Saturday, January 25, 2014

B Is For Baby

This is my second post for today.  Please click HERE for 'Bluesy Love Cards'.  

Well, it feels good to say I'm playing in a challenge today!  One of my new favorite challenges is The Card Concept, created by my friend Lesley.  If you haven't heard of it yet, go check it out.  It's unique, I think, because not only are you given a prompt (like an inspiration photo) and a dictate (like this week, we need to use Texture), but you must also have your card fit into one of 6 style categories.

Mine is the Freestyle Collage --


Here's the inspiration pic at The Card Concept:

I was inspired by the almost cardboard-like roof, and so I pulled out a chipboard "B" for this baby card.  I also noted all the greenery around the house, and added some of my own punched greenery to the card.


Had to capture the shimmer of this light green cardstock for you, which is under the "B".  It is a sample piece from California Paper Goods from oh-so-long-ago.  The letter was wiped and sponged with white craft ink.


I also wiped white ink on the bright pink flower to tone it down a bit.  The sentiment, from Little Hellos by Stampin' Up!, was singled out (the stamp has an image of a giraffe, too) and inked onto a little punched leaf.

Thanks so much for your visit today!  Enjoy your weekend.  :)



Stamps: Little Hellos - SU Paper: Old Olive, Sahara Sand, Pretty In Pink - SU; paisley pattern ?; pale green shimmer - California Paper Goods Ink: white opaque, Frayed Burlap, Walnut Stain, Antique Linen - Ranger; Memento Tuxedo Black - Tsukineko Fibers: cream twine - American Crafts Accessories & Tools: Branch, Rose Leaf punches - Martha Stewart; gold/pearl brad - Bride's; rectangle, scalloped rectangle dies - Spellbinders; doily - Wilton; pink flowers - Prima; pearls - Queen & Co.

23 comments:

Gramma Dee said...

Gorgeous! Love the doily, the flower, that big B

Marisa said...

This is wonderful!

Jennifer said...

This is beautiful! Love all the soft colors you used.

Vicki Dutcher said...

How gorgeous! Very elegant baby card :)

Sue Lelli said...

LOVE the chipboard B is for baby! Such a sweet card! Hope it's a girl!

~Tammy~ said...

I use to buy my envelopes from CPG when I lived in Hawaii. It's been ages since placing an order with them. They always had a great variety and sizes and I liked that.

Your card is so beautiful. I adore those prima flowers. I have been looking for some like that. No luck!

That textured B is BEAUTIFUL! Love the colors and the whole design!

Cathy Weber said...

I have finished almost half of my coffee this morning while I zoomed in and out on your beautiful card. No kidding! Every element so perfectly placed...love the chipboard "B", the doily, the leafy springs, the sentiment stamped on the leaf...on and on and on! I think your card also falls into the Classy and Elegant category...at least that is what I am thinking about it! Really gorgeous card!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

Absolutely WONDERFUL! LOVE your card so much! Hugs!

Teresa Kline said...

wow, this is stunning, I luv the big b....great job with texture challenge....so glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

sparkle & shine *~*

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is a perfect example of a style I never do but man is it beautiful! I love all the pretty details and texture! Thanks so much for joining us at the Card Concept!

Lee Ann Barrett said...

This card is the definition of sweetness, Colleen! It has a wonderful vintage feel and I just love that raw bit of chipboard with a bit of white ink sponged on it. Beautiful creation! Thanks for playing along again this week at The Card Concept!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous!!

Lisa said...

Another sweet card Colleen! I like the big chipboard letter backed with the doily!

Reusing with Quilling said...

Its beautiful !

Leintje* said...

Baby cards are my favorite! This one is sooo classy and sweet, love it!

With love from The Netherlands,
Leintje*

Karen D said...

Colleen, your card is gorgeous, I love the pretty colours and the layering. Thank you so much for sharing your card with us at The Card Concept.

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely beautiful, Colleen! Perfect details, perfect texture, perfect colors!

Benzi said...

Adorable baby card and sure sounds like a fun challenge, too.

Stella said...

So so elegant; perfect for a baby girl but to be honest; also perfectfor the bride to be. (The B for Bride) Love this! XX

KayM said...

Oh how absolutely beautiful!!! This is a work of art! That flower is so pretty and the whole card is just lovely! Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept! :)

Leslie Miller said...

This is just as pretty as can be, Colleen! Of course, I love baby cards of any kind. The flower is so pretty it looks real!

KimCreate said...

Just looking thru the gallery of cards for the Card Concept and noticed your beautiful card. I love it, so pretty!

Linda Callahan said...

Love this! So pretty!

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