Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Challenge from Karen

Thanks for voting on my last card. 63% said I met the challenge and loved my card but I still think I will do it over since the rules said no flowers and the birdie has flowers on it's body.

For those of you that are reading this through Google Reader you will have to click to my blog to see the voting poll at the top of the page. Feel free to be honest when you vote as I can't tell who is voting.

This next challenge is from Karen at Karen's Kreations. Here are her rules: My challenge for you is to create a card using your least favorite color family, a flower stamp, and no ribbon! That's right, no ribbon at all. But I want it to be a beautiful card. Let's see what you can do.

Do you see a common theme amongst these challenges? NO RIBBON!

Well Karen, besides the color orange my least favorite colors apparently are bravo burgundy and sage shadow. I say that because I have two full packs of these papers in my paper rack and I hardly ever use them. So then I was trying to figure out what papers I have to go with those colors and I came across this Daisy D's polka dot paper which perfectly matches.

I used the script background stamp and then stamped the flowers from Happy Harmony as my focal point. The sentiments on the card and in the layered circle are both from the Happy Harmony set as well. I have to say that this is one of my all time favorite Stampin Up sets. This card layout was definately inspired by this beautiful card Lisa Silver made at Silver Stamping.

**America Idol** OMG....Michael Johns is so flippin HOT! I loved his song tonight. Sadly, I think it is time for Ramiele to go home. I really like her but she just hasn't stepped up to the plate lately. So there is my AI two cents.

See you on the blog!


ivyPINK said...

Ramieles my FAV. {LOL cuz shes filipino} heeheee...but yeah michael's HOTtt & so is jason castro. heehee.
Oh and u can totally borrow the book theres 2 peepz ahead of you though. LOL!

erinkmckinney (stampininthesun) said...

Cute card even if it is Sage and Burgundy! hehe

PS..you are right on the money with your AI comments!

Godelieve said...

Gorgeous color combo! i really like this!

Debbie Olson said...

What a beautiful card, Denise! If I hadn't read it, it wouldn't have occurred to me that you were on a "challenge"--this card doesn't seem lacking in any way, even without ribbon! :-D

Sarosa said...

I would love to know, Denise, when you're all done with these, if it has refreshed your card making in general, and gotten you into something -- color combos, techniques, etc -- that you had either lost interest in or never really worked with...

Kisa Peters said...

Great card!
Couldn't agree more about AI!

Joan and Amy said...

Very nice card. Joan

imastampin said...

Bravo Denise! I think you met the challenge beautifully! Way to go!