Thursday, May 1, 2014

You Make Me Smile

Hi Everyone,

Whoo Hoo it's May 1. WOW I am lovin' the spring time temps here and for the most part, the weather. However, we have had quite a bit of rain lately in the Greater Cincinnati area. But it beats snow. LOL

May 1 and it's time for the start of the May Challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ. Time to activate your creativity and enter a project in this month's challenge.The theme every month is Anything Goes with a Handmade Bow. That about covers anything you might want to submit. Just include a bow in your creation and you will be in the running.

Spring makes most of us think of  flowers. So with that in mind, I made a card spotlighting a paper folded dahlia.(Click here for a wonderful visual on how to do the folds. It's easy!!)

Let me share with you my card.

Folded circles that become flowers, how cool!!.Those yellow flower centers were colored with Pan Pastels. I mounted them on a shaped embossed panel and added leaves and branches. The bow is made using my trusty Craft-Dee BowZ tool.

Let me show you  close-up of my bow:

And one more close-up, different angle:

That bow maker really makes a mean bow, don't you think!!!. LOL

Stamps:  Lawn Friend - Hello Friend
Paper/Card Stock
Yellow CS (embossed panel behind flowers), DP, Brown CS, paper used to make dahlias is from designs made using my Gelli Plate
Ink: Distressed Ink- Gathered Twigs
Dies Used/Punches: Tag - Sizzix,  MS - leaf punch, Memory Box - Woodland Branch, Round Circle Punch for flowers, poppystamps - Large Marianna Vine Outline
Ribbon, embossing folder, VersaMark, Hand made lace butterfly from Craft-Dee BowZ, twine, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Pan Pastels

I am submitting this project in the following challenges:

Stop in tomorrow to view the portfolio from my class last Friday and thanks for stopping by today


Kim Butterworth said...

Beautiful card, those flowers are awesome and your bow is rocking! Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics.

Shirley said...

Barb, your flowers are wonderful, the embossed BG is perfect to show off your flowers, and that bow is out of sight gorgeous too! Love the sentiment!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Flynn) said...

Wow Barbara what a fab card I love your folded Dahlias. Thank you so much for joining us at Crafty Sentiments, good luck. Susan x

Shona Erlenborn said...

Awesome card Barb! Love those folded dahlias and that bow is amazing!

Anonymous said...

wow! that card has some amazing textures! I'm all about that :) Thanks for joining our flower challenge at Use Your Stuff this week and hope to see you again.
Tammy DT

Meggymay said...

A beautiful Springtime card, the flowers look fantastic. Thank you for sharing it with us at TioT's this time.

Evil Edna said...

that has a real japense vibe love it. thank you for joining us at TIOT.EE

Bee and Dee said...

A brilliant folded flower and super bow, thank you for joining us on the TIOT challenge, hugs Bee

Georgiana said...

Absolutely lovely! Thanks for sharing at Die Cuttin' Diva this week for our "Make it Girly" challenge.

Stay Creative,
• Carson's Creations •
Die Cuttin' Diva DT Co-Host

Donna Maligno said...

Beautiful concept on this card" Barb. Great Teabag flowers and totally incredible bow!

Lady Bug Stampers said...

Beautiful card! Love the flowers and that bow is simply stunning.
Thanks so much for joining us this week at Created with Love challenges.
Linda K. DT

Sharnee Torrents said...

Ooooo I really like your card dear lady!! The way you've put it together and that amazing bow is stunning!!! Such a fun flower tech!!
Thanks for joining us at Perfectly Rustics!
SMiles Sharnee :)

Dana Tatar {datatar} said...

Stunning card! The flowers are fantastic and I love the bow!

Hippieaud (aka Audrey) said...

Wow, I love this, it is so clever! That lace butterfly is awesome and I adore the bow. Thanks so much for playing at Crafty Sentiments this week:)

Peggy T. said...

Gorgeous. Thank you for joining us at the TTCRD challenge this week. Hope to see you again soon.

Peggy T, DT Member

Kathy Freeman said...

Lovely flowers, thanks for entering the MCC challenge, Good Luck...Kathy x

Valerie-Jael said...

Gorgeous card and thanks for joining us at TIOT! Valerie