Thursday, October 6, 2011

Stampin' Royalty Challenge #92 - October 5, 2011 - You Inspire Me

Hi!  I hope you are having a good week.  My husband has been working off hours this week so we've been sneaking out for lunch almost every day this week.  It's not very often we are on our own so we are making the most of it!

I made this card for the Stampin' Royalty Challenge #92.  The challenge this week is to make a card that uses primarily Olive, Mustard, Saffron and Eggplant.   So where to start?  Find the paper?  Pick a theme?    I started more than a few times before I came up with this one that I am happy with.   My first thought was sunflowers with a purple background - but that got quickly nixed - the stamp was too big, and the purple looked like night.  
I finally got to use my new Spellbinders Nested Butterflies Two set, and a great quote from the Just Rite Stampers "You Are My Anchor" set.  It feels like a bit of a departure for me - no big fat bow, but I did put a frilly flower on it. And there is still a tiny bit of bling - the silver flourishes on the butterfly, and the purple wire antennae on the butterfly!

If you are interested in playing along you can get the details here:
I hope you have a great day and find some time for yourself to do something you love!

Supplies Used:    Finished Size 5" x 7"
Stamp:  Just Rite Stampers: You Are My Anchor Set
Die Cuts:  Spellbinders: Foliage, Nested Butterflies Two, Ornate Artisan Tags & Accents, Fleur De Lis Rectangle
Border Punch:  Martha Stewart Eyelet Lace
Sizzix Embossing Folder:  Diamond from Diamond & Tropical Paisley Set
Ink:  Momento Sweet Plum, Ranger/Tim Holtz Distress Antique Linen
Flower: Prima Whisper Collection - Fairy


Pauline said...

Jeanne, this is beautiful! You worked these colours to perfection! A gorgeous card.
I took some time today for a girly shopping trip and got myself two bottles of perfume, I can't stop sniffing my arm lol!
Thanks for your sweet comment on my blog. Have a great day! Xx

Cathy Weber said...

This didn't need a big old bow, it is perfect just the way it is. I love the wire for the antennae and all the different layers of patterned paper and borders. REally great card.

Jenn Picard said...

Wow this card is just gorgeous! I love all the die cut elements and the beautiful flower. Thanks for joining us this week at Stampin Royalty