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Thursday, April 12, 2012

Michael Strong Card Captain Day 4

I am on day 4 of my week of Card Captain with the Michael Strong Stamps Yahoo Group.


  I made a card with a die- that cuts out an Easter Egg image.......yep.....  I used Watercolors in Yellow and purple and let them run...once dry, I stamped and embossed the egg in White EP. Once I cut them out, I curled the edges and arranged them into the shape of a flower....... So, what kind of flower is this???  An Eggceptional one- it has no scent and does not make me sneeze....
   For the stem, I used a scrap of a Glimmer Lace technique (Technique Junkies)- and as you can see- one more egg shape for the leaf. 
   I layered the flower on a background called Chalked Emboss- I used a pigment called Pan Pastels to sponge color onto the background.  There is a great new challenge blog called Unruly PaperArts- there is also an online 'zine' with articles throughout the month....check it out!
 The sentiment is a stamp from Unity Stamps- my first time using a Unity stamp.......

Challenges:
New Challenge- Unruly Paper Arts- sponging (Pan Pastels on the BG)
Twisted Thursdays-Flowers (no roses)
Truly Madly Crafty- make a flower


Thanks for stopping by!
Shelly

15 comments:

Melina said...

I love that you used an egg die to make the flower. Great job. Thank you for playing at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

Paige said...

Love your eggceptional flower! You are so creative and fun!

AnnMarie said...

What a clever flower!! Very pretty card with lovely colors! Thanks for playing along over at Twisted Tuesdays! :)

Karli said...

You have been having lots of fun with your new group! Fab techniques as always! So eggceptionally clever of you to make the flower (& leaf) with that die :) hugs~

Brenda Brown said...

A fabulous card and flower Shelly. Love the PP background, they are super aren't they?
Thanks for linking this to UPA RAQ 1
hugs {brenda} xox

Beth said...

Shelly this is so pretty love your color choices and how clever using the egg die for your flower petals.

Tracy said...

Hi Shelly! :-) I really like the way you created the petals for your flower. Such a pretty effect and your whole card is just lovely. Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs!

Pam Sparks said...

wow... so many techniques Shelly! Amazing and so creative!

trisha too said...

Great inky card, Shelly, so glad you joined in the new Unruly Art Quest!

:-)

Shar said...

Love it! Great texture both visual and actual!

Thanks for questing with us at UPA!

Don't forget to come back and vote for your favorite entry on the 16th!

MaxineD said...

What a unique card - love it - the colours and the egg-ceptional flower!!
Blessings
Maxine

Patty Gorka said...

Love your flower, Shelly- very creative! Thanks for playing along this week at Twisted Tuesday!

Lorraine said...

Love your creative flower made from egg die cuts and the beautiful background you created!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Oh, Shelly... what a fun flower. Very creative!

Thank you for participating in the Twisted Tuesday Challenge this week!

Laura said...

Great strong image. Thanks for sharing at UPA.