Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Blog Hop Enticement and Tea Party Challenge

This card uses an image from the newly released set from Mark's Finest Papers called JUST DANDY.  There are several sentiments and images included in this set.....very versatile and a go-to type of set.  To see many more creations using this set, you need to hop along to the Mark's Finest Papers Blog to get started on today's blog hop.  All the details about what you could 'win' are also found there.

So......get hopping HERE!!!

This is my card for today's Tea Party challenge.  'Da Mudda's' story dealt with 'dancing' so I went with this sweet little critter in her tutu and showing some dancing skills.  Our destination this week is a happy one......we are honoring Rox for all she does to keep the Sketch Challenge on SCS rockin' for the rest of us.

I chose to play with a new technique which I finally had time to do for the first time this week.  It is called Bargello Design and was a technique challenge on SCS, with a tutoriial by my cyberfriend, Joan Ervin.  This time I cut my 'design' on the diagonal, rather than the box I did HERE.  This technique is so cool and really very easy to do....with such dramatic results.  I also used my CB to dry emboss the bkgd., did some piercing, and used a couple of brads and a Prima rose.

So....if you have some time to play.....be sure to check out the SCS Challenges.  They will inspire you in your creative process.

On a personal note I am very happy to say that almost all of the snow is our yard is FINALLY gone.  YIPPEE!!!!

18 comments:

StampOwl said...

awesome cards Joanne

Vicky Gould said...

You just keep getting better and better, GF! Love your cards.

Dawn Mercedes said...

wow...great paper piercing! There was a time that nearly all my cards were pierced. I think I better get back to it once in a while!

Benzi said...

Ooh, the purple and green is delish on the dandelion card. Your little dancer is such a sweetie and I love the Bargello design on the diagonal. Yummy Prima, too.
So happy for you that the 'white stuff' is almost gone.

Lynn McAuley said...

What a delicate dandelion beauty with those gorgeous colors and sweet rounded corners!! Awesome work, Joanne!

Love that adorable dancing mouse, too! How precious!!

Dawn said...

oh... I love the colors on the MFP, beautiful card kiddo!

adorable HM card!!!

Auntie Em said...

Great colour choices with the purple and green with the white image! It really pops.
Thanks for sharing! :)

Our snow is going but still has a way to go! Oh well, it's almost spring! :D

Cindy Haffner said...

Both FABULOUS!!~

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

The purple and green are fab together, Joanne! Gorgeous! :)

ButterflyEars said...

Joanne, I love your pretty card with the terrific bg paper, the piercing and the white embossed dandelions.

I think your HM card is cute too.

Lois said...

Joanne, I just love the green/lavender color combo. It screams "SPRING!"

Vicki Dutcher said...

Wonderful color combo/piercing on card 1 and your tutu mouse is too cute!!

Peggysuez said...

Love the purple and the piercing! Very nice!

Dawn B. said...

You have been busy.. The first card is so striking..LOVE those colors together and your paper piercing is outstanding.. I need to try that technique on the second card.. It looks so cool. Great job.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Very pretty and too darn adorable for your HM. hee hee

Lillian Child said...

I simply adore purple and lime together - what a fabulous card!

And I am now a follower of your blog - so very nice to meet you!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Emily Keaton said...

I just LOVE the purple and green for your dandelion card!

Roxie said...

Beautiful job with the dandilion!

I've seen that second card before...oh yeah, it was in my mailbox today...thanks Joanne!