Saturday, May 11, 2013

Hello! Welcome to my blog and thank you for stopping by. I design and create handcrafted greeting cards. I like to call this passion of mine "visual poetry" ....imagery on paper. Please feel free to browse the photos of my cards and leave a comment.

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Blue Daisies

Hello everyone! Before I introduce my card project I'd like to draw attention to this day, September 11, on which we honor the memory of all those that perished in the four terrorist attacks 13 years ago launched by Islamic terrorist groups upon the United States in New York City and the Washington, D.C. metro area. Young or old, this is one day in our lives that will remain in our memories forever.

As to my card.....this was my DT project for this week's Twisted Thursday challenge at The Outlawz. The optional twist for this week was to "add a ladybug".

I used an image from Oak Pond Creations (one of our sponsors for this month). The lady bug is an image that I found on line and added to my OPC image. I colored the daisies with Copic markers and paper pieced the bow using some gingham patterned paper. This was then cut and embossed with a die from Spellbinders Opulent Ovals.

Next, I used GKD Sweet Mango card stock and embossed it with a gingham design embossing folder from Cuttlebug. I matted this with GKD Blue Denim card stock and adhered it to a white card base.

My sentiment was stamped in black ink using a stamp from GKD Elegant Florals stamp set and cut with another die from Spellbinders Opulent Ovals. After adhering the sentiment, my focal panel was then popped onto my card base with dimensionals and my project was complete.

I hope you enjoyed this post and thanks for visiting my blog!

This card earned me the title of Designer of the Day on Sept. 12 by 613 Avenue Create.
I am appreciative of and thankful for the honor!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
613 Avenue Create - Challenge #88 - Anything Goes
One Stitch at a Time  -  Challenge #219 - Anything Goes  with a Die
Crafting from the Heart  -  Challenge #35 - Anything Goes
TTCRD  -  Challenge # Sept 9-15  - Anything Goes
Fan-Tastic Tuesday  -  Challenge #52 - Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #149 - Anything Goes
Creative Moments  -  Challenge #51 - Anything Goes
Crafty Girls  -  Challenge #26 - Anything Goes
Sister Act  -  Challenge #73 - Anything Goes


Carole Robb Bisson said...

The blue and god repeated is beautiful. Praying you have a fun day filled with love and happiness. Thank you for joining our 149th challenge at Word Art Wednesday.

Carole Robb Bisson

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Janet McLaughlin said...

Love it, Olga! Those daisies look so real, with the petals seeming to curve! What a great idea to add the ladybug right to the image! I will have to learn how to do that! Great card!

Chana said...

Gorgeous card Olga! Tomorrow, you will be featured on our FB page as our CAS "Queen of Clean" Designer Of The Day. Thanks for supporting our challenge here at 613 Avenue Create. We are so proud to have you in our neighborhood.
Chana, Owner
613 Avenue Create Challenge blog

shampylou30 said...

Gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at creative moments challenge xxxxx

Susan Sieracki said...

Your card is beautiful Olga. I will never forget the day we were attacked so viciously. Thank you for posting in honor of all those we lost that day!

Aurora Marco said...

Hi Olga, this is such a beautiful card. Love the design and the colouring. Thank you for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week.

Patricia St Martin said...

Just a stunning card. Love your layout and such a beautiful die cut. The drying embossing fold is a great background. The coloring of the flowers blue is so pretty. Great idea with the paper piecing.
Hugs, Pat