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Saturday, April 21, 2012

Popping, Inking & a New Challenge Blog

Good Morning Bloggers!
I have finally recovered fom my neck surgery just enough to browse the web a bit; yay! While doing this, I stumbled upon a new challenge blog called Fashionista Challenge. They just started out  and have posted their first Challenge - Anything Goes For Girls. The blog is owned by Rina and she has chosen a fabulous design team consisting of herself and 9 other awesome creators. The design team has put together some gorgeous samples to get your creative juices flowing so be sure you pop over to this new inspiring blog and check it all out. You won't be disappointed.
I was able to get a card made up for this challenge and I hope to maybe squeeze out another card today before submissions are closed. 
The card I'm posting now also fits with the current challenge at Pile It On - Pop It Up. For this challenge, you have to make your card "POP" somehow. I used 3D foam to "pop out" the image of Lynette on the front of my card.
Lets go for a third challenge this card will go with. Pam, from 365 Cards, want us to Get Inky with her. The challenge; find atleast 2 different uses for your ink pad. I used an ink pad 3 different ways; I stamped my image, inked the edges of my papers and used an ink pad and dauber to apply some ink to the chipboard butterfly.
One card - 3 challenges.

If you are familiar with this stamp "Lynette" by Sarah Kay, you may notice that the garden part of the stamp is not on here. Because I only wanted the figure of Lynette, I only partially inked the stamp and then cut the image out after colouring it with some Copics. I used B06, B12, E000, E23, E29, G28, RV25 & RV34. The coloured ink, ribbons, brad and papers are all CTMH ( except the copic paper). The sentiment is from the CTMH "Say it in Style" stamp set. To make the lace edge I used the Doily Lace Trim punch from Martha Stuart and inked the edges of the trim before attaching it to my card. After I stamped my sentiment, I punched it out with a Scallop Oval punch from Stampin' Up. I decided to edge this oval with some copper shimmer from Making Memories to give my card some sparkle. The flowers, leaf and chipboard butterfly are from my stash. I used a dauber to apply Sorbet ink to the butterfly so it coordinated better with my cardstock.

Thank you for stopping by to visit. I hope you have enjoyed my card.
Hugs xo


  1. What a beautiful creation!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Fashionista Challenge..
    Hugs Natalie xx

  2. Hi Tracey
    I am so glad you found us at Fashionista and I hope that you visit regularly.
    Your card is lovely, the soft colours and embellishments are charming.

  3. Such a sweet card!
    Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!
    Helen x

  4. Another SWEET card!! Thanks again for joining us last week at PIO! Have a GREAT day!


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