Tuesday, February 5, 2008

Carte-licious Four {A-La Joan}

Images © Cornish Heritage Farms & Verve Visual

That's right...it's time for another bloggers challenge with Joan, Melissa, and Sue. It was Joan's turn to send out the images in this round, and she chose Asela's "Daisy Jar", found at Cornish Heritage Farms. I love this image, and had so much fun coloring it with my Copic Sketch markers to resemble Purple Coneflowers. This image is quite large, and I used my largest Oval Nestabilities die to cut it. The image over-lapped the embossing a bit, so I decided to color another of the images that Joan sent, and trim it out with my scissors and hobby blade. I mounted the trimmed blooms to my oval piece with Stampin' Dimensionals. The patterned paper is from the BasicGrey Figgy collection. As I was working with my design....I realized that it was looking very familiar to a sketch that Debbie Olsen did a couple of days ago, so I am crediting her with the layout. The bling is Adornit Gems from Eclectic Paperie, and the ribbon is Martha Stewart (a gift from Libby). Be sure to click on the names of the other participants in this challenge, to see their beautiful creations. I can't wait to see them myself!

Thanks for all of the images and special papers, Joan! I enjoyed the challenge very much!


***I would like to share some beautiful RAK's I received.

The first is from Charmaine Ikach. She is so talented, and I love this gorgeous snowflake card in the non-traditional colors. The sparkle and wide satin ribbon really make this extra special. Thanks Charmaine!! Please click on Charmaine's name to visit her blog, and see all of her other beautiful work. (You probably already do. *wink*)

Images ©Verve Visual

Aren't these little Valentine treats sooooo adorable!! I love them both, and they were sent by the uber talented (and super sweet) Dawn Griffith. I love the cute images, and how Dawn decorated both of these!! Dawn even has tutorials for these at her blog, that you may find here and here. Thanks so much, Dawn! I will use these along with your tutes, when I make some of the holders myself. :D


Images ©Stampin' Up!® 1990-2008

Last and not least....I received this soft and pretty card from the very talented Dirty Girl Alum., Valerie Stangle. I really love that patterned paper she used, and how she made the cute little flower pot. It's soooo beautiful (some of my favorite colors)....thanks a bunch, Val!! Click on Val's name to hop over to her blog, and see what she's up to.



Thanks for your visit today! I appreciate it, as always!!

34 comments:

Dawn Griffith said...

Oh my goodness you got your goodies Super fast But then again you are in Michigan too HUH? I am sooo happy they arrived safe and sound ..
and Look at all those wonderful things you got from other fabulous stampers ..
Love ya Rose Ann !
xoxox
Dawn Griffith

fran said...

What a pretty card! Love the coloring - amazing! Great mail too!

Flossie's Follies said...

Love your card, your coloring and shading is awesome. What a beautiful bunch of cards you received.

Dawn Easton said...

Rose Ann, your card is beautiful! I love how you coloured that image...simply gorgeous! Great layout too!

Your RAKS are all fantastic!!

Michelle said...

Your card looks fantastic - so "real" looking.

Beth said...

What a beautiful card! The image is outstanding and I love the color combo!

Susie said...

Very beautifully created and so,so sweet. It DOES remind me of the beautiful card that Debbie did - yours is every bit as wonderful as Debbie's. Your coloring is so gorgeous - love all of the bling and of course, Figgy is one of my favs. Lucky girl to get so many special cards!

Heidi said...

Beautiful! I love the colors and how you popped out the flowers!

Alexandra said...

Your card is gorgeous Rose Ann - I am in awe of your coloring girl!! Beautiful! And, lucky you, great RAKs!!*STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Melissa said...

Fabulous Rose Ann! It looks like we were channeling each other since we both chose to use polka dots. But a girl can never have too many polka dots right??

Excellent job!

Many Blessings,
M.

Lauren said...

Fabulous! You did such a lovely coloring job.

All Pink girl said...

Wow stunning cards again ,fabulous colours and stamps ,Dawnx

Wendy said...

How beautiful, Rose Ann! Love everything about your card, as usual! Even your RAK cards are fabulous!
You are one lucky lady!!

beate said...

Okay...first of all...OH MY GOODNESS! Your card is awesome! Even with all that purple in there! The flowers look so amazing. Girl...it's so beautiful!

All your RAK's are wonderful! They couldn't go to a sweeter person!
Hugs and smiles
(P.S.: I am still so tickled that I can post comments again!)

Donna said...

your cards is just fabulous! what wonderful RAKS you received - lucky girl

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Oh My....how cute is this!!! Too much talent for one stamper!!!

** Isa ** said...

Your cards are just so stunning.;op

Hugs xxx

Val said...

Fabulous card. I love how you have coloured your card...great shading....

Charmaine (CharmWarm on SCS) said...

Love your card, RoseAnn. . .that polka dot paper is perfect! LOve how you did the flowers!So glad you liked the card!

Debby Winters said...

What great RAKS! I love your card specially your image and your panels.

kathleenh said...

Your purple coneflower card is beautiful! I love the dimension on your flowers and the way you colored the water in the vase.

Lucky you with your RAK's. Those are some gorgeous cards from some talented ladies!

tyrymom29 said...

what a pretty card!!!! Lucky girl ...Great raks !!

dpkennedy said...

Your card is beautiful! I love the color combo! Those RAK's are great too!

Carolyn King said...

Gorgeous card...the colors are perfect for that stamp. just outstanding....and lucky you to receive those beautiful cards!

My Paper World said...

So pretty Rose Ann! your colouring is fantastic!
What great RAKs you received too! Lucky you!
Nicola xx

ddnjoys2stamp said...

Wow Rose Ann,those ARE beautiful raks you've rec'd,lucky girl!
Thanks for dropping by on my blog,really appreciate it!!

Deb said...

I love your daisy card, such a great layout and love how the daisies stand out, fab BG paper too! Gorgeous RAKs too!

Jackie W. said...

This card is so pretty! I love the layout and your colors!

Joan B said...

What a beautiful version of this stamp!!! I'm a sucker for polka dots and you nailed it!!!

Bethany Paull said...

The orchid colored flowers are so stunning against the dark polka dotted bg. Your coloring is FAB! I have about 15 Copics and every time I try them, I'm disappointed. But, I'll keep at it.

shel9999 said...

Gorgeous card, Rose Ann! Your flowers are so beautifully framed in the ovals! What great mail too!

sophia landry said...

Such a beautiful card with so many wonderful details! And such lovely RAK's. It is always so much fun to get mail :)

Corie said...

Great RAKs -- love them all. Your card is just beautiful -- love your coloring.

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Oh, WOW!!! Over and over again!!! Your jar of flowers is to die for -- beautifully colored -- they are amazingly beautiful!!! And your RAKS are so awesome!!! You are one lucky girl!!!