5/01/2012

PDCC #129 & CFC #50 ~ You Make Me Smile!

Hi friends, I'm back tonight with my second post for the day. If you're looking for the Polka Dot Door blog hop; please scroll down or click here! You know...I think this is the first time I've posted two projects in a day! And I'm getting this one in at the Play Date Cafe just under the wire. It also fits the bill for the theme of "April showers bring May flowers" at CAS-ual Fridays. I type this as distant rumbles of thunder echo and light rain drops begin!

I started this card by die cutting a circle then masking off the inner and outer portions to add the navy chalk. Again I masked to add the soft green to the inside of the card. I punched smaller circles in scrap paper to create the other scattered circles using chalk here as well. The smallest navy circles were created with Hero Arts stamp and navy chalk ink. The wispy flower is by Hero Arts and my sentiment is Inkadinkado. My purple butterflies were made with a Martha Stewart punch.



I want to extend a big warm welcome to my newest followers. And as always let all of my followers and visitors know how much I appreciate you. You, my dear friends,  certainly make me smile! ~ Lisa

22 comments:

Kara Lynne said...

I love the design of this card! Those chalk inked circles are so well placed. I think I need those whispy flowers now.

Mynnette said...

I LOVE this! Your use of the colors is fabulous--and the bits of bling are amazing! :)

Cyndie said...

Wonderful design, Lisa! Your use of the colors and the clever way you did your circles (giant polka dots?) is masterly! That center dot around the die cut is almost hypnotic. And I love the way you arranged your trail of butterflies--great design!

Jinny Newlin said...

What a BEAUTIFUL card with so much movement, Lisa! And your smattering of pearls is the perfect finishing touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at The Play Date Cafe!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH MY, Lisa! Your layered stamping is SOOO AMAZING! I wish I could do that! LOVE the added little pearls and your colors! FAB JOB! Thanks so much for joining in the fun and playing along with us over at the PDCC:)

Julie Ranae said...

Lisa...this is simply gorgeous, my friend!!!

Michelle said...

This design is fabulous! Soooooo chic and beautiful! You nailed this one!!!!

Marlena M. said...

I love this Lisa! My favorite work from you! Simply beautiful.

Tracey McNeely said...

Gorgeous and sweet card for Play Date Cafe. You captured the colours perfectly and your die cut circle and chalking is divine.

Rose said...

GORGEOUS!!!!
enjoy your rain and send it my way too! :)

Karen B. said...

Such a lovely soft feel this card has. Like the window too, a nice unexpected touch.

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Okay, whoa!! This is just gorgeous! Love the technique - stunning! Thanks so much for playing with us at CAS-ual Fridays! We're so glad you did!!

Jackie Rockwell said...

Hi Lisa! Congrats on your Play Date win! Your card is truly STUNNING! :)

Bonnie said...

I love the way you used these colors, the aperture, the overstamping and sweet butterflies!

Michelle said...

Yeah!!! Congrats on your awesome win!! This card IS fabulous!!!

Ally said...

This is really beautiful, too. Of course, I'd expect nothing less from you! And CONGRATS on winning the PDCC Cup of the Week - YAY!!! ;-D Glad you got it in 'just under the wire', LOL. I love the fabulous circles on this card, with those delightful flowers and butterflies, it truly is a gem. Beautiful! ;-)

Doris said...

WOW! What an imaginative way to create a beautiful card! Can't wait to give this a try...

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Gorgeous !!!! Congrats!!! I am not surprised!

Darnell J Knauss said...

I just pinned your card, Lisa. I find it to be just breath-taking! Love your use of the colors so much! Congrats on your well-deserved Cup of the Week!

maria f. said...

So soft and gentle yet so alive. Love your stamping/placement. Congrats on your well-deserved win.

Lisa Petrella said...

GORGEOUS card, Lisa!!! Congratulations on your Cup of the Week win!!!! Way to go!!!!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Congratulations on your Cup Of The Week! This is breathtakingly beautiful.