Just wanted to get a quick post in before my scheduled post runs tonight so that I can enter a few wonderful challenges that are happening around blog land. I made these over the last two days, but this card in particular is the one that I'm entering into challenges.
The criteria that I followed for this card was based on a photo inspiration over at Case Study and also Our Creative Corner that asked you to use only black and white and a splash of color; I chose blue, however the pictures seem more teal; regardless...both were wonderful challenges.
CASE Study's photo inspiration is this
I drew inspiration from the framing of the fancy scalloped base, the trio of flowers, the banner, the color blue and the dots.
This is an image from Ignacio over at Nicecrane Designs titled,
I've made a frame out of the Spellbinder's Fleur de Lis Rectangles and double layered the image. The trio of flowers I made myself with circle punches and stamped various polka dots on them with the Tim Holtz Stamper's Anonymous stamp set. The banner was created by cutting out the classifieds ad in the newspaper and covering it with clear crackle paint. This probably doesn't make sense until you read the inside of the card
Humorous Birthday Card for a female
As if she purchased "it" out of the newspaper classified ads.
All while keeping with the wonderful challenge at Our Creative Corner and using only black, white and blue.
If you fancy the above image, you can find them here at
Two other cards I made yesterday, also using Nicecrane Designs Images, called
The Roosevelt Bears.
Thought this one would be cute for President's Day.
Okie dokie, that's it for me on this post, but I hope you've enjoyed your visit and found a little inspiration here.
Thank you so much for stopping in....
BIG hugs and happy stamping!
Challenges I would like to enter:
CASE Study - 78; Photo Inspiration (Feb 21)
Our Creative Corner - Black and White With a Splash of Color (Feb 24)