Thursday, November 12, 2009

Challenge #5 at Cooking It Up!

Happy Thursday!
Where are the weeks going?
I can't believe we are on Challenge #5 over at Cooking It Up With Katie!
For the last challenge I got 24 entrants and I hope to see more as the weeks go on.

I chose a few challenges to go along with my own.

Bee Crafty had a gorgeous photo inspiration
Digital Tuesday wanted you to send Holiday Wishes
Charisma Cardz had the theme of Merry and Bright
Pals Paperarts had a theme of Christmas Cheer
PaperTake wanted you to use both Digi and Sparkle on your card
365 Cards Day 251 wanted your Dream Duo, your two favorite colors to work with. I've always loved the look of Pink and Green together so this was an easy one :)
Sketch Saturday gave me the sketch
Digi Kitty wanted you to Punch It!
Paper Maniac want you to do something out of your comfort zone. As you'll read further on (and should know if you've been to my blog before) I'm really more a "Cutesy" than "Classic" card maker so to use a non-cute image really was a challenge to me.
Creative Inspirations wanted New or Neglected and the image was brand new, bought as I was actually making the card! LOL
Crazy 4 Challenges wanted an Easel card (my 3rd this week!!)and The Secret Crafter wanted Easel style too.

The recipe this week is:
a. Use a flower. If possible use it in a different way such as folded, as part of the pattern of the paper, embossed into the cardstock
b. Use something clear or see through/reflective. Examples are a Dew Drop, Rhinestone, Acetate, a window, a mirror
c. Choose a sketch from another challenge as your layout. This can be a current or past sketch, just be sure to say/link to it in your post.

It took me ages to chose and image and I printed a few out but as the card progressed I soon realized that cute would not work this time.
I don't have very many "classic" images as I'm quite a new stamper (just a year)so I turned to my favorite source, the digital stamps sites :)
I found this fabulous image at Sketching Stamper and knew right away that it was perfect.
The dp are Basic Grey Eskimo Kisses and the cardstock is Coredinations.
I used the Valentines Lace border punch from Martha Stewart and the flowers are from Brides.
I colored the image with Copic's and I actually changed the color of the Fimo accents (the flower centers were blue) with a Copic too.
There are two ribbons on there, one is hidden next to the punched border.
The sentiment (my favorite Christmas one so far this year) is by Studio G from the $1 spot at Joanns.

I really do love the Easel Style card and highly recommend you have a try at one for a special upcoming card.

I'd love to see what you do with my recipe over at Cooking It Up With Katie!


Janiel/ janny said...

Hello Katie, Very pretty card!!
hugs, janny

Bee said...

Gorgeous card! Lovely use of pinks and greens and great combination of elements. Thanks for joining in the Bee Crafty Challenge :)

Paula said...

Beautiful card, love your color choices and your image choice...very very well done! I'm so glad you could join us this week at the Digital Tuesday Challenge!

Anonymous said...

I love your easel card. This is one of my fave color combos. Your card is so gorgeous Katie!

My Creative Time said...

Wow, what a beautiful card! I never saw an easel style card before, it is pretty!! Thank you so much for playing w/us @ Digi Kitty!

Anonymous said...

Katie--this is so elegant--and so different! I love the Easel effect, but the pink theme is so different for a Christmas card! I love the color choice--but the fimos are my favorite. It's so interesting that you changed them with a copic--those copics are amazing!
Your card is so POSH--thanks for taking the time to play along with Digi Kitty again this week. We appreciate you!

Purrs & Kisses,
Kristal of Digi Kitty
Freebies, Challenges, Friends & Fun!

Unknown said...

Seen this card alot recently I really like your interpretation though lovely

Love Dawn xx

Anjou Krelovich said...

Just stunning! What a wonderful image and your take on colors and embellishments is fantastic. Thanks for sharing it with us at Digital Tuesday Challenge! Hugs, Anjou

Heather said...

Gorgeous, I love your easel card. The image is beautful. Heather

Christine said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks for playing with us at Bee Crafty!


Vee said...

Wow!! a fabulous card love your design. These Easel cards are really fun to do.
Thanks for playing with Charisma this week.
xx Vee

Sally said...

Stunning card. Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz.

Geneviève aka Muscade said...

Beautiful card! I like the color and the design. Thanks for playing along with us @ Digi-Kitty!

Debi said...

Lovely card, thank you for playing along with the Papertake Weekly challenge this week.

Allison said...

fab card, love the colours
Thanks for playing along at Charisma this week

Anne said...

What a great card Katie! Lovely colours and beautiful details!! =)

Hugs, Anne

Karen Arthur said...

Oh my, what a gorgeous card. I love the colors and all the extras.... great job!!

Michelle B said...

Beautiful card! I love how cute it is. Thanks for playing along with us this week.

Michelle B.

Victoria said...

beautiful card, love the image too

Fab to see you at Bee Crafty