Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Challenges again!

So today I was browsing all my favourite challenges, knowing I wanted to play a little, wondering what I wanted to do next. Once I saw the Created by Hand challenge...use the letter "X..."I was stumped. Then I visited June's Art Freebie site, and saw this precious wee image, and knew right away how I could use the "X!" I saved the image, then added the text labels in Photoshop. I printed it, distressed it, mounted it on an inked text background (to meet the Gingersnap Creations challenge...use a book page as a background...this one is one of my husband's old...very VERY old...university textbooks...ssshhh!). I used two Hero Arts stamps, embossing with gold and silver and edging the pink panel with Krylon 18Kt Gold Metallic Ink (to meet the Secret Crafters challenge, to use metal). To meet the Papertake Weekly challenge (say it with flowers), I used a paper flower, and to meet the Alphabet Challenge, I used chocolate and cream. The Wee Memories challenge is to use pink and embellishments, and the Pile it On challenge is to use pink and cream. So I managed to meet eight challenges with my happy room play today...what fun!

Thanks for stopping by today, sure do love it when you do! Watch later this week...blog candy coming, open to regular readers/followers...because I just LOVE it when you visit!

I wish you a happy, creative day, doing whatever you like best!

15 comments:

Ali Manning said...

I love how you combined all those challenges to make such a beautiful card! It's just lovely!

Andrea M said...

How creative!!! What a wonderful card! Great job. Thanks so much for piling it on with us - we appreciate your support! Hope to see you back next week :)

newfiecrafter said...

Wow what a beautiful card --I'm amazed at how you can always combine so many challenges in one card . Love your work
Marilyn

Debbie said...

Great vintage image and Prima flower! Thanks for sharing with us at PIO! this week :)

cardsister said...

You are such a talent! Love everything about your blog...beautiful cards this week. Always like coming here to see what you have been up to!
Cynthia

Yogi said...

very nice

June said...

Awww it looks amazing !!! thanks so much for letting me see what a beautiful piece and love the text background with it, clever thinking and gorgeous result
hugs June xxxx

Lesley said...

Beautiful card, I love the vintage feel. Thanks for taking part in the Alphabet Challenge xx

Illy said...

WOW! I love the vintage photo, very original card! Thank you for playing with us at Pile it on!

She said...

Beautiful card. I love the Vintage look! Thanks for playing with us at The Alphabet Challenge. S x

Julie Ranae said...

Really love what you are doing here on your blog and am now a follower...hope you will come by Julie's Open Window and follow me too...lots of fun creative things and a big giveaway is just around the corner ; )

Scrappy said...

Great card! So creative too! Thanks for joining us on PIO challenges! We hope you will join us again this week! :)

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful Images and lovely layers of embellishments.

Debi said...

Your card is lovely! Thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge.

Godelieve said...

Fabulous cards!! You have been so busy! It's nice to see one of my photos showing up here, especially since these cards are made for a good cause.