Monday, February 22, 2016

Sending Hugs and Prayers--The Challenge #61

February 22, 2016

It's Monday and time for a new challenge at The Challenge!
This week we have a very beautiful inspiration photo for you! We can't wait to see what you create!

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1. Use the challenge to create a card.
2. Please add the challenge graphic to your blog post (copy and paste).
3. Have fun and comment on the submissions of others.
4. Anything that is offensive to myself or to my viewers will be removed.
5. Please only link to 3 other challenges plus our challenge for a total of 4 challenges.
6. Have fun!

My inspiration came from the wooden kitchen island, the white flowers and the green in the cake stands.  I wanted to incorporate the pink from the refrigerator, too, so I added pink behind my main panel.  

I stamped the hardwood stamp from Stampin' Up! with white pigment  ink on a Crumb Cake background.  I distressed the sides with a distressing tool and sponged the edges with SU Early Expresso ink.  The flowers are from Altenew-Peony Scrolls.  The flowers were stamped with Versa Fine ink on Nennah Solar White paper and heat embossed with white embossing powder. I added some C1 Copic Marker and used the blender pen to create the dimension.  The matching dies were used to cut out the flowers.  The leaves are stamped using the Altenew-Vintage Flowers stamp with Mint Macaroon and Coastal Cabana inks.  The matching dies were used to cut out the leaves.  The sentiment is from Simon Says Stamp.  I stamped the words in Early Expresso ink and cut out the word prayers using a Winnie And Walter-The Big, The Bold and Comfort Cutaways die.  I cut it out in pink first and then used a chipboard piece and cut it out again to layer the sentiment.  Wink of Stella and sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added for shine.  

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  1. Beautiful! Love how the flowers stand out against the rustic woodgrain background.

  2. I love that woodgrain stamp! It's the perfect subtle background behind those beautiful flowers!

  3. Very pretty card Claire, your flowers are beautiful.

  4. Beautiful, Claire! Love the big, bold flowers against the woodgrain background!

  5. So pretty, Claire! Love those big, bold blooms!

  6. These big blooms are so pretty the way you stamped and colored them, Claire! Love the contrast of them next to the dark grain!

  7. This is absolutely gorgeous, Claire! Love it.


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