Monday, May 1, 2017

Joy Clair May Challenge

**This is one of two posts that I have today.  If you are looking for the DL.ART MAY LINKY CHALLENGE please go here.

Hello Blogging Friends,

Today is the start of the Joy Clair May Challenge!

The theme for this challenge is:  She is the Queen!! ~ Mothers!!

Here is the Inspiration Photo for the Joy Clair May Challenge:

Here is the card I created for the Joy Clair May Challenge:


White embossing powder
Bundle Sage distress ink
Antique Linen distress ink
Mustard Seed distress ink
Gathered Twigs distress ink
Tea Dye distress ink
Black embossing powder
Green marker
White card stock
Watercolor paper

For this A2 card I started by making a card with a piece of White card stock.  I took a piece of Watercolor paper and a Creative Memories cloud stencil and rubbed on distress ink with a blending tool, I used the Bundle Sage, Antique Linen, Mustard Seed, Gathered Twigs, and Tea Dye distress inks.  I then spritzed the paper with water and let it dry.  Once it was dry I inked up the dandelion stems from the Joy Clair Spring Time Flowers stamp set with Versamark and stamped them onto the inked paper.  I heat embossed it with White embossing powder and then I took a green marker to draw in the grass and stems.  I took the sentiments from the Joy Clair Hello Sentiments stamp set and inked them up with Versamark and then stamped them onto the paper and heat embossed it with Black embossing powder.  I added the stamped and inked paper to the card and then I inked the edges with Bundle Sage distress ink.

Be sure to stop by the Joy Clair Blog to see all the creations that the Joy Clair Design Team have made for the May Challenge!


A $25 gift card to the Joy Clair store.

Randomly selected to give everyone a chance to win!

 Rules for the Joy Clair Challenge:

  • Create a new card, bible journaling or project using the theme of the challenge posted above.  Use of Joy Clair products is optional.
  • Post your project on your personal blog or online gallery.
  • Please directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post.
  • Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
  • Number of entries is unlimited.

Please make something with the inspiration photo above.
This challenge will run from May 1st and close on May 30th at 12 pm. 
The winner will be announced on May 31st.

Now it is your turn to go get creative and make something for this challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Hi Lori your card is gorgeous I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. Wow, Lori, what a stunning card!! The background looks amazing!! I love the colors!! The dandelions are gorgeous!! Love this!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  3. SO PRETTY! Love the embossed sunbursts in the background and the way you showcases the sentiment.

  4. How pretty, Lori! I love the way you have taken the peaceful colors and gentle country flavor from the inspiration photo and put it on your own lovely creation! The clouds of Nature - found throughout our lives - that's what your masterpiece suggests! Such a heart-felt, dear, beautiful card! hugs, de

  5. Your caad matches perfectly. Looks amazing! I sure do like the earth tone colors...very peaceful.

  6. Yummy card. I think we were feeling the same color scheme! :)

  7. WOW! Your cloud sponging background is so beautiful and tranquil Lori! Awesome job with the dandelion too. There is something very special about dandelions that make me pause in my steps upon seeing them. I feel a sense of harmony to the soul and smile to the face. Your card is so beautiful and very uplifting. I hope your weekend was a good one. Wishing you a beautiful new week ahead Lori. Take care. Hugs.


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