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Monday, May 02, 2016

Flowers for You {Our Crafty Corner #9}{Bugaboo}

Hello Sweet Blogging Friends!

Today begins challenge #9 for Our Crafty Corner!
It continues until the end of the month.

OCC is a month-long challenge, beginning the first Monday of each month.
Every month's theme: ANYTHING GOES

This Month's Sponsor is Karleigh Sue Digitals

My card features Bugaboo Stamp's "For You From Me Flower"

A little twist for my project today...

I've used Bugaboo's Stella Says Sketch #408 on BOTH cards.
In fact, both cards are using...

          the same image,

                    the same colored pencil and distress ink hues,

                              and the same sketch.

                                        But are they EVER different!

(white card = 6"x6"    ----    green card= 7.5"x 5.5")

The first card is highlighted with darker blue tones because the flowers are shaded in Blue Print Distress Ink, and a frame around the edge which has been distressed with the same ink and glitter. The top and bottom of the card are also distressed with the same glitter mixture.


With 3 layers of hydrangeas, the white card is distinctive to have the petal layers distressed with Blue Print Distress Ink, and also inked in the centers, to match the frame surrounding the scene. The white panels of the sketch may be difficult to see even though they are distressed with Worn Lipstick Ink. I should have used dimensional adhesive for the layers. Each layer has a different embossed shape.

The butterfly has also been layered, and then glittered to match the image frame and distressed borders of the card. Prills adorn the hydrangea centers.

Inside of the card:

The second card has a dark green background, with a hint of white around the sketch panels, making them more easily seen. The hydrangea in the corner takes the place of the flower in the corner of the Sketch Pattern.

The hydrangea petals sport pink highlights with more prills.

Because there are so many layers, I die cut leaves and flowers from the layers where only an edge can be seen. This helps with bulk and postage costs.

There is glitter in the self-adhesive lace since some of that clear tape would show.
Once again, glitter comes to the rescue! 

I prefer the white highlights and bright magenta centers in the hydrangeas, compared to the bold blue look in the white card:

Thanks for stopping by today!

Now it's your turn to link up to the 
Our Crafty Corner Challenge!

Products Used:
  • Image: Bugaboo Stamp's "For You From Me Flower"
  • Dies: Spellbinders: Scallop Labels One, Classic Scallop Squares, Grand Decorative Labels One, Grand Labels One (card one), Cheery Lynn Tropical Flourish (card 2)
  • Embossing Folders: Craftwell "Quatrafoil", Counture Creations "Flamingos and Hedgehogs", Craft Essentials "Basket Weave". (card one)
  • MS Flourish Lace Punch Around the Page (card two)
  • SU printed papers (card two)
  • colored pencils, distress inks, prills, glitter mixtures, lace, ribbon

Challenges I'd like to play in please:
  1. Stella Says Sketch #408 - 5/6 (check 5/9)
  2. Crafting a Beautiful Mess #2 Anything Goes 5/26 (last Friday M)
  3. Ellibelle's Creative Moments Let's Color Saturday Linky Party #8 (both cards and images are colored with colored pencils and distress inks) 5/5
  4. Jade's Sparkling Butterflies (2 Crafty Girls )- #18 Anything Goes 5/12
Lastly, a share from our front pastureland last week. Ribbons of dew rise from the ground. Sometimes colors are reflected in the layers as the sun sheds light on flowers and its own sunrise hues. The layers are usually caused by the rapid rise of temperature in the morning, depending on the season. This time, the layers are not noticeable. The trees show off their dangling Spanish moss, and their leaves have not yet emerged:

warm hugs,


brenda said...

I love how you have framed the hydrangeas and your awesome colouring of them perfectly complimented by the background and pretty braid embellishing. On the subject of colour how's about we go for it simultaneously and hit the craft world with the transformation - now if only we just dare.............

Have a lovely day Donna.

B x

Maryvonne COUSSE said...

Hi Donna
Greats cards ! Stunning colouring !

Sue said...

Hi Donna, Such a pretty card.

Lovely pasture.

Hope you have a nice day. Sue

Shona Erlenborn said...

Two completely different cards from the same sketch! I particularly like the first one Donna, super layering on the hydrangea - so lifelike! The glittered lace trim is so pretty. The coloring is exquisite too on both cards. Just beautiful projects!

Pamellia Johnson said...

Wow Donna, your cards are gorgeous! They really are quite different, but both have such lovely colour combos and amazing die cut layers! Your pics are amazing and I just loved your video! What a magical misty morning! Love those trees, so enchanting!! hugs :)

Lori Kobular said...

Two gorgeous card! You colored them perfectly! I am partial to the pink one, pink is one of my favorite colors! You did an awesome job on both of these cards! I also loved your peaceful video! I love the Spanish Moss hanging from the trees!

KarinsArtScrap said...

both beautiful flower cards Donna.

Gr Karin

Paper Creations by Shirley said...

Hi Donna, first your cards are very beautiful, the layering of the hydrangea on the top one is fantastic. Beautiful colours and colouring :) Wow your property is gorgeous, very dreamy with the mist rising. I can see some beautiful landscaping/gardens as well, thanks for sharing the video. Enjoy your piece of paradise :) ... I'm sure you do. Take care, hugs, Shirleyxx

Reusing Cards & Quilling said...

Beautiful cards ,I loved the layering and coloring of flowers !

Berni Cuttino said...

Wow the details on this beauty are amazing. Love the bling on the leaves and how you framed the flower. The colors are truly amazing. Thanks for sharing the inside. I always have difficulties in how to put the inside together. Love your beautiful view from the pastureland. So peaceful and serene.

Lisa said...

Both of your cards are stunning, Donna!! I love the gorgeous Hydrangeas!! You colored them perfectly!! The dimension is fabulous!! The embossing and dies you used are so beautiful!! I absolutely love these my friend!! And that Spanish Moss looks so mysterious and beautiful hanging in the tree!! Such a gorgeous place where you live!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

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Leslie Miller said...

Oh, gosh, I couldn't say which hydrangeas I like better 'cause I LOVE both of them! I have several blue hydrangeas and no two are exactly the same shade. They're all so pretty, just like yours. Those prills in the centers really finish the blooms off beautifully. I must get some of those. And you're so right about never underestimating the power of glitter. So many times it has done the trick for me. All those white layers on your first card show up perfectly. Love white on white. The different textures make them stand out. Beautiful dies and trim on both cards. Such a pretty Bugaboo! And I so enjoyed the visit to your outdoor living space! The moss hanging and the fog make for an absolutely enchanting scene. Again, the video with the birdsong makes me feel like I was really there. Thanks so much for sharing this along with your cards!

Darlene said...

OH MY GOODNESS! You are so very talented and so, so sweet to share all this goodness with us! Beautiful creations ... your coloring is amazing and love the dimension. As always your tips are wonderful! And the added bonus of experiencing your outdoor morning was wonderful! I would have LOVED to been sitting out there with you enjoying the view, sounds and cup of java! FANTASTIC! Thanks for sharing ...

Karen said...

Donna, your creations are such a gift! How I love hydrangeas and you've colored these beauties to perfection. Both of your cards are stunning reflections of your heart, ever-blossoming in hope. :o) The colors are so pretty and I always love your choice of dies. And thank you for including the sweet nature that surrounds you. What a lovely area. I never tire of nature's beauty. Have a beautiful day, my dear friend!

Hugs and blessings,

*Vicki* said...

Wow Donna, your card is absolutely breath-taking!! I love the type of flower including the colors you've used for it which is beautifully colored in BTW!! I also love how you've added dimension to your flower by popping out some of the details in it and your sparkly accents are very pretty too! Always an elegant layout with your beautiful edged frames! Thanks for sharing your nature surroundings...this must be such a peaceful place to be! :) HUGS

cotnob said...

Your cards are both beautiful Donna, a fabulous image and lovely colours. I love the embossed details on the first one and the pink and green colour combination on the second one is so pretty.

Pia S said...

Donna, I love how you've used this Bugaboo image, I didn't recognize it as one immediately, because of your touches of layers and pearly centers. Amazing coloring and you've made the die cuts such important design details. Love them both!!

KraftyKoolKat said...

Two really beautiful creations sweetie. Love the photos too, thank you so much for sharing.

Donna Phelan said...

GORGEOUS cards! Love how each one is different from the other but both use that glorious Hydrangea stamp....a favorite here on Cape Cod of course! Love how you layered some of the pretty petals (I swear I have been meaning to do that for so long now--maybe this afternoon!) I also love your little video, how peaceful and serene, Mother Nature is a marvel! Enjoy your lovely day! xo The Other Donna~~

Verna Angerhofer said...

Those cards are both so beautiful! And, just with a few changes you have completely different looks using the same sketch. I also like the views of your yard area. It looks so green and lush and beautiful as well.

Linda Vich said...

Wow Donna! Two cards from the same sketch and both lovely! Your coloring and layering is exquisite!

pam said...

Two amazing creations Donna, beautiful image and colouring, afraid I always have to glitter! love the stuff..
Magical video and beautiful pictures, looks a wonderful place you have Donna.
Hugs Pam x

Olga Fink said...

Very beautiful cards! great design on both of them!
thank you for your kind words on my blog post! I am now your newest follower!
xoxo Olga

Carol said...

Two gorgeous cards Donna, so pretty. Beautiful photos too. Carol x

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Donna I love, love Hydrangeas, I have 3 in my garden two of them are the lace ones, I have been having really large flower heads these last two years but this year it was time for them to be cut back so I might only get smaller heads this year, as I love them so much it was such a pleasure to see that you had used Hydrangeas for your two beautiful creations, I love not only the colours but the way you have built them up to give dimension, the butterfly, sparkle and the sentiment are brilliant so is your video and pictures I love the birds singing it must be so lovely to see this everyday.
lorraine x

Dawn Frost said...

I'm sooo with you NEVER underestimate the power of glitter, lol!! Awesome cards both different same sketch. Both have gorgeous colours and layers perfect take on the sketch Donna! Thanks for joining Catch the Bug Stella Says Sketch hope to see you again and good luck! Dawn Bugaboo DT.

MaryH said...

Definitely 2 different looks & atmosphere from the same design on this. Love the interesting embossing looks on the white & pink, and the inside, oh wow, with the gorgeously impressive argyl framing. Pink & green have always been favorite colors of mine & it looks very sumptuous on the card as you've done #2. Liked the tip about the glitter to cover tape too! The extra layering of the petals looked so nice & dimensional. Thoroughly enjoyed the misty morning looks very mysterious and Merlin like, with the foggy haze hovering. Bet it burned off quickly though, and got quite warm. Lovely surroundings where you are. TFS & Big hugs.

NanaConnie said...

Oh, what gorgeous hydrangeas, Donna! I'm loving the pink, flowery lace and the die cuts you chose. Marvelous cards, my friend.

Desire Fourie said...

Dear Donna
Your cards are little jewels of wonderful art with amazing colouring and design. You have coloured the flowers gorgeously and I love the embossing. Lol, you are so correct re the power of glitter! Then you are truly blessed to have such breathtaking beauty on your doorstep. Nature is inspiring and never cease to touch our souls if we just dare to take the time, pause a moment and absorb it.
Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

Silvis Kreativstube said...

Hallo liebe Donna,

ich bin von deinen Karten immer wieder aufs Neue begeistert. Sie sind mit so vielen Details gestaltet. Ich kann sie mir gar nicht oft genug anschauen um alles erfassen zu können. Wundervolle Stanzschablonen und Prägefolder hast du verwendet. Das Blumenmotiv ist hervorragend coloriert. Die erste Karte ist mein Liebling.
Ich liebe diese Farbkombination. Aber auch die andere ist wunderschön gestaltet. Ich wünsche dir einen wunderschönen und nicht so nebligen Tag wie auf deinen Bildern. Das sieht richtig mystisch aus. Big Hugs Silvi

Jean Bullock said...

Beautiful cards! My favorite is the first one. I love the brilliant coloring and the dimension and texture you created. Love the tree photos and video. Very pretty. Well done, as usual, my friend.

Petra Swart said...

Unbelievable how different the cards look, Donna!!!! Both are stunning and your hydrangeas are so beautiful and all the lace and ribbons and glitter and embossing - ...just fabulous, my friend!!! Wonderfully done!!
Enjoyed your little video and the photo's - TFS - you live in a lovely place!!!
Have a great day!!

Sara Barker said...

Donna, what a joy it is to be able to visit you this morning! Your cards are knock down, drop dead gorgeous! You've colored those hydrangeas so perfectly, I could have sworn they were real! And your video was just delightful-ah--it's gonna be a great day (thanks to you!) Hugs!

Conniecrafter said...

These are just Beautiful, Love how they can look so different depending on what you put with them. Lovely dimension and the glitter framing in the first is a cool touch. Pretty framing in the second and love that glittered flourish!!
Love the fog pictures, like how it can bring a sense of mystery and peace all at the same time :)

Patricia St Martin said...

Amazing!! Love your coloring of the hydrangeas, colors blending lavender with the blue and adding the sparkle. I feel the same way most of the girls feel I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE them and I have 2 plants and they are so stunning when they bloom. The layers make the one in the back really special and the flower centers looks wonderful. Love all the layers, ribbon, lace and all the wonderful dies.
I do not want to forget the front pastureland just stunning and thanks for sharing the pictures.
Hugs Pat

Stampsnob. said...

I like the pink the lace on the die is fab Lis

Stampin Mindy said...

Hi Donna!

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today and wishing me a happy birthday. I love the flowers you colored here with your colored pencils. Wonderful card. HAve a great day!

Mindy - My Creative Scoop

DeBe said...

Absolutely stunning as you say, both are different but both are so beautiful! Love, Denyse x

Farida Rone said...

Hi Donna,
Lovely creations!!!
Love your blog and all your creations are super cute.

Anne Temple said...

Both of these look amazing and I love how you've colored them. Your views of the front pastureland are beautiful. So calming and peaceful looking.

Team Clark said...

Donna, very pretty use of these images and your gorgeous die collection! What a happy creation! said...

Donna I love your work so beautiful the sketch is one I might try and follow. Love Alison xxx

Stephanie said...

Super cute, thanks for playing along in our Stella Says Sketch Challenge.

Deepti Aggarwal said...

Both the cards are the blooms..Thank you so much for joining us at A Beautiful Mess.Hope to see you again..

Ellibelle said...

Both cards are simply stunning! Love how you colored the gorgeous flowers and such creative designs. The pictures you shared are really amazing too!!

Thanks so much for sharing!!

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Sue said...

Both cards are beautiful. The sponging on the embossing on the white card, and the glitter border peaking out looks awesome. The dark green with the pink is a great color combination, so very pretty. Love the hydrangea images and how you colored them up. I have a plant that I received for Mother's Day a few years ago and planted in our yard, but it has never bloomed outside. It comes back every year and is growing. I have done all the trick to get it to bloom with no luck. My sister Edith had the most beautiful row of them in front of their home in several different colors. Ugh, I must have not gotten the family green thumb............


Cathy Clowes said...

Beautiful cards Donna, the hydrangeas are stunning. It is amazing how different the image looks against different backgrounds. Thanks for joining us at Jade's Sparkling Butterflies. Cathy DT x

JD/ Jill said...

Both are so beautiful! Really like the colors! Especially the PINK! And you are so right...Glitter just makes a card pop! Just like it did with yours!

CherylQuilts said...

Donna, how amazing! I LOVE hydrangeas, and I love the dimension you've given them by fussy cutting and layering them. And what beautiful layouts and frames! Hugs, sweet friend!


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