Monday, May 9, 2011
A Garden of Wishes at Wild Orchid Challenge
Gosh, it's Monday already so I hope you have a delightful one and a splendid week! I also hope you enjoyed your weekend especially. I think beautiful weather has finally arrived in my part of the world and I am so darn happy about it!! So many of my roses are blooming and the world around me is WONDERFUL!!!
Today is the next challenge at Wild Orchid Challenge and for these two weeks we are using a magnificent sketch by the absolutely inimitable and inspirational Bev of All the Things I Love...she also asked that we have Mom or Mum in mind with our card! (I have my magnificent 81 year old Mom in mind all the time---she is in a Life Care Center after suffering a massive stroke 4 years ago which left her in a wheel chair and without any verbal abilities...sigh....But she is still my most marvelous inspiration!!!!) And of course there is a fabulous prize this time, as always, from Wild Orchid Crafts which you have to see to believe!!!! We would love for you to come on over and join in with us!! Also pop over and see the absolutely magnificent inspirational samples from my fellow DT members--the cards they have made are GORGEOUS!!!!
I made an easel card and matching gift box for my sample this fortnight. I used Bazzill for the base and for all double matting. The DP is from the Tilda Angel Love Paper Stack and all background panels are machine stitched. The image I used is the lovely LOTV Garden of Wishes which I colored with Copics and added a bit of sparkle with Prisma Glitter. All of the embellishments are from Wild Orchid Crafts, the most wonderful shop in the world for beautiful products and exceptional customer service!!!! I used a beautiful White Guipure Lace and you can see that in each of the openings in the lace I have added Self-Adhesive Pearls. For the floral treatments I used 25mm Wild Roses, 20mm Open Roses, and 15mm Open Roses along with Heart Shaped Pins from the Wheel. For the horizontals I used a 25mm Silver/Grey Organza Ribbon tied into double flat bows. The final touch was made with additional Pearls in two sizes to soften all of the corners.
This view will perhaps give you a better view of the easel card and the box. I simply covered a plain 6 3/4" X 6 3/4" brown box with the dotted DP so that it would be a compliment to the card. I also added Pearl brads to the bottom as footsies and decorated in the same manner as the card, adding the lovely White Guipure Lace around the lid's edge with Pearl inserts.
I hope you like my little submission and will let me know what you think of it!!! Please drop over to the Wild Orchid Challenge and join in with us or just peruse all of the lovely cards this week! We would love for you to follow our Challenge Blog and the Wild Orchid Crafts Store Blog so that you can see all of the beautiful products as they are introduced!!!!
Thank you so much for dropping by today!!! It is always such a joy to see you here and I hope you will want to drop by often!! Remember to check out SUNDAY SENSATIONS from Magnolia-licious and be on the lookout for the new release of the cutest little boys/bears over at LOTV on March 11 at Midnight UK Time...AND I am thinking some SWEET STUFF real soon!!!! Sending BIG HUGS your way!!!!