Thursday, March 8, 2012

PPA130 & PP85 - Color & Spring Theme Challenges with Punches

For this card, I decided to try a combo of two of my favorite challenges, one over at the Pals Paper Arts, which is having a color challenge with a twist this week (PPA130) and over at the The Paper Players with a Spring Theme Challenge by Jaydee.

I wish I had more time to play this week, but I'm still not over this cold and neither is the baby, so most of my time is taking medicine for myself while making sure my little one gets better. He is so young (still under 6 months) and sounds like an adult coughing, so the challenge at home is keeping him upright at all times, even through the night while I battle this cold as well. Hoping for the best....anyways onto the card!!!

For the color challenge, I used Always Artichoke as my base, Lucky Limeade for the base of the flower, stems and leaves, and Melon Mambo for the top of the flower as my color choice, which I think works very well together.

Also used the DSP called Cheerful Treat which gives it a spring feel to it along with 3/8" Wisteria Wonder Ruffled Ribbon. 

Yes, I did use the new Framelit on this card and sponged it with Marina Mist ink to add a little more color to this........I was thinking about the sky when I started.

To create the flower, use the Owl punch (cut his little feet off first), than add a Small Oval punch on top (center of flower). For the base of the flower, punch out top half of Owl punch (Lucky Limeade) and adhere to the bottom (turn around and trim according to the roundness of the bottom). Last but not least, use the Bird Punch (for the stem and leaves). 

The circles were also from the Owl Punch. Almost forgot, Stampin Dimensionals were used under the flower to pop it up more. Hope you Enjoy!!

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  1. Such a creative card! Love how you turned the owl into the tulips.

  2. Absolutely adorable, Mikki! I LOVE your punch art tulips...and the colors are fabulous together! Thanks for playing at my two favorite challenges!

  3. great tulips! thanks for the tutorial...

    hugs, m

  4. Mikki, love your pretty punch art tulips. No flower reminds me of spring more than tulips. I hope you are the baby are feeling much better. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week

  5. Beautifully done! So springy! Hope you are feeling better!

  6. So creative! I really like how you used the punches to create the fun spring tulips! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  7. Tulips are my favorite flower and I love that you made them with punches! Beautiful card! TFS

  8. Great pretty and bright. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on the tulips. Hope you and the baby feel better very soon.


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