Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Double D Blue and Peach Challenge

Are you ready for another amazing challenge board from Double D Challenge Blog. This time we are all about blues and coral/peach colors or weddings. Just look at the amazing inspiration on the board.

I decided to take my inspiration from the colors and the wedding theme and came up with this design.

I kept it very simple with this Spellbinders gazebo and IO fence and a few flowers. I framed it with a Gina Marie scalloped rectangle. The bride and groom silhouette is a free down load that I sized to fit in the gazebo. Head over to the Double D Blog and check out what the design team did with this beautiful Mood Board. I am sure you will want to create something for this challenge.

Swan Lake

The Dies R Us Challenge this time is simple. Use a bird somewhere on your card and, of course, you must use a die. I used to live in Sumter, South Carolina whose claim to fame is an air force base and one of the prettiest lakes I have ever seen called Swan Lake where you can see two different types of gardens. One is a botanical type with Spanish moss and plants that are indigenous to the area and grow naturally. The other garden hosts meticulously manicured lawns and fabulous trees and flowers. My favorite season was the spring when the tulips, daffodils, azaleas, and dog woods burst forth with amazing colors and sweet smells. The park also contains every species of swans hence the name. When I saw the Tattered Lace swan I knew I wanted to make several cards for friends that I grew close to while I lived there. I am going send this one to a friend who lives in New Mexico now as a reminder of all the Sunday afternoons when we strolled the park together. 

Tattered Lace Swans                                    Cat Tails                             Frantic Stamper Bare Ash

           Tattered Lace Dies - Swan          Die-Namites - Cattails                               Frantic Stamper - Dies - Medium Bare Ash   

Sue Wilson                           Nestabilities Royal Circle        
Sue Wilson Designs - Australian Collection - Background Die                    CLOSEOUT - Spellbinders - Nestabilities - Royal Circle