Friday, April 9, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge #11

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Clearly Inspired Challenge on Lori McCroskey's blog..... today the challenge is a color challenge. Clear Dollar Stamps just recently started releasing their own line of papers with ribbons to match. Katie selected three of these colors for the challenge: Bee Pollen (bright yellow) Cherry Go Round (red) Lime Juice (bright green). Please use the colors you have and join in the fun!!

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 CIC11 in the keywords.

The flowers are from Clear Dollar Stamps Bold Bouquet set...three flowers were stamped with Summer Sun ink on white cs and three were stamped with Real Red ink onto the Cherry Go Round cardstock. They were all cutout and layered with dimensionals. The bee from Clear Dollar Stamps Circle Chit Chat was stamped with Versafine Onyx Black onto Bee Pollen cardstock and embossed with clear ep. The wings were paper pieced and the body was punched out and attached with a dimensional. The sentiment is from CDS's Birthday Celebration set. The leaves were punched out of the Lime Juice cardstock with a Martha Stewart Leaf Punch and the background layers were cutout with large scalloped Nestibilities. Bee Pollen ribbon, button with gingham ribbon and the yellow brad finish it off.
Stamps: Birthday Celebration, Circle Chit Chat, Bold Bouquet
Paper: Bee Pollen, Cherry Go Round, Lime Juice, White
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Summer Sun, Real Red
Accessories: Clear ep, Brad, Button, Gingham Ribbon, Bee Pollen Ribbon, Nestabilities

This is also for a few other challenges:

1. Pals Paper Arts - flowers
2. Allsorts Challenge - no designer paper (yikes!!)
3. ABC Challenge - R is for red
4. Cooking it up with Katie Challenge - 1. use something old (brad) 2. use something new (new Nesties) 3. use something sweet (my sweet little bee)
5. Crafty Creations - paper piecing (the bees wings)
6. For Fun Challenge - April showers bring May flowers
7. Pollycraft Challenge - anything goes
9. One Stitch at a Time - anything goes

Be sure to check out Lori's blog, Clearly iStamp for the DT's samples and all the deets on the challenge!!!


Cassie said...

Hey Joan! Gorgeous use of the colors, my friend! That white space really shows the vibrancy of the colors so well ;D

Saskia said...

Happy card!

Saskia :)

Liz Williams said...

Your multichallenge card is a great one. Those wonderful bright colors helped wake me up this AM.

The Stamper's Touch said...

Wooooow, what a beautious card!!!! So many wonderful elements, let me just say...I love 'em all!!!!! Fabulous Joan!


Katie said...

What a bright and cheerful card!
I love the flowers and that cute bumble bee!
Thanks for Cooking It Up With Katie :)

Tricia said...

This is so cute, Joan! I love all the fun details... The frame, the bee, the buttons. Great card!

Christi said...

Hi Joan
I really am drawn to your card with the white BG and your vibrant colors just popping. Your card is very elegant, sweet and lovely.

Helen Dooley said...

what a sweet card. thanks for sharing with us this week at For Fun Challenges.

Cathy said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining in the ABC this time.
Cathy xx

Helen said...

Lovely card!
Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge!
Helen x

Lisa Foster said...

This is fabulous, Joan! I LOVE the beautiful colors and the flowers and that bee is just the cutest!

Debs said...

Hi Joan
Gorgeous fresh and bright card. The flowers are beautiful.
Thanks for joining us at Allsorts this week.
Take care
Debs xx

Connie M. said...

So beautiful, Joan! You really rocked these colors and made such a pretty spring card!

TracyJ said...

I love the bright flowers on the white background. Lovely card!

Lisa Lara said...

A few other challenges? I cannot believe this cutie is for 9 challenges. Wow. YOu go Joan. Awesome. Wow. I just love your sweet flowers and the cute bee and the punched leaves. Oh it makes me happy.

Sarah said...

Thank you for joining us over at OSAAT, Stunning card and love your colours, flowers are gorgeous, hope to see you again on Sunday for results and next challenge,
Good Luck
Sarah xx

sam said...

Great card. Loving the colours and the image that you have used. Thanks for joining us here at OSAAT and i hope you'll pop back on Sunday to check out the winners and our next challenge.
Sam x

Cheryl said...

wow this is really gorjus hun love that image and the detail is just perfection,thanks so much for joining us over at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Linda Callahan said...

Pretty flowers and a wonderful bumblebee! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Crafteezee said...

What a lovely bright card. Very elegant. Thanks for sharing it with us at Cooking It Up With Katie. Hugs Tracy x

auntbeespickles said...

Hi Joan, wow, what a great card girl!! This is just too cute! Love how you used the colors! Love that bee. Funny I didn't even remember the flower. Lori has so many great stamps! This is really great!

Katie Renz said...

Great job Joan... but what else could possibly be expected? You are plain awesome.

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Love this! Looooooove EVERYTHING about this.....the bright color combo, the cute little bee, the dimension on the flowers and leaves. Awesome, Joan!

debbie said...

Great Card! so happy and bright!

Anonymous said...

Great job with this week challenge! Love your card... It is very pretty

Crafting Joanne said...

This is beautiful Joan, so bright and fresh.

Thanks for joining us this week at Pollycraft.


Joanne xx

Susan's crafty chaos said...

Fab creation, and thanks for joining in the Anything Goes challenge at OSAAT. Don't forget to check back tomorrow to see who won and find out all about our next challenge :)
Good luck!

stitchy said...

What a cute card. Amazes me what you ladies can do sometimes...Thank you for sharing your wonderful talent with us at OSAAT.

Hope to see you again next week..Good Luck

stitchy xx

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my gosh! This is so sweet, Joan! Love those colours and those flowers are to die for!!!

Gloria said...

Your card is great how you created this little flower garden for you sweet little bee.

Joanne (jojot) said...

bold and BEEEEE-autiful

Nancy ~ Inkcicles said...

So neat! What a neat card! Love them die cuts!!!