Saturday, May 28, 2011

Welcome!                                         

So glad you've stopped by to visit my corner studio.   Normally I share some of my paintings with you, and since I posted a couple just a few days ago, today it's dedicated to the Operation Write Home Memorial Day Bloghop.  If you've arrived here from Lisa's blog, Stamping with a Mission, then you're in the right place, but if you need to start at the beginning, just click the bloghop badge shown on the right -------------   

Since we are honoring Memorial Day this weekend, our mission is to make a "missing you" card for a deployed hero to write home on, and here is mine:

This is an example of the "Dimensional Ruffle card Tutorial"   posted by Sandy on April 29, 2011 on the OWH Stars and Stamps blog, and can be found under the Tutorials section,  along with a great U-Stream video.  I used scrap pieces of blue and white design paper for each of the ruffles trimmed with a scallop punch, then glued onto a blue base front and attached to white cardstock.  I felt it only needed a small flower and a little butterfly punch to finish it off with blue ribbon.  Amazingly enough, it really levels out with each row and isn't too bulky.

BLOG CANDY
To entice you to leave a comment for me on what you think of my attempt with this card, I'm offering some sweet blog candy for one lucky person:

A winner will be chosen through random.org on Wednesday at 9:00 pm EST, so check back then to see if you've won. 
But, before you leave here now, please scroll down to see a previous post of some paintings I've done recently in my studio and let me know what you think of them.  I'd really appreciate that.

NEXT STOP!
Then you can proceed to the next stop on this hop which is Nancy's blog Scrap Happens!!!  You won't want to miss Nancy's inspirational work, as well as those who follow.  This is fun and a great way to get new ideas for your own creations.  Enjoy the hop and have a great Memorial Day weekend!

~~Dolores~~

81 comments:

KellyRae said...

Gorgeous card, I like the different shades of blue.

Louise Fox said...

Your wonderful sense of color comes out in this card. The butterfly and flower are great embellishments. Beautiful card. Blessings.

Nancy Keller said...

Hello Dolores! I'm so glad I get to be your neighbor!! I hope that you have a wonderful weekend and a very fun hop!!!

Operation Write Home said...

What an ADORABLE ruffle card Mom!! Beautiful!

Patty said...

Your card is really nice! I may have to try this technique! So glad you are having a happy retirement that is filled with time to do all the things you love. Giving back by making cards for OWH gives our lives purpose. I know I am grateful to have the opportunity to make cards for our Heroes.

Redonna said...

Great card - love the many shades of blue. I will have to use this technique soon.
TFS,
Redonna
rleckie911@gmail.com

~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...
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~Antoinette (inspired stamps) said...

Dolores,
And thanks be to God for you! What a beautiful card and a lovely blog! Blessings!
(sorry for the previous post removal, had a typo!)

Misty said...

totally Love it! Love all the blues. I made a ruffle card for the hop too!
Hummer Hugs,
Misty
http://deliteful-gifts.blogspot.com/
hummingbird204 at comcast dot net

Yesterday's Echo Scrapbooks said...

Gorgeous! I love blue, and you did a fabulous job coordinating all the different shades.

Shelly said...

I love the ruffles!!! And all the shades of blue are beautiful!

Christy said...

Your ruffle card is lovely. I NEED to make one of these one day. I really love them.

Patricia H said...

I haven't tried a ruffle card yet but now you have me wondering what I'm waiting for. :) The blues that you used are gorgeous. Excellent job!

AllisonG said...

Great Minds Think Alike - I did a ruffle card for the bloghop, too! Aren't they so much fun to do?! Yours turned out great - love the blues.

Jennifer Scull said...

this is such a beautiful monochromatic card! I haven't been brave enough to try one in a while, but between this & the ruffle technique, you have given me a lot of inspiration for the weekend! :)

Amanda said...

I love monochromatic cards, great card! Happy Memorial Day :)

KarenS said...

Your color combo is great! I really enjoyed looking at your paintings. I think the scene from Scotland is my favorite.

Thanks for supporting OWH!

One Scrappy Gal said...

Love the ruffle design and the colors!

Missy said...

Love your card, so cute and pretty!

Rhonda Miller said...

Wow, your card is great, I think you did a fabulous job with the ruffles. Your paintings are amazing. TFS.

Jennybean said...

I love the ruffles on your card - and your paintings are beautiful!

Jennybean said...

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Dawn said...

Yaaaa for Sandy's mom. Great card. Happy Weekend!

Cheryl said...

I love your card! The ruffles and various shades of blue are gorgeous!



--Cheryl--

Kajikit said...

Very nice! I love the subtle shades of blue you used in your ruffles...

BobbisTreasure said...

Thanks for being part of the Hop! Great ideas.
BobbisTreasure at aol dot com

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Delores your ruffle card is so pretty! I need to try this new technique :)

Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a nice comment for me. You asked if I was a painter. I've never tried it but truly admire yours :)

Happy hopping, have a great Memorial Weekend!

Lisa Oliver said...

You're ruffle card is lovely, Dolores. The shades of blue are beautiful. Thank you for sharing! I am off to see your paintings (which I peaked at earlier when testing our blog links)

thestampster at aol dot com

Meg Bean said...

Wonderful card! Love the little butterfly!

...Darlene said...

First class card. Simple yet elegant. Thank you for sharing on the blog hop.

sandy said...

Love the blue colors!! I definitely need to try one of the ruffles cards.

Nancy M said...

Beautiful! That's just stunning. Thanks for sharing and for the chance at sweets!
RBBRRMQN at YAHOO dot COM (mine is easier to read in caps)

Sylvia Nelson said...

Lovely card, Delores! Have a wonderful weekend.

Susan said...

you did a great job with the ruffles

Shell said...

The ruffles look great and the colors are spot on! Thank you so much for sharing this with us!
she11ygirl at verizon dot net

Paula S. said...

Delores, this is a gorgeous interpretation on the 'ruffles' technique! The monochromatic color scheme is lovely. So glad to have you hopping this weekend!

Yolanda said...

Terrific example of a monochromatic card. Love the flower and butterfly with the ruffles. I got a punch today so I could finally try this tutorial.

littlebitoftoto said...

First, terrific job on the ruffle card. But the paintings are awesome. The first one with the misty sky is so neat, love the trees and boulders. Then the bare tree trunks is so eerie and yet calming...nice job

tlfletcher at embarqmail dot com

Carole said...

Love this card! I am definitely going to have to try to make something similar. TFS!

walkcarole at gmail dot com

Holly / InkPaperStamps said...

Love your ruffle card--what a great way to play with DSP!

Linda said...

Awwwhhhh! Love the monochromatic dp. Makes it so pretty!

Karen Howard said...

Wonderful missing you card! Thanks for sharing and joining in the bloghop! Hugs, Karen

silvia haynes said...

Beautiful card!! I love the print combo of your ruffles

Lillian Child said...

What a delightful card! And I am now a follower of your blog. So very nice to meet you!

This is one hop I look forward to EVERY year and I sincerely appreciate your participation. My husband is a decorated Vietnam veteran and it's such a pleasure to honor those men and women serving our country in whatever capacity. Our heartfelt thanks go out to them AND to their families at home. Happy Memorial Day!

http://lillianchild.blogspot.com

Sandi said...

I love the different patterns on your ruffles! Also the blues seem to compliment one another!

Julie said...

Beautiful card, Dolores. I love the soft blues and the sweet little butterfly. Happy Hopping!

mckcampbell said...

Just love the ruffles. Have to make a card today and I am going to try this effect :O)

Robin said...

great ruffles card Delores! I like the little butterfly at the top of the card

Lady Fair said...

I love the ruffles, I think you executed this perfectly! Also, love your drawings - you're very talented! TFS! lflinesatcomcastdotnet

newsonata said...

I love the card and love the colors you chose1

Scrapacat said...

I'm always looking for great ways to use those bits of paper that always seem to accumulate. This is a great idea! Thanks for being on the hop today!

Anonymous said...

I love those ruffled looking lacy borders. So beautiful!
Joanne Travis
(Sleepy In Seattle)

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Love those ruffles. A great way to use those scraps.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card. Anyone would love to see that card in the mail.

Erica
cassman2121 at gmail.com

Marsha said...

This is one beautiful ruffle card. So nicely done.

Sprytebyrd said...

I am really loving this ruffle technique! Your colors are beautiful and I love the little butterfly!
Hugs,
Dee

Sherry Hickey said...

Hi Dolores! Your dimensional ruffle card is so very pretty! I love the shades of blue you chose. It's such a fun type of card to make! I am going to go back and see your paintings; I've been painting more, too. If I post any I'll let you know. Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Heather Grow said...

I love your blue ruffle card. It is so pretty.

Anonymous said...

Love the card and your paintings. Thank you for offering up the blog candy. Please enter me in the drawing.

Kathy
Laurel, MD
scrapkathy@verizon.net

B-Jo said...

You did a terrific job on this card. I am loving this technique and am going to have to try it myself.

babybjo at live dot com

helloholley said...

Hi Dolores!!!
Your card is beautiful and I scrolled down to check out your paintings too...and all I can say is WOW!!! you are one talented lady!!! I can see where your sweet daughter(Sandy) gets it from!!! ;)

Christine said...

You did a great job on the ruffle card - great array of blues

rstuck2003 said...

What a beautiful card! I can't wait to try this technique! Your paintings are great! Thanks for sharing and for the chance to win.

Anonymous said...

Love the layers!

Lorna
lhalnan at earthlink dot net

Dixie Cochran said...

WOW!! That's just beautiful!! Thanks for hopping with us!

Seongsook Duncan said...

What such a beautuiful card! It looks very peaceful. Love the colors. I appreciated for your paintings, too. Thanks so much for sharing and for the inspiration.

Stamp Addict Jennifer said...

Absolutely LOVE the ruffle card....my favorite that I have seen so far today!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

Juliana T said...

beautiful card! I love the dimensional ruffles you made and the colors are fabulous!

jonder at frontier dot com

http://julianaspapercrafts.blogspot.com/

SueB said...

great card and candy - thanx for the inspiration!
- SueB of Blondin Blogs
sue dot blondin at gmail dot com

julieodil said...

Beautiful card! It looks very time-consuming to make.
julieodil at charter dot net

Lorraine Henderson said...

I love the different shades of blue ruffles too. And I applaud you and all the women (are there any men?) who do this for our heroes.
And I'd say that even if you weren't my sister!! :)

Amy said...

Your ruffle card is GORGEOUS!! I love the colors you used -- I love this technique -- One of my all-time favorites now!! :)

Thanks so much for sharing your card and supporting OWH!! :)

Amy :) at www.lovetocrop.com
and Decorate To Celebrate! Challenge Blog ($50 GIVEAWAY going on NOW!!)
scrapbookingwithamy (at) gmail (dot) com

Ann said...

I love your choices of blues for this beautiful card!

bam7462 at gmail dot com

sharon said...

Love the ruffles! I like the different designs you chose for the ruffles, and my favorite color too!
Sharon L
sharon dot lemon @ sbcglobal dot net

Anonymous said...

I love your ruffle card, and am anxious to try this, thanks for the inspiration! and i would love to be entered to win the blog candy!
linda patti tpatti@windstream.net

April said...

I enjoyed seeing your pretty ruffle card and paintings! :)

NanaBeth said...

all of your creations are wonderful.Your paintings are so soft and ethereal-I love them.And I definitely have to check out the ruffled card tutorial-it's my kind of card.

Adele said...

Beautiful work with a lot of detail. You are very talented.

Susan said...

VERY pretty ruffle card!! (love the blues)

and i love our paintings...especially foggy mountain top and the church steeple one :)

Happy Memorial day!
Susan

lisastuf said...

Such a pretty card! I can't wait to try this technique!
lisastuf.blogspot.com
lisastuf at gmail dot com

Ann said...

I really like the fall painting with the steeple in the back. The lily card is pretty too. The ruffles are something I haven't tried yet. Will have to do so soon.

Ann K
annjerryk at aol dot com