Tuesday, August 24, 2010

EBTKS #21, PDCC #43 and STR #24...{congratulations}

Hello!  A quick post to bring you a card for three challenges today.  I generally don't try to combine challenges but these all presented themselves to me today when I was making a card I needed for an upcoming wedding.  The perfect storm if you will..
The play date cafe has some positively breezy colors this week and with the 100 plus weather today, I'll take breezy!
The ladies over at Everything but the Kitchen Sink called up some sketch creativity based on a front loading clothes washer!  a little something I know alot about as laundry never seems to stop its endless march.  LOL!
And the lovely Shabby Tea Room gals have challenged us to use metal this week.

Ahhhhhh!  Breezy!  See what I mean?  Also, these colors were perfect for the "something blue"  I like to include on wedding cards.  I do love a good tradition!  :)  The sketch allowed me to use my FAVORITE thing right now...a paper doily!  What is it about these things?  I just adore them! 
The up close and personal shows off the hand made flower using a cut file by Kelleigh Ratzlaff for the large focal point flower.  I used white cardstock spritzed with seafoam shimmerz.  I dressed up the center of this flower and two other Prima flowers with a regular office supply brass brad (my metal for the Tea Room girls) topped with a pearl bling from Want 2 Scrap.  From drab to FAB!  I now LOVE my brass brads for flower centers!  Thanks to adhesive pearls!  The pearl swirl is also Want 2 Scrap.  The flower grouping is finished with two pearl topped corsage pins...come to think of it, this ribbon, flower, pin combo reminds me of a pin-on corsage!   I knew those floral design classes would come in handy one day (hi mom!).

Thanks so much for stopping by today.  I hope your day is cool and calm!  OH!  And don't forget to comment on this post if you'd like a chance to win some BLOOMERS!
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40 comments:

Stampin' Pam said...

Flippin fantastic Dana - wonderful card and love the blue! ROCK ON

NoraAnne said...

Gorgeous!!!!

Papertrails by a paper lover said...

how absolutely beautiful! Love the doliy and pearl swirls a long with the flowers.

Stephanie Kraft said...

WOW! Just fabulous, Dana! I love the doily, flowers, flourishes, pearls, etc. -- LOVE it all! Thanks for playing with the Play Date Cafe!

Debbie said...

Dana .... oh my, oh my .... oh my shabby goodness! Girlie, you hit this one out of the park! I simply adore everything about your shabby little creation this week. I'm addicted to paper doilies too! They are so yummy! Beautiful handmade flowers, love the pearls and swirls -- simply STUNNING! Thanks for sharing with us this week in the Tea Room :) {Still crossing my fingers and toes for those BLOOMERS!}

Lisa Somerville said...

Fab wedding card, love that flower bouquet! Thanks for playing at the PDCC.

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

This takes my breath away--I'm speechless too! This is so beautiful and GORGEOUS:) Great job on both challenges! Thanks for joining in the fun and playing along with us at the PDCC:)

Karen said...

This might have been the perfect storm of challenges for you, but truly it was the perfect creative storm combining your talented eye & all those fabby elements! I LOVE that you used something so simple & everyday (brass brads) with bitty bits o' beauty (adhesive pearls) for fantastic flower centers!! :>

Kelleigh @ Kelleigh Ratzlaff Designs said...

Oh, how funny! I saw the blue flower and I thought to myself, "That is gorgeous. I wonder if she is going to show us how she made it." And then come to find out it is one of mine! Well, kinda, right? Hee, hee! Stunning, as usual!!

Kelley Eubanks said...

Wow Dana... this is Gorgeous!!

JeanFB said...

Wow, this is stunning!! So soft and romantic and yummy! :)

~amy~ said...

Wowza!!!! Gorgeous girl!!!

Audrey Pettit said...

Wow, what a gorgeous card! You did a fabulous job on all three of these challenges. I love the blue theme for a wedding, and LOVE the doily. And that flower arrangement is fantastic. Thanks for playing along with us at TSTR.

KimCreate said...

This is positively fab!
Kim

Heather Jensen said...

Beautiful Dana! SO pretty with all those sweet flowers and doily. :)

Agata said...

Wow! Your card is gorgeous! Love all the layers and that flower!

Sarah Anderson said...

Absolutely GoRGeouS! The flowers are beautiful, and look stunning together. Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Play DAte Cafe :)

JD said...

Beautiful!

Ashley Lydia said...

great card ! im new to your blog I found you at moxie fab world =) cant wait to see what you make next !!

Nerina said...

This is one gorgeously beautiful card! WOW, WOW AND WOW! I would be leaving you this comment without the giveaway - Gracious, I'm so glad eye candy isn't fattening!

june lanum said...

this is gorgeous, the flowers are beautiful. Did you make them?.....thanks for joining us at the CCCB

Julie Ranae said...

Dana...so great to have you with us in The Cafe this week...your card is absolutely stunning and it's spot on for the color challenge....hope we will see you again soon!

Suzanne C said...

Gorgeous card! Very elegant. Thanks for playing with the PDCC this week.

Winter said...

Oh My Goodness! I LOVE THIS CARD! The flowers are perfect! I think it needs to be framed! :) Thank you for playing with us in the EBTKS challenge! :)

Julie Ranae said...

Congratulations Dana! You are The Cup of the Week over at The Play Date Cafe for this entry....come get your badge and contact me at julieranae@hotmail.com
Hope you will take this week's 'unique' challenge : )

Elise said...

Bloomers!?! Holy BLOOMIN' onion - this card is OUT of the park, baby! You are a one-woman, exquisite card-craft MACHINE! You are, officially, the finest paper "florist" EVER! I just don't know how it could get any finer! YIPEEE and YEE HAW!

{Oh, well "Cup of the WEEK" says it pretty well! WAhoooooo! Congratulations, Mrs. Crafty!}

Julie Day said...

As soon as I saw your card I thought "WOW! That card is a definite winner!" Congratulations on cup of the week, it's beautiful :)

Ann said...

Ab-so-lutely GORGEOUS, Dana! Thanks for playing the EBTKS challenge!

Andrea M said...

Congrats Dana!!!! This card is stunning - I knew it had to be Cup of the Week when I saw it :)

Donna Sue said...

What a gorgeous card Dana!! I love these colors together with the doily and pearls. Just beautiful!

Mirabelka said...

Congratulations on winning top 4 at PDCC!!!! Fabulous card!

Diane said...

Beyond gorgeous...very~very beautiful!!

PapierGirl said...

Oh Dana....I am so pleased that I have the opportunity to comment on this beauty! :) This card is absolutely magnificent! The colors, the paper doily, the design, and what can I say about the flowers that hasn't already been said! Pure perfection - thanks for joining us this week at TSTR! :)

Deb Hickman said...

Absolutely gorgeous, just love the shabby chic look,the handmade flower is so pretty.

Sandy Ang said...

What a romantically beautiful card!

Leanne said...

WOW!! I have just visited your blog for the first time and your work in AMAZING!!

Hugs
Leanne xx

jen said...

Congrats on another win!!! :D

Cristina said...

Congrats on your win!

Rae said...

Congrats Dana, this is beautiful, I love the colours and the metal pins are so pretty.

Silke Ledlow said...

FABULOUS CARD Dana...a real show stopper!!! Love it!!! Hugs ~S~