19 January 2010

Two Challenges in One!

I love it when I can get more than one challenge accomplished in just one card - it always feels like a victory. This card's sketch is from the Lizzie Anne Designs Weekly Sketch Challenge, and the color palette was inspired by this week's Cupcake Inspiration Challenge at Hope Stamps Eternal.

I asked my friend Victoria to randomly pick a stamp set for me to use, and she suggested In the Meadow. It turned out to be a perfect match for this sketch (she's a genius, that V!). The extra twist on the sketch challenge (if you aren't a regular player - Lizzie Anne sketches always feature an "extra" challenge along with their sketches) was to add layer - think embellishments.

All of my panels are sponged to help add to the depth of the layers. I used two grosgrain ribbon colors to add to the effect, too. My square doodads are Pez-a-Bling - cute, huh? i thought the square shape echoed the card well. The bottom edge of the card is punched with a Martha Stewart edge punch.


  • Cardstock/Paper: Prismatics Butter Cream, SU Cameo Coral, Barely Banana, Kiwi Kiss, Prima dp (Lucid Collection)
  • Stamps: LAD In the Meadow
  • Ink: Kiwi Kiss, Cameo Coral, So Saffron
  • Tools: Martha Stewart edge punch, sponge
  • Accessories: ribbon, pez a bling


raindropecho said...

Stunning card! The ribbons were just placed so well!
- Ann

PH in VA said...

How feminine and pretty! I love the two narrow ribbons.

the whimsical butterfly said...

Beautiful! Love the colors and that DP is gorgeous!

Tiffany said...

Ooh, delicious colors, and love the vertical and horizonal framing of your images! The lace punch is my favorite from MS!

Allison said...

This is a pretty creation with great paper choices! And that layout...wow! Top ten, seriously!

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love that flower! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

JenMarie said...

So lovely!