Saturday, March 23, 2013

613 Avenue Create challenge

Hello everyone out there in Bloggerland!

Today is the start of a new challenge over at 613 Avenue Create, and it's the easiest, peasiest one of the all- ANYTHING GOES!  For this challenge, we are being sponsored by the fabulous Rick St. Dennis.  Since it's such an easy one, I am hoping everyone will join in the fun!

How many are wishing for Spring already?  I know I will raise both my hands to answer that one!  For me, when I think of Spring, I think of flowers, butterflies, birds singing, colors and all the beauty those things carry.  It also symbolizes new beginnings.  I have tried to capture all those in this card, including new beginnings by using as many new items as I possibly could (digi stamp, Copics, flower dies, paper).  I hope I have succeeded in conveying my inspiration, and have inspired you in some way as well!

The beautiful image I chose is called 1935 hat from Rick St. Dennis.  Lots and lots of layers to this card, and boy is it heavy.  All the gorgeous flower, foliage and butterfly dies are from Cheery Lynn (all links at the bottom of the post).  The beautiful ribbon is from Really Reasonable Ribbon.  Papers are from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found.  All background panels were stitched using my Sew Easy tool.  They are mounted on white cardstock that was sponged with Tea Dye distress ink, then mounted again on plain white cardstock. 

Here is a close up of the image:

A shot of the flower arrangement:

All pieces were cut out of white cardstock and colored with either Copics, or in the case of some of the foliage, sponged with Peeled Paint distress ink.  

Build a Flower #2:
- Pink Rose
- Blue flower

Embellishments #2:
- Yellow and orange sunbursts in center of blue flower
Baby's breath

Build a Flower #3:
- Calla Lily

Embellishments #3:
- Center of Calla Lily
- Scattered small purple flowers
- Small blue flower in the center of the big blue flower
- Dark purple embellishments on the big purple flower

The purple flower was put together with two layers of each size of the Cherry Blossom die.  The small orange rose is from the Miniature Rose Strip die, while the bigger yellow rose is from the Large Rose Strip die.  There's two Mini-Fanciful Flourishes, a couple sets of Olive Branches and the rest of the leaves are from the Build a Flower #2 and #3, as well as their accompanying Embellishments sets.  Lastly, there is a Nautical Wheeler Doily die nested behind all those beautiful flowers, and pearl sprays that were colored with the same colors as the flowers.  Whew.  Long paragraph.  Can you tell I love my Cheery Lynn flowers?  lol.  Wake up!  Time for more pictures :)

A close up of the flowers (how I wish you could see these in person!):

A side view, trying to show at least some of the fabulous dimension of these flowers!

I've also decorated the inside of the card to match the outside.  Here is a picture of the top portion:

 The bird cage was made with Cheery Lynn's Bird Cage die, there's another Mini Fanciful Flourish and a cheese cloth flower cut from circle stackers.  The bird was cut out using Spellbinders Large Rectangles.

And last picture, the bottom portion of the inside:

I very much hope you have enjoyed my card today.  Can't wait to see you over at 613!  Have a great Sunday!!!

Cheery Lynn - (x1, 3/24/13)
The Paper Shelter - Spring (x3, 3/26/13) entry #1
Crafty Blogger Network - Spring or Pastel (x3, 3/31/13) entry #1
Bearly Mine - Anything goes (x2, 3/25/13) entry #2
Crafty Sentiments - Flowers Galore (x3, 3/25/13) entry #1
Simon Says Stamp - Easter/Spring (x5, 3/27/13) entry #1
Craft Your Passion #154 - Ribbons or lace (x3, 3/25/13) entry #1
Ribbon Carousel - Spring is in the air (3/31/13)
Sweet Pea Stampers - Spring colors (x3, 4/2/13) entry #1
Through the Craftroom Door - Anything goes (x2, 3/25/13) entry #1
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Make it girly (4/6/13)
One Crazy Stamper - Anything goes (x5, 3/29/13) entry #3
ABC Challenge - 'J' for just as you like it (x1, 3/29/13)
Sweet Stampin - Lots of layers (x2, 3/29/13) entry #1
2 Sisters - Easter/Spring (unlimited, 3/29/13)
Brown Sugar - Anything goes (x2, 3/28/13) entry #1
Inky Impressions - Flowers (unlimited, 3/26/13)
Challenges 4 Everybody - (x3, 3/29/13) entry #1

Size:  8 x 8
Paper:  Basic cardstock, Xpress It, My Mind's Eye Lost and Found
Image:  1935 Hat by Rick St. Dennis
Ink:  Tea Dye and Peeled Paint distress ink
Dies:  Spellbinders Romantic Rectangles and Large Rectangles
Cheery Lynn Dies:  Miniature and Large Rose Strips, Olive Branches, Build a Flower #2, Embellishments #2, Build a Flower #3, Embellishments #3, Cherry Blossom, Mini Dimensional Butterflies, Mini Fanciful Flourish, Bird CageCircle Stackers

Copics:  0, B000/00/02, BV00/01, E000/00/11/08/09/18/19/40/43, G14/16/17, R20/21/24, RV000/02, Y000/02/21/26/28, YR01/02, V99


  1. WOW! This is stunning Jenn. I love the image. Your flowers are gorgeous and arranged so beautifully.
    Sue xx

  2. Gorgeous card. I love the floral display.

  3. Very pretty card, nice details and colors. Thanks for joining us with at ABC for our challenge
    hugs Louise

  4. Totally love the wonderful flowers you have added. Great colors!!! Just love it.

  5. Wow Jenn, what amazing bright and cheerful flowers you have created, love the whole spring color look to your card. Thanks for playing along this week at Cheery Lynn Designs Challenge.
    Donna xx

  6. Stunning card, love the image and your flowers are beautiful. Hugs txx

  7. Oh my! Your card is super cute I love the bright colors and those flowers!! Fabulous! Thanks for playing in the Paper Shelter, Hugs Merkkari

  8. Wow, Wow, Wow and did I say Wow! I love everything about your card and your flowers are amazing. Thank you very much for joining us this week at Cheery Lynn Designs.

  9. Gorgeous card, beautiful colours and colouring and love your flowers..Thank you for joining us this month at Sweet Pea Stampers and hope to see you again. Good luck..
    Lozzy x

  10. Fab card, love the colour combo and the image!

    Thanks for playing along with us at Bunny Zoe this month :)

    Hugs, Franz.

  11. GORGEOUS Jenn,isn't she a beautiful red head, you've colored her to perfection, the layout it great, and all those gorgeous flowers, just an amazing card thanks for sharing, and hope you had a great weekend..

  12. your card is gorgeous and the flowers are so perfect! Thanks for playing with us this week at TTCRD

  13. Stunning card, and adore the flowers, beautiful. Thank you for sharing with us at Bearly Mine Challenges this time. Jackie.DT.

  14. superb colouring and the flowers are amazing - thanks so much for joining our floral challenge at crafty sentiments this week xx

  15. Gorgeous card, beautiful colours and design..Thank you for joining us at Brown Sugar. Good Luck.

  16. stunning thanks for sharing with us at 2sisters this week good luck with the challenge Tracy x

  17. Amazing card. Love this bunch of beautiful flowers and lovely lady image.
    Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Lots of Layers” Challenge and we hope to see you again soon.

  18. Love all your flowers, this is so pretty! Thanks for joining in at Sweet Stampin' :o) Hugs, Lisa x

  19. wow wow WOWZER!!!!!!!!! this is amazing!!!!!!!!!!!! you did such a FABULOUS job,,,,,all of it,,,,,the coloring, those gorgeous flowers,,,,everything!!!!!

  20. Stunning card and your flowers are fantastic. Thank you for joining us at Challenges 4 Everybody.

    Joan x

  21. Beautiful!! Thanks so much for joining in at Sweet Pea Stampers this month . Good Luck and have a wonderful Easter x

  22. Hi Jenn,
    This looks fabulous. I love the image & those fabulous flowers. What patience you must have to create such a marvelous spray. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge.
    Andie xx

  23. What a lovely card you have made. Thanks for taking part in the Sweet Pea Stampers Challenge this month of “Spring colours” and best of luck. We hope to see you back again very soon. Best wishes, Kym, Sweet Pea Stampers Design Team xxx


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