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.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Birthday Blossom

Hello! It is windy as heck over here today. I went outside for a moment and was almost blown away by the strong gusts of wind. I just hope nothing comes falling down. Last time we had this kind of wind a tree branch hit my window and put a hole in my screen. Fortunately, the window was in tact but the screen had to be replaced.  Sigh.....Mother Nature can be cruel at times.

This was a a good day to stay indoors and so I made this card for this week's "Wheel in the Color"  challenge at Mod Squad. The requirements were to use any 3 colors of the color wheel. I chose orange, green and blue.

I created my base card in white and layered it with orange vellum. I cut another panel and used an IO Fancy Cutout Border die to create the pattern on the left and adhered it to my prepared base.

The flower was hand made using orange vellum and adhered to my front panel. The foliage was cut using  Memory Box Delicate Fern, Poppy Stamps Leafy Sprig and Pine Sprig dies and attached to the flower. The butterfly was made from GKD Ocean Mist card stock and cut using a die from Tattered Lace Butterflies. Black ink was sponged around the perimeter of the butterfly to make it stand out a little more. The sentiment is from GKD Signs of Spring stamp set and was stamped in black ink

Thanks for visiting my blog! And be sure to make it a great day!

This card was entered into the following challenge(s):
Mod Squad  -  Wheel in the Color Challenge
Dies R Us  -  Challenge #24 - April Showers Bring May Flowers
Sister Act  -  Challenge #102 - AG
The ABC Challenge  -  H is for Happy Birthday
TTCRD  -  Challenge Apr 21-27 - AG
Word Art Wednesday  -  Challenge #179 - AG
Aud Sentiments  -  Challenge #129 - Birthday Celebration
FB Challenge  - Challenge Apr 15 - 21  -  Birthdays


Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Just BEAUTIFUL Olga! Love the colors you chose and that flower is FABULOUS!! Thanks so much for playing in our ‘MAY FLOWERS’ challenge at Dies R Us! Please come back again soon!

Darlene (DRU Blog Leader)

~ginny said...

That die makes a great visual against the vellum! The filigree butterfly is beautiful too! Nicely done - thanks for celebrating with us & sharing your project & creativity at Aud Sentiments Birthday Party!
~ginny, Aud Sentiments DT: [#129 – Birthday/ or No. 5 + Sentiment]
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Gail said...

Just gorgeous! I love the die cut out!

Judy Woodland said...

Oh my gosh, Olga, this is beyond GORGEOUS!!! I love everything about it. Great color choices, and that border die cut is awesome!!!! Wish I had that one! Your butterfly and flower are gorgeous too. Love how you used the fern fronds for accents. Great take on the challenge, thanks so much for playing along with us this week at Mod Squad!!

Carole Robb Bisson said...

Olga, This is so beautifully unique and pristine. The three colors you choose look super and that flower you made is gorgeous. Thank you so much for posting your very beautiful art with us this week at Word Art Wednesday. We hope to see you again next week.
Blessings, Carole

Sherri said...

This is just a stunning card! Love your beautiful flower & that die really makes it just pop right off the card! Lovely job! Thanks for joining us for the May Flower challenge at Dies R Us!

Joyce Erb said...

Gorgeous card, I especially like your flower and cutout. Thank you so much for participating this week at the Mod Squad Challenge

Verna Angerhofer said...

This is so gorgeous. I love the card design you created and you used wonderful colors together.

Ina said...

Absolutely gorgeous Olga. Love the beautiful orange flower and that die is to die for.

Heather D. ~ Fresh Brewed Designs said...

Olga, this is just lovely! Such a beautiful diecut banner and the flower is stunning!

Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Brewed Challenges Birthday Challenge :)


Donna Phelan said...

This is GORGEOUS! Congrats on your Mod Squad nod! :)

Cindy Womack said...

I love this design. Your card is beautiful. Thank you for joining us this week at TTCRD.
Cindy- TTCRD

Andrea Norris said...

Lovely simple design making your orange pop all the more. Love your card - thanks for joining us at ABC Challenge and good luck
Andrea x

Renata said...

Čudovita voščilnica.

Lin said...

Sophisticated, elegant and just plain beautiful.

Thanks for sharing with us