Friday, April 16, 2010

Oh Alice! Flowers and Stampotique "Girly Card" Challenges


This week at Oh Alice! we're learning alot from flowers. I've been dying to make some of these layered flowers and thought it would be the perfect time. (Especially since I wanted to use my "creepy" LOL baby face stamp for the centers.) I used 2 sizes of the Blossom Nesties with tissue paper and colored the edges with Copics. Because the faces stamped in black looked a bit harsh, I adhered a single layer of tissue (cut with an even smaller blossom) over the stamped image by running it through my Xyron right side down. It just so happens that Oh Alice! is being sponsored by Stampotique (one of my FAVE places to shop for stamps) this week and their Designer's challenge is to create a "girly card". I usually prefer to use Stampotique stamps when doing their challenges (even when we don't have to like this week) but I thought this looked pretty "girly" with the fluffy flowers and all so I'm entering it there too.
I was having a discussion with my friend Smita this morning (by email since she lives in India)about MS border punches so I had mine out to test them and actually ended up punching out 2 sides of the card stock without screwing up so I folded it to make the card base. WooHoo! I considered using another color for the embossing behind the flowers (Cuttlebug Leafy Branches) but decided I preferred the pristine white look. The sentiment is an "Alice" quote done on the computer and cut out with my Nesties Labels 9. I really enjoy doing challenges that allow me to explore different styles and techniques so I hope you think these are as much fun as I do.

31 comments:

  1. Those are different Donna. I have not yet formed an opinion of them yet. hugs

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  2. ROTFLMAO!!!!!!! Sorry to disappoint you, Sandy! Hee Hee! xxD

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  3. I love those tissue paper flowers. They look so pretty!!!!!

    Also, I have a new challenge blog launching Monday morning (though it's live with details now), Scrap It With Music and would love it if you'd give it a try sometime.

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  4. Donna, I think it turned out really cute. The layer of tissue does help to soften the "Scarey baby" look, and with it being surrounded with the colored layers, it doesn't look scarey at all. I love the way you did the edge with the diffent borders. It is always good to try something new.

    Hugz, xx

    ~L~

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  5. Oh, Donna! How adorable!!!

    I'm blog hopping and visiting, and I'm just yearning to be able to crraft -- got so many ideas -- have been so inspired!!!

    I'll be seeing you!

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  6. So freaking weird Donna! What goes on in your mind when you come up with this stuff? The tissue paper flowers do help fluff them up a bit and give them a cutesy edge! If friends were flowers, ummm...nevermind!

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  7. I love the contrast of soft fluffy flowers and creepy baby faces! Keep up the good work!

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  8. I love the creepy baby face as well as your flowers! Thanks for joining us this week at Stampotique Designer's Challenge & the Oh! Alice challenge.

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  9. Great Card! Thanks for joining us at Oh, Alice this week. Please come play with us again next week. We love having you.

    The Dormouse

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  10. Don't you just love Sandy!!!
    ;o)
    The great part about the baby face stamp is really how often you've been able to use them (I mean think about the stamps we all have and never really use! LOL!)
    I think this is cool and funky and I really like it!

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  11. Oh Donna, So sweet and girly and stunningly beautiful! I love the tissue paper FLOWERS, the CAS look with all your wonderful textures and of course your perfect sentiment. Have a great weekend hugs Jodie from Oz

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  12. Oh I do so love Creepy baby!! Poor dh, I wonder if he has creepy baby nightmares each time you drag her out!!!

    Great project!!

    xx Susan

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  13. LOL..first thing I thought as I looked at this card is...there they are again those creepy looking baby faces LOL...i remembered you said your hubby had mentioned that...thought it was funny then and even funnier now...I love them though..they dont seem creepy with those beautiful flowers behind them ...
    Hugs
    Marina

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  14. Went back and read the sentiment..LOL..Yeah what garden did they come from? I'll make sure to skip that part of town...LOL..just kidding..LOL
    Hugs
    Marina

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  15. Wow!! Great flowers... and the MS Punch... ahem! nice!! :-) I'm going o try again and again till I get it right!

    Hugs,
    Smita

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  16. hello... hapi blogging... have a nice day! just visiting here....

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  17. Wow just lovin these flowers, really want to have a go at them myself. The 'scary' baby face is growing on me.

    hugs
    Kaye x

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  18. I love it when you use this stamped image, what an adorable card. Hugs

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  19. did the dh see the creepy baby face stamp come out? perhaps the alice quote could have been his! i love the flowers against the pristine white, it works to focus on the creeps, i mean blossoms!

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  20. Oh Donna, i didn't mean anything was wrong with these, You did a beautiful job as always, i just meant i wasn't' sure if i was into "scarey baby" look. I don't think I am.

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  21. Love this Donna! Your flowers are gorgeous and those scary babies are growing on me!
    hugs
    Juliecc

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  22. I like how you have worked with these baby faces, great slant showcasing them in these flowers, great card.

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  23. Super card! Thanks for playing with us at Stampotique

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  24. These aren't creepy at all...love the flowers and how creative to use the baby faces for the centers!

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  25. The baby face isn't creepy...it's adorable, and I'm sticking to that opinion! LOL!

    Very pretty flowers, love how you did them!

    :D

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  26. When I was a teenager our pastor's wife shared with us what she would say when a proud parishoner showed off a not-so-cute baby: She would say to them "Now that's a real baby!" It's gotten me out of countless uncomfortable situations. Now, about your scary baby card....... Now that's a real card! sorry :-/

    Love ya --- a lot!
    Barb

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  27. Fabulous! Love those layered flowers!
    Alison x

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  28. Love the tissue flowers, what a great idea.

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