Saturday, June 9, 2012

Inspiration Challenge and More!

Happy Saturday, everyone! I'm so happy to have no plans today away from home, so that I can play in my stamp room! There are several challenges I have participated in during the making of this card. The Inspiration Challenge over at Splitcoast is to choose an item from the Artful Whimsy store.....I chose this pendant instantly, since I have a stamp with the exact sentiment, from the Our Daily Bread designs "Sentiments Collection"!!

I am also submitting to the following challenges:
Stampin Sisters In Christ: heavenly elements (angel wings);
The Pink Elephant Challenge: Vibrant Colors;
Sugar Creek Hollow: Make your own designer paper;
Perfect Sentiments: All about love and lacy elements (hopefully love for a friend counts for the challenge);
Our Creative Corner: use a Tim Holtz technique....I used tearing and distressing....on a tag. 

To create the patterned butterfly, I inked up the Brocade Background stamp, "kissed" the 2-Step Butterfly stamp onto the inked background to pick up the design, stamped it onto vanilla cardstock, then cut it out with the custom "Grunge Butterfly Die".

Card 'Ingredients':
Stamps: Our Daily Bread designs 'Plain Tag', 'Sentiments Collection', 'Brocade Background', '2-Step Butterflies' from the 'God's Love' set;
Cardstock: Stampin Up Very Vanilla;
Ink: Stazon Fuschia Pink, Stazon Timber Brown, and Ranger 'Antique Linen' Distress Ink;
Accessories: Our Daily Bread designs Custom Cutting Dies: 'Grunge Butterfly' and 'Tag Die', Mega Mount Stamp Block, Prima Lace, Stampin Up Vanilla Seam Binding, Stampin Up Button, Embroidery Thread, Zva Creative Pearls, 'Pearl' Glimmer Mist, Paper piercer and template, foam tape, sponge dauber;
Size: A2.

Thanks so much for stopping by today!  Have a very blessed weekend!


Unknown said...

Lovely as always Angela! I wanna hang out in your craft room for a while, have some of it rub off on me! :) Thanks for coming alongside us this month at Stampin' Sisters in Christ!

Natalie said...

Angie, this is so pretty! And look at all those challenges, Whoo-hoo!!! Thank you for the birthday wishes, that was sweet of you to remember!
God bless.

Diane Noble said...

Angela, your artwork is always gorgeous and this project is no exception. What a totally sweet card. I love that sentiment too, but your layout, design, choice of colors all blend together to make it fabulous. Thanks for joining our challenge this week at Stampin' Sisters in Christ. We appreciate your continued, faithful support. You are home when you are here! Diane Noble (SSIC-DT)

Danni said...

This is so pretty and I just love the butterfly! Thank you for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!

krcmasterpiece said...

The piercing & distressing on the tag was a great idea. Love the sentiment.

Thanks for playing with us @ The Perfect Sentiments.

jan farnworth said...

what a sweet card love it thanks for joining us at the perfect sentiment.

Unknown said...

I think love for a friend is certainly a special kind of love!! Thanks for playing along with Perfect Sentiments!

Grace said...

Oh Angie... this is soooo pretty!!! I'm in love with the vibrancy of it and the sentiment is great on that tag!

Jennipher said...

This is so pretty Angie! That lace is gorgeous. Great entry for our challenge at The Perfect Sentiment. Thanks for joining us again!

Patti P. said...

Angie, what a gorgeous card. I love the kissing technique and haven't done that in quite a while, thanks for reminding me. Your sentiment is beautiful and love the lace!!
Thanks for sharing at Sugar Creek Hollow.
Patti SCH/DT

Margaret said...

So beautiful. Love that paper and the butterfly you created using it. Gorgeous lace. Thanks for joining us at Perfect Sentiement.

Unknown said...

Soo pretty! Love the dp and the tag! Thanks for playing along this week at The Perfect Sentiment!

Jan Marie said...

Gorgeous, Angie!! Love the tone on tone with that incredible DP and then the lace! Wowzers, girl. . .so beautiful!

Mynn xx said...

This is oh so pretty! LOVE all that gorgeous pink with the cream details! :)

Linda Coughlin, the funkie junkie said...

Gorgeous card, Angela! That paper you used is really gorgeous and the lace is divine! I love tags as embellishments and the sentiment is just beautiful. Not sure that tearing and distressing are TH techniques :) but I do thank you for joining in the fun with us this week at Our Creative Corner.