Friday, February 24, 2012

Tuesday Throwdown #86 - Morning Glories

Grab Our Button Happy Friday!  Today I'm playing along with a new challenge - Tuesday Throwdown.  I was visiting Helen Berry's blog and saw that she is their newest Design Team member so of course I had to check them out.  I'm a big fan of Helen's designs and always love to see what she's working on - so I added this blog challenge to my list of favorites.  This week's challenge is "Winter Blues" - put something blue in your project.    You can get all the details here:  http://tuesdaythrowdown.blogspot.com/2012/02/tuesday-throwdown-86.html

My first thought when I read "winter blues" was snow!  If you live in the Chicago area you know what I'm talking about.  In fact it's snowing right now!!!  Fortunately it's melting as soon as it hits the ground - but it's a sloppy mess!  Lots of foot/paw tracks on the kitchen floor today!!  I thought I'd follow the other DT's examples and turn my blues into happy ones! 

I stamped and colored my morning glories, fussy cut a mask and stamped a background of words in a light blue.  I fussy cut out a second set of flowers to "pop" them over the originals for more dimension.  I double cut the butterfly and added wire antennae and gems.

Thanks for stopping by for a look!  Have a great weekend!

Jeanne

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamp:  Morning Glory Serendipity 339L  Background Butterfly Words 465G
Embossing Plate Sizzix Texturz Diamonds
Dies:  Spellbinders Grand Labels 4, Butterflies 2
Copic B12, 32, 24, G40, 24, W0, Y19
Seam Binding:  Hug Snug Glory Blue
Paper:  Papertrey Spring Rain, Blueberry Sky
Extras:  Button, Craft Thread, Gems, Wire

11 comments:

Cathy Weber said...

I bet this one looks stunniing in person. I don't use that word lightly either. The way you popped up the morning glories and the pale blue text in the background is really pretty. I love the wire for the butterly antennae too. Very pretty card.

Mary said...

Jeanne - this is perfect for a cold, dreary, February day. Actually, I have a personal vendetta against Morning Glories - I planted some around the dog kennel for shade and now they come up everywhere! But your card may ease my angst a bit. Absolutely beautiful!

Marybeth said...

This is beautiful, wish I could color like that! Love the frame and the pretty butterfly! Amazing the way you made the morning glories pop up and come to life! Love this card. Your good you!

Pauline said...

Beautiful in blue Jeanne! You have been busy today! Gorgeous colouring on these stunning flowers, and the cut frame and stamped script is the perfect backdrop for this wonderful image. Stunning!

Helen said...

Wow Jeanne, this is just totally stunning! So many beautiful blues!! I love the stamped background and the embossed cardbase, that GORGEOUS stamped & perfectly coloured image - and who can forget the sweet butterfly!! I love that you used wire for the antenna. Just wonderful - thanks so much for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown this week! Have a fab weekend x

NanaConnie said...

Jeanne, My first thought was "WOW!!" Gorgeous flowers, fantastic butterfly, and the bow is near perfection! I'm so glad you found us and are sharing with us at Tuesday Throwdown this week. We love regulars and would love to see your work every week. Welcome aboard!
NanaConnie DT

Davi said...

Beautiful Morning Glories Jeanne! So glad you shared your Lovely card with us this week!

Christina said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Jeanne. Blue is my favorite color, and the way you've combined so many different shades of it here looks wonderful.

JJ Bolton said...

This is so pretty Jeanne! Those blooms look like they're just growing off the card, just so stunning and natural! And I just love the subtle shading around the tendrils. Pretty, pretty!

NanaConnie said...

Jeanne, Congratulations on taking Top 3 Honors this week at Tuesday Throwdown! Such a magnificent card and I loved it the first time I saw it. Knew it was going to be a winner. :-D NanaConnie DT

Lisa S. said...

Your flowers look real and your Copic skills are over-the-top wonderful. You really brought them to life and they just illuminate this card. I'm not a blue fan necessarily but this is a show stopper Jeanne.