Wednesday, June 3, 2009

A Spoonful of Sugar Challenge With Paper Quilling

Yesterday I was stumbling around different blog challenges and I fell over "A Spoonful of Sugar."
Debbie and Nikki do a really nice job and I this challenge intrigued me. This was the sketch challenge...

I thank them for their work and here is my offering.

CTMH – Bella, Smokey Plum, Olive, Colonial White
CTMH – Endless Friendship, Friendship Garden
Ink – Stamp Pads
CTMH – Smokey Plum and Olive
Nesties, glitter pen, punches
2nd Generation Stamping, Paper Quilling

For the fun of it, I added paper quilling for the embellishments. I really like quilling. To really do it properly, I need a few sizing tools so that the individual quills are the same size. I really enjoyed this challenge.

I also had to share these pictures from my garden. I love to "play" in my Flower Garden. I have spent countless hours over the years mapping out bloom time with the perennials, selecting flowers that will attract hummingbirds and figuring out how to leave a few spaces for annuals. I have several iris that are magnificant this year. Some are orange and others are lavender and yellow. Here is an example...

I try to spend at least some time watching my garden grow every day. Over the last few days, I have been watching this odd iris bud develop. Yesterday it openned in all its glory....

Isn't nature fascinating??? Take a close look. The shape of the flower isn't like other iris and look really closely at the variegated colors on the petals. Just goes to prove that things that are different can be just as beautiful as the norm. For Now, Happy Crafting!


Joanne Travis said...

Wow, Cindy what a fabulous sketch! I love what you created wit it.
Your irises are so lovely. Mine are in bloom but they are just the standard lilac colored ones. Still pretty though!

flati said...

Beautiful card....
I love the papers and the color combo.
Thanks so much for playing with my sketch..
Hugs, Sonja xx

Ivi said...

Great card, I love the special flower!!!

Thanks for taking part.

Hugs Ivi

Carla said...

Your card is wonderful, and your iris exquisite!!

Lisa Phillippi said...

WOw...your card is great! I also Love your iris-I bet your garden is lovely all year...and you know how I love flowers!!!!

Gail's Card Cafe' said...

What great cards you have! Thank you for visiting my blog. I can't wait to see a picture of the cards you're sending!

Inna D. said...

It's so beautiful card! Love the colors.

Shirley said...

How lovely and that speaks for both the card and the flowers!

Penny said...

This is a cute card. I didn't really like the bella paperpack before but the more I see of it the more that I like it