I used the butterfly punch and scalloped border punch on the inside.
Creative Inspirations - use leftover supplies. I used scraps of Garden Green and Barely Banana and the butterflies were punched with leftover dp.
Stamps: QKR Stampede
Paper: White, Garden Green, Barely Banana, Basic Grey Origins
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities, BoBunny Ribbon, Martha Stewart Butterfly and Scalloped Border Punch, Copics, Cuttlebug
Isn't this little Irish bear adorable...he is also from QKR Stampede. Now that Valentine's Day is over, you will be seeing a lot of green!!! He was colored with Copics and the shamrock was created with heart shaped nesties bugged with the Dotted Swiss embossing folder. The stem was made with a punched flourish and a button with twine. The butterflies were punched with Basic Grey's Origins dp and a Martha Stewart Punch

This is also for the Double Dog Dare Challenge hosted by Joanne (Sleepyinseattle) to make a
St. Patty's Day card. You can find all the DDC challenges in the Splitcoast challenge forum post #66.
Stamps: QKR Stampede Irish Bear
Paper: White, Garden Green, Best Creations dp, Basic Grey's Origins
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Nestabilities Deckled Rectangle and Hearts, Copics, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punch, EK Success Flourish Punch, Button, Twine, Dimensionals

Be sure to visit the Creative Belli Design Team Member's blogs to read more details about their designs. You will find lots of awesome ideas!!! If you upload a card to Splitcoast or PCP, be sure to add CBC85 in the keywords section
Thanks for visiting...have a great day!!!


Maria Matter said...

Mornin' Joan!
Your flowery card is just gorgeous, your coloring is amazing!!!

Love your Irish bear too, especially that look on his face! too fun!
take care and have a great day!
Blessings, Maria

Liz Williams said...

This shade of green is always a challenge for me, and look at how you made it just pop out there and work so beautifully for you!!! Your flowers are so beautifully colored and that bear puts on an instant smile to the observer.

Crystal said...

Joan these are sooo wonderful, love the flower one the embossing and butterflies are fabulous....And that Irish bear, awwwww soooo sweet!! Great cards girl!

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my word, Joan! Your floral card is GORGEOUS! It's beautifully coloured!!!
That bear is so freakin' cute! Love him!!

Linda64 said...

Both cards are beautiful and love the spring feel to them.

jdmommy said...

What beauties today, GF!! I love the flower image, and your coloring is just so amazing! Adorable bear, and how perfect for now! Love all the greens today, and the punched dp butterflies!

Debbie said...

Both are fabulous and your coloring is just amazing!

Silke Ledlow said...

Two beautiful cards - Joan!!! Love your take on the Belli challenge!!! The added butterflies are perfect!!! Hugs ~S~

Trudi said...

Love the green and yellow on the 1st one and the butterflies on the other one. Thanks for playing along with us this week at TPE!

Cassie said...

Hehe, I'm so in the mood for St. Patrick's day now, Joan! Great cards. . .your first is so beautiful and your second is so fun ;D

Shelly Koskinen said...

Your cards are always so cute!!

Scrappy Witch said...

Lovely cards and colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us this week at TPE!


Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

I am "green" with envy, my friend! You've displayed a fabulous talent for using this beautiful shade of green in both of your cards.

I got your beautiful belated BD card yesterday! Thank you so much, pipsqueak!

Jennifer said...

What an adorable card! Thanks for joining us at PIO. Hugs!

Melisa Waldorf said...

Another GORGEOUS floral stamp from QKR! Your coloring is beautiful and I love the butterflies punched from DP! Very pretty! Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. You are very sweet! Adorable bear and perfect for St. Patricks Day!

Fern said...

WOW, Joan!! Your birthday card is gorgeous!! You did a fantastic job using that green. Love the embossed bg. And your flower image is colored to perfection!!
And look at that sweet little bear!! Super Cute!!

Cheryl said...

wow this is gorjus hun love that image bless you for jioning us over at incy this week hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Audrey said...

What beautiful cards. Those flowers are stunning! Thanks for joining us at Pile It On.

Holly said...

Oh Mom - these cards are gorgeous! LOVE the Irish Bear with those tiny green butterflies!!! The flower card is gorgeous - I love that green frame around those flowers. You colored the flowers so beautifully!!

Chriss Blagrave said...

Love your little Irish bear, very cute expression he's got ;)
Your first card is such a beautiful colour with the image coloured as you have done and the framed focal of the image makes it that more elegant! Nice touch with the butterfly and the dotted ribbon!

Tam said...

So cute.

Thanks for joining us at Incy Wincy Designs.


Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Joan your first card is beautiful and the second one with the bear is just adorable. Beautiful coloring on both of these.

Rose Ann said...

Your floral card is so gorgeous, Joan...and beautifully colored!! What a darling bear too!! Wonderful cards, Joan!!

Ceal said...

Great cards Joan! I will have to say that that cute little bear is my fav of the two. Your coloring is awesome as always

Tricia said...

How cute! My ds is a St Patricks day baby, so I love the little bear one!

Chrissy D said...

Beee-U---TIFUL! Love the first card - along with the embossing - and your second card is just ADORABLE - what a CUTE image! Loving the green theme!

Barb said...

Wow! These are beautiful! The colors are so brilliant and great layouts!


Rosanne said...

Cute card! Thanks for Piling It On!

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

You're rockin' the green on this post, Miss Joan! That origins paper is perfect for your little butterflies! How clever of you to use hear shaped nesties to make a shamrock! And it's perfect with that background paper. Love the little bear, too!