Monday, April 4, 2011

Challenges Love I Do

 Yes, I decided to play a new challenge.  Stampin' Celebration has some really fun challenges and I've seen them regularly on Krystal's blog, but I've never played along.  Well, not until today.  :-)  I do plan on playing again whenever possible because I love the fact that they usually give 4 photos to draw inspiration from.  This card is based on the inspiration photo right below.  I've pulled the flower them, the ruffled ribbon, and the colors from the photos.  Unfortunately, the lighting in my stamp room didn't reveal the true colors of this card.  I really like it much better IRL.
 This card combines 3 challenges!  The first is Sketch Challenge 325 from SCS.  I didn't know what I was going to do with it at first, but knew that I needed a sympathy card.  A dear man in our church passed away last week from bone cancer.  This will go to his widow.  I hope it helps lift her spirits a little.  I didn't really want to go the black route since we, as Christians, are assured of eternal life, so I used the Color Combination Challenge 88 from SA as a heart-lifting color combo.  The main image of daisies is made using the Faux Silk technique.  This version of Faux Silk is the "new" way that Stampin' Up! showed us in one of the latest Stampin' Success magazines.  (Available only to current demonstrators.  Want to receive great ideas like this?  Talk to me about signing up.)   This technique was highlighted for us in the SA Technique Challenge 84.  I added sponging over the edges and across the tissue paper to make the "silk" more noticeable.  The daisy popped up is a technique called "spotlighting".  I really like how it finishes off the main image and adds that spot to draw your eye.  And where would I be without my faithful basic pearls?!
I like to try to make the inside of the cards that I give out as much interest and attention as the outside.  (Well, ALMOST as much!)  I really love this message from the Thoughts and Prayers stamp set.  It pretty much says it all.

Thanks for stopping by the Stamping Station once again.  Let me know what you think of these challenges and please play along if you have time.

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  1. Thanks for bringing some sunny cheer to a bleak, rainy day! These are all so beautiful.

  2. Beautiful cards. So many pretty little details to look at. Don't even know where to start or stop. Thanks for sharing with Stampin' Celebration this week.

  3. Pretty card!! Love the ruffled ribbon around the oval. And the little flower bouquet is darling. Thanks for playing with us at the Stampin' Celebration Challenge!

  4. SO pretty! I love the ruffled ribbon, the flowers, and the little tag. Thanks so much for playing along at Stampin' Celebration!

  5. Fabulous card! I love how you did your ribbon and your little flowers! So glad you joined us at Stampin' Celebration!