Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Cuttlebug Be Inspired Challenge #20

WOW - When I saw this sketch I thought I'd be coming up with something soft and feminine! I also thought I'd have heaps of time to get it done - nice and leisurely!!! It's such a gorgeous sketch I'm just going to have to find the time to re-do my card! Or start another one completely!!! I came home from work a bit early today and thought I'd do some stamping. I have been soo busy with visitors and the SCS Bushfire Fundraiser that I haven't had much chance to "play" lately. When I checked out when this sketch was due I realised I was cutting it fine!! It's now Tuesday afternoon my time and the challenge closes at 7pm Monday US time - not sure how my time equates but - aaaagh - off I raced! Unfortunately I had a masculine card I needed to make so I tried to work this challenge with some left over CS from the last Kristina Challenge that I hadn't put away - not sure if I'm happy with the result! I think the Regal Rose is a bit too "pink"! Guess I need to make another masculine card too - LOL. Ah well - need to stamp more to keep my skills up!!! The metallic strip is some metallic tape I trimmed, scalloped and embossed. If you try this you do need to keep the backing tape on otherwise the tape is too soft to hold the embossing. I also think I'm a bit too literal when it comes to sketch challenges - I need to adopt the sketch as my own and not try to stick to it too closely - live and learn!

CS - Pumpkin Pie, Chocolate Chip, Brocade Blue and Regal Rose
SU - Felt Fusion Flowers and Botannical Blooms stamp set


Kellie said...

WOW Deb, Firstly the colours are amazing together, they feel really warm....lol, if colours can do that to someone. And I love how you have stamped and then used your little green machine, so effective. I can't wait to get mine! It's ok my hubby will still let me have something to do with you, hehe, he was impressed at the bargain price you had found on a site for them!

Amazing card as always xx

Cassie said...

great color scheme debbie! it's funny how cards will take on a life of their own sometimes!!
so glad you joined us this week on the cuttlebug challenge! hope to see you this week too!

Eveline said...

Lovely card.

Meda said...

Awesome card!
Thank you for playing with us at Cuttlebug Challenge Blog
I love the button in the middle of the flower!

Lea L. said...

Well, I think you did a fabulous job! The colors are wonderful, and I love the different embossing folders you used together! They really work out! Great job with Be Inspired 20...thanks for participating this week at the Cuttlebug Challenge blog!


Stamp and Smile said...

I LOVE IT! You did a great job bring a bit of paper beauty into our daily lives Debbie! When it comes to sketch challenges, I do the same thing and don't branch off to make the card my own... I feel the challenge police will be out so charge me with 'unlawful cooperation'... he! :)

Maggie said...

I have a hard time following a sketch to a t, so I always stray from them..
Luv the colours..
you will be featured on March 5th at