Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Thank You with Blue Rose

"The trouble with a kitten is that.....
Eventually.....
it becomes a cat!"
-----Ogden Nash

Hi, Friends.....

I've been busy the last several days with family things, so I haven't been making any cards!  Today, I was finally able to sit at my craft table to put a card together for the MFP Color Challenge -  using purple, blue, and yellow.  

It's kind of weird because this challenge had technical difficulties last week, so they extended it until July 3rd.  However, this week when they posted the new challenge, they also posted a winner for this challenge ....before its submission deadline ....(shrug...)  Oh, well, even if my card isn't eligible to be in the drawing, I still wanted to play with this awesome color combo!!!

I have been itching to watercolor a blue rose ever since I snagged this rose stamp at a thrift store.  This challenge gave me the ideal chance!!   I had to free-hand (EEEK!) my leaves as this stamp didn't have any.  I used a stamp from my Denami Leaves and Stems set as a guide.  Whew!  I didn't want to use the actual stamp and mask it off because the lines were a lot heavier than the rose lines.  So free-hand it was.  :&



I also followed the fun sketch from Feeling Sketchy.  I put an embossed vellum butterfly instead of a flower embellishment, as you see....and added a bit of bling.  Hope you like how it turned out!


Now for the fun part......

I have another NEW FOLLOWER!!!!!!! And you know what that means........


Welcome to Ina Ftacek!! I was delighted to meet a new bloggy friend today when Ina joined up and introduced herself. She has recently received eye implants so she can SEE again to do her crafts and artwork. Isn't that totally awesome??!!!??? She has two blogs and I joined up with them both: Ina's Inklings and Artful Adventures. Wouldn't you all like to join up there, too, to give her a boost? I think it would mean a lot to her!! So, anyway, here is a ginormous new-follower smile just for you, Ina. Thanks for becoming my newest follower!!!



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Hey, and I get to put a new badge up on my blog from Techno Stamper.  
For some reason, there were only 4 players in her latest sketch challenge, so Mary Jo decided to let each of us be in the Top 3. LOL... So, hooray!!! Thanks, Mary Jo!!! As I said before, I LOVE these badges and am not above accepting one.....even if every entry received one!!! :) I am such a goose. This card was my entry.

Thanks so much for reading all the way to the bottom of my post.....all one of you! Ha. Hope you are having a lovely day!!


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Janis

Thank you for the honor of entering this card in the following challenges:
1.  MFP Color Challenge #28 - Purple, Blue & Yellow
2.  Feeling Sketchy Challenge #94
3.  The House that Stamps Built #72 - Fur or Winged Things
4.  Crafty Creations Challenge #266 - Things with Wings 
5.  Crafty Boots Challenge - Thank You

29 comments:

Lisette Baker said...

A fabulous design with such pretty colours. I adore the butterfly. Thanks for joining it at Crafty Boots Challenges this time.

DebiJ said...

Fabulous floral card...gorgeous colours, & lovely shading in your rose Janis. That embossed butterfly is lovely!
Thank you for playing along at Feeling Sketchy with us!
Debi - DT Co-ordinator@FS

Elina P. said...

Beautiful card and great embellishments!! Thanks for playing along with us at the Feeling Sketchy blog!!

Elina-DT member, Feeling Sketchy

Cards by Sharyn said...

You did a great job, both with your beautiful watercolouring and your hand drawn leaves. Thanks for playing along with us at Feeling Sketchy and good luck.

Stampsnob said...

Sorry about that challenge being on that team and no explanation it is more than a little embarrassing .Your card is beautiful and deserves a chance ?????????????? Lis

Janis said...

Oh, thanks so much, Lisette! This was a fun Thank You card to make!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Debi! I have a lot of fun using my embossed butterflies. This was a leftover one I had in my stash from when I was on a butterfly kick a couple months ago. :)

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Elina!!! The FS sketch was great for my card!!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Sharyn!! I enjoy playing with my watercolors, although I am just a beginner. Thanks so much for visiting and leaving such a nice comment.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Lis. I still am not really sure what is going on with the Color Challenge, but I know it will all get sorted out eventually! :) Thanks for stopping by!

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Janis

Mary Steinemtz said...

Very Pretty Card. Great touch on adding the Butterfly. Thanks for playing at FS.

Janis said...

Thanks, Mary!! I appreciate your kind words.....AND THANKS for becoming a follower!! Be sure to look for my next post where I will have a ginormous new-follower smile for you!!

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Janis

Dee's Craft Room said...

Very pretty card Janis. Great design and I love the images you have used. Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.

Dionne

Janis said...

Dionne, How nice of you to come and leave such a nice comment!! Please stop in again!

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Janis

Helen Anderson said...

A very pretty card! Thanks for joining Crafty Boots Challenges.

hippychic said...

Great work and thanks for playing along at Feeling Sketchy

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Helen, for stopping by my blog and leaving your nice comment!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thanks, hippychic! I appreciate you taking the time to come and look at my card.

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Janis

Astrid said...

Very pretty ! Thanks for playing at Feeling Sketchy !

wannabcre8tive said...

A beautiful card and you have colored the rose beautifully.

Leanne McDonald said...

Beautiful card. Thanks for joining us at Feeling Sketchy.

Janis said...

Thank you, Astrid!! Sorry it took me so long to respond to your kind comment!!

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank so much!!! I really enjoy watercoloring....as long as I have lines to help me know where to paint! Ha.

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Janis

Janis said...

Thank you, Leanne! I appreciate your visit and your comment.

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Janis

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining our challenge at Feeling Sketchy

Janis said...

Thanks so much for your kind words and for stopping by!!!
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Janis said...

And thank you soooooooooo much for becoming a new follower!!! Watch for my next post where I will give you one of my ginormous smiles!!!

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Janis

Karenladd said...

Wow Janis, I've been browsing your blog and this card just jumped out at me! This is so beautiful in every way!! That color combo was a tough one for me but you aced it! Applause to you for hand drawing the leaves...this is perfect! I am also not above adding hand drawn elements to an image if needed. Even with all the stamps and stamp sets I have, there are invariably little extras that I want to add! Good thing we're all creative, right?

Janis said...

Thank you so much, Karen!!! Hand-drawing (even when I am looking at something I am trying to copy!) is a real challenge for me. That's why I love stamping so much.......always a lovely image!!! :) Thanks for your kind words and encouragement!!!

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Janis