Saturday, March 17, 2012

Birthday Bash

One of the things that I really do love about the weekend, is the time to look at other blogs, and to check out different challenges.  And this weekend isn't really any different.  I really do enjoy being on the design team for Our Creative Corner.  The challenges are always different, and most of them really do make me exercise my creative side.  The other designers are super talented and they keep me on my toes.  
This week, is no different.  Anita, would like us 'to make a card or tag with some sort of bingo card on it, and use the color green somewhere on the project'.
The Ribbon Reel Challenge, is having a 'Newsprint' challenge this week.  I am entering my card in this challenge, too.  The requirement is to use news print / book print, and ribbon on your paper craft item.  The pattern paper I am using, has text print on both the background paper and the blossoms.  Here is their inspiration photo:

Sounds pretty fun.  Sounds creative.  So, here is what I came up with:

This card was pretty fun to make.  The floral pattern paper is from Basic Grey.  The yellow polka dot paper is from Cosmo Cricket.  The 'bingo card' I made with a stamp set.  The 'wish' ticket is from Tim Holtz.  The 'Birthday' sentiment is from Stampin' Up!  The flower is made from card stock and a scallop circle punch.  I centered the paper blossom onto a butterfly, that was cut from a die.  I made a double bow, out of some green seam binding.  I also added some bakers twine and a button.
I created a Birthday card, because I also wanted to help another challenge blog celebrate their second birthday, The Shabby Tea Room.  I have found some inspiration there, and have participated in a few of their challenges.  They have helped me 'develop' my favorite style of paper crafting: shabby chic.  
Join us @ Our Creative Corner, to play along with our current challenge: The Luck of the Irish.  Show us what you can do with a Bingo card and green.  And, if you have a chance, stop by the The Shabby Tea Room, to join them in their celebration of their second year!
Happy Saturday!  I hope you enjoy your weekend!


Anne Marie Hile said...

Sharon, I couldn't wait to see your blog post to tell you how much I loved your card this week! Love the bright and happy colors and all of the fantastic dimension you added with the flower and the ribbon. All around gorgeous, my friend! Have a fantastic weekend! Big hugs! :)

Scrumplescrunch said...

I have to concur with Anne-Marie Sharon, and say you have made a very pretty card, your Bg is just beautiful as is your Flower.

Kristin said...

Gracious this is fantastic! I LOVE the scallop yellow and the colors are yummy. Simply gorgeous! It's great to be back on the OCC again, I'm happy to be craftin' with you once again!

Pauline said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!! Beautiful papers, a gorgeous flower, and beautiful seam binding. Thanks for joining us at The Ribbon Reel this week!

Anita Houston The Artful Maven said...

WOW made bingo romantic and shabby chic!!! What a BEAUTIFUL card...I love the rose paper and all of your wonderful embellies...fabulous!!!

MarcyK924 said...

OMG - this is SO elegant Sharon! I am in love with all your deets! Your layout is also amazing! Loving the scallops, the pp, and that gorgeous flower with the bingo card! Hugs, Marcy XO

Just a Thought... said...

This card is just BEAUTIFUL!!! I love this shabby chic look!!! The colors and the softness from the flower and paper are perfect!! Absolutely LOVELY!!! Amy L.

Tui Nathan said...

This is just gorgeous Sharon ... love your shabby chic style and love what you have done with this Bingo challenge ... awesome card!!!

Vicki Burdick said...

Sharon this is totally gorgeous, just love that pretty flower and bow!!