Wednesday, March 25, 2009

                   
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Laura's Sketch #22 & Raspberry Suite Challenge #1



Happy Wednesday! Oh my, the first week back from Spring Break is hard! lol! I did squeeze some stamping time in Tuesday night, so that made it a little better, although I should have been working on other stuff probably, oh well!


I wanted to tackle the fabulous Dawn McVey's new Raspberry Suite Color Challenge #1 and to tackle to "two challenges with one card," I used Laura's Sketch #22 for the design. I always love Dawn's use of bright, vibrant colors, but it truly is a challenge for me! I agonized over this for SOME time! lol! I was also trying to *junk* it up more...you know, add more stuff! lol!


I started with the flowers in the background by stamping them with Pixie Pink craft ink (I thought the cardstock was Pixie Pink, but realized later it was Pink Passion, oops!), and embossing with clear embossing powder. The *hi* part started out with a pink glittery chipboard bird, but he just wasn't working for me. It seemed to be crying out for Thickers, so I broke into my precious stash! ha! The little chipboard tag was made with the Big Shot and Lots of Tag Sizzlits set (very versatile!) and some Always Apricot Patterns DSP. The *huge* orange stripe ribbon is by Li'l Davis Designs that I bought at Tuesday Morning years ago. I think that covers most of the deets, let me know if you have any questions though!


Thanks so much for stopping by! You don't know how much your sweet comments cheer me up on rough days when I check on my iPhone between classes! =) Hugs and happy stamping!


Recipe
Stamps: Good Friend
Cardstock: Pink Passion, Pumpkin Pie, Sweet Always DSP, Always Apricot Patterns DSP.
Ink: Pixie Pink Craft.
Accessories: Big Shot, Lots of Tags Sizzlits die, Chocolate Chip Grosgrain Ribbon, Felt Flower, Chocolate Chip 5/16" Brad, Clear Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Border Scallop Punch, Corner Rounder, Dimensionals. Non-SU: Li'l Davis Designs striped ribbon, Thickers, American Crafts button.

41 comments:

Anabelle said...

OOh, Angie, this is amazing. I'm in love with that bow and the way you did the sentiment looks awesome!!!

mariemc said...

This card is FABULOUS!! I love your balance of the colors, that wide ribbon/bow is yummy, and all of the details are fantastic!!!!!

Jen said...

OH my angie! WOW. slam dunk girl! oh, i love it!!! great job!

~amy~ said...

excuse me while I pick up my jaw from the floor...good lord Angie...this is GORGEOUS!!! WOWZA sista....

Gwen said...

Beautiful!! love that yummie bow!!!

Savitri said...

That is one awesomely gorgeous card! I LOVE it!!! The colors are super bright but it's nice!

Kristin said...

What a wonderful fun card! I LOVE that giant bow!

Laura B. said...

Very nice card!! I like it a lot!

Silli said...

HI..., Angie, your card is so pretty..., Love the big Ribbon and the colors... Great! Hugs from Silke

Jenn said...

Absolutely stunning! I {heart} that ribbon...it's gorgeous! :D

Juanita said...

Love that ribbon!
you will be a finalist with this beauty.

Tara said...

YU-UM! I love that huge bow and big button...too cute!! :)

Winter said...

So pretty! Great ribbon! Love your cards! :)

Heather P. said...

Wow! Just wow! This is gorgeous, Angie!

Lisa H. said...

you NAILED this color challenge. that ribbon makes it!

Tina said...

Cute cute cute / love the bow!

Laura Davis said...

Wowzers!!! LOVE this :)
Laura

Stacey Schafer said...

what a fun and bright card! I love the combination of colors and sketch...perfect!

Jennifer said...

Very pretty! Love that bow.

Terri E. said...

That ribbon is too much fun! Great job with the color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

kathleenh said...

Wow! Such a fun and happy card! I love that big bow and the bright colors.

Jenn D said...

This is fantastic. That ribbon is gorgeous and it is tied so perfectly. Gorgeous creation!

Alex said...

Yummy colors - love the bold, bright look on this Angie!! That ribbon is super fabulous on this card too! Yep, it's hard to get back to reality sometimes...lol! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Ifat Art said...

Those colors a just beautiful!
You did a great job on that card.

Eveline said...

Gorgeous card. I love that big bow.
Eveline.

Anthonette said...

Fabulous!!! What a treat for the eyes. Love that thick ribbon.

donnapiranha said...

Yummy! I just love pink and orange together. Very nice.

Marilyn said...

Amazing card Angie - love the colors together - and the ribbon - OH MY - gorgeous!!

Nancy Riley said...

Angie, Angie, Angie! This is AMAZING!!! That ribbon/button treatment is stunning!!!!

Megan said...

Angie, I LOVE this! You did an amazing job on this card! I didn't know that Dawn was doing color challenges, I will have to participate next time! :)

Ann said...

Ohhhh, my, I am in LOVE with that giant bow! I'm not afraid of bright colors, so I might have to play this challenge, too. ;)

Lisa Brown said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Angie! Congrats on top ten!

Daniela said...

Angie, this is awesome, love the big ribbon!

Nancy Riley said...

Angie, CONGRATULATIONS on making Dawn's Top Ten! Very deserving!!!

Anthonette said...

Hi Angie, CONGRATS to you too!

kazan said...

oooh Angie - those delicious colors! Wow.
congrats on being one of the Fab5 + 5!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

This is so beautiful love the colors.

jo said...

Gorgeous!! Love the ribbon.

Julie Campbell said...

Gasp! WOW! This is incredible! I LOVE that bow! Thanks for playing along with the sketch!

Donna Baker said...

fabulous card! love the colors with the splash of black for POP

Kristin said...

I gave you a smile award today on my blog for this card! You don't have to do anything, just enjoy!