Wednesday, January 6, 2016

Scrapy Land Anything Goes Challenge


I am so excited because this is my first post as a guest designer at Scrapy Land  There are so many talented designers on the team and the challenges are always filled with beautiful cards and fabulous inspiration.  The challenge this week is Anything Goes using any die by a company that Scrapy Land sells.  Go visit the Scrapy Land Challenge Blog and check out the challenge and the enjoy the inspiration from the design team. Here is my card for the challenge.




This card is for my college roommate who has a January birthday. We have a long history together and have shared some very special moments.   I graduated before Sharon because I always went to school in the summer.  I got a job after graduation and was quite happy, but after Sharon  graduated, she decided I needed a change and  literally dragged me  to Dover, Delaware to look for a job. We both met and married  the love of our lives while we were there. Since we live so far apart,we have not seen each other for about 25 years,but we manage to keep in touch. When I started this card, I had nothing in mind except that I wanted to use lilacs on the card because Sharon loves them.  I did not have a lilac die so I had to improvise.  See pictures below.  

Dies I used

Sue Wilson's Vienna

Spellbinders
5x7matting basics
 hydrangea flower


Memory Box
Tall Chloe
Rhone Butterfly 
Butterfly Exhibit
 Elsa


Cheery Lynn  
Pierced Banners
Celebrate



I will send this card in the smallest box from the PO and add the flip flop note cards that I made for her last month. 


 




Flowers  


Someone asked how I made the flowers so here is a quick idea.  These are blue instead of purple and will be used for another card.  I have a Kitchen Sink lilac stamp so I stamped the two sizes of the lilac base from Kitchen Sink stamps and fussy cut them so I would have the basic shape of the lilac.  Then I cut lots of  hydrangea flowers from blue card  using the Spellbinder's hydrangea die. I sponged them  with  different shades of blue ink and added a little green in the center.




 I used a stylus to shape then and then I glued them onto the lilac shaped base.

 



One large and one small flower





24 comments:

  1. WOW Kathy, this is gorgeous and congrats on being a GD at Scrapy Land for the month..how fun...beautiful card and love the flip flop note cards, too!!

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  2. Gorgeous and so elegant card Kathy! Love it! Your friend will be delighted to get this gorgeous make!
    Hugs
    Samra
    Paper Talk with Samra

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  3. Congratulations on the Guest Designer position at Scrapy Land! I can see why you were chosen! This birthday card is beautiful, and I love lilacs, too! You did a great job improvising, and I can almost smell their perfume! (I have a January birthday, too, which kind of stinks being so close to Christmas!) You are so sweet to make these cards for your friend!

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  4. Amazing! There are so many beautiful details on this and your improvised lilac is stunning. I know your friend will cherish this! I'm so glad you are a part of the team for the next few months!!

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  5. Oh wow, Kathy, this is stunning!! The flowers look amazing!! I love the embossing and the dies you used!! The butterflies are fabulous!! Your friend will absolutely adore this!! It's a work of art!! I'm so happy you are designing with us for a few months!! Have a great day my friend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  6. Had to comment AGAIN -- Dang girl amazing what you do with dies!!

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  7. Gorgeous card Kathy , your foyers are stunning .
    Hugs
    Maryvonne

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  8. Wow! What a great blog post, Kathy! Thank you for the flower tutorial, I really wondered about that before - and thank you, too, for the amazing card you're showing! I've pinned it - so gorgeous and delicate - very elegant! Amazing! hugs, de

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  9. Cute flip flop creations and the wonderful card is lovely - TFS

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  10. Absolutely gorgeous card! Your lilacs are outstanding and just looking at them I can almost smell their beautiful scent! I love that Vienna die and those adorable flip flop cards are going to be such a treat for your dear friend!

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  11. Egads woman! Is there no limits to your paper gardening! Just another gorgeous card in a very long line ofgorgeous cards! Your flowers are AMAZING! Tell your college roommate to buy a shadow box, wink, wink.....I knew that was your card over at Scrapy Land--FANTASTIC!!!

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  12. Marvelous! You are really kicking off the new year with a bang. This is just another fabulous card showing off your talent. You set of flip flop cards are a great gift for your good friend. I left a message on Face book, did you get to see it?

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    1. I don't think so. I will check.

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  13. This is stunning. And, lots of work with all that fussy cutting.

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  14. Beautiful card. Love the flowers and tutorial. Great to have you as part of the team for awhile. This is so much fun designing for Scrapy Land and being part of this fantastic team with so much creativity and talent. Welcome Aboard!

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  15. OMG this is way past gorgeous. So so beautiful and those flowers are amazing. Thanks for showing us how you made them. So many amazing elements to gaze over. And those flowers are in my favourite colour lol. So talented you are!

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  16. Just stunning Kathy! GREAT job!!

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  17. I am just in awe of how you can take a die and create a work of art. First of all, I would NOT have the patience to work up all those little individual flowers....nope, not this girl. This card is beyond stunning, your friend will love it!!! She's a lucky lady to get a card like that from such a good friend!!!

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  18. Kathy, Your card is fantastic and I'm so glad we have you as our guest designer. The lilac is amazing and love how elegant your card turned out. Nice job on the tutorial. Sorry I'm so late but things in life really put me behind.
    Hugs, Pat

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  19. Your card is gorgeous, beautiful colors!! Love the violet, right?

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  20. Wow Kathy, I am blown away by this one!! Holy cow, the work that went into making those flowers, yipes, you sure do have patience! Well it was worth it, what a stunningly gorgeous card! LOVE LOVE LOVE!! hugs :)

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  21. This is amazing Kathy! The flowers are gorgeous, and they look beautiful on white!

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  22. This is amazing Kathy! The flowers are gorgeous, and they look beautiful on white!

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