Tuesday, August 25, 2009

ABC-123 Challenge

Every month the i {heart} papers Design Team is given a challenge by Deb Felts, our Challenge Coordinator. This month our challenge was ABC-123, which translated into 1 word stamp (the ABC part), 2 embellishments, and 3 layers. Yikes! I mean, I’ve embraced the clean and simple look, but limiting myself like that was, well, a challenge. And this is what I came up with:

ABC123-challengeThe quotation stamp is from the August Unity Stampin’ Store kit that is available at i {heart} papers. To be completely true to the challenge, I omitted the three tiny stars that come on the stamp, approximately where the tail of the rhinestone swirl starts. That swirl is a snipped off bit of one of the Zva crystal flourishes. My patterned layer is from the new Dewfrost Collection Pad. I cut the quotation out with my Labels 4 Nestabilities, and airbrushed it with a Copic marker. The ribbon is a leftover scrap of something I picked up at Target a while ago, and the bow was made with my new Bow Easy, which I LOVE!!!!!. The base is PTI Dark Chocolate.

I’m thrilled with the way it came out! Now go check out the rest of the design team and see what they came up with:

Cathleen (Crooked Card Creations)

Deb (With a Stamp and a Song)

Gretchen (Happiness Is. . .)

Lynn (Stamperosity)

Megan (Megan Lock Designs)

Tracy (Who IsTracy?)

Loretta (Love To Create)

Judy (Joy in a JAR)

Tammy (Stamp Happy)

Lori (Inking Aloud)

Kendra (Kendra's Card Company)

and of course, Kate (i {heart} papers)

14 comments:

Cathleen said...

Wow! What a beautiful card, I just love the sentiment!

Juls said...

beautiful sentiment! I love the elegance of this card!

Lynn Mercurio said...

Stunning Caroline...you made this challenge looks so easy!

i {heart} papers said...

This is gorgeous!! You're giving your compressor quite a workout lately!

Deb said...

How beautiful Carolyn! This is simply stunning! You nailed this challenge, and it was a very difficult one!

Loretta said...

That sentiment is STUNNING!!! Beautiful card, Carolyn!

Megan said...

That quot is beautiful. I love how you did all the shading!

Judy Rozema said...

Beautiful shading and love that bling! Very pretty!

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, Carolyn and I LOVE that sentiment and the way you added some bling to it!

whoistracy said...

This is fabulous!!!

Kendra said...

Oh this is Gorgeous! I love it!

Lori said...

This is gorgeous, Carolyn! Love the airbrushed background for the sentiment.

Chrisd said...

So lovely and the background is cool

Gretchen said...

BEAUTIFUL!! I loe the shading you did around the sentiment!