Saturday, September 5, 2009

Crazy for Mums

There's a new blog on the block and it is called Crazy for Challenges!  It was created by some very familiar and talented ladies.  The first challenge has been posted and it is a sketch challenge (my favourite kind of challenge)and the sketch was created by Cindy Haffner!  Here is the sketch and here is my card!

Really fun sketch Cindy!

I wanted to make a fall card and have been having fun with one of the last releases from PaperTrey Ink, the Autumn Abundance set.

To make the card, I stamped the image with SU basic Gray ink and colored with some Copic markers.  I then used my circle nestabilities and cut out the image and also embossed the perimeter with a larger circle and the tan embossing mat.
 Most of the edges on all of the papers are sponged with the Tango Tangerine ink.  The image was also backed with a larger PTI circle from the Bitty Dots paper pack and then I used a Blossom Nestability on a sheet from the Autumn Abundance paper pack.

The rest is pretty straight forward and I really think I will use this sketch again.  I am looking forward to the next challenge from this talented group of ladies and can't wait to see what everyone else comes up with!
Thanks for visiting ;)

stamps PTI Autumn Abundance (image & sentiment)
paper         PTI Autumn Abundance, bitty dots
ink          SU basic gray, tango tangerine  
access.  Circle and blossom Nestabilities, Basic Grey ribbon, CB Swiss Dots EF, SU med. & large oval punches, Prima floer, velvet brad, Copic markers

here is a close-up


  1. love this the way you used the blossom die to frame your image...very clever...thanks for playing in our first challenge...hope you visit the C4C challenges each week

  2. Hi Chriss, so happy you played along with us C4C gals, love your take on the sketch, it's gorgeous.

  3. fabulous card, thanks for playing with us

  4. pretty card...So happy you joined us at C4C!!!

  5. Lovely card! Great idea to use the Blossom die for the main image--looks wonderful! Thanks for playing with us!

  6. beautifully done, chriss! thanks for joining us in our first challenge!

  7. This is beautiful! I LOVE the colors and the flowers are so pretty!


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