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Friday, May 7, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge #13

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Clearly Inspired Challenge on Lori McCroskey's blog..... today the challenge is Spring Flowers!!
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 CIC13 in the keywords.

The dragonfly and sentiment from Clear Dollar Stamps Air Flair set were stamped onto the Wisteria dp with Rich Razzleberry and Creamy Caramel . The edges were distressed and then layered onto the Cotton Candy and Wild Huckleberry card stock. I also used the Wild Huckleberry for the card base...you should see this is real life....it's sooo shimmery and iridescent!!! I love to do vintage designs because I love to add layers and embellies...the more the better!!! One of the background layers is cardboard with the top torn off to expose the corrugated layer. Spring Violet Glimmer Mist was sprayed over the top to add additional shimmer. The lace, Pretty Porcelain Ribbon, button, twine, pearl flourish and flower bouquet finish it off. I even sewed around the background layer but I don't think you can see it.

Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Dollar Stamps Air Flair
Paper: Cotton Candy, Wild Huckleberry, Basic Grey's Wisteria
Ink: Creamy Caramel, Rich Razzleberry
Accessories: Button, Twine, Lace, Ribbon, Flowers, Pearl Flourish, Cardboard, Sewing Machine, Spring Violet Glimmer Mist

This is also for a few other challenges:
1. Flutter By Tuesday - anything goes as long as you have a butterfly, fairy, or angel. Hope my dragonfly counts!!!
2. For Fun Challenge - something for mom
3. Cute Card Tuesday - add something you have made yourself- I made the cardboard layer and decorated it with the Glimmer Mist.
4. A Spoon Full of Sugar - 3D something
5. Phindy's Friday Challenge - April showers bring forth May flowers

Thanks for stopping by this morning....be sure to check out Lori's blog, Clearly iStamp for the DT's samples and all the deets on the challenge!!!

22 comments:

Tricia said...

Wow, Joan! Absolutely incredible!! I love all the dimension!!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

WOWZA!!!!! Look at that gorgeous card!!!! Unbelievable Joan how stunning this card is from the lovely colors to the fabulous flower embellies!!!! You are goooood!!!!!


Linda

jdmommy said...

Well you have outdone yourself today with this fabulously marvelously, gorgeously beauteously YOWZA card!!! Woo-Hoo!! I hope this is going to someone who will REALLY appreciate all the work!!!

Anne said...

What a lovely card Joan. Unfortunately it's not eligible for Phindy's Friday Challenge as you need to use one of Phindy's images. There are lots of freebie images available on her PCP group if you don't have any yet.

Hope to see you playing along with a Phindy image soon.

Best wishes
Anne

Helen Dooley said...

Wow- what a card. Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at For Fun.

Katie Renz said...

Beautiful card Joan... lots of wonderful elements that work perfectly together.

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Lovely card, Joan! Happy Birthday to you!!! Hope you're having a wonderful day!!

ChristineCreations said...

ooo how romantic looking Joan! Beautiful colors and accents!

Cassie said...

Wow, Joan, what gorgeous details and amazing colors! Love it ;D

Denise (peanutbee) said...

Mmmmmmm, you know I love purple. Gorgeous details, girl!

Danni said...

This is such a stunning creation!! So gorgeous!!
Dragonflies don't qualify for my Flutter By Wednesday but this is still just such a gorgeous card!

Laurie Wilson said...

That bouquet is stunning! What a perfect compliment to those dragonflies! And your colors are so beautiful together too.

Harriet Skelly said...

Oh this is gorgeous Joan!! I love that dragonfly!

Jackie said...

Hi Joan!
It's been so long since I've visited you and your work is inspiring as ever!!! I hope you're doing well!
Hugs & Love,
Jackie

Susan (rainy) said...

What and amazing creation! Love the vintage collage.. the beautiful colors and depth and design. Fabulous card, Joan!

Lisa Lara said...

Holee Molee Joan. What exquisite detail. Oh my....you have blown my socks of with this creation.

Mary Ski said...

Great card! All the lovely flowery stuff, but it was the dragonfly that caught my eye. Nice touch!

Gloria said...

Joan..this is fabulous. I love the colors and all the great details! Love the bling and the buttons..well the entire card!

Julia Aston said...

Wow Joan! look at all the pretty 'stuff' on this! Love that bouquet of flowers and the bling! great multichallenge card! hope you are feeling better today?!?

Rose Ann said...

Wow...this is just gorgeous, Joan!! I love all of your fabulous embellishments and details!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

wow...what a lovely bouqet of work

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Holy smokes... this has the spring fling of flowers like no bodies business... whohooo for spring. Beautiful colors and flowers. The dragonfly is pretty.