Monday, August 16, 2010

I Love Challenges!

If you are ever hurting for inspiration, participate in challenges! I am quite addicted to them. You can find challenges on SplitCoastStampers (I prefer the Clean and Simple card challenges, myself). Stamping 411 is a blog I recently found with several challenges per week. Diva Coffee Break Designs is another blog with great challenges. And these are only a few - which is enough to keep one busy, but you may find others out there that suit you better!

This card is what I made in response to this past weeks challenges on Stamping 411 - a sketch (layout) challenge AND the color challenge. It has a great vintage feel (vintage is the current trend)!

Stamps: Vintage Labels (this was from 2010 Sale-A-Bration )
Ink: Perfect Plum, Sahara Sand, Pink Pirouette (sponged onto the edges of the oval -- I don't have a Blushing Bride ink pad)
Paper: Whisper White, Sahara Sand, Perfect Plum, Blushing Bride
Tools: Coluzzle Cutting System (could have used Wide Oval punch), Big Shot, Elegant Lines Embossing Folder, Scallop Edge punch
Embellishments: Antique Brad


  1. Ooh that sentiment is the perfect match for the Elegant Lines ef!! Love the sweet colors too!

  2. Love how you incorporated both challenges into your gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411.

  3. Love this card Ellen! Unfortunately I don't have this embossing folder yet...

  4. so glad you love a challenge -- we love you playing along with the Stamping 411 operators! Great job! keep them coming! Blessings, Gretchen

  5. Very pretty!!! Thanks for stopping by our blog and playing along with us this week!!

  6. I love this... Patti's color challenge, paired up with the sketch challenge! Fantastic! So soft and pretty!

  7. Great color combo! Such a pretty card! Thanks for playing!