Thursday, February 24, 2011

Distressed with Flowers

Don't ya' just love this image????  I do too and that's why I had to buy it...........however.......it has remained a 'virgin' until today!!!!  I thought it might work for my two challenges today....AND, in my humble opinion, I think it is mighty fine.

Tosh is our hostess this month on the CCEE Challenge.  She asked us to use distressing, sponging......in other words...all those tools/techniques that I lack......and she knows that!!!!!  Vicki is our hostess for this week's Stampin B's, and she challenged us to have flowers.

This fabulous image is by Flourishes, as is that so very true sentiment.  The treasures in my life are the friends I have collected along the way.  They truly do 'make my world'.

Now....let's get traveling to the challenge blogs of the two teams to see what everyone else has created for these challenges.

CCEE blog
Stampin B's blog

By the way......please stop by Thursday evening (tonight), starting at 9 PM for a Blog Hop and New Release for Totally Stampalicious.  You will have the chance to win some fabulous prizes.  So....see ya later, alligator!!!

I am entering this is the Timeless Tuesday challenge on Flourishes.  The challenge is to make a birthday card.  This one does not say birthday, but it is certainly a card I would give many a friend on a birthday.  Hope that is okay.

16 comments:

Tosha Leyendekker said...

Technique lacking? pshaw!!! You, my friend, rocked the ink distressing, as well as the paper distressing!! Both were perfect for this dreamy image. Gorgeous card!!

StampOwl said...

you definitely rocked this Joanne. Love your distressing and that beautiful scene, makes me want to go on holiday :)

Carol L said...

This is awesome! I love the view from the window, the distressing and embossing. I'm quite taken with that lovely sentiment too!

jdmommy said...

I love the image too. Isn't it funny how we can't wait to have something, and then it sits!! Love your bright colors and layout. TFS. Mom LOVED your card...it was the highlight of her day. What a nice friend you are!! Hugs.

Carolyn King said...

wow...that is beautiful Joanne! Fabulous card. LOVE the distressed/ripped edge and the beautiful colors. That quote is great!

Cindy Haffner said...

oHH i love THIS!!

Emily Keaton said...

What a beautiful view out that tropical window, Joanne! If only that's what I could see out *my* window today . . . instead of dirty snow. Ugh!

Benzi said...

You know I love this beautiful scene. Wow! Take me there now.
Sounds as if Tosh has your number. LOL
Super creation, Joanne...It is most gorgeous.

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Oh, what us northeners wouldn't give to be in a tropical paradise such as this beautiful one you've created, JoJo. I love it! The embossed panel behind it looks terrific with your wonderful distressing, too. You ace whatever you take on, my friend. This is beautiful!

Silke Ledlow said...

Tropical fabulousness! I so wish I could be there right now...LOL! Hugs ~S~

Francie G. said...

Joanne, this is fabulous! Love the image! I can see why you just had to have it! I think you have enabled me. Really like the distressing. Beautiful creation!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

This is just a wonderful scene! I love the torn edge around the window and the terrific view. Fabulous, Joanne~

Makiko Jones said...

Joanne, this is stunning!! Fabulous coloring and I love the torn edge and texture BG! So glad you could play along the FTTC with us this week!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Oh my goodness, Joanne, sweet friend, this is over the top!! Amazing coloring!! Hugs, Sabrina

wannabcre8tive said...

Gorgeous, we should be there basking in the sun.

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is GORGEOUS, Jojo! LOVE the intense colors and that embossing is perfect with the image! Sorry I'm so late, but thanks for joining us for Timeless Tuesday!