Friday, February 29, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #36: Layout Challenge


Our challenge this week was to be inspired by the layout on page 44, The Deepest Sympathy card. Usually, layout challenges are my favorite but it was really hard for me this week. This is inspite of the fact that I really like this layout! Wierd!

I wanted to try out a very simple technique called "Chalkboard." You are supposed to use black cardstock and the example I saw used brown. So what did I do? Used Bravo Burgundy! I stamped the cross and floral images from Refuge and Strength in Whisper White Craft Ink and used Q-tips and cotton balls to add color from my Stampin' Pastels. I layered this piece onto Ballet Blue and then onto Always Artichoke cardstock. I tied a piece of 5/8" Brocade Blue Grosgrain Ribbon onto the Antique Brass Hodgepodge piece and attached that to my main piece. I wasn't quite sure if this looked finished yet so at the risk of ruining what I had just done, I pulled out my Crafter's Tool Kit and using the Paper Piercer, Pad and Template, added a few "stitch" holes in three of the corners. I liked it!

I made my own decorative cardstock by stamping off in Ballet Blue and Bravo Burgundy onto a piece of Very Vanilla cardstock. I added the phrase with my Bravo Burgundy classic ink pad and adhered the focal image with Stampin' Dimensionals. Boy! I've been using Stampin' Dimensionals on EVERYTHING lately! I love them!

Thanks for taking time to check out my Blogger's Challenge and remember to click on the link on the sidebar to see what the other BC members were up to this week!

Lisa

19 comments:

Stefanie said...

Beautiful Lisa! What an elegant Easter card!

Barb Hardeman said...

This is just lovely. You really tied in a lot of wonderful details and it came together beautifully.

Nikki Bond said...

What an AMAZING card! So pretty! {SMILES}

Karen said...

love how the white and pastels look on the dark cs!! very nice!!

Connie said...

Very pretty, Lisa! I love that technique...

Jeannette said...

I love this card. So inspiring and peaceful. Great job!

Lynn Mercurio said...

I don't think you are last...your card is wonderful...such a beautiful and inspirational Easter card. Fabulous job!

Ida said...

Looks great Lisa. The piercing really does add to the card. Love the soft feel it has.

Lauren (mytime) said...

Beautiful combo of challenges!

Amber Porter said...

Great card! I love the paper piercing!!

Beckie said...

I think it looks great!

Claudia said...

Your card turned out wonderful, I don't think you had a hard time with it all, it all looks PERFECT!

Lisa Somerville said...

Just beautiful Lisa

Lila H said...

Beautiful and perfect for the season!

Basement Stamper said...

Beautiful card this week, love using the chalk with the craft ink.

tonistamps said...

Great card Lisa! You're such a good bow-tier...I may need a tutorial. Mine never come out that nice looking.

MJ said...

this turned out great! Just beautiful.

Lori said...

So beautiful and elegant! The chalkboard technique looks lovely on the burgundy cardstock.

Julie G said...

I really like your card. The cross is just beautiful.