Monday, July 28, 2014

The Challenge #11 - You Make Life Beautiful!

Did you have a good weekend?  I was mostly a couch potato taking it easy all weekend.  I had some dental work done and my jaw is still a little sore.     I have two posts today - a blog hop with CardMaker Magazine and The Stamps of Life, and this post for The Challenge.   So if you have time I hope you will look around.  There are a few prizes up for grabs - all you need to do is leave a few comments.

Today begins a new 2 week challenge at The Challenge!!  (try saying that three times!).  The Challenge is another wonderful creation by Lesley Croghan and is hosted on her blog  Always Playing with Paper.  Lesley is the creator of Fusion, Dynamic Duos, Seize the Birthday, Seize the Sketch, Card Concept, and Merry Monday.  This time is double the fun because there is a color challenge, and a sketch challenge.  You can use either one that inspires you, or you can incorporate them both together like I did.  I didn't have all the Stampin' Up! Papers / Inks so I improvised with colors that were similar.
The dark orange pattern paper is purchased, the flower print I stamped myself (why thank you very much!)   It was a simple and easy way to sneak in all the colors - the light and dark orange for the flowers, the green on the foliage.

Check out what the rest of the DT made for this challenge.

 Lesley Croghan (Creator)

Now it's your turn!  I can't wait to see what you make and I hope you will link it up here at The Challenge!

Supplies Used:  Finished Size 4.25 x 5.5"
Stamps:  Avery Elle Love Notes
Dies:  Cheery Lynn M4 Circles, Mandy Doily, Paper Smooches flag Tags
Wood Butterfly:  Jillibean Soup
Ribbon:  1/4" White Ric Rac May Arts
Ink:  Impress Fresh Ink Chocolate, Memento Tangelo, Rich Cocoa, Morocco, Bamboo Leaves
Card Stock:  PTI White, Terracotta Tile, SU! Early Espresso
Pattern Paper:  Basic Grey "What's Up!" 6x6"
Punch: EK Success Double Embossed Dotted Lace 


Kara said...

The stamped flower print is gorgeous!!!!

Marybeth said...

Sounds like you needed some couch time, hope you feel better soon. You have been so busy with all these hops.
Beautiful card today!

Pauline said...

This is beautiful Jeanne, what gorgeous hot colours!
Hope you feel better soon xx

Anonymous said...

I hope you feel better soon Jeanne! Beautiful card!

JD/ Jill said...

This is so pretty! And all the elements on your card...are what makes like so, butterflies, and lovely happy colors!

Mary said...

I really like this one...the colors and patterns...WOW! Fabulous card! Love the papers, wonderful sentiment. So much to look at! again, WOW!

Tracey McNeely said...

Jeanne this is gorgeous, I love the patterns!

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Lesley said...

Your card is so fresh and pretty, Jeanne! I love the stamped flowers...I thought they were a designer paper! Gorgeous!

Sharron said...

OMG, love your stamped background--it's gorgeous! The layering is wonderful as always and the sentiment is lovely. Hope all went will with your dental work. I thought about you. But once again, I am behind on leaving comments--can't seem to get myself organized this summer!

Andrea W said...

Your stamping is fabulous and I love how you used the colors. Very pretty!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful, I love the stamped background.