Saturday, March 19, 2011

Mark's Finest Papers Challenge #47 - Round and Scalloped

Hi everyone!  I've missed you all so much.  I'm having a terrible time with my creative mojo lately.  One of my children is going through something very troubling and serious, and it has sapped all of my creative energy.  I hope you'll pardon the fewer-and-farther-between posts I am able to do each week.  Any positive thoughts and prayers you can send our way is much appreciated. 

On to my card.
The new Speedy's Friends challenge from Mark's Finest Papers this week is to make a round card with 3 pastel colors, 3 bling and 1 image.  Our hostess is Karen Knegten. 

I finally used my Stampin' Up! Scallop Bigz Die (I've only had it forever) and cut two pieces from cardstock.  I attached the back piece with a strip or two of Scor-Tape (very strong adhesive) and scored the paper so it would open properly, without wrinkling.

The patterned paper was also sent through the Big Shot with the Scallop die, then cut in half.  I used two patterns from K & Company's K-ology "Hannah" paper pad. 



My focal point is the butterfly from Mark's Finest Papers Just Dandy March release.  I stamped it with Crumb Cake ink and mounted it onto several die cuts from Spellbinders:  scalloped oval, oval, and Labels Four.  Blue ric-rac and white picot-edged ribbon hide my patterned paper edges.  The white ribbon was from my grandmother.

I assembled flowers from Prima's White Wildflower Mix with brads, and sponged each fleurette first with Crumb Cake ink.

We hope you get to play along with us!  Check out the other rounded creations by:

Just link up your creation by March 25th at 3:00 pm EST here.

Thanks for joining me!

Colleen

Stamps:  Just Dandy by Mark's Finest Papers
Paper:  white cardstock (MFP), K & Company K-ology Hannah patterned paper, Ruby Red, Certainly Celery, Soft Sky cardstock (SU)
Ink:  Crumb Cake dye
Other:  Big Shot, SU Scallop Bigz Die, blue ric-rac (SU), ivory picot-edged ribbon from stash, dimensionals, Spellbinders:  scalloped oval, oval, Labels Four, Prima Wildflower Mix, brads from Joann's, blue bling from Queen & Co.

27 comments:

Maria said...

Will keep you and family in my prayers, Colleen. I hope things improve for your daughter very soon. Another lovely card from you! Beautiful paper and great way of using your dies and layering them! Pretty butterfly and flowers...take care...hugssss.

Marisa said...

No lack of mojo here. Your card is gorgeous. Love the flowers and the DPs you chose to use. Lovely butterfly too.

My thoughts and prayers will be with you and your family as you deal with the issues at hand (((hugs)))

Janie Printz said...

Beautiful card ... Love the shaped ones & this is just lovely.
Hugs, Janie

Vicki Dutcher said...

Totally excellent! You all just put my card to shame! Love the 2 tine roundness!

Hope all goes well with your young one- will say a prayer for you and your family!

Andrea Ewen said...

Gosh, Col, I hope everything turns out ok with your daughter. Sending lots of hope and prayers your way :)

Gorgeous card! I love those papers and you've done a fabulous job with the requirements! Great subtle shading on the flower and the butterfly is delightful!

Take care and if you need anything, please let me know...

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful card, Colleen! I love the paper! I will keep you and your daughter in my thoughts and prayers...

Susan Raihala said...

Colleen, I love how soft and pretty your card is! That butterfly with the bling is simply gorgeous as a focal point.

My prayers will be with you and your family. Big hugs!

Anonymous said...

Simply stunning! I am totally in love with this card!

Big hugs, thoughts and prayers for you and your family.

Chris R. from Iowa

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Colleen- You did a wonderful job on the challenge! The details are gorgeous. I will keep you and yours in thought and prayer, for a resolve to the issues at hand!

Emily Keaton said...

Beautiful, beautiful card, Colleen. I love how you made your scalloped circle and the colors are gorgeous. What a great composition, and that butterfly is outstanding as your focal point!! Hang in there, my friend. You and your family are in my prayers, as always.

Carol said...

Colleen I am so sorry to hear you are going through a hardship right now. I will certainly pray for you and your family and keep you close in my heart.

Your card is very beautiful and I love the vintage feel of it. Beautiful embellishments and details are gracing this card with elegance and style. Excellent!!!

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

this is so beautiful, love the flowers and the butterfly

Joanne (jojot) said...

Most importantly, will keep you and yours in my thoughts and prayers......

Secondly...your card is just so sweet

Amy said...

Lots of ((hugs)) coming your way! Sounds like you need them! Beautiful card with soft subtle colors! Glad you got use of your dies!

Linda Callahan said...

Your card is lovely - no mojo trouble at all! Sending good thoughts your way and hoping things work out.

Noor Nahdi said...

Sad to hear that from you....
May God be always on your side
BTW this card is one of my favorites!!!

Loli said...

SO WONDERFUL WORK, I LOVE YOUR PAPER AND EMBELLISHEMENTS, MY BIRTHDAY IT WAS VERY NICE AND CELEBRATE WITH MY FAMILY, BEAUTIFUL DAY.
I LOVE ALL YOUR WORKS ARE FANTASTICS YOU HAVE AN EXQUISITE TASTE .
A BIG, BIGHUG FROM SPAIN, MY FRIEND

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHH! Gorgeous! I love those flowers! And that paper--LUSH:) LOVE LOVE LOVE!

redwasher1 said...

What a awesome card this is!!! Keeping you and family in my prayers!!! Hugs

Harriet Skelly said...

Your card is gorgeous with that lovely dp and butterfly! I am keeping you and your family in my prayers!

Stella said...

Hello dearie,
Awe...this post touched my heart. You and your family are going through a difficult time and I ope that things will work out soon for both your daughter and your family.
Please don't apologise for not being here that much.... Family always comes first and we all have our moments and periods of time when there is no time or "mood" for blogging or creating.

Your card blew me away; I am impressed to see another gorgeous card while you have a lot on your mind. I love it and I think you did a fabulous job.

Take good care of your beloved ones and yourself. Thinking of you....Hugs! X

ps and forgive me my horrible english.....X

Benzi said...

Oh, Colleen, I hate to hear of your troubles. Nothing can tear you down quicker than worrying over a child. I'm praying for better days soon.

Your card is just gorgeous and full of lovely details. Hugs~~~

Pauline said...

Sorry to hear about your troubles, hope that they are resolved soon, and your card is beautiful. A lovely mix of papers and muted colours, gorgeous. Big hugs xxx

Tara Bilbao said...

Colleen,

This card is just so beautiful I love your paper and color choices - Just divine! The layout is so eye catching with the flowers and butterfly - WOW.

I will keep you and your family in my thoughts and prayers hoping you will find a resolution and peace.

Leslie Miller said...

Such a pretty card and colors, Colleen! I'm sorry to hear about your troubles. It's especially difficult when it's one of your children.

Bonnie said...

I love that scallop circle card! Now I think I just have to have that die! I love the pretty paper and elegant butterfly too!

LeAnne said...

My, I have missed a lot! This is gorgeous! Hope things are better at your household! Praying for you!
xo
hugs,
LeAnne

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