Tuesday, January 18, 2011

A Gem of a Challenge Sketch

I have to admit I entered this challenge because I'm greedy--I think the prize is absolutely wonderful. But, I also entered it because the sketch was perfect to make this birthday card for my BIL, and I'm happy with how it turned out. I really struggle with masculine cards, but think I did okay. I flocked the flowers and I'm not sure why, but doing so took the frilliness out of them, if that makes any sense. It was my first flocking attempt, and I loved it. I will definitely be doing more in the future.

I also LOVE this color combination. I have wanted to use it for a while, but never could find papers that worked, until I found these. I think they'll be perfect for Valentine's Day Cards.


My Mind's Eye papers--Bohemia Collection
Inkadinkado stamp
Inkadinkado flocking blue
Stampin' Up "Birthday Wishes" stamp
Stampendous embossing powder--white opaque
Making Memories eyelets

I'm entering it in the following challenges:

A Gem of a Challenge -- sketch
I Did It Creations Blog -- blue
Let's Ink it Up -- anything goes
Pile it On Challenges -- anything goes
Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog -- sentiment can only have two words
Totally Paper Crafts -- birthday
The Sisterhood of Craftsers -- birthday
Two Sisters Challenge Blog -- flowers
Stamp Something -- anything goes
Meljen's Designs -- square card
Creative Cottage Challenge -- use something new (My flowers stamp is new.)
My Partner in Crafting Crime -- use something new