Friday, January 29, 2010

Inkspirations Inspiration Challenge #17

Hellooooo There!!!! Well it's indeed another HOT day here in Perth... this weather is starting to get a little crazy!!!.. But given it's SO hot, it's the perfect opportunity to sit down and stamp.

This week Keesh has set us an Inspiration Challenge... always fun, and always fun to see the many different takes on it... can't wait!!!

So.. here is my card for this weeks challenge:-

And here is the Inspiration picture:-

When I looked at it, it just SCREAMED "clean and simple", so that is what I've {hopefully} achieved.

I've used Choc Chip as my base then added a panel of Confetti White which got a little trimming with my FABULOUS and FAVE tool at the moment, my Apron Lace Punch. I stamped my image on Kraft Card stock using Whisper White Ink and my Pocket Silhouette stamp. The Happy Birthday sentiment is... well the Happy is from Basic Phrases and the Birthday is from my very own hand... yep... that's my handwriting. I LOVE Dawn McVey's stamps that incorporate the printed word with a handwritten word... so I thought I'd have a little crack at it myself.

To finish it off I added some Choc Chip wide Grosgrain and a button with some linen thread.

Hope you like this and be sure to pop on over and see what the other Inkspiration DT have made for you to see, I'm sure you WONT be disappointed:-





Anthonette Chavez - Guest Designer

Don't forget to link your card to Mr Linky on Keesh's blog too, so that we can all have a looksie at what you've created.

Thanks so much for stopping by.


Here's what I used:

Stamps:- Basic Phrases, Pocket Silhouettes
Card:- Choc Chip, Confetti White, Kraft

Ink:- Choc Chip, Whisper White
Accessories:- Apron Lace Punch (Fiskars), Choc Chip Wide Grosgrain, Sponges, Buttons, Linen Thread, MY handwriting.


adlewiess said...

GORGEOUS handwriting - I almost can't believe you!!!! Lovely lovely card...can't wait to give it a go...love your work xxx

Sharnee Torrents said...

WOW Sarah-Jane you're amazing!!! I'm with you on the loving Dawn's hand writing, yours is just as classy as hers! Ohhh it's awesome, your penmanship is certainly fabulous!!!
Love the card too, the scallop at the bottom and the button it all came together so beautifully!!
Smiles and Hugs
Sharnee :0)

Lee Pelosi said...

Ok, can you please go into the handwritten stamp business? I would have stuffed it for sure, hehe. Gorgeous card Sarah, you have such a talent for clean and simple, which makes everything else look just too busy!

Lee x

Anonymous said...

Your handwriting is just beautiful Sarah-Jane. It suits your card perfectly and the whole ensemble is simply gorgeous!
Kirsty xx

Danielle Daws said...

This is so elegant. I agree - your handwriting is gorgeous and looks perfect on your card. Beautiful!

Chantelle said...

Hey Sarah - you've done a fabulous job with this challenge. Pocket Silhouettes is a great choice. Love it xx

Lynn said...

Sarah, Your card is beautiful. I love the color combo...all the extra bits are perfect...ribbon, button, hand written sentiment...gorgeous!

Jocelyn said...

I love this card...just beautiful.

Cindy Major said...

I LOVE this! It is so elegant! Love the kraft and chocolate together, the scallop edge, the sentiment font... Beautiful!


Karen Giron said...

Gorgeous!!! Love the handwriting too, it look amazing with the simple font stamp. Love how you used the Pocket Silhouettes with the craft ink!

Renée said...

Love the striking contrast of colours!

Fiona Harrison said...

hi Sarah,
That is just stunning. Hope the crazy busy week we're having at work doesn't fry all my brain cells cause I'd love to have a play this week!
Fi xox

Fiona Harrison said...

PS Can't believe that's your writing! (yes, should read post before leaving comment, blame night duty brain.) SU should make a series of stamps like that, I'd buy it!

Andrea said...

I love your card and that handwritten touch is just so perfect. I was wondering where you had found such a great stamp until I read on. Beautiful Sarah.

Melissa said...

Oh your card is just delicious, all that chocolate adn then the gorgeous sentiment finished off perfectly with the ribbon, button and thread, I just love this card to bits.

Karen said...

Ummmmmmmm this is just BEAUTIFUL!! And as for that handwriting.........I seriously thought that was a stamp!!! It's gorgeous SJ!!

Thanks for your comment on my little hank today...........good lord you make me laugh with each and every comment you leave me!!! Thanks so much!:)

Luv K

Anthonette said...

This is FABULOUS! I didn't use Pocket Silhouettes nearly enough. I love how you incorporated your own handwriting. Great job!

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