Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Flourishes Timeless Tuesday--Guest Designer






I was so excited over Easter weekend because Tammy Hershberger and the talented team at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday  blog challenge  asked me to be Guest Designer for the month of May. I have been so anxious for the time to come when I could do my first challenge. Thanks so much for this wonderful opportunity.
 I had the privilege last summer, while in Pensacola,  to visit Jan Marie Caruso at her stamping boutique and make a few purchases from her awesome, stamp inventory. What a treat to meet her and to shop!!

Makiko Jones is hostess this week  for the FTTC116 and gave the challenge to create a card for a child under age 13. This is the only Flourishes image I have for that age bracket but I am sure I know an 11 yr. old that would just love this carousel card. As you can see, I made it for a girl. The image is Enjoy the Ride.
The sentiment for the inside-'Dream Big' from the same set.

For my card, I stamped my image on a Spellbinders Labels 3 die, colored the image with Copics, and used a Swiss Dots embossing folder on my Martha Stewart cardstock. The designer paper is a scrap piece with an unknown name. The three layers of punches are made with a Martha Stewart lace heart edger punch. Added a dimensional hydrangea sticker from MS and a deep rose ribbon. The large, pink gemstone is placed at the top of the carousel pole and I added some thin strips of purple, yellow, turquoise,  and pink cardstock to look as if ribbons are flying around the pole.

Thanks for visiting today. Hope you'll join this challenge and be sure to check the rules. Don't forget to visit the team's  blogs and leave a comment.

Betty Wright
Cindy Haffner
Dee Jackson
Makiko Jones
Silke Ledlow
Tammy Hershberger

I'm also entering these challenges:
Wags 'n' Whiskers #53- Use a punch or die cut
One Stitch at a Time #60 - Emboss It!
Moving Along with the Times #96- Anything Goes
Stamping Scrapping Challenge Central-Anything Goes & use at least one item from stampingscrapping.com-I am using a Spellbinders Labels 3 die

Recipe:
Stamps: Flourishes-Enjoy the Ride
Paper- PTI white cardstock, Martha Stewart turquoise cs, scrap designer paper, misc. scraps for ribbon cs
Ink: Memento London Fog
Accessories: Martha Stewart edger punch-Lace Heart, Martha Stewart Dimensional hydrangea stickers, large, pink gemstone, deep rose grosgrain ribbon, Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder, Copics



37 comments:

Lee (LuvLee on SCS) said...

Just darling! I love the layered colors with the heart border!!!

Makiko Jones said...

So glad you are with us for the entire month Benzi!!
This card is sweet and fun. I love the color combo and heart borders!

-Agnes- said...

The ribbons in the picture work really well!

Pam~ said...

Congrats to you! This card is perfect for that special girl ... adorable, fun and so pretty!

Still no school for the children. We have kept our power on but my hubby's office still has no power. He works by Bridge Street (if you know where that is).

Silke Ledlow said...

WELCOME BRENDA!!! Thank you for joining us!!! Your carousel card is gorgeous..love how you added the details on top! Hugs ~S~

Lacey Stephens said...

Fabulous card! Great take on the diecuts and punches challenge. Thanks for playing along with the Wags 'n Whiskers Challenge.
~Lacey
www.stampandcreate.com
Wags 'n Whiskers Rubber Stamps

Pattie said...

So cute! Love the fun colors! Congrats on the GDT spot!

Cindy Haffner said...

PERFECT and just so SWEET!!~

Davi said...

Wow Benzi this is just Beautiful!! I love the embossing with the wonderful image. The layered borders and flower is the perfect embellie with it Im sending you some sunshine :)

Sylvia/LittleTreasures said...

Adorable Card, Carousel's are always fun for any age. Love your layout and color combo

cebelica said...

This is so pretty!

Marisa said...

You go girl!! A huge congrats to you for your GDT position :) Love the "ribbons" up top - memories of May Day celebrations as a child.

acreativeneed said...

Brenda this is so sweet!! I'm thrilled to see you as the guest designer for Flourishes!! Have fun!
hugs,Deena

Auntie Em said...

Love the border punches in rows and the pretty colours you used! Sweet card.
Thank you for sharing! :)

DesignerDiva said...

Beautiful card Benzi. Thank you for joining us this week at MAWTT for Pami's Anything Goes and good luck
Hugs Laurie x

The Rubber Maid said...

Bright and perky and perfect for the challenge.
Pat

Allison Cope said...

Gorgeous card Brenda! Congrats on guest designing!

pam124 said...

Da Benz has made it to the "big times"!!! Congrats for being Flourishes GD for the month. I am so proud of you and hope you don't forget about lil' ole Fruitcake. Your card is amazing and totally appealing to a girl that's for sure. There's just something about carousels. LOVE your ef, nesties, beautiful flower treatment and, of course, the awesome image. You did REAL GOOD for your 1st in a series of cards for Flourishes!! Way 2 go! You know I already had this zecret in my zecret blog, but I didn't blabber it - SHOCKER!

Carol L said...

Huge Hi5's Benzi!! That's an honor you truly deserve, and it shows with this adorable card! The image is so cute and I love how you added the strips of color at the top! Some lucky little girl is going to love getting this card! When I was a kid, my parents would put me on the merry-go-round and they had to drag me off eventually! I loved sitting on those pretty horses going round and round! LOL

Heather said...

Congrats on being a guest designer. Your card is beautiful, I can see why they chose you! Love this horse image and I love the "ribbons" you have coming off the top of the pole.

Davi said...

Brenda Somehow I missed that you were GD today!! Congrats you certainly deserve that honor :)

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Great card, love the heart punches!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT & OSAAT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx

Emily Keaton said...

CONGRATULATIONS, Benzi, on being the Flourishes FTTC guest designer this month. What an honor! You must be tickled pink. Good for you!!! I just love this sweet carousel horse card. I have a horse-lover in my house who would swoon over it. Lovely job!

lizlincoln said...

I just commented on the last horse that we will have enough of them to make a merry-go-round. Love your rendition! As soon as I upload there will be yet another horse!

Lynne in NI said...

Congrats on your GDT Brenda!
Beautiful girly card and great touch with the ribbons, I can almost feel the carosel whirling round!

Val said...

Just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining us at MAWTT.
Hugs
Valxx

Diane said...

What fun for you....very pretty card....love those "dancing" ribbons!

Joanne (jojot) said...

I am so excited for you...what a well deserved honor.....and what a beautiful and inspirational sample you made to share with us....fabulous....love, love, love the 'bottom' effect on the die cut.....you are one fabulously creative and encouraging lady

Dawn B. said...

I am over the top excited about your guest stint. Enjoy...your card is beautiful Brenda. I love what you did with his sey. Great colors. I would love to visit Flourishes.. Jan Marie is a gem.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Your card is beautiful, Benzi! I LOVE how you made the streamers at the top... very uber-creative! Glad to have you with us for the month!

Made by Mandy said...

This is such a pretty card and I love the cardstock ribbons on the top of the pole, they really do look like they are whipping around :)

Many thanks for joining in with our Embossing challenge over at OSAAT

Mandy (DT member for OSAAT)

Joanna K (aka Asia K) said...

Congrats on your guest designer spot! Beautiful card, lovely image! ;)

Mariska said...

Such a pretty card, love the color combo. I am sure a child will like this (as much as I do!).
Regards,
Mariska

petra,s cards said...

whow stunning card and collours!!
xx petra

Wildflower Scraps by Jasmin said...

So cute! I love the scalloped heart borders! TFS!

Debbie said...

Lovely carousel design :)

Dee Jackson said...

It's wonderful having you join us this month! Your card is beautiful I really like the ribbon at the top of the pole.