Sunday, May 16, 2010

Papertrey Peeps Challenge #7

I hope you all had a happy mother's day that celebrated it The weather here has been awful since I last wrote. It has felt like October instead of May. We have had snow, rain and cold almost everyday last week. I forgot to mention in my last post that we planted our vegetable garden last weekend. We were really worried about the plants surviving with this weather but we were able to cover them. Hopefully that helped. They say it is suppose to warm up this week. I sure hope so because I can't take much more of it. These are photos of the garden right after we planted it. I will take more photos to share with you as it hopefully grows.

Unfortunately the weather didn't help my mojo any either. I have been working on the card I am sharing today for almost a week. I finally got it done yesterday though.
This card was made for the current Peeps Challenge #7 that is hosted by Nerina. The challenge was to find a photo from The Creative Mint blog and make something based on it. This blog is already a favorite of mine so I was very excited about this challenge. There are so many beautiful photos to choose from so it was hard to pick just one. This is the photo I chose

This is what I came up with

My main inspiration for this card were the Dahlia's and the colors. The Dahlia's were made with the Delightful Dahila stamps and a watercolor Batik technique that I will be doing a video on soon. I cut the tag using my Cricut and Lauren Meaders Tag Your It Cut File. Then I stamped the tag with Background Basics Text Style and distressed the edges using chai ink. The Background paper is from the pretty pastels paper pack. The flourishes were cut from a die and angel wings glitter was added. A piece of violet Cabbage Patch Rose Ribbon from MemrieMare Etsy shop was added to the top of the tag. Some machine stitching and a piece of SU Orchid Opulence Cardstock finishes it off.
This card is very different from my usual style but I think I am liking it. I hope you do too. That's it for now. I hope to be back Tuesday with that video to share with you, Until then thanks for stopping by and I hope you have a great week!

22 comments:

Barbara said...

This is just beautiful, Terri! I love the soft coloring on the dahlias! Great job!

Sue Ann said...

Absolutely BEAUTIFUL!!!

Angy said...

So pretty! Love the inspiration we can get from that site! Amazing job Terri!

peggysue said...

Terri I think it is beautiful! And I agree with you about the weather. We've got sunshine here finally for the first time in a week, but it is still deceptive, everything is green but the temps are 55! Great card, nice job on the challenge, I really like it.

Diane Jaquay said...

Very soft and vintagy and LOVELY!!! It might not be your usual style but it's gorgeous!

Linda W said...

Very, very pretty. Love your Dahlias! I'll be watching for your video. Thanks for sharing.

Amy said...

WOW .....what a beatiful job!!! This is gorgeous! Can't wait to see your video!

BethieJ said...

Terri this is BEAUTIFUL!! I love the colors!! Need to peek at the ribbon link you shared! :)
The garden looks good too.. sorry about your CRAZY weather.. sure hope you get no more snow!
Have a GREAT day!

Carol's Ink Spot said...

Absolutely Beautiful! So soft looking. The colors on the dahlias are gorgeous. As for the Colorado weather, I share your pain! On the bright side - we don't have to complain about humidity!:o)

Sharron said...

Terri, this is so soft and pretty! Beautiful dahlias--love the coloring! Hope it warms up for you soon. We have had storms and rain--finally a little sun late this afternoon! Looking forward to your video.......

Laurie said...

So pretty Terri! I love the colors you used!

Jackie Pedro said...

Just beautiful, Terri!

Debbie Gaydos said...

Lovely card, the technique on the flowers is just gorgeous!

Cammie said...

Terri, I don't think there is a style you cannot do! This is beautiful! The coloring of the dahlias is gorgeous!

Lori said...

Hi Terri!! Our weather has been awful too, until last weekend. No snow though, blech! Your card is gorgeous!!!

Heather P. said...

This is gorgeous! Love, love, love the way you colored the dahlias!

Hope your warmer weather is here to stay! :)

Dana said...

Those dahlias are incredible and I can't wait to see the video Terri...wow.

Kimberly said...

I'm sorry the weather had been in a funk, but your card turned out absolutely beautiful. A little bit of spring for sure!

I did some container gardening this weekend, really my first try at veggies, so I'm hoping it will work out. I'll try to post pictures later.

Beth said...

OMG Terri this is gorgeous love those soft delicate looking flowers you rocked this challenge GF.

Nerina said...

Oh so beautiful Terri! I love everything about this! The colours, your techniques the mix of papers and text! Such an elegantly beautiful card - and a gorgeous interpretation of the photos!

Melissa said...

Can't wait to see your garden come in! It's so amazing to me every time I plant something and it GROWS!! Love the card too! Great work!

Taheerah (*LittleMissT*) said...

Cool card Terri, love the delicate colours!