Saturday, March 5, 2011

Thinking of You

I feel like I start every post with an apology - my life is just too crazy right now. So I'm going to stop apologizing - I know I'm not going to have time to stamp as much as I want to for the next few weeks, which I hate, but that's the way it is right now... Anyway, here's my card for this week's challenge at Our Creative Corner. Our host this week is Kristin Tierney and she has a 1-2-3-4 challenge for us: one piece of patterned paper, two layers (not counting the base), three stamps and four embellishments. This was a tough one - but I enjoy a good challenge!

I wanted to pick a stamp that could mostly stand on its own, so this flower from Thoughts and Prayers came to mind. I colored the leaves with Wild Wasabi marker (so the color would be softer) then stamped the whole image with Rich Razzleberry and cut out the flowers. Yep, kind of insane even for me! The sentiment comes from the same set. The border strips are a MS punch that I trimmed and adhered to the back of the stamped panel - that way it's still one layer, LOL. My DP is wasabi, which I stamped with the swirl from Baroque Motifs. Once I had all that, I didn't have much room left for embellishments so I stuck with four little razzleberry buttons threaded with embroidery floss.

I hope you'll take on the challenge - I promise you it'll teach you a thing or two! ;) Be sure you go look at the rest of the team's creations, which are always gorgeous. Thanks for stopping by!

10 comments:

Tasha said...

Oh this is beautiful, great colour combo and layout
love tasha xx

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Wonderful card - I really love the colors you worked with. The punched border is a great design element. That stamp is so pretty especially with the little cut out flowers. Great job on this tough challenge!

Hope you have a great birthday weekend!

Hugs,
Linda

Kristin said...

I love the stamped DSP paper, and you're right the stamped flower image can really hold it's own. Really wonderful card and Happy Birthday!

Vicki B. said...

Beautiful!! Love the color combo on this!!!

Jennifer Rzasa said...

The way you stamped on your patterned paper is just brilliant- I love the look! I hope you're having a fantastic weekend!

Diane Gilbert said...

What a pretty card Lori! Love the colors, would have never thought of putting those two together! Those flowers must have been fun cutting out! Great job on this weeks challenge.

Sarah Gough said...

hehe - cutting out all the flowers was worth it Lori, I love this card! You really worked the challenge! Hope your birthday weekend is a fun one!

dstandard said...

Beautiful card - love your color combo - it totally works!

Sharon said...

I really love the color combination you came up with for this beautiful card! I found this sketch a challenge too. But, you hit this one out of the park!

Rebecca Ednie said...

What a great colour combo. I love it when I find a card with colours I'd never put together myself but totally inspire me! Great job on a tricky challenge too!