Friday, May 18, 2012

Stampin' for the Weekend Challenge #10

Thank you Stampin' for the Weekend, I really needed an easy challenge this week.  Now, I don't know about you but I like a sketch challenge.  Truth be told I like most challenges but sketches are a great starting point.  AND when you can pick any image  and theme you want it's practically a gift.  You can fill in the gaps in your card stash or make something you know you're going to need soon.  Well for me, this time last year we were getting ready for Annie's wedding so I need an anniversary card.  So that's what I made but you can make any kind of card you'd like.

 Purple or lavender card are difficult to get to come out looking the same as the actual card.  This is close but it looks better in real life.  The flower on this card was made with several layers of the same paper.  To make the layers stand out I ran a blending pen with purple ink around the edges of the petals.  On the grey paper with the cross hatching pearls were added where the lines intersected.  They were made with a  Lilac Viva Pearl Pen.  If you are going to need a lot of pearls for your card or project you might want to invest in one of these .

don't forget the inside
I hope I've inspired you to play along with us at the Stampin' for the Weekend challenge.  You can get some more inspiration over on the blog.  The design team has created such beautiful cards you will swoon.  So stop over and check out what they've done, you'll be glad you did.  Then you can get busy making your own card.  When you've finished don't forget to link it up so we can see it.
Here's the deets:
stamps - My Favorite Things "WTG Can I Have This Dance" and "Clearly Sentimental About Anniversaries"
ink - Memento "Tuxedo Black" and Stampin' Up "Elegant Eggplant"
paper - unmarked purple cs; Heidi Swapp "Crazy Love" and "Lovely Grid"; American Crafts "the Grid - Tulle"; K & Co Susan Winget botanical pad; Stampin' Up Patterns Stack - Subtles"
miscellaneous - copics; My Favorite Things "Botanical Beauties" and "Skyline" border die-namics; Viva Lilac Pearl Pen; purple bling; machine stitching

Here's the challenges:
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Anything Goes
Critter Sketch #115 - Flowers
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show What You got
Moving Along With the Times - Keep It Real (no fantasy figures)
Truly Scrumptious #124 - Anything Goes
Sisterhood of Crafters - May Flowers

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll come back again.


  1. WOW! This is FABULOUS! Your coloring is awesome, the flower is gorgeous and I assume you paper pieced that dress ... AWESOME!! LOVE IT!
    Thanks so much for joining our "SHOW US WHAT YOU GOT" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  2. Superb card, love the colour and the detail is fab.
    gorgeous flower and image.
    Thanks for sharing with MAWTT this week.
    Hugs Mau xx

  3. Oh this is super, what a great card, I love the colours you have used, that image is great too, Thanks for playing on MAWTT this week, Hazelxo

  4. Oh I love this card, just beautiful. The image is wonderful and gorgeous colours. Thanks for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck! Pami x

  5. Great card. Love those flowers. Thanks for playing in the Critter Sketch Challenge.

  6. I'm just like you, need a sketch in order to get started. This is such an elegant card, perfect for an Anniversary theme. Fab colours and flower! Thanks for joining in with the Truly Scrumptious' Anything Goes Challenge.



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