Friday, January 22, 2010

A NEW year of Inkspiration Challenges!!!!

Happy Friday!!!!! Well the title says it all... Today is the FIRST Inkspiration Challenge for 2010, so I hope you can all play along, they're always SUCH fun. Today Keesh has set us a Colour Challenge, and I have to say... I was a little bit scared when I first saw the colours, not because they aren't lovely, they are SU! colours after all, BUT there is some Cameo Coral to be used, and well if you read this post, you'll know that I've been a wee bit scared of Cameo Coral, and here I am two cards in ONE week using it... I think I can almost say I've overcome my fear... hahaha.

Here is my card for this week:-

And here are the colours for you to see:-

I started out with some Very Vanilla as my base and to that added some Very Vanilla DSP from my Candy Lane stash and then sponged the edges with some Choc Chip to soften it up a wee bit. I stamped the flower from my Razzle Dazzle set on to some Choc Chip card and then used my Apron Lace punch to punch some So Saffron to make the centre piece. The Butterflies are stamped in Cameo Coral and I've sponged the edges again with some Choc Chip and added a silver brad which has been laiden with a Glue Dot and then "plonked" as the lovely Sarah once described it (*waving Sair*)... still love that term "Plonked".. oops sorry there I go digressing!!!.. ok so where was I... oh yes... the brad... it's been "plonked" into some Dazzling Diamonds. I decided it was also high time I used some of my Hodgepodge (which has since been retired), instead of just looking at it in it's tin, so I stamped my sentiment from Short and Sweet in Choc Chip onto some Vanilla card, added some sponging and secured it with some brads, also from the hodgepodge tin.... WOW, I should probably sit down for a sec, Cameo Coral and two lots of hodgepodge on the one card!!!!! hahaha. Oh and I mustn't forget the ribbon. I also added some Very Vanilla ribbon across the centre for a little dimension and then tied a Choc Chip bow before attaching the Butterflies. Ooops and almost forgot to mention the little So Saffron centres for the flowers, just to make them POP a bit.

So there you go... I hope you like this one, I'm actually really happy with how it turned out. Be sure to pop on over to the other Inkspiration DT blogs for some amazing inspiration:-






This week the whole DT will be helping Keesh choose a winner, we'll all be stopping by to have a visit and see what amazing creations you've created... I can't wait. So be sure to link your card to Mr Linky on Keesh's blog so we can all see.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

ETA... if you think you're suffering from deja vu... YOU ARE!!! hahaha... This post did go up last week... I didn't get Keesh's email about postponing the challenge...ooops... but i've got the right date today... phew!!!!


Here's what I used:-

Stamps:- Butterfly Prints, Razzle Dazzle
Card:- Very Vanilla, Choc Chip, So Saffron, Candy Lane DSP
Ink:- Choc Chip, Cameo Coral

Accessories:- Wide Very Vanilla Grosgrain, Wide Choc Chip Grosgrain, Pewter Hodgepodge (retired), Dimensionals, Sponges, Silver Brad, Glue Dots, Dazzling Diamonds.


Fiona Harrison said...

Great job. Glad the challenges are back, and it looks like you're the only one with one posted so far. Well done! Hope I get some time to play this week.
Fi xox

Danielle Daws said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love all the elements you've used - it has a gorgeous vintage feel to it. Beautiful!

Lynn said...

Beautiful card - I love the chocolate chip ribbon behind the one butterfly! Stunning!

Janice Klass said...

Hi Sarah!! What a beautiful card it is just lovely. x

Christine Blain said...

I just LOVE how you've layered the vanilla DSP on the Very Vanilla card, and the way you've done those butterflies - DIVINE!

Karen said...

An absolutely beautiful card SJ! I did see it go up last week and then it disappeared! I thought I was going nuts! lol


Genelle Little said...

Gorgeous card, Sarah-Jane! Love the sponging, so effective! Love your border punch too, so sweet!

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Sarah-Jane! That stamp set is one of my faves! It's fabulous we are back into the Inkspirations routine. LOL!

Cindy Major said...

This card is fabulous! I think you did a great job conquering that fear of Coral! I really like those houndstooth butterflies!


P.S. Thanks for the wonderful Christmas card you sent me - I loved it! :D All my best wishes for a wonderful 2010!

Renée said...

It was beautiful last week and it's still beautiful! Love the butterflies!

Andrea said...

what a lovely card. It was so nice to meet you at Keesh's recently.

Chantelle said...

Gorgeous Sarah, so pretty and elegant - love the butterflies. x

beedivinedesigns said...

A great card, I love the border punch and oh those butterflies are too cute!