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Saturday, May 4, 2013

A Rose By Any Other Name - Challenge Day at AGOAC


It's time for this week's challenge over at A Gem of a Challenge, and the theme this week (Challenge #78) is "Make It Sentimental."  That means no image, just a sentiment.  This challenge will run from 8:00 AM May 4 to 6:00 PM May 10, and the prize for the winner will be 2 individual digi images (NOT SETS) from Pink Gem Designs.  So do head on over and see what the rest of the lovely Design Team have created, then join us, won't you?  We'd love to see you!

My card today uses the PGD digi Vintage Occasion Sentiments (Black).  This is a set of 10 framed sentiments for various occasions plus a blank one for a custom sentiment, which in this case I put the word "Mother."  I printed it out on floral digi paper which I faded so as to not distract.

This card has a lot going on.  I used a brick wall embossing folder to emboss the pink layer, the paper of which is also from Pink Gem Designs from the digi paper "Springtime" collection, a lovely set of 24 pastel prints, patterns and solids.  I used the solid, slightly distressed pink.  I brushed the paper with white acrylic paint then applied a light gray Copic marker in the spaces between the "bricks" for a bit more definition.  Not that you can see it much with all the other doodads on the surface...

  ...which include a shimmery painted birdcage, some lace, some leafy flourishes and some shimmery painted roses.  The whole idea here is to make this look like climbing roses on a brick wall.

A close up of the roses and some of the brick wall...


...and the bird cage, the sentiment, and the individual words (computer generated).  The background of the sentiment is a big cream colored rose faded out to a mere whisper of color.

The bird is covered with pale blue glitter - talk about sparkly!  

Last but not least is the seam binding bow in the center of which I've put a little wooden heart decoupaged with some lovely gift tissue paper, then topped with a coat of resin.

And that, lovely readers, is today's card.  I'm not telling which of my two mothers (biological and in-law) this card is for but I'm going to have to tell MY mother to not read my blog until after Mother's Day.  Tee hee!

Thank you so much for joining me, and please stop by A Gem of a Challenge to see what the rest of the Design Team has created for you, then do play along.  We'd love to see you!

Happy crafting!

Challenges entered:

Love To Create #63 - Punches and/or Dies 
Tammy's Scrapping Corner #60 - Lots of Layers
Creative Card Crew #35 - Bling
Crafts and Me #131 - Floral Frenzy
Crafty Ribbons #44 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Delightful Challenges - Add Ribbon
3 Girl JAM #17 - Anything Goes w/Ribbon
Really Reasonable Ribbon #71 - Sparkle, Bling, Ribbon
Fussy and Fancy #88 - Anything Goes
My Sheri Crafts #109 - Mother's Day
Pile It On 17 - April Showers Bring May Flowers (rain, flowers or both)
Eclectic Ellapu - Anything Goes
Sugar Creek Hollow #60 - Spring Flowers

The Shabby Tea Room #164 - Beautiful Spring (using photo as inspiration)



Sue - bearhouse said...

WOW!! This is stunning Shea. I really love how you have printed the sentiment onto the delicate patterned paper. The embossing looks fabulous and the trailing roses are gorgeous
hugs Sue xx

Desire Fourie said...

Such a wonderful creation with great attention to detail. Thanks for sharing your talent with us. Good luck.
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Desire Fourie said...

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Michaela said...

Oh WOW, stunning card, Shea. Adoring every element you used.... super Mother's day card!
Michaela xx

Wendy Fraser said...

Oh so pretty, I really love the colour combo and flowers. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xx

Adrienne Crist said...

How pretty! I love all the colorful roses, this is the perfect Mothers Day card!
Thank you for joining us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week! Blessings, Adrienne, DT

Kristie Goulet said...

Beautiful card, Shea! Love all the "little" details. Mwah!

Ang and Crys said...

What a pretty card that is simply perfect for Mother's Day!
Thanks for playing along with us at Creative Card Crew!
~ Crystal (DT)

paper fun said...

AWWWW! How beautiful. I really adore that glittery bird.

Thanks for joining our bling challenge at Creative Card Crew.


Marge said...

Sooo STUNNING -- LOVE that sparkly bird, shiny bird cage and those sweet glittery roses -- a card your Mother is sure to treasure!!! Thanks SO MUCH for sharing with us @ My Sheri Crafts biweekly challenge!!!

Kristi said...

This is just about the loveliest card I've ever seen!! Love your little glittered bird and all of the flowers!

sandra carey said...

Great card thanks for playing this week at L.T,C, Sandra dt

coops said...

so beautiful shea.gorgeous sweet bird and i love all your pretty flowers.
Thanks for joining in my theme this week at the Crafts and Me challenge :D

xx coops xx

Taniaj Scott said...

Stunning image and card,love the colours and the roses. Thanks you for joining us at Creative Card Crew on our bling challenge. Hugs Tania xx (DT)

Heather said...

Another beauty Shea!! Really loving your roses...beautiful colors!! the digi on the paper!!

Decosse's Dynamite Doodles said...

Another stunning creation my friend! Love the vintage feel to the piece.

Sarah said...

Absolutely beautiful! Love the roses and vine! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

P.G. Lamb said...

What a gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at My Sheri Crafts!

jessica said...

Another gorgeous card!! Love the papers and the colors and those stunning flowers!
Thanks for sharing and linking this up over at the 3GJ challenge blog for our Anything Goes w/Ribbon Challenge! Hope to see you back tomorrow for a brand new challenge :)

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Wow!!! Your card is beautiful! Congrats on your win at Sheri's!

Cheryl Walker said...

Beautiful MOM card!! Thank you for joining us at Really Reasonable Ribbons challenge this week!!! Hugs,

Daniele said...

such a pretty card, love the glittery bird thanks for joining us at SCH