Tuesday, May 22, 2018

April Showers Bring May Flowers.....

Challenge #355 at Shopping Our Stash is April showers bring May Flowers, we want to see some flowers on your project.  We didn't have much rain in April we sort of had never ending snow and ice storms, so far here in SWO it's May showers bring May flowers. It's so nice to see the green of the leaves and the blossoms coming out although it is a bit cool for the 24th of May long weekend, it's also our first weekend at the cottage and I have very limited supplies for crafting, just enough to manage a card for the challenge.

You will have to bear with me for the pictures, it's very dull here today and I left my ott lamp at home, I really brought minimal crafting tools for the weekend. I made a "screen card" since on my "scrap box diving  I found some left over cards from a paper pad, not sure which one it was. I trimmed them, matted and put them on some patterned paper, the border punch I used for the top is Fleur dis Lis and the bottom is a label punch from Stampin'up. 

 Here is the front panel, I recycled the punch outs from the top border, while "grabbing" stuff to throw in my bag I found diecut butterflies and a pearl swirl package I had out from another challenge. 

Center two panels finished with an assortment of odds and ends of things I tossed into the bag.

Sorry I seemed to have cut off the top, aren't you glad it's not a photograph, it would have been the heads that are missing. More butterflies and that scrap of heart border that also made it's way into my bag. 

Most of my project is made with stuff from the scrap box except the cardstock but I used the whole piece with the exception of a small rectangle. The two punches I used have not seen love in a long long time. Even the pearl package is 3 or 4 years old. 

Thanks for visiting today and I hope you can find time to make a "May Flower" project for us at SOS, head over there now and see what the rest of the team has made. 


Lindsey said...

And if this is what you create with limited supplies, I'd love to see what you'd make if they were unlimited!!! Such a pretty card.

Chana Malkah said...

Hi, Barb!
I saw this last night when I was adding my card and my immediate response was, "oh, my goodness. How pretty is this?" I love the clean design and the attention to detail. All of your panels work together to create a beautiful, crips, and cohesive design!
WOW, WOW. Great use of "limited supplies!"

Donna said...

This is so awesome Barb!
I love the screen card AND the seed packets, how perfect!
I am gonna have to CASE this one!

Maria Rodriguez. said...

What a gorgeous screen card, love every little detail on it, the border on top is beautiful and what a great idea to save and use the punched out pieces to add to your design.
Beautiful card and I love the amazing background where you took the picture.

aussie aNNie said...

Wow this is just gorgeous, so lovely and fabulous colours added.
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KT Fit Kitty said...

Hello, Barb! Love, love, love your screen card! I've never made one of these before - it really packs a punch! Also love the images you used - they look like seed packets! Beautiful card, my friend! Hope you're having a fun weekend at your camp!

Chris Dring said...

Holy Wow Barbara! If this is what you crank out using 'limited supplies', I want to see what you create with everything at your fingertips! This is gorgeous and amazing!