Saturday, May 7, 2011

Crazy4Challenges AND Speedy's Friends Challenges

 
I have been wanting to try a trellis card since the fabulous Joan Ervin had it as the technique challenge on SCS.  Well, as hostess of the Crazies this month, I challenged the team to use flowers, 'cuz April Showers are supposed to bring MAY FLOWERS!!!  I used a floral designer paper behind my trellis, used 1/8 of an inch strips, some flourished bling, Prima flowers, and a bow.  I used my Spellbinder label dies to make the frame, and my CB to texturize the background.  This card was made for a dear friend and is now on the way to her for her birthday.  Hope she likes it.

Now remember to check out the fabulous florals of the rest of this fabulous design team by visiting the Crazies Blog.  To see more details on the individual team member's creations, use the links on my sidebar to travel to their blogs/galleries.

I also entered this is Our Creative Corner's challenge to use some weaving on your card.

The challenge for Speedy's Friends this week was brought to use by Susan, queen of CAS.  She wanted us to create a card with ONLY ink, stamps, and papers.  Nothing else.  NO embellies.  I used a soon to be released set, called Made in America, by Mark's Finest Papers.  I also used a star embossing folder (I think from CB) and a star die from My Favorite Things.  I am really happy with the soft versions of the more traditional red, white, and blue.......what do you think?????

Can't wait to see the fab 'simply ink/paper/stamp' creations by the rest of the team!!!  If you are interested in viewing them, then visit the Speedy's Friends blog post.  I am sure you will be dazzled.  To see more details on the individual team member's creations, use the links on my sidebar to travel to their blogs/galleries.

23 comments:

Benzi said...

Blogger did not want to let me comment but I persisted because I want to tell you how I am swooning over your trellis card...just spectacular. I love your beautiful designer paper behind the trellis. One day I am going to find time to try out this technique.

Yes, I do like your soft colors on this gorgeous eagle card. The star die is perfect for this.

Have a good weekend.

Cindy Haffner said...

Ohh Jo your cards are GORGEOUS!!!

StampOwl said...

wow, these are gorgeous Joanne

Susan Raihala said...

Joanne, your color choice is brilliant here. I never would have thought of it, but it works so very well!!!!!

Liz Williams said...

You've been a busy girl! These are so gorgeous. That trellis card is so pretty and love the print behind it that peeks out. Your work is always so perfect. I'm a big fan, you know!!!!

Maria said...

Wow! The lattice work on your card is just gorgeous. . the colors against the white stands out so beautifully, Joanne! Such pretty flowers too! Your Eagle card is definitely patriotic!! Again, the white against the blue is just awesome. Beautiful as always!

Maria

Tammy Hershberger said...

That is GORGEOUS, Jojo! LOVE that lattice work!

Silli said...

oh girl, boteh cards are very pretty, love the wonderful frame, love the roses...love the starborders...AWESOME...HUGS

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

Hello there my sweet friend! Your cards are absolutely stunning! That first one....so very elegant and those Prima flowers....WOW!! The second one is so perfectly colored..love it! Have a great weekend! Hugs, Sabrina

Barbara said...

Gorgeous, Joanne! Love that lattice work and those beautiful flowers!

Carol L said...

THUD!!!!!Oh My Gosh Joanne, your trellis card is magnificent!! What an elegant, fabulous creation!! I'm just amazed and can't stop staring at it!! WOW!!!!!
I like the 2nd card done in those colors too. The eagle screams patriotic no matter what color you use! Beautiful cards today!!

Dawn B. said...

These are both wonderful Joanne.. I LOVE the trellis. I want to try one too. I really like the way you looks here. Beautiful job..

Lynda Benden said...

Both cards are wonderful Joanne but I REALLY like your beautiful garden trellis card! What a gorgeous scene you have created!

Karen (TLgirl353) said...

Jo- both cards are wonderful. Love how you colored the eagle-he's gorgeous. Love your trellis card too!

Joycelyn Turner said...

Oh that lattice is so cool...amazing creativity as always, Joanne!!!

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Beautiful, everything about your card is just beautiful. I love the pretty chintz-like floral pattern you used behind your trellis. It is lovelyl how the colors are also picked up on the pretty rose embellishments. The embossing and the frame are the perfect finishers on this beauty! Thanks so much for joining in our weaving fun this week at Our Creative Corner! Hope you will join us again next week.

Jessie/knightrone said...

What a gorgeous creation!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Awesome! Your lattice work is FABO!!! That is the coolest Eagle image!

Harriet Skelly said...

Gorgeous cards Joanne - I love that lattice one in particular!!

redwasher1 said...

I bow to you!!! So awesome are your cards!!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my word, Joanne...your trellis card is FABULOUS!!!! I sooo love the flowers and the pretty paper you used behind the trellis...Beautifully done, gf!!! Your second card is lovely, too...who needs embellies when you can create something sooo pretty without them!!!!

Traci M said...

Your trellis card is gorgeous, Joanne...I love the colors and such a beautiful dp behind it!! You wowed me with that...and the eagle card is wonderful as well!!

Rebecca Ednie said...

Absolutely gorgeous! I love all the elegant white you used. Thanks for playing with us at the OCC.