Monday, January 10, 2011

Clearly a Challenge

Hello Creative People.  I hope you had a wonderful weekend.  I got to stamp with my friends in Roanoke Rapids and we had a really good time.

Today I have 2 posts, if my computer will cooperate!  First up is this....

The Just Add Ink #50 challenge was to use these colors...

Elegant Eggplant and Riding Hood Red????? 

Then I wanted to do a card for the Clean & Simple Fall to Layout #122 challenge.  This is the layout they gave.

I flipped the layout because this card just needed to go vertical.  Two of the squares are stamped in So Saffron with the polka dot stamp from the For All You Do set and the other two with Pear Pizzazz and the floral stamp from Clearly for You.  The latter set is from the new Occasions Mini Catalog.  It has lots of really cute little stamps.

I inked 2 of the birds with my Elegant Eggplant marker and the branch with Early Espresso.  The stamp, also from the Clearly for You set, has 3 birds.  I want to use this for an anniversary card so I only inked 2 of the birds.  No threesome here!  After I stamped those little birds on a piece of scrap, I cut them out.  I must be crazy!  What some of us will do for these cards!

I inked the love from the love you stamp in the Short & Sweet set with the Elegant Eggplant marker and stamped it on the other polka dot square.

The heart, punched from a scrap of Riding Hood Red, completes the colors.

It wasn't the quickest or easiest card I ever did, but I'm satisfied with the results.

Card Recipe
Stamps:  Clearly for You, For All You Do, Short & Sweet, Sanded Background
Ink:  Elegant Eggplant Markers, So Saffron, Pear Pizzazz
Paper:  Pear Pizzazz, Elegant Eggplant, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red
Accessories:  Scallop Trim Border & Heart to Heart Punches

I'll go drop these off at the challenge sites and hopefully be back with another card.  I can't wait to show it to you.



Bronwyn Eastley said...

That bird stamp is so cute. Love the layout of your card.

Emily Keaton said...

I love how you used those pretty colors, Bonnie. I think you nailed that combo! Love the background pattern you used, too. :)

Benzi said...

Oh, your little heart is so sweet and I love those cut out birds, Bonnie. You did a fine job with them. Your floral and dot stamps look great.

Heather P. said...

This is SO pretty!!