Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Challenges Galore

Hello everyone,

It sure feels great to get to some blog surfing. There are some pretty spectacular card making blogs out there. I found two new challenges today and used them and two old favourites to craft this card. Monday's Craft Your Passion Challenge asked for a girly girl card. This week's Papertake Weekly Challenge was 'anything goes' and Desert Islands Crafts Challenge was to pick three items from the itinerary. I chose two or more patterned papers, pearls and a birthday theme. Today's 365 Cards challenge was a really interesting Q&A recipe - favourite colour (blue), favourite design technique (smooshed alcohol ink), favourite embellishment (pearls), least favourite colour (yellow) and favourite card size (6 1/2" x 5").

The background paper is BasicGrey Urban Prairie as is the top layer. The blue layer is glossy paper smooshed with Ranger Pearl Mixative and Butterscotch, Cloudy Blue, Cool Perl and Stream alcohol ink. The sentiment is Annabelle Stamps Sentimental Bluebells stamped in Nick Bantock Deep Turquoise on Stampin' Up Whisper White. The embellishments are also from Annabelle Stamps.

I love everything about this card. Using my least favourite colour was a challenge but as soon as I turned to BasicGrey, I was inspired. This card was so much fun to craft. I usually have a hard time when I use a lot of challenges on one card but this one just worked.

I hope you enjoy this card and come back to SPI again soon.



  1. So wonderful - love all that Basic Grey! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Desert Island Crafters!!

  2. Smooshing sounds fun... and looks great!

  3. Very pretty! Love the pearls! Thank you for playing along with the Desert Islands Crafters Challenge!

  4. Very pretty and elegant card.. Love all the added details. Thank you for joining us at Craft your Passion
    Tamara GDT

  5. Gorgeous card, Gisele! Thanks for sharing your "Pick 5", and what an interesting card size! I don't think I've ever made one that size...will have to try. Thanks for playing along with the challenge at 365 Cards and can't wait to see what you come up with next!
    Aloha, Kim Mc
    365 Cards DT