Monday, May 2, 2011

Creative Sisters Monday Challenge #7 - MAY FLOWERS

"APRIL SHOWERS BRING MAY FLOWERS"
and here in Maine, we not only had showers, but hail, snow, ice, winds.  We've been wondering if it would ever feel like spring.  This week, my crocus's burst forth in color,  the daffodil's lifted their heads and the grass began to "green up".  Spring has found us.  In honor of spring - my challenge is to do anything you want, but please include "May Flowers".  Any flower you wish - as many or as few as you'd like - but your project must contain some sort or form of flower! 

 Here is my project.


                                        

I used Kraft paper for the base of my cards and then used a technique my sister showed me.  I stamped a flower design using my versamark stamp pad all over the background of the card.  I stepped out of my comfort zone with these two cards and used earth tones - something I don't normally use.  The first card I used the "Freshly Picked" cartridge for the flower pot and the second card I used my Stampin Up herb stamp set.

I'm really pleased with how they both came out.

The rules for the challenge are simple:

1.  Become a follower if you aren't already.
2.  Leave a comment on this post.
3.  Link your challenge project with Mr. Linky at the bottom of this post.
4.  Visit my sisters blog and check out her project!

Blog Candy?  Well of course, there is always blog candy for our challenges!  For this challenge, the winner will receive the two cards that I featured!  In addition to the cards, I will include some things from my stash - cutouts, etc. 




 

15 comments:

Linda Therrien said...

great cards, love the earth tones! The versa mark backgrounds are very pretty.

another awesome project sis!

Love you..

BugBites said...

Such a pretty card. This is another great challenge.

sweetlilscrapper said...

already a follower! :)
hope to create something for this challenge soon!

Amber said...

Beautiful cards!

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Great cards!

Mary said...

I love the projects so far!

sandee said...

Glad your getting some Spring weather, and your card is beautiful! Thanks for playing along with us over at FCCB!

Dina said...

beautiful cards! Hugs! Dina

Kate said...

What lovely cards! I especially love the basil stamp. Great choice with the kraft paper on these cards, too!
Thanks so much for playing along with us at FCCB this week!

Donna said...

Such pretty cards!

Sherrie K. said...

Aweswome cards. Just beautiful! Thanks for the fun challenge!!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Hoo's Crafty! said...

Great challenge!! Thanks for hosting this. I am also having a Celebrating Mom's Challenge on www.hooscrafty.blogspot.com. Come enter!!

Amy said...

Your cards are very pretty!! I love how the leaves sparkle on the first one and the buttons on the second one -- What a nice touch!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Evanna said...

Very pretty! Thanks for sharing it with us at FCCB this week!

Rae Finke said...

Great job with the challenge. Your cards are very pretty. I am so glad you joined in the fun with us at FCCB!

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