Saturday, June 14, 2014

Fresh as a Summer Daisy -- Encouragement Card




"The clever cat eats cheese and breathes down rat holes with baited breath."
                                                              ----------W.C. Fields


Hi, Friends.......

Summer to me means clear blue skies with bright sunshine and flowers.  Right now in early summer, the pastures around our house have an array of wildflowers blooming.  My favorites are the wild daisies with their bright white petals and sunny centers.  

So when I was asked to make an encouragement card, I knew what colors I wanted to use.  I also knew I wanted it to have fresh clean lines and only a touch of frill.

I used several pieces of paper that I won as part of a blog prize that I think are from GCD Studios, but I am not sure. I also used paper and cardstock from DCWV and Coredinations.  My stamped sentiment verse is from Clear Dollar Stamps - Scriptures of Peace set.  (So sad they are not still making their clear acrylics!)   

Sentiment from inside of card.

The greenery behind the sentiment on the front cover is from Verve - New Mercies set. And so are the flower and sentiment inside the card. Other supplies I used: Prima flowers and doily and pearls from my stash.


I also used two challenges as inspirations for this card:


 #1 - The colors I chose were from the current Just Add Ink challenge where you choose 3 of the 5 colors for your card.  Guess which ones I chose.  :)


  
#2 - The sketch I followed is the current one from Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2.  I knew all the layers would look great with the papers I wanted to use.



Thank you for stopping by to see my encouragement card.  Have a blessed and peaceful Sunday and new week.

<3
Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
2.  Just Add Ink Challenge #218 - Just Add a Color Combo  
3.  The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge #23 - Use Yellow 
4.  Time Out Challenge #7 - Summer w/ optional twist of Flowers 
5.  Paper Crafting Magic Challenge #12 - In Summer 

32 comments:

Nonni said...

Beautiful card! The colors look great, I love the doily and the color palette. Thank you for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge! About your question: all styles and all paper crafting projects are welcome at TIME OUT. Hope to see you playing along again!

Nikki Spencer said...

Great use of colour and layout Janis and pretty DSP patterns too! Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink.

Heide said...

What a beautiful papers and love the color combo. I always love a card when the saying is front and center, great work. Thanks for joining us this week.
Hugs, Heide SSW2-DT

Monika Reeck said...

I love the combo of green yellow and blue on your card and great using the sketch too..sweet using the doily and I love that white flower at your card...great summery card...

Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Challenges hope you join with us again next time

big hugs,
Monika
GDT at Paper Crafting Challenges.

sandie said...

we are so pleased you shared this with us at TIME OUT as Nonni said we like to see all styles. The mix of colours are perfect here x

Janis said...

Thank you, Nonni, for your sweet comments and for answering my question!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks for dropping in, Nikki, and for your nice words!

Is the blue I used okay for your challenge? When I was first looking at the color swatches, the blue appeared lighter on my computer than everyone else seems to be using. I do have another card I am making with a dark blue. Do you accept more than one entry? Thanks!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank so much for your nice comment, Heidi. Your visit means a lot to me!!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Hi, Monica....
Thank you so much for visiting my blog and taking a look at my card. Paper Crafting Challenges was a new site to me, so I am delighted to find you and take part in the fun!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thanks so much, Sandie! I appreciate both you and Nonni coming to visit and also answering my question. It seems that many of the designers at Time Out make cards that lean toward the CAS genre and a lot of your winners, too. Each challenge site is different with their preferences, even if they do not have specific genres spelled out. That's why I asked. :)

<3
Janis

Kathie said...

Wow Janis your card is wonderful, I adore your choice of your three colours I think I would have picked the same as well. Great design papers which work perfectly and your lovely sentiment with the use of the doily behind is a perfect embellishment for the finishing touches to a lovely card. Great card and thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 this week and good luck.
Hugs
Kathie SSW2~DT

Janis said...

Kathie.....

Thank you for your very kind words! They mean a lot to me. This sketch was a total delight to play with. So glad to get to participate in your challenge!!!

<3
Janis

Christine Blain said...

Janis, this is a lovely bright card that will be sure to encourage and uplift the recipient. The white paper flowers are delightful. Thanks for playing along with us at Just Add Ink this week. Absolutely you may enter more than once! If you don't have the exact colours for our challenge, the 'closest' you have, are fine. :)

Janis said...

Christine,
Thank you so much for all your help and encouragement! I appreciate you stopping by!

<3
Janis

KimB said...

Your DSP patterns look lovely together Janis and I just love how you accented the sentiment with the little white flowers. They echo the DSP beautifully. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week.

Janis said...

Thank you, Kim! I appreciate your sweet comments you taking the time to come visit!

<3
Janis

Joanna said...

Ooo, such a pretty Spring-y card! I love those colors together. Thanks so much joining our challenge this week. Great to see your lovely card.
~Jo, SSW2-DT

Janis said...

Thank you, Joanna, for dropping in and leaving such a nice comment!! I really love how that color combo went together, too!

<3
Janis

Beverley said...

Such a pretty card using pretty colours :) Thank you for taking the TIME OUT and joining in on the challenge. Hugs Bev x

inkeverywhere said...

I like the bright colors on your card. I like how you have the frilly doily showing from underneath. Chantell JAI

Janis said...

I didn't know you were on the DT for Time Out! When I saw your comment and how Beverley was spelled, though, I looked at your avatar and knew it must be you. I also should have recognized the Flower Power flower on your sample card for this challenge. :) Thank you for taking time to visit and to leave your sweet comment!

<3
Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Chantell. I liked what the doily brought to the card, too. Thanks for your kind words!

<3
Janis

Sharon Basel said...

Janis this is lovely! Such beautiful colors together and pretty papers. I always love a beautiful sentiment as the focal image of a card and this is perfectly done. Thanks for joining us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday!
Sharon

Janis said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment, Sharon!! I am honored to have been chosen as one of the Top 3 for this Sweet Sketch Wednesday 2 challenge!!

<3
Janis

Tina said...

I love your pretty little cluster of flowers. They are such a lovely touch on your card. Thanks for playing along at Just Add Ink.

Janis said...

Thank you, Tina. I love what flowers add to a card and they also seem to mail better than my bows! :)

<3
Janis

FLUV said...

Beautiful colour combo, Lovely, thanks for taking part in the Cupboard Trilogy Challenge. x

Janis said...

Thank you so much, FLUV! I appreciate your kind words and your visit to my blog!

<3
Janis

wienerhoneymooners said...

Super amazing, and super uplifting. Lovely colors too. Thanks for linking up this awesome card to Paper Crafting Challenges, we love it when we can come in for a close look and we see your lovelies!

Janis said...

Thank you so much! Your visit and your very lovely comment mean a lot to me. Please drop by again!!

<3
Janis

xxbella71xx said...

What a lovely card. Thank you for joining in with our challenge over at The Cupboard Trilogy Challenge Blog.
Stella xx
TCT DT

Janis said...

Bella,
Thanks so very much for stopping by my blog and leaving such a nice comment!!!

<3
Janis