Saturday, January 8, 2011

"What Comfort Zone"

I made this card for the 1st Challenge of the year at Joan's Garden. Joan said to work outside our comfort zone, this card is definitely it! If you look at the history of cards on my blog you will know this is NOT my style at all. Having said that, I have to say once I had a plan in my head I did have fun with it. (At least, I think I did!) LOL! The lovely flower (which really saved my card) is from my fabulous friend Glenda. Thanks Glenda, you helped make my card come together. The die cut bird is another Christmas present from my sweet friend Elaine. I have been dying to use this die and it was perfect for this card and challenge! Don't you agree? I added some paper lace boarders and a ribbon to finish of my card. I have to admit it was good for me to think and create outside the box. It was really hard for me to do a card that I didn't color something on! LOL!
I am entering this card at the following challenges:

7 comments:

Elaine said...

Oh Patty, It would be out of my comfort zone too. I always think there has to be a stamped and coloured image on my cards, but it's always good to try something new and stretch ourselves.
I do love your paper lace borders and Glenda's flower is gorgeous.

Love and hugs
Elaine xxx

Sally said...

I love this card. You really did a fabulous job for being out of your comfort zone.

Patti said...

Ha our cards are side by side at Joan's! We should sign our names Patty Sue and Patti Sue! HEHEHEHE! Yours is awesome... love what you did with your bird, you really made it sing!

Joan Fricker said...

Patty, well you certainly will want to continue this kind of card as it is a beauty!
Great job and I love seeing your new "toys".
Great job!!!

Thanks so much for playing in Joan's Gardens #1 Weekly Challenge. I just love seeing all the creativity!
Joan
www.atjoansgardens.com

Amanda R said...

Purty card! And yes that flower is gorgeous, the color is just perfect. Love the border along the edge of the card, who is it by?

Glenda said...

Well miss Patty, this is gorgeous! I love the bird die, what a great idea to use this for Joan's challenge this week! All the border dies are just perfect for this. Great way to use them!

Donalda said...

Oh what a wonderful job you have done on being out of your comfort zone dear. It is just gorgeous. I hate getting out of mine that is for sure. But yours is just gorgeous hon. Hugs