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Friday, March 12, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge #9

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Clearly Inspired Challenge on Lori McCroskey's blog..... today the challenge is to make a card with the color GREEN. ....use Clear Dollar Stamps if you have them, if not, please play anyway....we would love to see your designs!!! A random winner will be chosen the following Thursday. Upload your cards to Mr. Linky on Lori's blog and if you upload to Splitcoast, use CIC9 in the keywords.
The adorable images from the Circle Somethings set and the Sweet Circles set both by Clear Dollar Stamps were stamped with Memento Pear Tart and Ranger Peeled Paint. The circles on the frog and fish were popped up with foam tape. The background was sponged with Bashful Blue to look like water and Dew Drops were added for the fish bubbles.
This is also for a few other challenges:
3. Cute Card Thursday - use ribbon
9. Order of the Opus Gluei - think green

Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Circle of Somethings and Sweet Circles
Paper: White, Basic Gray, Old Olive, Basic Grey Sugar Rush
Ink: Memento Pear Tart, Ranger Peeled Paint
Accessories: Ribbon, Foam Tape, Circle Punch, Dew Drops


Be sure to check out Lori's blog, Clearly iStamp for the DT's samples and all the deets on the challenge!!!
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I made this card yesterday for the Ways to Use it Challenge on Splitcoast. The challenge was to use something new. The Memory Box paper came in the mail a couple of days ago and the Clear Dollar Stamps Jesus Paid it All set was also new. The trees in the background were from CDS's Scenic Trees set and were stamped on the dp with Bordering Blue. The crosses were also stamped directly on the dp with Chocolate Chip and the oval frames were attached with dimensionals. The sentiment (from the Jesus Paid It All set), wood flourish, and ribbon finished it off.

Recipe:
Stamps: CDS's Jesus Paid It All and Scenic Trees
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Prism Mystic Medium, Memory Box dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Bordering Blue
Accessories: Wood Flourish, Punches, Nestabilities, Ribbon
Thanks for dropping by....have a great day!!

40 comments:

Tricia said...

Wow, Joan! Your cards are both fantastic! I really struggled with the green theme, but I *love* your under the sea card!!!! And the card with the crosses is breathtaking. What a beautiful reminder!

Cassie said...

Gorgeous cards, Joan! You nailed the 'Green' theme! Your crosses are amazing. . .wow ;D

jdmommy said...

Wonderful cards, Joan!! Lovely religious card, perfect somber colors. I love those round animals, and don't they make a fun card! the green is perfect!! Well done, GF!

*Vicki* said...

OMG!! How cute is that green card!!! I love your creative idea with the bubbles! TEE!! The second card is so stunning and soft!! Love it!!

Sabriena Satchwell An Independent Stampin' Up!® Demonstrator said...

WOW! I love your green card. The turtle, frog, fish and bubbles are adorable.
Thanks so much for playing with us this week at Stampin' Royalty.

Helen Dooley said...

Both cards are awesome! I have been looking for a 3 cross stamp, ill have to check it out. I love your green card! Thanks so much for sharing with us at For Fun Challenges this week.

Wendi said...

What a great card and so different I love it green is my fav colour Thank you so much for joining us at Ooh la La
Wendi

Julia Aston said...

Love your trio of green animals Joan and your Easter card is lovely - have a great weekend GF!!

ChristineCreations said...

Oh wow Joan! I so love the adorable factor on that green card! Totally creative and cute!

Connie M. said...

Oh Joan!! Both cards are just so wonderful!! I love your adorable sea friends on the first card, and the image on the your second card is just soooo beautiful! So perfect with the colors you used!!

Katie said...

2 wonderful cards! I love the sea friends on the green one.
Thanks for playing in The Pixie Cottage!

Joanne (jojot) said...

love the whimsey of the 'green' card and the meaningfulness of the second...both have fabulous layouts and details

Beryl K said...

Lovely card, it's a winner with me cos green is my favourite colour. Thank you for playing along with us at OLL
Beryl x

Lisa Lara said...

I love your GREEN card Joan. Love the dew drops for air bubbles. That is so great. I also love the gray mattes. I hardly ever use gray and I love how you used it with the green.

Chriss Blagrave said...

Fun, fun card Joan, love the images and how you used the dew drops for bubbles, very cute!
Love that you were able to get in sooooo many challenges! Love it!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Joan my friend, you are simply totally talented!!!! Such creative, beautiful cards, I am in awe!!!! Both card are stunning. Love the dew drop bubbles for Mr. Fishy. I'll have to borrow that idea!!!

Linda

Michelle said...

Excellent job on the green theme, unique idea!
Thanks for playing at the Pixie Cottage

Anne said...

Both fantastic cards Joan but really loved the green one! Thanks for sharing them with us at OLL. Hugs xx

Gloria said...

Fabulous card Joan...great use of all those stamps! Love the little fish bubbles...just darling!

Tammy Hershberger said...

LOVE those little circle sea-creatures, Joan! What a cute idea! Thanks for joining us for the ATS challenge!

Rosemary said...

I'm probably going to repeat what others have said - but what a cool card! I love the take you had on our challenge at Opus Gluei, this is a fabulous card. I love the little touches and the layers and well, okay, I love it all!

Amy said...

Super cute card! Thanks for joining us at the ATS challenge this week!

maryr917 said...

both your cards are beautiful-the Eastercard is my fav-the dsp is so perfect for the image

Broni said...

What ADORABLE little creatures on that first card, Joan. I love your layout and how you added the bubbles!! Your second card is SO beautiful! I can't believe Easter will be here soon!

Angela McKay, Stampin' Up Demonstrator, #1 Rising Star Canada 2008/2009 said...

so adorable! Those are some super cute animals ! Thanks so much for playing with us at Stampin' Royalty!

Alex Maldonado said...

Joan your cards are absolutely gorgeous!! I love the little animals! so cute :)and your layout is gorgeous!!

Pat said...

Two great cards, super colours and layouts. Thanks for joining in at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

Sandra Farrell said...

Great job on the challenge. I love your card. Thanks for playing with us at Stampin Royalty.

Crystal said...

oh my word Joan these are FABULOUS!!!! I LOVE the dew drops with those fishies just perfect!!! Thanks so much for joining us at Inky Impressions!

Liz Williams said...

Don't you just love all of God's little green creatures?? This is so cute and I love those dew drop bubbles!! Love how you multi-tasked those challenges.

Bev J. said...

What great cards with differing themes. Love how you created the frog scene and the second card says it all. tfs

Angelwood said...

That's adorable! Wonderful use of green on your card! Thanks for playing with us this week at Inky Impressions. hugs, Angela

Deb Neerman said...

WoWzA, what a fabulous creation! Love it!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

That cross card is so elegant and pretty.....the frog/fish/turtle card though TOTALLY stole my heart and made me smile when I saw it. Totally cute and fun!

artish said...

Love the sea critters and your 3-d bubbles!!! Thank you for going green with The Pixie Cottage!

itsabrt said...

These cards are both so lovely! I love the green themes card with your wonderful water critters and the dew drops. The second card is a wonderful reminder...
Thanks for entering the "think green" challenge at Inky Impressions this week! Beth

Risa said...

Wow...both of your cards are beautiful Joan! I love your "green card", the turtles are adorable and I love your take on the bubbles! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage.
hugs
Risa:)

Tammy said...

Beautiful cards!! Your green card and just darling!! Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage!!

Pam said...

Hi, thanks for joining us at the Pixie Cottage for our challenge. Your cards are wonderful!Very creative!
~Pam

Fern said...

Beautiful cards, Joan!!! Super cute little fishes card!! Love the dew drops as bubbles!!
And what a beautiful Easter Card!! Love the blue and brown color combo!!! Gorgeous!!!