Monday, February 7, 2011

making the rounds

Happy Monday, my friends. How about those Super Bowl winning Packers? That was quite an exciting game. And of course, I'm glad they won. We watched the game at my son's apartment, where his roommate has the living room set up like a theater. The screen takes up a whole wall.

Today is another challenge on the Squigglefly blog, called 'making the rounds'. You have to use at least one circle on your card. I used a new image set called Monogram Frames and combined it with an older set called Flower Set.

My card base is black, with a layer of groovy guava, which was partially embossed with Swiss Dots embossing folder. Then I embossed two lines with my ScorPal. The sentiment is a new set from SU.

After printing the frame, I die cut a circle from the center using a nestabilities circle from Spellbinders. I placed a larger black circle behind the opening. I cut the frame out, just following the shape.

I printed several flower images and colored with copic markers and then cut them out. I arranged them in a grouping with some of the leaves. The one in the front is raised on dimensional tape. The entire frame/floral unit is also raised on dimensional tape.

For a final touch, I added some diamond stickles on the flower centers.

You're invited to hop on over to the Squigglefly blog and play along with the challenge. While you're there, be sure to check out the sampes made by design team.

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a wonder-filled week.



*Vicki* said...

Oh wow Melody!! This is so gorgeous hun!! I just love your use of the frame with the flowers in it!! So stunning and beautifully colored!! Great take on the challenge!!HUGS

Chelsea said...

sweet card. great job! :)

Starla said...

Love the frame you've created

Dana said...

I love everything about this Melody!! Your flower is gorgeous and I love the overall color palette! So fresh.. I am sooooo ready for spring!

Holly said...

melody, this is simply stunning! I really love how you arranged the flowers, and that bit of sparkle you gave them is wonderful! Great use of the frame too!

Dani said...

Such a sweet and lovely card! :)

JanR said...

Your colouring is awesome! What a great example of how to use the frames.

Rebecca said...

this is just absolutely beautiful! I love the flowers!

bensarmom said...

Melody, this card is just gorgeous!

Nora said...

Love the frame and really sweet coloring. Thanks for the birthday wishes at SCS. And a happy belated "GO PACKERS" to YOU!!!
Big hugs,