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Saturday, January 29, 2011

Double the Challenge Pleasure

Good Saturday morning, everyone!! I have a couple of challenge cards to show you today.....I made this one yesterday for the Free 4 All challenge on Splitcoast to make something warm and fuzzy. I used the soft kraft and brown tones for the warm and the Flower Soft on the K&Co. diecut butterfly wings as the fuzzy. The PTI Turning a New Leaf leaves in the background were stamped with Sage Shadow and the sentiment is from Crafty Secrets Couple of Cuties set. The lace and silk ribbon finish it off.
Recipe:
Stamps: Papertrey Ink's Turning a New Leaf, sentiment from Crafty Secrets Couple of Cuties
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Sage Shadow, Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: K&Co. Butterfly Diecut, Lace, Silk Ribbon, Flower Soft

I made this card Monday for Holly's Technique Lover's Challenge on Splitcoast...we were to make a card using faux tiles that used Crystal Effects. UTEE, Glossy Glaze, or even Embossing.
Holly linked us up to a great tutorial showing the technique...check it out here.
After ruining my first tiles with Crystal Effects, I decided to emboss the second set. The Magnolia image from Rubbernecker was colored with copics, cut, and embossed. Next time I think I'll emboss the picture first before I cut it up....I kept loosing the little tiles...LOL!!!
Recipe:
Stamps: Rubbernecker Magnolia
Paper: Baraly Banana, Pure Luxury Chocolate Brown, White, SU dp
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black
Accessories: Spellbinders die, Clear ep, Copics, Wrinkled Seam Binding, Button, Twine, Pearls
Thanks for visiting this morning...now I have to get ready for a funeral. One of my church friends passed away Thursday. Joanne was a wonderful Christian lady who will be missed by her family and many friends.

28 comments:

Kathy Braun and Lucky said...

These are both gorgeous, love the colors and the softness of the first one and love the tile affect on the second with those colors. Sorry for your loss.

Dawn Easton said...

Absolutely stunning, Joan! Your butterfly card is beautiful with the addition of flower soft to the wings....fabby idea!
Your second card is beautiful! Love the tile effect....gorgeous my friend!
Sorry that you are attending a funeral today :(

Becky said...

Both of these are stunning Joan. Love the first one, that butterfly is gorgeous and love the lace.

The second one is gorgeous also, love the window look.

Crystal said...

Oh my word Joan both of these are totally GORGEOUS!!! WOOOWEEE!!! Those colors on the first creation are sooo striking and GORGEOUS!!!! Have a wonderful weekend!

Tenia Nelson said...

These cards are sooooooo gorgeous!!!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

fabulous and dramatic faux tile...and the first card is warm elegance

*Vicki* said...

Wowzer Joan, these are totally GORGEOUS girl!! I love the ribbons on both of them, the butterfly is just stunning!! Great creations!!HUGS

Monique said...

oooo aaaah how beautiful Joan.. Love the first card with big butterfly and perfect bow!!! Have a great weekend :)

Linda Palmer said...

Beautiful cards. Love both of them and will have to try the technique. The first card is totally awesome with the flower soft butterfly and the gorgeous silk ribbon.

Time-To-Share said...

Hi Joan, beautiful cards! Came across your blog whilst blog hopping and will certainly back to visit again. Lots of lovely creations. Trish x

Carole of Brum said...

Well, I really cannot make up my mind which I prefer as they are equally fabulous today - the elegant butterfly card with that gorgeous lace and ribbon, or the fantastic and creative tile card. I saw a tile card on your blog before, Joan, and wanted to try it out then but never got round to it.

Sorry for the loss of your friend, hope the funeral went well. coB

Rae said...

Joan,

Your cards are so beautiful! I love them both.

I'm so sorry about the loss of your friend from church.

Take care...

Cheryl said...

Beautiful cards! Both are spectacular!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Oh wow, fabulous creation!!!!

Susan (rainy) said...

Flower Soft on butterfly wings... LOVE it! And the second card is exquisite, Joan. So sorry to hear of your friends passing.

Tammy said...

Absolutely gorgeous. Fabulous idea to use flower soft on the butterfly. Your ribbons are stunning as well.
Hope your friend's family find peace.

Jerri Jimenez said...

Wowzers, girlie, you've outdone yourself! I can't make up my mind which one I like better, they are both perfectly stunning! Gorgeous butterfly, and those tiles are to die for gorgeous!

Sue Ann said...

Both cards are so beautiful but I have to admit the first one had me speechless ..... the colors and that ribbon... the butterfly .... the lace ...... YUMMY ....... LOVE IT ALL!!!

Shawna said...

Joan, both these cards are stunning! So beautiful!

Bev J. said...

Sorry about your friend.

Beautiful card-love the ribbon you used!!

Denise Marzec said...

Totally swooning over that first one. What a GORGEOUS butterfly...so eye catching!

Lisa Lara said...

Wowie Joan. I just love the tile technique and the fancy tags for the bg.

Dawn B. said...

I am so sorry for the loss of your friend. Your cards are fabulous Joan.. I LOVE that butterfly. What a pretty palette of colors. Great job.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Gasp... Joan both of these are gorgeous. I adore that butterfly. Your second card is fabulous with the pendant panel and your coloring ROCKS...

Stampvanwinkle said...

Oh My Girlie,
These cards are beautiful!!! That's all I can say. Just BEAUTIFUL!!

Have a good day.

Hugs,
DEb

JulieA said...

Wow! Those are really gorgeous. I especially love that tile card.

Rose Ann said...

I absolutely LOVE your gorgeous butterfly, and your tiled flowers are stunning as well!! Such beautiful designs, Joan!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Love the variety, both are SO pretty!