Sunday, August 28, 2011

Olga's August Rose's Challenge

     I was on the phone with Olga Rose when she realized it was her month to choose the challenge.  In my head I kept saying please, please, please, make her pick anything but flowers.  Well, my anguish became a reality when she said " Maybe we should do 3D flowers!".  Ugh, my heart sank.  Anyone who knows me, knows that this is not my speciality.  I gave it a go.

     I further challenged myself by using shades of purple.  I just never get the right shades.    Most of my card is all the usual stuff.  White base, scrap dp, MS border punch, and a Fancy Tag 3 Spellbinder for my sentiment.  I used some Prima leaves and a small spray of mauve and grey posies as my back ground.  Now, as for my 3D flowers that I made, I made roses from spirals that I cut out with pinked edge scissors.  I rolled them up, inked the edges, and used ZipDry glue to secure Hematite beads in the centers.  I am pleased, and think the card came away with a very Victorian feel.

     Please stop by to visit the other Roses in our bouquet:  Unsure who is posting today, as some have been MIA.  Give them a try!


     As for Hurricane Irene, she is still causing flooding and high winds, here in my little part of PA.  God is good and we have only some tree damage and we lost power briefly. Nothing that the chain saw won't fix.  We were however, under tornado warning all night and chose to sleep in the basement next to our wall that is underground.  Boy, was our doggie confused!  It is so crazy that we may actually see sun this afternoon. 

     Hope all is well with you and those you love.  Please stay safe.


Patti J said...

OMG, I'd love to have been a mouse in the corner and seen your face whenever Olga chose that challenge - too funny! However, I must say that your 3-D flowers are amazing! What a gorgeous card, Mary Anne! Why you would ever be afraid of flowers is beyond me! You rock!!! Keeping you in my prayers, dear friend. Hope your power stays on, and that you continue to be safe (except from Olga's Hugs :)

Sue W said...

What are you talking about Mary Anne............these flowers are GORGEOUS!!!! Thinking of you all over there in this terrible weather....stay safe!

Betty Benton said...

Well, you definitely "ROSE" to the challenge, Mary Anne -- your flowers are stupendous!! An all around gorgeous, elegant card!!

Olga said...

first and most importantly you all are safe!!!! Now, why didn't you tell me you didn't wanta make a flower LOL, wouldn't done any good but you should have said LOL, your card and flowers are breath taking, I think you mastered the challenge, absolutley gorgeous!!!!

Becky said...

the storm is whipping up here in RI, causing damages to homes by falling trees.
you did a gorgeous job on these 3 D flowers, they are really stunning.

Carol L said...

I never knew you didn't like doing flowers! It certainly doesn't show by the looks of this card! It turned out SO pretty in those purple colors! I'm glad you came through the storm OK. I didn't even go to bed with all those frightening tornado warnings! I'm glad it's behind us!! Whew!

Selma said...

I bet you know what I'm going to say about this card Mary Anne! I'm sure you know I love 3-D flowers and purple. This card is gorgeous. I hope to see many more of your gorgeous flowers.

Theresa said...

Gorgeous flowers.....really makes your all the texture and your design. Watch out Olga...there may be a new Queen of Flowers taking reign.

Kathy and Lucky said...

Not sure why you don't like doing flowers, these are gorgeous and so perfect!! Your card is beautiful with the colors and the paper.

Colleen said...

Mary Anne,
You are sooooo funny! This card is just as beautiful as can be. I love your your flowers and the fact you used purple makes this challenge even better. You aced this GF.

Wendy said...

Beautiful card, Mary Anne! You did a fabulous job with those flowers, really! I love your card, such pretty colors and those flowers just pop!
Glad to hear you made it thru the hurricane too! Those winds were pretty wicked and I got quite the scare in the middle of the night when I thought the roof was gonna blow off our friends house where we are staying. Crazy crazy weather but I still love my PA and i'm HAPPY to be here! :)
Have a great day, Mary Anne! :)

Kerrie said...

OMG... you are so talented.... this is just stunning..... Olga Rose will be very please with this!

Janice M said...

WOW!!! Well for not wanting to do flowers you "ROCKED" this challenge my friend!! It's GORGEOUS!!