Tuesday, March 23, 2010

DZ Doodles DT - Inspiration Challenge

Hello hello hello! Today is the first "official" day of the new DZ Doodles Design Team. I'm so glad to be joining these wonderful ladies and playing around with Diane's images.

We're kicking off our first challenge with a delightfully Springy inspiration image:

This is where my creative juices flowed with this inspiration:

I'm in love with every one of Diane's flower images! As you probably know from my ramblings here and there, I'm a big fan of vintage and collage cards, and I've combined the two styles here for a sort of Vintage- and Collage-Lite card. Hee hee. :)

The sunflower is made of three layers, with some of the petals cut off for a 3D effect. Random edges have a little sparkle with Stickles glitter glue. The butterfly is a vintage image with little wire antennae!
And now, for all the important DZ Doodles Challenge details! Make your project using the above inspiration image and post it via Mr. Linky at the DZ Doodles Design Team blog no later than Monday, March 29th. The winner will be announced Wednesday, March 31 on the DT blog. You could win 2 DZ Doodles images! Yay! Be sure to check out all the fabulous DT offerings for this challenge for even more inspiration. :)

My Card Recipe
  • Stamp: DZ Doodles Sunflower, from the Summertime Collection
  • Paper: Websters Pages "Soar Blue Skies" from Nature's Storybook, miscellaneous from stash
  • Medium: Prismacolor pencils, Stickles, Colorbox chalk ink
  • Embellishments: Vintage butterfly image with handmade wire antennae, a few pieces from K&Co's Ephemera Pack and the rest from my ever-growing collection of bits and bobs. *wink*
Thanks for stopping by - (and I really appreciate your comments *grin*)



stitchy said...

Susan, this card is just brilliant, I love it..sunflowers are always so beautiful..thank you so much for entering in our challenge this week at OSAAT...good luck

stitchy xx

Erin said...

I love the vintage look of your card. Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice.

Unknown said...

This turned out beautiful (of course, no surprises there - your cards are always gorgeous!)

Sam said...

This is Beautiful hun. Totally gorgeous. Thank you so much for joining in the fun here at OSAAT. Hope to see you again soon.
Sam x

Unknown said...

This is absolutely gorgeous! Just love all your pretty details! Love the layering you did on the image. Hope you're well:) Hugs, Rowena

Claire Phillips said...

Thanks for playing along at OSAAT this week!Lovely card - beautiful details and wonderful sunflower! Cheers Claire x

Kim said...

awesome card....you did an awesome job....thanks for joining the OSAAT challenge....good luck
i have become a follower and would love for you to join mine....
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Lori aka Lo Lo said...

Beautiful card! Luv your new blog banner.


Amy C said...

Beautiful card!! I love the dimension and texture. Thanks for joining us at Caardvarks!!

cheryl said...

oh hun this is just so brilliant love it all the detail colurs and such a wonderful layout too bless your heart for joining us at OSAAT love hugs cheryl xxxxx

Liz said...

Really beautiful card hun thanks for joining OSAAT

Liz xx

Unknown said...

Beautiful card, great flower detail,
Thanks for joining us at OSAAT hope to see you again soon
Sarah xx

Peggy said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week!
I love your blog header!!

Dragons Lair Designs said...

Another WOW i seem to be saying that alot with this challenge you ladies are all so talented it just feels like you could reach out and touch that butterfly and the vintage goodies you used are fantastic thankyou for joining us here at OSAAT.

Hugs Janette
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Donna aka Lil Diva said...

Wow i just love Sunflowers hunni..Thanks for joining in with us this week at OSAAT..Good luck
Donna aka LilDivaStamps

Elise said...

Oh wowzer! Susan this is another GORGEOUS card! Look at all those lovely layers of PERFECT cutting!!! This vintage look is sooo beautiful! And that butterfly along with all those other fabulous embellishments?! It's stunning! What a BEAUTIFUL peice of work here Susan! I love it!

Chelsea said...

I love those Webster papers! So beautiful Susan! wow! I love this style! ~Chelsea

Sassy Scrapper said...

Hi Sue! Your card is beautiful! I LOVE the vintage look. Fabulous job
Hugs Bonnie

Bumbles and Fairy-Tales said...

Gorgeous card, Sue! I love your attention to details!
I also LOVE your blog's header!!!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend :)
hugs, margie

Jenny said...

Lovely card!!! :D ps: Will be having a challenge/contest soon and you could win some MelJen Design goodies :) Just come follow my blog to see more details soon! Have a great day!