Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Be You...Pouring out Your Joy

  I am entering this card into the following Challenges:  
  1. PaperPlay Blog -    "Destruction" 
  2. Card Makin' Mamas -    "Flowers
  3. I Brake for Challenges - "     "Florals"
  4. Creative Craft Challenges2 -  "Distressing"
  5. The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop -  "Blossoms & Butterflies"

My "BE YOU" grunge card with blooming flowers & touches of "Me"
 I had so much fun making this card. Some of you that are my friends and family on facebook got a peak on this card. As I was Blog Hopping last week for my "Heart-Art inspiration" I ran into two Blogs having challenges one called Paperplay Challenge  that starts new every Thursday. And the other once a month called Card Makin' Mamas. I decided to join the fun, challenge and the inspiration that they gave through their Blogs and Design Teams. PaperPlays challenge is called "Destruction" I know... it threw me back at first but the challenge involves, distressing, tearing, shabby, grunge. And Card Makin' Mamas is "FLowers".

 I immediatly thought of my Mom giving me two blue jean hems she cut-off and gave to me with a "blue jean heart" cut out and said..This is for you to make one of your pretty cards.

Did my tearing and decided to distress by adding Ranger crackle paint/brushed corduroy.

Gathered some chipboard letters,border edge & postage medallion. Added some bling to my letters.

 It didn't actually process in my mind on what kind of card I could make until I thought more about the "Destruction Challenge" elements.  The process grabbed at my heart..distressing...tearing..shabby, oh my...grunge..hmmmm they seem so harsh.  All these paper effects seemed ironic to my life journey in my mind because I chose to let these same elements be Godly character builders in my life. And thats where the "flowers" came more into play...blooming flowers..buds..besides I am loving the learning process of manipulating paper into beautiful flowers.

Added a pretty chipboard butterfly and bird medallion with some yarn around.
I  was wrestling on wanting to be myself.  So the theme became "Be YOU". I was going to be giving it a feminine girlee destruction touch, because when I dress's an eye soar.  So..feminine grunge it is to be.

I made some flowers, flower buds and flourishes out of blue jean and put MS glitter on the lighter blue jean rosette that I also made.

I hope you enjoyed your visit with me and the inspiration I get on making my "Heart-art".  Love..Laugh...Live..
Let your Joy pour out onto will find yourself smiling more..
The Card Makin' Mamas have so many card designers that are off the charts "Wowie" I decided to give it a shot for the challenge of making flowers which is my first love to putting on cards. And since their month of May challenge is "Flowers". I enjoyed putting together an easel card with Flower power and Destruction girlee style for PaperPlays Blog.

THanks for visiting me..I enjoy your thoughts and comments.

Blog Challenges this card is being entered:
  1. PaperPlay Blog -    "Destruction" 
  2. Card Makin' Mamas -    "Flowers
  3. I Brake for Challenges - "     "Florals"
  4. Creative Craft Challenges2 -  "Distressing"
  5. The Pretty Little Ribbon Shop -  "Blossoms & Butterflies"


Nicole Mullen said...

Wow, stunning card, the details on it are just superb! Thanks so much for playing along with Paperplay this week!!

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Goodness me there is so much stunning detail on your card! Love the butterfly nestled on the flower! Thanks so much for joining us at Card Makin' Mamas for our Add Flowers Challenge hugs Susan x

Julie M said...

Wow, Antoinette - that is fantastic - so much work, so much destruction!!! And lovely colours too.

Thanks for joining us on PaperPlay this week.

Julie :o)

P.S. Thanks for your lovely comment on my blog!

Alyce Kit and Clowder said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! All of your details are just so wonderful and I really love the beautiful embellies :) You have some really lovely work on your blog :) Thanks for your lovely comments over on mine - I am now your newest follower :)

Marisa Job said...

This is a beautiful card! Love all the pretty details!!! Hugs and blessings!

cheryl said...

oh wow your work is just amazing,the colours are my favourite,and just love all the detail you add,such textures and beautiful layers,sure you will gets lots of people to follow your blog Hun as you sure are super talented,bless you for taking the time to pop over to,see me hugs Cherylxxxxxx

cheryl said...

opps thanks for playing at creative craft challenge to,hugs Cherylxxxxxxxx

Sarah said...

Very pretty!

Thanks for joining the Pretty Little Ribbon Shop challenge.

Sarah x

Vee said...

oh my goodness. this is gorgeous. thanks so much for posting.

Patricia St Martin said...

WOW!!! Love all your embellishments.
Thanks for stopping by for the blog hop for Color Me Creative, hope you enjoyed all the cards.
Hugs, Patricia

Scrapacat said...

I think this is gorgeous! Thanks for reaching out to me on FB. Now I have your blog, so I'll be keeping in touch. Hugs!
~ky scrapacat

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

This is beautiful... Thank you for all the kind comments on my blog and thank you for following me... I am now going to follow your work.
Hugz Elaine xx

Michelle said...

wow wow wow!! This card is beautiful! A true work of art. I hope you are keeping this treasure for yourself! I can't even think of what to say...I just think its gorgeous!