Monday, May 30, 2011

I was really challenged

This weeks challenges really gave me trouble. I had a real hard time putting something together. Filled the trash can this afternoon. I was not happy with anything but I think I finally came up with a couple of ideas. Speedy the Cats Friends Challenge was to use Ivory & Lace. Image and sentiment by Marks Finest Papers.   I only wanted the magnolia so I cut it away from the stamp it is part of. 

The Stampin Bs Challenge was to use the Collage technique and the GAB challenge was to use the Emboss Resist technique. The giraffe is embossed and I sponged over it. Cut it out into an oval. Layered on another oval and a rectangle.  The background was a trial and error. I sponged. I smeared. I dragged the ink pad over the paper and then I sponged it again until I was happy with the color. All stamps are from Marks Finest Papers. I used both techniques on this card. MFP also sells the Bakers Twine I've used. This is not the stamp set I intended to use but nothing I put together made any sense to me. I probably was not meant to craft today. I love this little giraffe and am happy with this card.

9 comments:

Harriet Skelly said...

Pat I love your ivory and lace card - it is so shabby chic and gorgeous! Thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends!

Zoechaos said...

Fabulous cards, your wedding card is as romantic and elegant as a wedding card should be gorgeous and special. Your cheery get well card will bring a smile to the poorlist of us. XOXO Zoe

Colleen Dietrich said...

Pat, one can't tell from your gorgeous result the trouble that you had getting this challenge together! So glad you came to play with Speedy's Friends this week.

Winnie and Patty said...

Oh Pat--this is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love everything about it. And it fits the challenge perfectly!!!! You did a fantastic job with this! Thanks for playing along with us at Speedy the Cat's Friends Challenge this week!

Elisabeth Sarkis said...

Muito bonito,parabens!
Kisses

Joanne (jojot) said...

Pat...both are fabulous, but your ivory and lace one is so elegant and classy....thanks for playing with Speedy's Friends

Benzi said...

Both cards are fabulous. Love the ivory and lace challenge this week..too bad I couldn't get to it..not yet, anyway.

Thanks for joining the Stampin' B's collage challenge this week.

Nikki T said...

Both cards are great. The ivory and lace one is beautiful. Thanks for joining us this week at GAB Challenges.
Nikki

Just Me said...

Very pretty cards. The giraffe is really cute. Love the pp.