Saturday, February 27, 2010

Embrace Life ~ Poppy Seed/Embellish/Free For All





It's always fun to find a new creative challenge...and this week, I found TWO of them...the Poppy Seed Challenge at Lisa Johnson's Poppy Paperie blog and the Free For All Challenge. I combined these two new challenges, Poppy Seed Challenge #1 which requires crystals, flower stamp, and light yellow...and Free For All #1 at Splitcoaststampers to use texture, one color that you rarely use, and patterned paper. The Embellish Color Challenge with Borders was also a MUST for this lively card, using the colors green, yellow, pink & peach.



Can you guess which color I haven't used in a LONG time? Groovy Guava was an In Color in 2008...the big shocker was that I found several sheets of this cardstock and a couple of sheets of designer series paper:)

How cute are the little crystals? They are from the new Eggcelent Eggs Kit in the Occasions Mini Catalog...and I'm thinking that I heard these crystals will be offered again...YAY!

I'm not very happy with the ribbon treatment...this skinny ribbon is a little more difficult to "poof" up:)

If you're in the mood for a new challenge, go check these out...you're sure to find some inspiration! Check back here tomorrow for a new Curtain Call Color Challenge...and a BIG ANNOUNCEMENT that you won't want to miss!





Stamps: Embrace Life
Paper: Groovy Guava (retired), Certainly Celery, Pixie Pink CS, Watercolor Paper, Shades of Spring & retired DSP
Ink: Black Stazon, Pixie Pink, So Saffron, Barely Banana & Sahara Sand Stampin' Write Markers
Other: Scallop Edge & Corner Rounder Punches, Eggcelent Eggs Kit, retired So Saffron ribbon, Sherbet Designer Buttons, Linen Thread


11 comments:

Pam W said...

Love it! Great job on the challenges.

Cheryl said...

Great colors! It is such a springy card.

resmith said...

Beautiful, great job!

Karen Motz said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! Love the pink and yellow colour combo and the crystals add the perfect sparkle!

Marisa said...

Love how you used the other flower with this one - very creative :D Lovely colour combo and use of bling too. Looking forward to your CC tomorrow :D

Michelle said...

Your card is lovely! I like how you colored and embellished the main flower image. Very nice!

Traveling Mama said...

Stacey, this is so sweet! I love your flower! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Embellish!

sarahmartina said...

What a gorgeous ribbon and flower!!! So glad you joined in on the Embellish challenge!

Nadya 's World!!! said...

WOW! What a gorgeous card! I love it. Love everything about it! :)
Nadya

Charlene Austin said...

So very pretty!

Mariana Grigsby said...

Beautiful card, Stacey! Thanks for playing along with us!