Monday, March 5, 2012

Crafty Gals March Monthly Challenge

It's that time again for the Crafty Gals Blog Group's Monthly Challenge. Our fearless leader, Melina, is the hostess this month and she issued the following challenge:

"NOT LUCK......BLESSINGS!"
Okay, so this month we celebrate St. Patty's day. Well, some of us do. I never have gotten into it that much even though I have some Irish blood in me. I guess my thing is I don't believe in luck. I believe in blessings. So, I love saying "Have a blessed day" when I'm out and about on St. Patty's Day! LOL!So, my challenge for you is to create a project whatever you'd like, a card, scrap page, 3D item, etc....using these things:
1. 2 different shades of green.
2. Make the sentiment a "blessings" or "thankfulness" theme.
3. A Nature element somewhere on your creation. Examples: plant, sun, flower, grass, etc image and/or use patterned paper with plants, grass etc.....Any Natural element you can think of on your project.
I want you to really go "green" on this challenge! So for this challenge I used one of my favorite retired SU! stamp sets, Terrific Tulips. I love two-step stamps when I don't want to color. I used this weeks OWH sketch, #111, that is posted on their http://www.owhstarsandstamps.org/ website. I stamped the flowers in Melon Mambo and Regal Rose and the stems with Old Olive and Certainly Celery. I embossed a layer of Certainly Celery cardstock with the Textile Cuttlebug embossing folder and layered that onto a piece of white cardstock. I used Old Olive card stock to layered the image panel and the banners. I also used SU! DSP on the banners. The "Thank You" sentiment is from the SU! Upsy Daisy set. I used my Old Olive marker to only ink the part of the stamp that I wanted. Thank you for looking!

20 comments:

  1. Oh Diane! This is gorgeous! I love those tulips and the embossing on the lighter green c/s. Thanks for being a part of the Crafty Gals! :)

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  2. Gorgeous card Diane! I love your layout & those flowers....very nice job on the challenge!

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  3. That pop of pink is awesome! It really makes the card stand out. Beautiful job!

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  4. Your tulips look beautiful on this great card, and I love your little killer chihuahua too :)

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  5. Liking those tulips and how you just stamped them with beautiful color of pink. Very nice. Thanks for joining in the fun at OWH Star & Strips weekly challenge.

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  6. Great card! I love the layout!!

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  7. WOW! Diane, those tulips are gorgeous! I love the bold colors and how they are placed on the card! Very pretty!!!

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  8. Diane your card is beautiful! I love the tulips, great colors, fun sketch

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  9. Great card! Love the flowers!

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  10. Diane--this is such a pretty card--I love the design and the tulips are so cute!

    Thanks so much for being a part of this fun group of ladies!

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  11. Super cute green card! I love your stamped tulips, they turned out great!

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  12. Love those tulips! Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us in this week's OWH Stars & Stamps Sketch Challenge!

    PS - fixed your thumbnail image on the inlinkz for you :)

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  13. Great image...I have never used a 2 step stamp! Simple and beautiful! TFS!!!

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  14. Diane, love those tulips and your embossed background. Beautiful card!!!

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  15. Hi Diane,

    Your tulips are gorgeous! I have this stamp set and really need to get it out and play with it. Thank you for the inspiration.

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  16. Gorgeous card! I've always love this SU Tulips set and the way you positioned your sentiment and used the various shades of green together is just beautiful. Great job with the OWH sketch challenge!

    Paula S.
    OWH Blog Team
    operationwritehome.org

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  17. Lovely tulips and I love the way the ends are cut on the cross strips. Also love the greens and the embossing, AND the placement of the sentiment! Fabulous card!

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  18. Beautiful card. The tulips add the perfect touch to this card. I have some retired SU flower stamps -- hmmm thanks for the great idea.

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  19. Perfect spring card! I too love that stamp set!

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