Friday, March 29, 2013

A Container of Posies

I loved this week's challenge at Joan's Gardens.  All dies and EFs used in this card can be purchased there.  It was so much fun to make, and I am sure that all who participate this week feel the same way.  These are the guidelines:

Here are the requirements:

  • Use some kind of container
  • Fill it with flowers
  • Use Yellow, Green and Orange
  • You must use something sold at Joan's Gardens on your card 

The background papers were a very light grey and a darker grey.  They made up the outside of the house.  The brick/stone part of the house was run though a Spellbinders EF, Bricks and Bark.  I rolled some black ink on the EF with a brayer before embossing the paper, so that the grout on the brick work looks a bit darker.  For the siding of the house, I used the lighter grey paper and scored it and folded it.  The window (Poppy Stamps, Small Madison Window) has an orange background for the inside wall color of the house and lace for curtains.  The planter box (Poppy Stamps, Small Madison Window Planter Box) is the container element which is one of the requirements this week.  It is filled with flowers cut out of yellow and orange paper.  Each blossom has a dab of gold glitter glue in the center of it.  The tree, chain and tire swing are from the Spellbinders Just Swingin' die.  Since the tree was bigger than needed, some of the greenery left over was tucked into the window box to add interest and dimension.  The tire is mounted with some dimensional foam, as is the house and the window.  The chain on the tire swing is cut from aluminum foil, with the die included in the Just Swingin' set.  Some tiny butterflies from a Fiskars punch finish the project.  For now, there is no sentiment.  There may be room to add something small later on when I decide who to give it to and for what occasion.

Here is the card:

Also entering this card at 365 Cards.  The theme there for Day 86 is the word "country."  This card reminds me of carefree days gone by where my grandparents lived on a farm in Kansas and had lace curtains in the windows, and a tire swing in the yard.  Those were the days!

This is another version of the card done in purple:


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  1. OH YOU had THE CUTEST idea. I love that die, (and windowbox. How you did the bricks and the siding is great too. Love it! I've done the same thing. Headed off to do a card, finished it and then realized that I left out an "oval" a "square" or used blue instead of purple! Love it both ways, and how the Lace in the window look. This is just SO creative!

  2. What lovely little window boxes! So many details. Absolutely darling!

  3. Wow! Great detail and love went into our card. A great take on the challenge too. Thanks so much for sharing with us at 365 Cards.

  4. Ginny, both cards are adorable. I love the filled window box. The brick and siding was a wonderful idea too. Great job.
    Thanks so much for joining us at Joan's Gardens for our weekly challege.

  5. Ginny, love both cards, and yes some wonderful memories, I remember my grandmothers lace curtains blowing in the wind, and the swing in the tree, ours was a board not a tire but it did the job!! Your cards are so very pretty and make me yearn for spring!!
    Great job.


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