Thursday, May 24, 2012

Featured Artist at Inspired by Stamping

I am super excited to be the Featured Artist at Inspired by Stamping this week!  After THIS card of mine took top honors there last month, owner Joanna Munster asked if I'd like to guest with her.  Of course I would!!!  Thank you, Joanna.  :-)

Here is this week's sketch:


And here is my neutral-toned take on that:


I used some new-to-me Verve stamps called Kind Words (both the flowers and the sentiment).  The lace is from JoAnns.  The buttons along the bottom are from my stash, and I coated them with clear glitter.


I like the contrast of soft satin with rough twine.


The clear vintage-look gem is from Recollections.  I added some tiny dabs of Liquid Pearls along the tops of the punched scallops, too.


I really hope you can join us at the challenge!  You do NOT have to use Inspired by Stamping's line of stamps or flowers to play.  You can find all the details and link up your creation HERE.

On a personal note, I want to enter my card at Moxie Fab World's Damask/Brocade challenge, and at Flourishes Timeless Tuesday challenge - to include a flower.

I noticed that I reached over 200 Followers on my sidebar.  200!!  I am so excited!  Thank you!  When my crazy-hectic schedule slows down a bit more in the coming weeks, I'll offer up some blog candy to show my appreciation.   

Be sure to check back here on Friday, when I'll be able to share some happy news with you all.  :o)

Thanks so much for coming by!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps:  Kind Words - Verve
Paper: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Basic Black, patterned - SU; white - PTI
Ink: Crumb Cake - SU; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: lace - JoAnns; taupe satin ribbon - Michael's; twine - Creative Impressions
Other: Double Embossed Dotted Lace punch - EK Success; pearls - Queen & Co; clear gem - Recollections; buttons; Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart; White Opal Liquid Pearls - Ranger

25 comments:

Sue Lelli said...

GORGEOUS card, Colleen! Congrats on being the featured stamper at IBS! LOVE the monochromatic look and all of the FAB details! LOVE the glitter buttons, the clear button and the satin and twine!

Jennifer said...

Congratulations on being the featured stamper! This card is gorgeous...love the neutral tone. The liquid pearls are the perfect touc. So much detail in this beautiful card =)

Deb Hickman said...

Congrats in the Featured Artist, very well deserved though. Gorgeous card, I love the soft, pretty, muted colours, very dreamy. Deb xxx

Bumblebee said...

beautiful card, congratulations on being featured artist!

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful! Lovely papers, buttons and ribbon, very elegant and plain gorgeous!

Joanna M. said...

Thank you so much for being our featured artist at IBSI challenge this week! Your card is just amazing! The details are so elegant and beautiful! Hugs, Joanna

Andrea Ewen said...

Congratulaions on your guest spot! This card is absolutely dreamy...I adore that sentiment and the shadow stamping behind it really looks lovely!

Annette said...

just beautiful...congrats on your guest design...

Lisa said...

BIG congrats on being featured Colleen! Love all of the soft pretty details on your card!!

Sherrie K. said...

GORGEOUS design and I LOVE the colors you used!!Beautiful trim, pearls, etc and such a awesome sentiment:) Love it!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Marisa said...

This is gorgeous, Colleen!! Love the detailing with the small pearls on the scallops and touch of lace non the sentiment panel.

Linda Callahan said...

So pretty!

Amanda said...

Congratulations!! You make such beautiful cards and you deserve the Guest Designer design spot!!
This card is so soft and delicate, I just love all the elements you used :)

Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

~ Amanda :)

Donna Bowman said...

Another gorgeous card with a neutral color scheme! Love all your pretty details. Congrats on the guest designer gig!!

Anonymous said...

What amazing details! I love the touches of the liquid pearls on the scallops and then that embelishment in the upper right hand corner is just perfect! Love the soft colors too. Congrats on all the fame you are achieving - you deserve it! Have a good long weekend!

Chris R. from Iowa

nwilliams6 said...

Gorgeous as usual! Love all the very beautiful details on this! You are joy to me!!! Hugz!

Marie said...

Congrats on GD spot. Love the neutral colors and the bow, twine contrast. Thanks for sharing with Flourishes.

Jinny Newlin said...

This is pure elegance! Yum! And I love that monochromatic color palette, not to mention all your buttons and bling! GORGEOUS!

Emily Keaton said...

SOooooooooooo beautiful, Colleen. Sigh. I could stare at this for hours and still not soak up all of the tasteful and marvelous details you included. WOW!

Karen McAlpine said...

Ohh! Really pretty. Love that soft cocoa colored paper and the lace is yummy.

Bonnie said...

I like the twine and ribbon too. Great contrast and all those pretty buttons and lace, make me think of a vintage dress for a very special occasion.

maria f. said...

Busy, busy, busy! Can't get over your perfect little pearls on your scallops. Loverly :)

Cindy Haffner said...

BEAUTIFUL Colleen. Thank you for joining us in Flourishes Timeless Tuesday!

Virginia L. said...

You add the elements and details so very beautifully , Colleen! Love this!

Ellen said...

Simply gorgeous! I love this color pallet.
Hugs,
Ellen

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