Saturday, April 10, 2010

KLSNS Challenge #25

This past week flew by with the kids home from school, but I love having them home and will really miss them when they go back on Monday!  Most of this week was pretty cold and rainy, so we did a lot of indoor things, but yesterday it got a bit warmer and the sun came out so we took the kids to the zoo and met my parents there as well.  What a nice way to spend the day!  

This week the KLSNS challenge was from Kathy and her challenge to us was to use some type of Organic Material.  I started out using grape hyacinths under a clear dome sticker.  I flattened the flowers, attached them to the stickers and then trimmed then to fit.  The looked really pretty, so I thought I was set.  Since they were still a bit wet, I thought I would let them sit and dry overnight before attempting to attach them to a card......well, you will not be seeing those embellishments as the flowers shrunk up a lot and looked really bad since I had trimmed the edges  (if I wouldn't have trimmed them, I'm sure they would have been usable ~ lesson learned here, either attache the flowers and let them dry overnight trimming, if necessary, the following day, or, dry the flowers flat first and then adhere to the sticker).  So instead, I went for another walk through my yard and ended up making two of these embellishments using some dried flowers from an ornamental tree along with some dried ornamental grass.  I think they are actually quite pretty.

And here is the card in it's entirety:

I used this adorable High Hopes Bubble Love image for my card.  I colored the image with copics and then I added some Stickles to her bow, pony tail holder and heart patch as well as the butterflies.  I then added some Crystal Effects to the bubbles to give them a wet look as well as her shoes.  The patterned papers are from Basic Grey's Green at Heart stack (I am really loving these papers!). 
Stop on over at the KL Stamping N Scrappin blog for all the challenge details and to see some wonderful eye candy from the rest of the Design Team.  We would love to have you join in our challenge this week and see what organic materials you can find and incorporate in your project!

I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Mojo Monday - sketch
Pile It On - Easel Card
Stamptacular - Sugar and Spice and Everything Nice
Stamp With Us - Color Challenge - inspiration photo
Pollycraft - Anything Goes
The Pink Elephant - Nature
IncyWincy Designs - Fancy Folds
Quixotic Challenge - "The Joys of Spring"
Simon Says Stamp - Make a card for a child
Moving Along with the Times - Easel Card
Paper Play - "Shiny Happy People" 
Raise the Bar - "Let's Spring for It"
Stamp Scrap and Doodle - Birthday Card
Totally Gorjuss - Texture

Enjoy your weekend :)

Recipe ~ all items SU unless indicated
Stamps:  Bubble Love (High Hopes); Sentiment (SU)

Ink/Coloring:  Memento Tuxedo Black; Copics (E00, E01, E11, R20, will add rest later)
Paper:  Pink Pirouette, Old Olive; Gina K Pure Luxury White;  DP - Basic Grey (Green at Heart) 
Embellishments:  Pink Pirouette Striped Ribbon; Dome Stickers (unknown); Stickles (Stardust); Crystal Effects 
Tools:  Martha Stewart Border Punch; Nesties


Kristine said...

This is so adorable Jodi, and I just LOVE your brilliant idea for an organic item here! I've never tried using real flowers on my card--but dried like this and then the clear button over it is PERFECT!! Gives it that personal touch--and makes it more special. Wonderful job Jodi! *Ü*

Shar said...

So cute! Love what you did with the bubbles!

Carolyn said...

Love the bubbles. Love the bauble with the dried flower in it. Great idea. Thanks for joining in at SSC.
Hugs xx

Marianne-db said...

This is so beautiful! I love the crystal effects on the bobbles! Thanks for joining SSC this week.

Heather "Hev" said...

Thi sis a stunner :)

Thank you for joining us at Incy Wincy Challenge this week!! Good Luck !!

PLEASE Dont forget our Design Team Call :)

Please visit my personal blog Vanilla Hevn

Have a lovely day :)

Maria Therese said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Pollycraft this week!

sam said...

beautiful card! LOVE IT! thanks for joining us at PIO!

Andrea M said...

Too cute! Love those bubbles and your coloring is fantastic! Thanks for piling it on with us!

Kelly - KL Stampin N Scrappin said...

Oooh, love the use of the CE on your bubbles. The pretty dried flowers under your blister stickers look terrific, too! :) Kel

Country Mouse said...

Adorable card!! That image is so sweet!!
Thanks for playing along with us at Raise the Bar!!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Such an adorable creation! LOVE those bubbles!!! Thanks for joining us at Raise The Bar this week!!

thread-bare said...

OMG how adorable is this card. Thank you for joining in with my challenge this week at MAWTT xx Clare x

Nicole said...

AW, what an image, love your glossy detailing! Glad you joined us at Stamp, Scrap and Doodle Saturdays! Hope to see you again next week! Nicole

Fuzzy Slippers said...

Pretty card! Time does fly when you are having fun huh. Our vaca doesn't start 'til next week and I know it will be gone in a blink! Thanks for playing with us at SSDS this week. :)

Julie M said...

Super card, Jodi - love all the detail, pretty colours and that cute image.

Thanks for entering my challenge on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

Linda L said...

Wow of Wow This is wonderful! I love the embellishments you made. Fantastic idea! Thanks for joining us at SSDS this week. Good Luck
I am having a celebration at my blog and I would love to have you stop by if you haven't already.

freckleface said...

such a cute card.. Thanks for playing along at TG this week…Debs

Kat said...

What a lovely card. Love the texture.Thanks for joining us at TG this week.

Kat x

stamprgrl said...

that baubble is so flippin' cute!

Thanks for playing w/ us at Pile It On! Challenge.

-- dalis
PIO Owner

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