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.

Recipe:

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

16 comments:

  1. oohhh I love the layout of your card and the colours are fab thanks for joining us at the creative cottage hugs linda x

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  2. Beautiful card, great stamping, love the papers too. Thanks for sharing with us at LIIU, Suzanne x

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  3. beautiful color scheme!! so glad you could join us at 2 Sisters!

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  4. Fabulous layout and colors! Thanks so much for joining The Sisterhood Birthday Challenge! We hope to see you again next challenge.

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  5. A lovely card,I love this image and your colours and papers are gorgeous..Thanks for joining in with us at A Gem of a Challenge....
    Mandy x

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  6. Beautiful card, what stunning colours! Thanks for joining us at LIIU
    Claire xx

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  7. The colours are fab... love how you did the folded corner!! Thanks for playing with My Partner in Crafting Crime, Robin

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  8. Stunning card and I love the way you added the tag.
    Thanks for joining A Gem of A Challenge this week and good luck.
    Caroline (GDT) xxx

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  9. Wow. I love that you are doing this and blogging about it. I can't wait to add your site to Google Reader.

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  10. a gorgeous creation! Thanks for joining in our Blue challenge this week over at I Did it Creations! Gemma :)

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  11. Beautiful card...love MME paper!

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  12. Wonderful cards! I love the colors you used.
    Thank you for joining our “Square or Round ” challenge at Meljen’s Designs.

    --Cheryl--

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  13. Gorgeous card :-) the image is beautiful and the papers and colours are perfect :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts and Stamp Something Challenge :-)
    luv
    Lols x x x

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  14. Beautiful card - thanks for joining us at IDIC this week
    Hugs,
    Debbie x

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  15. I love the colors you picked! Terrific job! Thanks so much for playing along with us this week at PIO and Aud Sentiments! We hope to see you back next week!

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  16. You're flocking is awesome! Great card =) Thanks for playing along with the Sisterhood of Crafters Birthday Challenge!

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