Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hearts and Ribbons Challenge for Elphine House Australia

I just love all the different things you can do with hearts this tie of the year.  They don't just have to have some flowery sentiment or be all about the love of your life.  Sometimes hearts can be soft and subtle.  That's the approach I used for our Design Team Challenge for Elphine House Australia.  Our uber talented leader, Lynda, challenged us to use hearts and ribbons and I chose this precious Daisy Standing Tall designed by the ever so talented Elisabeth Bell.   I see this sweetie pie as being out to pick some flowers for someone who is special to her and I could just see these daisy ending up with a huge bow tied around them.


She's colored with copics and her cutout and the swirls are from Spellbinders.  This gorgeous paper is from BasicGrey's Bittersweet stack and I've held on to it for a really long time!  I added Stickles and Diamond Glaze to her dress and flowers and some pearls from Studio 112 to the edges, butterfly and around her cutout.  The flowers are from my handmade stash and I used my Cricut Expression to cut out the heart and added some Distressed Inks around all the edges.  The lace and ribbon is from my stash.


Gosh, I love her sweet face!


The butterfly is a Martha Stewart punch and I added some pearls to it.

I cut out an extra heart for the inside.


Be sure to stop over at our Design Team Blog and see the gorgeous creations that my Design Team sisters have come up with.  I'm sure they'll do nothing but inspire you to get working on your heart cards and pull out that ribbon!  The world can always use some more bows, knots, and streamers!

10 comments:

*Vicki* said...

AW!! Susan, this is really precious my dear!! LOVE your gorgeous pinks and pretty details on this! :) HUGS

Sheri said...

Just fabulous...and I love the way you've finished the inside too! Beautiful Susan!! :)

Sheri said...

Just fabulous...and I love the way you've finished the inside too! Beautiful Susan!! :)

Kathy Billings said...

Gorgeous love the colors, love the finished inside.

Kathy Billings said...

Gorgeous love the colors, love the finished inside.

Carla S. said...

Gorgeous card, Susan! I love the papers and all the wonderful embelishments! Terrific coloring of the sweet image!

Judy Garrelts said...

Love this card!!!! The colors are excellent!!!! The inside is finished beautifully!
Thanks for sharing,
Judy

cathy said...

Another beautiful card.

Fran said...

Susan this card is so darn pretty.
Love everything about it. Hugs, Fran

CraftinGranny said...

OMG Susan, this is totally gorgeous!! I love all those intricate details, the colors, the LO, and every thing about it. One of these days I'd like to case one of your cards just to see if I could it......LOL Have a fab weekend! "Hugs"