Wednesday, March 16, 2011

New Challenge at DZ Doodles

***Okay, so when you schedule something did you know you have to hit PUBLISH!"  I am such a dork!  But I'll blame it on the fact that I haven't been blogging much this last month so I'm not well greased! LOL  Forgive me!

It's a new week and that means a new challenge over at DZ Doodles!!  Diane and Valerie have made some huge changes to the challenges and you won't want to miss out.  I think there's something for everyone over there now.  Diane has added so many adorable new images to the store you just have to go take a peak.

It's Challenge #6 and it's a picture inspiration with a FREEBIE!  It's perfect for all those spring cards you have to make.  We're also looking for some great Guest Designers to join us.  You can find all the details on the blog.  So here's the inspiration picture:

And here's my interpretation and my card.

I wanted to try my hand at some vintage stuff.  I thought this image was perfect for that.  I took the colors from the image and muted them to vintage and came up with this.  The embellishments are from my Creative Scrapbook monthly kit.  The papers are from a swap I did on PCP so I don't know who makes them.  I used my Prismas to get the coloring right.  It doesn't show up great but I did yellow centers with pink and a hint of purple on the edges.  Any ideas or suggestions for my next vintage would be greatly appreciated.  I have a ton of Graphics 45 papers I wanna use and they are very vintagey!

I'm entering this in the following challenges:
DZ Doodles - Spring Picture inspiration
Mojo Monday - Sketch
Squigglefly - Spring theme
Paper Playtime - Green and Purple

Peace and Love!


  1. Beautiful card! Love it! Olena

  2. So pretty Jen! Your hydrangea is so pretty. Love how you did the multi colors. Very realistic. I love vintage too but sometimes have hard time making them. TLC, & Digital two for Tuesday have great vintage images. Heidi does beautiful vintage projects. Maybe you can glean some ideas from her.

  3. Hey Jen! We have missed you! I hope all is well. I love, love this card. I love anything vintage and this definately has a vintage feel! Great job!


  4. Jen, this is really pretty. I love the soft coloring and your layout is wonderful. Thanks for playing in Squigglefly's challenge this week! I hope you will play again with us soon!

  5. Super sweet project thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime
    The Queen

  6. Jen, this is a beautiful card! I love the subtle shading of the colors and it does look rather vintage! You put so much detail into this project...I love the butterfly and photo corner...nice touch! Thank you for playing with us at Paper Playtime!

  7. Such a pretty card Jen!! Love the flowers and pretty Spring colors!! Thanks for joining us at Squigglefly!!HUGS

  8. It suits the spring theme very well for Squigglefly, which is where I popped over to see you from.

  9. Wow Jen that card is beautiful. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Beautiful card.. I love the flower image. I'm lovin that butterfly brad too very cute. The muted colors are perfectly vintage..nice job!

  11. Wanted to thank you for entering my candy giveaway- but most of all for sharing on your sidebar.
    Good Luck sweetie!

  12. You'd never think you were just "trying your hand at vintage" - you must be BORN for this style - beautiful, delicate and soooo nostalgic - meloves it!


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Peace and Love - Jen


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