Monday, April 12, 2010

Inspired - I think

After a quiet day Saturday and a Nana nap in the afternoon I was feeling great yesterday and felt inspired by all the challenges I saw via the 'blogisphere'.  

This card is the result.... not quite what I had in mind, in the end, but it is staying as it is for a while, and in the 'stash' as an any occasion card - I may even be able to add an appropriate sentiment under the bow in the future... 

The bottom right corner has been obscured by my white background cloth - it is still there, honest!

The base of the card is  kraft coloured, the long strips are from an 'el cheapo'  pack from the local Warehouse store, and have been run through the Cuttlebug embossing folder Swiss Dots.

All the edges have been sponged with Rouge chalk ink.  The dragonflies are from an Our Daily Bread Designs set Heartfelt Sympathy and I have painted their wings with iridescent red Twinkling H2O paint which just shows on the top right dragonfly.

Challenges that this card is linked to:

Crazy for Challenges C4C32 - 1-2-3 challenge
Our Daily Bread Designs Stamping In Time Challenge #7 - tearing
Flourishes Release Week Challenge - Twinches
Our Daily Bread Designs - Shining the Light Challenge #9 - Sketch

Thanks for calling by - I loved this sketch and have made another couple of cards using it which still need a few tweeks, so I may post them tomorrow once they are finished.

Thanks for calling by - I love knowing you have been and reading what comments are posted.  

May your day be blessed.


Lovely Linda said...

Hi Maxine - way to go with the challenges my friend - this is lovely - such a soft feminine card! Love those dragonflies - they look like they are Dies - gorgeous! Great use of embossing and punches too! Love it!
So you have Nana Naps - we call them 'Power Naps! LOL! God bless you Maxine! {{{hugs}}}

Grace said...

Maxine this is really pretty! I love the mulberry!!! This is feminine and really pretty! You can always add a sentiment inside... I love these that can be any occasion! Thanks for your continued support of ODBD Shining the light challenge!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Maxine!! Love that pretty pink and your embossed dragonflies!! Beautiful take on the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week!

Joycelyn Pelkey said...

Beautifully done!! WHat a great sketch!!

Silli said...

So all the punchwork...;-) Hugs and thanks for joining C4C!

Anonymous said...

Beautiful card, Maxine!!!

Julie Koerber said...

What a great layout and fun design!

Julie Leblanc said...

Lovely card... thanks for sharing and playing with Our Creative Corner this week:-)

Betty Wright said...

Maxine, this is terrific! Love the torn mulberry focal image! Great looking card!