Wednesday, September 5, 2012

The Gals Are Getting Punchy!

Hi everyone!
I hope you're having a fantastic week.

Today's the 5th! I'm so excited to see what's in store for the Crafty Gals September Challenge!

Jeanette is our hostess this month. She challenged us to use a paper punch somewhere on our creation. She also said a bonus would be if we made our punched pieces into a piece of punch art...you know, make it something that it's not. :)

Well, I used my scalloped oval punch to make a.....well.......a fan, I guess?! hahahaha
But, knowing Jeanette like I do, I added a little something. The scalloped oval pieces are cut from an old recipe box divider! I know Jeanette loves seeing recycled items on projects. 
So, here it is....

 I have attempted...for the first time ever....to use the SunBurst (starburst) technique. I love it!
I used the Be Mine Echo Park papers for the technique. I inked the edges with Basic Grey Ink.

Oh look! No stamping! *GASP*

I also used my new (new to me anyway) Art Philosophy Cricut Cart for the rolled flower and doily heart.
 Here's a close up of what I did with the Art Philosophy cart. I just got it last week.

Thank you so much for stopping by my blog today!
Please be sure and check out all the other Crafty Gals and see what they created for Jeanette's challenge. Their blogs are listed over there ---------------------->

Oh before I go, be sure and check out the Design Team Call over at Twisted Tuesday Challenges and also our new challenge this week.

Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

12 comments:

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Great card. You included so many different elements like the fan from punches, the rolled flower, bling and the starburst technique. That is a great technique to use up scraps.

Heather B said...

Cute card! I love that you went your own way and created something unique. The starburst technique is very neat. I've used it myself once and it was fun!

Athina said...

I love the pink and black together! What a great fan and I love the flower. Very nice!

Tracie said...

Wow...no stamping? Are you ok today Melina???? Anywhoo....great card - I love how you used the ovals!

:: BlueInks :: said...

Your sunburst technique turned out great! I really like it and will have to remember to try it sometime.

The colors are great and the rolled flower is the perfect touch.

Thanks, for sharing!

Jackie said...

Wow! This is beautiful Melina & I love your color scheme!! Great job with the challenge!!!!

Liz Williams said...

Melina, I love your design. So eye catching and lovely!!

Olga said...

OMS! This is gorgeous!!!!

Patty Gorka said...

So very pretty! I've never tried this technique, it's really neat! Love your punch art fan too!

Barb said...

Great Card Melina--I love the colors you used and that technique is awesome!

Carolina Little said...

Beautiful card Melina!!!. I love the combination of grey and pink!!!. I need to try that layout, for some reason it looks hard to make. Love that pearl on the centre of your flower!!!

AnnMarie said...

Just love this!! Awesome use of punches!! Such fun happy colors too!:)