Friday, November 04, 2011

Side-Stepping in Matilda's Garden

Good morning :) 
WoW! I cannot believe that I managed to stay off my blog almost the entire week! 
I have discovered that sometimes I need to take an unplanned mini-break from here to get the mojo flowing again! It always feels so good to come back to it and get into the swing again :) 

It's another "Spy Day" at The Greeting Farm Challenge Blog today!!! 
and this time, Sharette spied Danni's Card on SCS!!! 
Danni created a beautiful stair-step card using a orange/green color scheme... 

I have to admit, I just could NOT get a stair-step card put together for this challenge, oi! LOL! 
I tried using the SCS step-by-step directions and video! Which are by far, excellent resources and very clear - but I just could not grasp the exact cutting measuremenst! eek! 
So I decided to be inspired by the color scheme, layout and butterflies that Danni used :) 

I also used the following challenges for my card too!!!
- Touch Twin Marker Color Challenge:
Melon Yellow, Olive Green, Brick Brown, Rose Red
- Ribbon Carousel Challenge #27:
Anything goes! (must have ribbon, twine, etc.)
- Flutter By Wednesday Challenge #178:
Thank You (much have a buttefly, fairy, angel)
Cupcake Inspirations Challenge #134

I also used one of the latest released stamps by The Greeting Farm, 

You cannot see it in my picture, but the sides are 2 separate panels! 
I tried to recreate the stair step look by using what Danni did as a layout/sketch :)
and I was so lucky to have just enough of these scraps for it too!
Oh, and when I first colored Matilda, I thought her clothes were a bit too mis-matchy, lol! 
but with the papers surrounding her, she matches and blends pretty good, right? :) 

Please be sure to visit the rest of the DT and see their gorgeous stair-step cards!!! 

Thanks for stopping by today!!! Happy TGIF!!!
I will be packing up a few things for a scrappy night with the girls :) 


Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

13 MORE DAYS!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Can I get an EEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKK!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ok... now onto your card! lol!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee it!! ADORABLE!! Loving the colors! :):):):):):):):):):):)

Annette said...

so so cute....Love this stamp and awesome coloring...

Danni said...

I'm still in shock over my card being chosen!

You did such a fabulous job on this! Love it!! and I feel doubly happy that you played along with my flutter by challenge too! You rock!

Angela (jellybean74) said...

Love it!!! Thanks for joining us at the RCC this week.

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!

Beth aka BR-T said...

This has real panache! So creatively detailed just what my eyes needed today! Have a good one…

mousekemom said...

Margie! Love that you used Matilda and incorporated the butterflies and flowery design. So fun!

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Margie this is beautiful I am so loving those colours, papers and the image is so cute.
Lorraine x

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

She is SO darling! Love the butterflies too- what a gorgeously laid-out card- and I love that you didn't do the stair-step either, HA! <3

Laura Davis said...

Thanks for playing at the Ribbon Carousel!

RiNNE said...

Amazing card, Margie!! I love her outfit! ;)

Andrea Ewen said...

Love those sweet, vibrant papers! Your image looks awesome...the coloring is just perfect! Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Carousel this week!

Anna said...
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Anna said...

Adorable card! Great coloring, and love your colors! Thanks for joining us at Flutter By Wednesday.

Sandy said...

Lovely papers and your Matilda looks very cute, love your colouring,

You can view my card here

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