May 28 2011

Create with Connie and Mary – Week 2 Challenge

On Create with Connie and Mary Summer Edition website, we are offering a Sketch Challenge this week!  Our Saturday Challenges are the only things that are shared on our personal blogs.  All other projects are exclusively for Create with Connie and Mary subscribers.  AND…our subscribers are the only ones who can win a chance of two $75 gift certificates or two FREE subscriptions to the Summer Edition.   That's even MORE reason to join!  We are just starting Week 2, it's not too late to join!  You can access all the previous projects 24/7 and enjoy the daily postings!  This week we hve been featuring Fabulous Florets, Pretty Postage, Proud Peacock and Touch of Kindness.

I chose Stampin' Up!'s Touch of Kindness for my card this week, I thought the small elements on the front of the sketch would be good for this set!



I LOVE how this card turned out!  The Beyond the Garden DSP made it SO bright and cherry!  And the little water fountain is SO cute to go along with it!  I started with the base of Tangerine Tango cardstock and layered on some Whisper White to break down the bright colors a little bit.  On top of that is the yellow floral print in Beyond the Garden.  Then I added a strip of the white poppy flowers on a background of Tangerine Tango with Daffodil Delight centers…that really ties the two colors together!  I added a trim of Dotted Trim Ribbon under the floral print in Tangerine Tango to match the base card.  I wrapped some Daffodil Delight Taffeta Ribbon around and tied a knot.


For the little background rectangles, I took one of Tangerine Tango and one of Daffodil Delight and ran them thru the Big Shot with the Perfect Polka Dots Impresions Folder.  For the focal element, I stamped the fountain in Black Stazon on Whisper White, then used my AquaPainter and Stampin' Write Markers in the colors of Basic Gray, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Tangerine Tango to color it in.  I stamped Thinking of You from the same set in Tangerine Tango on the front, too.


Like I mentioned, I think it is just TOO cute!  Make sure to check out what the rest of the Create with Connie and Mary Design Team did this week with the sketch!  If you are a subscriber, play along!  If not…what are you waiting for?  Join us today!


One Person has left comments on this post

May 30, 2011 - 09:05:07
Barbara B said:

Love the new picture of you.  The card is adorable.