Monday, July 4, 2011

Heart 2 Heart Challenge

I am so excited to be bringing you my first reveal as a Heart 2 Heart design team member!  I am always so inspired by the artwork I find on this challenge blog, and I have to tell you that I am very excited to get to know these gals better!  You can find all of their blogs under the Heart 2 Heart badge on my right sidebar.  I think you will have a great time visiting them!

Now on to the challenge.  This week we are challenging you to create using this inspiration photo:

I was really attracted to the pinks and greens, so this is the example I came up with for you:

I made the card base using Pear cardstock (such a lovely color!) and then used a nestabilites to cut a hole in the card and create the frame around the hole.  I dry embossed the front with a leaves Cuttlebug folder.  I sanded it off a bit to bring out just a little white core.  The three flowers are handmade. I drew the two larger flowers and the center of the flower is rolled.  I added a little glitz gel to make them sparkle.  I put a lined journaling tag on the inside and stamped it with this lovely sentiment.  Easy then to finish it off with pearls and ribbon.

Our guest designer this month is Tracy Oleksak, and you will love what she has prepared for this challenge.  You've got all month to upload your project, and we have two fabulous sponsors for the monthly prize - Sandra Van Woerden and Tonya Whitehurst.  I hope you can play along!

13 comments:

Laurel said...

Gorgeous flowers!

S`andra said...

Lovely card. I think the Pear card stock really makes the beautiful flowers and the pearls stand out. Thanks for sharing your talents.
Happily Scrapbooking My Memories~S`andra V.
http://ohmyscraps2u.blogspot.com

Sheila H said...

Your flowers are fantastic!

Haley D. said...

Your flowers are amazing! I love all the details from the glitz glue to the sanded embossed background to the sentiment window/frame. Welcome to the H2H DT! You did a beautiful job with the inspiration photo.

Brenda Frerichs said...

What a bright and cheery card! Very inspiring! :-)

The Paper Princess. . . Michelle Auten said...

Brenda, those flowers are just stunning! Looking forward to seeing more of your beautiful artwork!

Karen Pedersen said...

Oh, Brenda! This is breath-taking! I am in love with it! I can just imagine how it must look in person. WOWZA!

Romaine said...

The glitter is like dewdrops. Your flowers are stunning!

debi barber said...

Your card is absolutely gorgeous...great flowers, color combo, everything!!

Pamela O'Connor said...

Wow! Your card is stunning! Love all the wonderful details in it.

Mary V said...

The flowers are just gorgeous! Lovely interpretation of the inspiration photo!!

Katy said...

LOVE the card and the flowers!!! So glad you're FINALLY an H2H girl...I can't wait to see all your fabulous artwork!

Karen Wilson said...

Brenda - this is GORGEOUS! You have outdone yourself!