Sunday, May 2, 2010

Around The World Challenge 1


Vicky from Clips-n-Cuts has started a new challenge this week. She'll post a picture from some where around the world for inspiration and you take it from there. Well I must say this was harder than I thought! I loved the photo she used, of course it's Greece because that's where Vicky is from, such a beautiful country! I loved the sharp contrast of blue and white with the hint of cream but no matter what I tried I just couldn't seem to achieve that clean crisp look this time around, so the following is what I ended up with, perhaps I'll still have time to try it one more time.
I had just picked up these metal embellishments from JoAnns and was itching to use them, this will be an anniversary card so perfect sentiment. The papers are a mix, the Solid blue from Debbie Mumm's Textured Cardstock pack, the print I believe is K & Co but don't quote me on that, the card base is plain white cardstock.
I embossed the blue triangle with my Cuttlebug and the Traffic Jam folder and then used a sanding block to lift some of the blue from the paper and finished by using my Tim Holtz destressor on the edges.
I wrapped and tied brown hemp string around it knotting in several places.

I wish I could name the stamp for you.  It came stamped in the mail from a friend and I don't know whose it is. I colored it with my Copic markers. 

I hope you'll pop on over to Vicky's blog and join in this Challenge and a chance to win $25 from Two Peas in a Bucket store.  You have until Monday midnight I believe, at the bottom of Vicky's post you'll see how much time is remaining to enter.
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6 comments:

Virginia L. said...

What a charming card, Patti! Love the design as it is adorable!

Eleni said...

There is so romance...

Helen

(thank you for your comments)
:)

Eleni said...

There is so romance....

Helen

(thank you for your comments)

:)

Nancy said...

beautiful card!

Wilma said...

the Stamp Set if called Summer by the Sea.....a retired set from Stampin Up......

Rita said...

this is so pretty...I love the image you used and I have some of those words also..I love them....