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REMINDER: Mema's Crafts Challenges are now the first Monday of each month, so don't forget to come back next week and join the fun...It's anything goes as long as you use a "Die or Punch" somewhere in your project!

NewsFlash! I was selected as one of Dream Valley's Top 3!!!

YEAH!!!!  Now on to my project for today.

Today I have a really bright and colorful card to share with you. Needless to say that playing on this side of the color wheel doesn't come naturally to me.  I struggle getting the right combination in the right amount when using the lighter colors and I do the same when I use pastels.

Using these colors are definitely outside my comfort zone but I was encouraged (more like pushed) by my family and friends to give it a try.  So I agreed to allow my grand-daughter select the colors for my next card and this is how it turned out.

I'm not that thrilled with it but according to my grand-daughter I did just fine and that's good enough for me, but you can leave me your thoughts...I'd love to read them.

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I started out thinking I would make a small A2 card but that quickly changed as I decided that I need to add a bit more flavor and of course I want to try my luck in a few challenges.

I used Designer Paper from My Minds Eye and layered it up to add dimension.  I also used a stamp and die set from Cuttlebug to create the flowers and used pop dots to make it appear to float.

Using a neat technique I learned from YouTube I was able to color the flowers with my copics without damaging the embossing the die created.

The inside is quite simple with a few designer papers adorning it and a blank space for a personal message.  Below is a list of the products I used and the names of a few challenges I'd like to enter.

DP:  My Mind's Eye
CS:  Recollections 100#
Distress Ink
Cuttlebug Vine Die
Copic Markers
Hero Arts Stamp
Recollection Pearls

Challenges I'd like to enter are as follows:

Mod Squad Challenge - Tick Tack Toe (4/6)
Inspiration Destination #27 - Anything Goes (4/6)
Fab 'N' Funky #253 - Lots of Layers (4/5)
Crafty Creations #286 - Anything Goes 'no foolin' (4/12)
Crafting By Design April Challenge - Anything Goes (4/25)


Teresa Arsenault said...

Congratulations on getting Top 3. Your card here is gorgeous. Love the flowers and the bright colours.

Maxine D said...

Congratulations on your achievement - well deserved I am sure!
Love your lovely 'springy' card Lesia.

Barbara Bruder said...

Congrats on your award! Well deserved. Your card is beautiful and so spring like. Those flowers are so pretty and love all your layers.

vinita jain said...

Congrats on getting Top 3!
Your creation is gorgeous and beautiful spring flowers with all lovely layers!

Kathy Krug said...

Great choice of papers and wonderful layout. Love the coloring on the on the die cut and and all the dimension. The inside of your card is also finished nicely. Thanks for playing at the Mod Squad Challenge this week.

coldwaters2 said...

Wow this is a beautiful, colourful creation, those papers, the design and the flowers look amazing, fantastic card thank you for sharing it with us at FAB 'N' FUNKY challenge this week.
lorraine x

Hi! I'm Shirley and said...

Congrats! So happy to see your talents being acknowledged!!

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card!!!

Willeke said...

What a beautifull card !
Thanks for sharing it with us and hope to see you again in our next challenge as well.
Wishing you a Happy Easter,
DT Crafty Creations Challengeblog

n1sunrider said...

Beautiful card, I love how this piece came out.
Thx for playing with us at the Inspiration Destination Challenge Blog! Good luck!

Amy A said...

I love this! Great design and beautiful colors! Thank you for playing along with us at Inspiration Destination Challenges- We sure hope you join us again!

Amy- DT Inspiration Destination Challenges
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