Thursday, May 9, 2013

Thursday Challenge @ MelJen's

Hello Friends! It's time for another fun challenge on the MelJen's Designs Team Blog. Our theme this week is

~Mom, Mommie, Mother~

Here in the US, we will be celebrating Mother's Day this Sunday. But if you don't celebrate that day, that's fine, join our challenge by creating a card for a friend. Just remember, in order to be included in the random drawing, you must use a MelJen's Designs image on your creation.

For my card, I decided to feature the sweet little Rose Bloom.

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I started off with sketch #32 from Freshly Made Sketches. Then, I printed the image onto X-Press It Blending Card, colored it with Copics and die cut it. While it was still in the die, I dusted on a bit of Tattered Rose Distress Ink. I used an embossing folder to create texture on the cantaloupe card stock. The tiny flowers were made with a punch and I added pearls to dress them up a bit. I stamped the greeting in Versamark and embossed it. I finished the card off with a bitty pink bow, a pearl in the center of the rose bloom and blast of shimmer spray.

I also used this image to create a 'friend' card.

That's all I have for today. I will be taking the next few days off to prepare for our Mother's Day celebration. To all those who celebrate, have a lovely Mother's Day! Have a wonderful weekend everyone! Thanks for visiting me!

*I am entering this card into the "Things with Wings" challenge at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge blog.See the butterflies on the patterned paper? Yep! They've got wings! And not to mention the little lady bug on the rose. :)*


digital stamp: Rose Bloom(MelJen's Designs)
stamp set: Teeny Tiny Wishes(Stampin' Up!)
card stock: X-Press It Blending Card(Simon Says Stamp)  Kraft(Papertrey Ink)   Kraft(GinaK Designs)  Crisp Cantaloupe, Pink Pirouette, Blush Blossom(Stampin' Up!)   Sweet Corn(GinaK Designs)
patterned paper: La Spa from the Fairy Belle Collection(Prima)
ink: Tattered Rose Distress Ink(Ranger)   Versamark ink(Tsukineko)
dies: Classic Circle, Lacey Circle Nestabilities(Spellbinders)
punches: Itty Bitty Punch Pack(Stampin' Up!)
other: pearls(Stampin' Up!)  ribbon(Offray)   Textile embossing folder(Provo Craft)  Early Espresso embossing powder(Stampin' Up!)   Clear Stardust glitter pen(Sakura)   gold shimmer spray(Blessed Designs by B.)


Jeanne said...

Beautiful cards, Barb! I think it is really neat to see how different the same pattern paper looks different dependent on the color of the cardstock next to it. I hope you have a beautiful Mother's Day my sweet friend.

Sheila H said...

Happy Mother's Day, Barb! Your cards are lovely. The details are amazing - the embossing, tiny flowers/pearls, the die cuts, bows and beautiful papers. The design is awesome :)

Mandy said...

Beautiful cards Barb, they are both so pretty, I love how you've made the two in different colours.
Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamp
Mandy xx