Saturday, August 21, 2010

Crazy 4 Challenges C4C51 - Sketch Challenge

Hello Friends! It's Saturday and it's time to have some CRAZY fun! It's Crazy 4 Challenges time again and well it sure was fun to create my card! This week Frances came up with a fun sketch for us to play with! This week we have a bonus at C4C because Alota Rubber Stamps is sponsoring the challenge! Yay!

Be sure to stop by Crazy 4 Challenges and check out the sketch and the beautiful cards the design team created. Don't forget to play along! We'd love to see your lovely cards!!

* Barbara Anders
* Cindy Haffner
* Frances Byrne
* Jessie Rone
* Joanne Grzelak
* Joycelyn Pelkey
Lynda Benden
* Angela Wood
*Silke Ledlow
* Silke Kittmann
* Vicki Garrett

You must be thinking my crafting mojo is back considering it looks like I worked really hard to create my card. Actually everything on my card except the lace and beads are all scraps! Yup, scraps! I had colored the rose image a while back but never used it. The embossed background was something I created when I created the video tutorial for this "shabby chic embossing" technique. Click Here for the tutorial. Oh my . . .I looked at the date of when I created the tutorial and it was in January. Gosh, that is how long I've been holding on to the embossed panel. LOL!

Hey. . .I hope you're not sick of seeing lace on my cards! Why? Well, I have a gazillion rolls of lace and I gotta use them. My motto nowadays are "hoarding no more" or "use it or lose it"!

Honestly. . .after I created this card, it sort of brought back a little crafting "spark" in me! Something I haven't felt for over a month. Yay! It's a good sign!

Like I said, I colored the rose image a long time ago but there was something I didn't like about how I colored it so I sort of threw it in the crap pile. LOL! Yes, crap pile.

To refurbish the image and bring it back to life, I added glitter to the image. The wonderful part was that the leaves weren't colored otherwise it wouldn't have matched my color scheme of my card. Seeing that I didn't color the leaves, I decided to use it and colored the leaves brown to give it a more vintage appearance. I added glitter all over the image and nearly messed up the image. I had to rub off some of the glitter because it actually covered up the details of the image. Whala! It all worked out in the end! Yay!

BTW. . .the image is by Stampin Up in the case you're wondering. . .:)

Anyway. . .that's it for today! Hope you all have a gorgeous and blessed weekend!!!


Angelwood said...

Oh so pretty, Maria. I love this pretty image and the lace ribbon is gorgeous! hugs, Angela

Creative Mish said...

Beautiful card Maria. I love the shabby chic look of it. All the lace, etc. That embossing is amazing. I have to give it a try

Barbara said...

Just gorgeous! I love all that lace!

Joanne (jojot) said...

stunningly all the textures and layers...fabulous

StampOwl said...

gorgeous card Maria, love all the lace

Riet said...

What a wonderful card Maria.

Hugs Riet.xx

Silke Ledlow said...

Holy smokes GF...this is gorgeous!!! So glad you had a chance to play...and your mojo has not left you at all...*wink*!!! Get that stamp room of yours messy again...LOL!!! Hugs ~S~

Cheryl said...

Fabulous! I love the lace, beads, & texture.

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is so pretty! I love all the sparkle and texture. Gorgeous work!!

Silli said...

Maria, your card is beautiful, I love all the sparkle...HUGS

Cindy Haffner said...


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I love the site challenges and your artwork! I am especially thrilled with all the links you have and ideas. I will be sure to follow you from now on. Congratulations on a fabulous and resourceful site!

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I am a big fun of your blog and I think I have seen all the cards that you have made. I think this new card in one of you best card ever made. The style is just so different to other cards that you made.

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