Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Sunshine and Apples



Today, I am so happy to share with you a card made using Sunshine and Apples from Belles N Whistles. I live in the mountains of North Carolina, and apples are one of our main products. We have an Apple Festival every year at Labor Day - so this stamp just makes me smile!

I think I distressed this card every way possible - tearing, shredding, inking with distress inks, glimmer mist. I even distressed my ribbon that I used to make the flower, with ink and glimmer mist, to make it match my DP papers a little better. Don't forget to enter our DIY flower challenge at the BnW blog. You could win a $25 gift certificate to Belles N Whistles! How is that for a sweet prize?

Challenges:
Midnight Madness: Sketch
Stampin Sisters in Christ - Distressing
Sketchy Colors - Earth Colors
Stamptacular Sunday - Pearls and Swirls
Shabby Tea Room - Polka Dot Tea Party
Charisma Cardz - 3D
Pixie Dust - Add a pearl
Clearly I stamp - flowers
Create 4 Fun - vintage card
Flourishes - DIY flowers
Color Throwdown - color challenge
Creative Inspirations - distressed
Wild Flower Wednesday - distressed
ABC- "v" Vintage
Totally Gorjuss - Bling it on

19 comments:

Debbie said...

Absolutely adorable image and lovely design with your card, Gini! Thanks for joining us this week in the Tea Room :)

Kraftychick said...

Love your projects!! TFS! Where in NC are you? I'm in Clemmons (near Winston-Salem).

jackie

NGCARDS said...

Beautiful work hun! Thanks for joining in this week at Creative Inspirations Wednesday Challenge Blog! xxx

margie c said...

Gorgeous card! Love this look!

Thank you for playing along with the Pixies this week :)
hugs, margie

Barb Hardeman said...

Oh! There is so much movement on this card and it's totally gorgeous! The papers are wonderful and I love that your put swirl paper behind this sweet image. Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at SSC this week...hugs...Barb

Cat said...

Such a beautiful card! I love the vintage look! Thanks for joining us this week at Pixie Dust! I’m having a “Count the Pearls” Contest on my blog
Here You could win a digi from the new “Pearl” Collection!

Trudy said...

Your card is just so cute, love the sweet image.
Hugs Trudy

Broni said...

Gini, I love the vintagy, distressed look of this! Wonderful card!

peggysue said...

I like apples too, they are one of my favorite fruits. Very nice job on the vintage look. Thank you for participating this week in the Stampin' Sisters in Christ challenge.

Jaspere said...

This is gorgeous!! Thanks for joining the Pixie Dust Challenge.

Audrey Pettit said...

What a fabulous card! I love all your layers and stitching, and the distressing is wonderful. and what a cute stamp. You did such a great job with the coloring, and I love that it's cut out. thanks for playing along with us at The Shabby Tea Room.

Paula said...

Absolutely gorgeous, love the summery colors! Great take on this weeks challenge of Swirls and Pearls at the Stamptacular Sunday Challenge!
Pleasantly,
Paula

Makiko Jones said...

Gini, your card is so beautiful and adorable at the same time! I love the vintage look and the handmade flower! Wonderful distress detail, too.
Thank you for joining the FTTC with us.

Lena Katrine said...

Great card - awesome colours!
Thanks for joining us at SC this week - good luck!
Hugs, Lena

Randi said...

Wonderful take on the challenge this week as your card is beautiful!

Priscilla said...

Amazing work of art :) Love all the details and extras on this one. Pretty flower and wonderful image. Thank you so much for playing the Midnight Madness sketch challenge. We love having you play with us and thanks for helping us celebrat. We have so many wonderful things planned for our 2nd year of challenges and we hope you’ll be on our next journey of creative activities :)
Off to enjoy my holiday weekend :)
Priscilla
MMSC Hostess.

Carol said...

Wowie this is amazing. Love your image and how you accented it with the rhinestone flourish. The distressed edges add a nice vintage flair to the card. Great job with the sketch this week. Thanks for playing along with us this week at the Midnight Madness Sketch Challenge.

Bear Hugs,
Carol :O}
Midnight Madness Design Team

Kathy said...

Gorgeous card Gini! I love the colors that you have used and all your details are fabulous! Beautiful image as well!!! (Of course they all are!! LOL)
:)Kathy

Cassie said...

Wow, this is chalked full of gorgeous details, Gini! Love it! Glad you joined us over at the Clearly Inspired Challenges ;D