February 25, 2010

Inspired by Challenges....

I have a busy day coming up, so thought I'd blog nice and early. This is a card I whipped up last night - it was fun to do some straight stamping - no colouring this time. I'm enjoying my silhouette stamps at the moment.

Before I move on - Happy Birthday Michelle! (I'm not sure you'll see this as you're busy with the move, but if you do, love ya) I can't wait to show you what I've done for my little sister - it won't be until March though after I've hand delivered her present.

I love challenges - it's great to have a colour combo, sketch or inspiration piece to jump off from. This card uses two challenges, SCS Sketch 269 and Color Throwdown 81. My specific colours are Chocolate Chip, Pink Pirouette and Old Olive.

I've used the Inspired by Nature flower stamp - I inked it with Pink Pirouette first, sponged on some Pretty in Pink, sponged on Chocolate Chip then finished with an Old Olive marker. You can get great effects combining inking techniques like this!

I think this sentiment from Occasional Greetings might be my fav ever. It's so fun to ink it up with markers and get this beautiful result.

To embellish I've used some discount store ribbon, Old Olive and Chocolate Chip designer paper, the Polka Dot background stamp and some grommets/jumbo brads. This is my newest embellisment addiction! I wanted to further decorate something I'd used grommets on last week and found that jumbo brads sit beautifully in the middle! I think I've made three cards doing this already - I'll have to share the others soon.

Here's the inside. I love all the sentiments in On Your Birthday. It's one of those large sentiment sets you can use again and again forever.

Have a wonderful day!

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  1. This is GORGEOUS!!! ...inside and out! LOVE how you used the color combo. Such a stunning creation :)

    Thanks for playing along with the Color Throwdown this week!

  2. Lovely card! Thank you for joining us at the Color Throwdown.

  3. your sister will love that card and even better is that you can hand deliver it personally....

  4. OH this is so BEAUTIFUL!!! You did a perfect job on both challenges!!! Hugs ~S~

  5. Stunning. Love the way you stamped that flower and sentiment!

  6. These colours are lovely together ... and as usual ... lots of inspiration here! Hugs, Andrea xx


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