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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

How Does Your Garden Grow?

This week at The Paper Shelter Challenge Blog the challenge is:  Make It Bloom PLUS a Sentiment (you must use at least 5 flowers not including any flowers on the image or any flowers on your design paper). I used this cute image named The Sweet Gardener and you can find her at The Paper Shelter.


I had a fabulous time coloring this image and making this card (it's 6"x6"). It was downright fun. I was able to be super girly and used the awesome color combination of pink and red. I think I missed the Valentine boat, don't you?!  I used my Copics because I had an awesome variety of pinks and blending the reds is pretty easy with these markers. 

Because I used so many different dies and punches, I wrote them down the items as I went (there is a first time for everything!).  This card should prove to many companies that I am working very hard at doing my part to keep them in business.  So, here's the list:

Dies: Whimsy corner, La-La Land banner, Marianne Crafts fence, Impression Obsession watering can, Joy grass.
Punches: Stampin' Up (around sentiment), EK Butterfly
Paper:  Doodlebug (isn't this paper awesome...bright, cheerful and so pretty!)
Flowers:  Wild Orchid Crafts (paper); Kaisercraft (resin)

And, the small pearls are from my BFF, Lillian, and came in a humongous strip about 12" long and like 10 rows across (I still have lots of pink pearls this size!) and I used WOW! glitter with Aleene's white glue on the edges of the butterflies. I used Star Dust Stickles on the flowers. Unfortunately glitter just doesn't photograph very well and you don't see the pretty effect of either. :(

Here's a close up of this cute cute image.  I fell in love with her when I saw her in black and white so I am tickled pink (and red) to show her off in living color!


I hope you'll take a look at the cards the Design Team have made this week. I think you'll be inspired by them and remember:

http://www.thepapershelter.com/
(Click on this badge to take you to TPS to purchase your digi!)
 

So, to remind you of the challenge:  Make It Bloom PLUS a Sentiment (you must use at least 5 flowers not including any flowers on the image or any flowers on your design paper). Please note that if you do not follow the challenge rules, your card will be omitted from the drawing. (I hate to see that happen but rules are rules.)

                                                                         Hugs,
                                                                         Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Little Fairies, Crafty Girls, Cute Card Thursday, Challenge and Candy, QKR Stampede, The Squirrel and the Fox, Make My Monday, Aud Sentiments, Doodle Pantry, Crafting by Designs, Milk Coffee, As You Like It, Natalie and Amy's, Alphabet Challenge, Stampin For The Weekend, Savvy Handmade Cards, Sister Act Card Challenge, The East Wind, Pink Gem, Kitty Bee Designs, Treasured Times Rubber Stamps, Craft Creations, Tok BobokChallenges 4 Everybody, That Craft Place, City Crafter, Fan Tastic Tuesday, Papertake Weekly, Through The Craft Room Door, Melon Headz Friends, Created With Love, The Shabby Tea Room

42 comments:

  1. This is just gorgeous, what a pretty scene you've created, so sweet.
    I love my flowers, might just have to enter this one, thanks for the inspiration
    Hugs Julie P

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  2. Wow, Gail, what a showstopper!! You have created a beautiful garden scene with so many gorgeous details. Fab! xx

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  3. Gorgeous card, and I love your coloring and the color choices. Thanks for joining us this week for "Anything Goes." Good Luck.
    Karal DT for QKR Stampede
    My Blog: Karals Creative Corner

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  4. Oh Gail you have made the best scene for The Sweet Gardener. Fabulous card and I love your colour choices. hugs, Pat K x

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  5. Hi Gail, wow what a stunning and beautiful card, I love the whole layout and those flowers are beautiful. hugs Shirleyxxxxx

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  6. Adorable image, Gail! I'm so glad you have fun coloring her! Great work! I love the composition too. Awesome!
    Hugs!

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  7. Hi Gail such a brilliant image with beautiful colours. Thankyou for joining our challenge this fortnight at Crafty Girls.
    Hugs
    Fiona
    Blog co-owner xx

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  8. Fantastic card Gail! The flowers are gorgeous and I love all the pretty details. Thanks for sharing another creation with us at Savvy Handmade Cards.

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  9. Gorgeous! So many nice details to look at :)
    Hugs, Sandra

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  10. A very pretty garden, lots of lovely flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Alphabet Challenges. Caz

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  11. Wow Gail! Perfect challenge for you! Lots of flowers!!! No hardship there then!! Gorgeous card, as ever!
    Chris
    x

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  12. This is so gorgous Gail. I love all your fabulous flowers and details xx

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  13. Stunning card Gail. thanks for sharing at my craft creations.

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  14. Such a sweet card, I love the banner and the watering can... thank you for joining TTCRD this week.

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  15. Fab card hun thanks for much for linking up at Fantastic Tuesday very good luckx

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  16. This is great coloring, Gail -- you've got the shading down to perfection!! Love all the diecuts you used on this -- the banner, the butterflies (I can see the glittery outline!!), the grass, the fence (is adorable) and the sprinkling can -- wow, a real aluminum can to make it look truly authentic!! And, I can't forget to mention your beautiful bouquet of flowers -- you are not only a great bow tie-er, but you have a way with flower arrangements, too !! Just a super spring card any way you look at it, and apparently she has a green thumb, too, as her flowers are doing wonderful, just as your new garden is beginning to flourish !! Good luck on multiple wins in the challenges you entered !!

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  17. Gail this is stunning ... beautifully coloured image!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  18. Very Pretty Design, love all the texture..thank you so much for sharing with us over at Fan-Tastic Tuesday we would love you to join us again next week for another fab challenge...Good Luck
    Hugs
    Suzy B~Owner~Fan~Tastic Tuesday
    Xx

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  19. This is beautiful. I love the colors you chose. They go so well with your background papers. I always color my image and then try to find matching papers...that doesn't always work out so well. Oh well, live and learn.

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  20. Beautiful in every way :-))
    Thank you for joining us at "Izazovi i Slatkiši". Good luck and please join us again!
    Hugs, Andreja

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  21. Your card is just gorgeous Gail, I love the cute image and all the beautiful embellishments.

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  22. Oh my gosh, this is darling!!! LOVE that sweet image and the gorgeous coloring! Fabulous! HUGS and have a great weekend! :) Mynn xx

    PS: I'd love it if you'd visit my blog (On a Stampage)--I have blog candy! :)

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  23. Beautiful, just love it, love all the layers, the colouring and the wonderful embellishments. Thanks for joining us at the Doodle pantry Digital Challenge #44.

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  24. Absolutely adorable!!! Makes me smile! Thanks so much for sharing this week at CCCB :-)

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  25. I love your card and the color choices. Great choice of dies and great scene. I am so glad you joined us at Aud Sentiments for our ATG challenge.

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  26. Fabulous card! thank you so much for joining us at Alphabet challenges, hope you will join us again soon
    Hugs Shaz x

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  27. Your card is very pretty.Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!

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  28. Very colourful, lovely lots of details and great colouring, truly spring has sprung, thanks for playing with us at the Squirrel and the Fox,blessings Hilde

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  29. Oh this is fabulous. Love the scene your create for the adorable image. Thanks so much for joining us for DPDC44.

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  30. So pretty gorgeous design just lovely Love and Happy Crafting Carole x

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  31. Such wonderful bright colors, and I love the flowers. Beautiful image. :)

    Hugs, Anne.

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  32. such a super cute card,thanks for joining us at That Craft Place challenge x

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  33. What a cute card! Love the colors. Perfect for our Spring Cards challenge at Savvy Handmade cards. Hope to see you next time. Good luck.

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  34. So bright, so cheery! Sweet image, awesome colors. Thanks for joining us in our almost month long challenge at Crafting By Designs.

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  35. Oh so cute! And your design and composition are exquisite! Thanks for joining us at Milk Coffee!

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  36. Fabulous card - I love that bunting die soooo much I also love your bold use of pink & green x
    Thanks for playing along with us @ SFTW & good luck x
    ((hugs)) Suzie xoxo

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  37. Gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Melonheadz Friends, see you Monday for a new challenge!

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  38. Amazing card - love your colouring and all the details you've added.

    Thanks for joining us at A Gem of a Challenge.

    Helen x

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  39. Love your card, it's darling! Thanks for entering it into our challenge over at Treasured Times Rubber Stamps!

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  40. how sweet and vibrant and yes am sure all the companies should understand how your supporting them lol xxx

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  41. Beautiful image and great colourful card with lots of spring flowers :) Good luck! Regards, TokBobok

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