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Monday, February 13, 2012

Make My Monday - Challenge 36 - Hearts and Flowers

Happy Monday everyone! Mondays mean a new challenge over at Make My Monday Challenge blog. During the month of February, we are focusing on Romance and this week our challenge is Hearts and Flowers. Additionally, they have asked us to consider using die cuts for our projects. I should begin by confessing that I own very few dies. I love seeing them on other's projects and make myself a mental note to get some, but then I buy stamps, ink and paper instead! I still needed a couple of last minute Valentine's so I rolled up my sleeves and dug through my paltry die collection by Sissix and came up with a vine, and a small label shape. The hearts are a punch by Martha Stewart. To my white card base, I attached a gray die label that I distressed with Pumice Stone Distress Ink. I stamped a sentiment by Studio G onto scrap card stock with Black StazOn Ink and matted it with black paper and mounted it over my label shape. I die cut a vine from a dark silver metallic card stock and attached it to my card. Hearts were punched out of textured black and red paper and scattered over the card. Little red pressed flowers with pearl centers were added next. And finally, I fashioned a bow out of vintage black seam binding and topped it with a lace butterfly by Martha Stewart. Challenges are a wonderful thing. They encourage you to go beyond your comfort zone. Why not join the challenge at MMM?! Thanks so much for stopping by. I truly read and value every single comment left. My best to you. Yvonne

9 comments:

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful flourishes, hearts and flowers. Beautiful design.

Mynnette said...

L-O-V-E the colors and that doily butterfly! This is beautiful! Thanks for joining us at MMM! :)

Meggymay said...

Love you card and the gorgeous lacy butterfly.
Yvonne x

Silvia(Barnie) said...

A fantastic creation.

yours truly said...

So pretty! Love the bow & butterfly!

~ Ü ~ hilda

Suzanne Brookfield said...

Not your usual style Yvonne but I do like it. The softness of the butterfly against the dramatic backdrop is fab! Thanks for joining us again at Make My Monday...

Suzi B said...

Such beatiful delicate butterfly against the strong design...lovely Thanks for joining in at MMM
suzi b x

Cazro said...

I love your colour tones, it is a beautiful card, but I agree not your usual style. We all need to pop our heads out of our comfort zones at times. Thanks for joining us at MMM. LOL Hugs Caz

Fliss said...

This is really gorgeous Yvonne. So elegant and such a beautiful butterfly.
Thanks for joining in at Make My Monday this week.
Hugs, Fliss xx