Tuesday, July 11, 2017

The Challenge #90

Hello friends.  Feels like forever since I last posted, when in reality it hasn't even been a week!  We lost power for a few days after some storms rolled through our area, and there was not enough light to stamp (I totally depend on my OttLite!!) or do a whole lot of anything at home!  But anyway, yesterday I got back on track and had some fun in my stamp room!

After seeing the inspiration photo for The Challenge, I knew I was going to have to play along!  Take a look!

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This chair would match absolutely nothing in my home, but I still want it!!  In fact, I would love to have it in my craft room and use it to just sit and brainstorm ideas for cards...I have to believe a chair like this would create a lot of positive energy!!  :0)

I was totally inspired by the bold and bright colors of the flowers and the black and white stripes on the arm rests, and came up with this:


I hadn't had a chance to play with my new Garden Party (PTI) stamp set yet, and also some new circle dies from Gina Marie Designs, so I lightly penciled in a circle and began stamping the flowers in the pinks, oranges, yellows, and greens from the inspiration photo.  Cut off a little more of my flowers than I thought I would when I used the circle die, but I like the look of the Raspberry Fizz cardstock showing through with a space large enough for my sentiment from WPlus9's Hand Lettered Hello.  I also used PTI's To The Point Edgers dies for my stitched and scalloped edges to draw attention to the black & white striped DSP below.  I finished up with some black & white bakers twine and also a few Lucy's Little Things Jewels to add some sparkle.

 
There's still a couple days to check out this challenge and play along.  You can find all the GORGEOUS inspiration from the DT and info to play along right HERE.

Thanks so much for stopping by today...I love it when you do!



10 comments:

  1. Both your card and that chair are gorgeous! Yes, I can see how that chair could help create magic in the craft room. Maybe I should get one too! ;0) I'm so glad you've got your power back and can get crafty again.

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  2. Sounds like a hectic few days without power! Lovely card, Marcia! Thank you for sharing this with us at The Challenge!

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  3. This is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us at The Challenge.

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  4. Wow, Marcia you nailed this challenge. Your card is just gorgeous. Glad to hear you are able to be back in your craft room. I've missed seeing your lovely creations. Having no power is really the pits....

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  5. This is such a winner in my book, Marcia! It is utterly gorgeous! I feel about your card the way you feel about that chair!! Hugs, Darnell

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  6. Hello beautiful is right! This card is gorgeous! Great job! Thanks for joining us this week!

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  7. Marcia, I agree with you! I want that chair, too! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love every detail! The floral circle is stunning! So happy you joined us at The Challenge! XX

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  8. Just beautiful, Marcia! I played with that stamp set for the first time today. I also love how you did the cirlce of blooms all around the window! It is stunning.

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  9. So beautiful. Who wouldn't want to have that chair in their craft room for inspiration??!! It's gorgeous ... and so is your card, Marcia. Fantastic inspired design. Gorgeous colours and love the black and white stripe. xx

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  10. WOW! These flowers are gorgeous and the black and white stripes set them off beautifully! I'm with you with that chair! But your card is just as pretty!

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