Tuesday, April 1, 2014

A New-To-Me Challenge

So many of us card makers love challenges. I know I do. With my large huge family, I need multiple cards every month. Sometimes, Mr. Mojo decides he's taking some time off, so the challenges are a real boost to creating the perfect card for the son/daughter, sil/dil, grandchild (x 20 as of next month), various siblings, one father...well you get the idea. So a day or two ago, I was visiting Kimberly's blog, Wienerhoneymooners, and saw this smashing card. Then I noticed it was entered in a challenge that I hadn't heard of before...so I just had to head over to Paper Crafting Challenges to check it out. Looks like fun! This week they have a sketch with pearls. Curious?, well go over and check it out!! They have made the challenge even more enticing by offering a Lawn Fawn stamp set of your choice as a prize too. You should play along! Here's the sketch:


sketch challenge 2


I was tickled that once again today, I could use all scraps in my design.




We're a bit overcast here today, and even with an added light, the aquas look a bit faded, and the yellow looks a bit orange...*sigh* This went together rather quickly. A Neenah white base, the scraps of dp, a big Dear Lizzy flair button, two MME brads with their little legs ripped off (bwaaahahahaha) and popped up, four bitty pearls from Basic Grey, a LF sentiment done in ME Smoke ink (love Mama Elephant's inks, btw...), and that's about it. This is so happy and bright irl, wish you could see that too. Anyway, I'm going to get a few things done, but perhaps will see you later. Happy dances everyone!




11 comments:

Tracey McNeely said...

LOVE your card Bev, the flair and brads are fantastic!

cm said...

You have totally rocked this challenge with your super cool, clever and eye-catching card! The papers are fabulous, and your flair, brads (or should they be called something else as they've been renovated?), and bitty pearls are awesome! Mr. Mojo is in full swing; this is a home-run card for sure!
Hugs~c

wienerhoneymooners said...

Bev, really want to thank you immensely, more than you know!!! I will be guesting for the next challenge, and one of my recent posts is a clue ( I need to do more of these) cards, so I hope it gains some momentum!!!

Bev, this is such a FUN card, and I do love this interesting sketch a lot!!!

Thanks for playing the Paper Crafters Set h Challenge!!!! Hope to see you again, and it is Biweekly, so more time!!!! Yay!!!

Hugs Kimberly

Deepti said...

This is lovely, I love the way u used the coordinating brads n pearls on ur card, I guess I'll play along at this challenge too, I agree these challenges are a big boost to my mojo :)

lostinpaper said...

Great use of those fun design papers and I would have hoarded those fab brads for sure... thanks for the inspiration to use it up, cause then you know I could always buy more lol.

Anita in France said...

Oh my, Bev ... such perfect combining of all these wonderful elements ... fabulous DP, so completely balanced with the flair and brads and pearls! Yummy! Anita :)

Marybeth said...

Bev it's beautiful! Love a card the goes together kinda quick or at least smoothly. Nice work my friend!

Geri said...

FABULOUS!!! The DP is divine (the color shows up beautifully on my screen).

The buttons & legless brads really do steal the show, with the four seed pearls doing a lovely job as supporting actors! Stunning, perfectly balanced design!

Your bwaaahahaha had me giggling out loud!

Kim Heggins said...

Fabulous card Bev! I too love challenges for the very same reason as you, Mr Mojo does not always want to play along so the challenges help get me started. I don't have a huge family like you but love to make cards. And speaking of cards, yours is just so pretty...I love your choice of colors too, so sweet.

Jen said...

Love the card Bev. The embellishments are perfect for the sketch! And thanks for the heads up on a new-to-me challenge! I'm always looking for new inspiration!

Hannelie said...

Those colors are just perfect together Bev. I should take out my brads some time... they have a huge impact. Love it!