Tuesday, March 1, 2016

March Craft-Dee BowZ Challenge

Hello everyone

March 1st........Boy, the months are clicking by, aren't they. Well it's time for the March challenge over at Craft-Dee BowZ.

For your inspiration, I have a card that is made up of mainly paint chips.  You know, those paint swatches we see in the paint department, you know - the ones we bring them home and probably put in a drawer and forget about.

Well, I received some paint swatches to use on my March Craft-Dee BowZ cards and decided to make some flowers, not knowing if it would work. Well here is the end result of that attempt. The three largest flowers were made using a die.

I cut one of the swatches down into thin strips to use as an accent. Glitter on the white space between the colors makes for a perfect addition of glitz.

Speaking of accents - what would that card be without a bow. I decided to use a single loop bow  and of course I made it with  my Craft-Dee BowZ tool. That tool makes the perfect bow!!!

The card - oh the card,  lets take a peek at the whole card

Next time you are in the paint department, pick up some paint chips and get creative. 

The Craft-Dee BowZ March challenge has begun so enter your creative projects. 
The March challenge is sponsored by 
Cute As A Button

Click here for additional challenge information and to submit your entry.

Paper/Card Stock: White CS, Purple CS
Ink:  Memento Grape Jelly
Dies Used: Spellbinders Flower Creations (S4-072)  
AccessoriesRibbon, Craft-Dee BowZ  tool, Martha Stewart Punch - Frond, Paint Chip, Doily, Brads (flower centers), Glitter, Glue, Tim Holtz idea-ology - Small Talk (Sentiment)

I am submitting my card in the following challenges:

  • Allsorts  sentiment in focus (#56)
  • Crafty Friends Challenge  floral (#52)
  • Crafting-With-Friends Anything Goes (#100)
  • Really Reasonable Ribbon - No.135 - Celebrate with ribbon or trim (#65)
  • Simply Papercraft - No. 24  - Anything Goes (#102)

  • Thank you for stopping by


    CraftingMum said...

    Lovely card, thanks for joining us at Crafting with Friends, Louise DT x

    Shona Erlenborn said...

    Well, it apparently worked rather well! Love, love, those flowers and the little strips of paints go great with the bouquet! Fabulous card Barb.

    Vicki said...

    Beautiful card, Barbara! Those paint chip flowers are fantastic. Love the single loop bow too.

    Bonnie Garby said...

    Great card! Thanks so much for participating in our Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge.

    Leslie said...

    What a fabulous project with so many wonderful details! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us in the Really Reasonable Ribbon's "Celebrate" challenge this time!
    Leslie, RRR DT
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    brenda said...

    A really delightful floral card, many thanks for joining in at Allsorts challenge this week.

    B x

    Gail said...

    Absolutely fantastic. I adore how you used the paint chip and put glitter between the colors. And those flowers are outstanding! The way you've used strips of paint chips is wonderful and I'm going use some of my paint chips that way. Fantastic card! Hugs, Gail

    Karen Letchworth said...

    This is gorgeous. Thanks so much for sharing it in our Celebrations Challenge. I hope you will stop by again soon.
    Really Reasonable Ribbon

    aussie aNNie said...

    Beautifully presented and coloured creation. Thank you for entering into our current challenge and hope you return next challenge...xx
    {aNNie Crafty Friends Challenge DT Member}