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

5x7matting basics
 hydrangea flower

Memory Box
Tall Chloe
Rhone Butterfly 
Butterfly Exhibit

Cheery Lynn  
Pierced Banners

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. 



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

Blue Flowers

I loved the theme of the first challenge at Double D Challenge Blog.  The inspiration board is so pretty that I had to make a card.  This card is for a special lady and college friend of mine. Vicki and I had several classes together and formed an immediate bond.  We can't get together very often since I live in California and she lives in Pennsylvania, but when we do, it is like we just saw each other yesterday. 

I used Sue Wilson's Vienna Dies, the Spellbinder's Hydrangea Die, and Memory Box Choloe. 

If you have not, visited the Double D Challenge Blog  head over there and play along.