Saturday, March 3, 2012

Playing with New Challenges

I was browsing through some of my favourite blogs and came across this gorgeous colour board from Embellish Magazine and just had to try it out.


At the same time I saw the Mojo Monday sketches


and the round card appealed to me tremendously, especially after I saw my friend Lisa's gorgeous circle card. So, a first for me, I combined the two challenges to make my card and  I had  a lot of fun doing it! (And of course I will add this to the Simon Says Stamp Challenge which is Anything Goes).

Paper: cardstock (PTI); patterned paper (MME)
Ink: CTMH; Glimmer Mist
Stamps: The Craft's Meow
Other: Die (Memory Box); Buttons (Hero Arts); Lace Border Die (PTI); Nestibilitie; Corner Chomper

I used my Nestie to make the card and spritzed the front of the card with some chocolate Glimmer Mist to capture the specks on the eggs. The rest is pretty obvious.  I love that birdie die, it is so small and sweet! I only just got it as it has been out of stock for the longest time.

My morning got off to a great start!  I enjoyed a wonderful 12 mile run in a cool 59F temperature, just beautiful.  Spent the run with friends, just chatting and laughing.  This afternoon I am taking my daughter and her friend out to the movies to see The Lorax and then we are going for a light dinner.  I'm looking forward to today!  I hope you have some pleasurable plans too!

19 comments:

Jacqueline said...

The gingham makes this card so homely and pretty Brenda, love the bird with the buttons!!

Barb said...

Brenda, this is such a sweet card! Love the way you used the colors and you're right - wonderful, little bird! Have fun today! :)

Lisa said...

Love how you took that photo, B! (wink-wink!)LOL
It's a super cute card- love the scallop shape and tht birdie is soooo sweet isn't he? Gorgeous color scheme too. Perfect for this challenge!!

Lisa said...

This is as sweet as can be Brenda! Love the gingham and the cute little bird. Sounds like your weekend is off to a great start...enjoy the movie ;)

Dawn said...

pretty card Brenda. Such lovely colours

Michelle said...

Oh, Brenda! Your card makes me wish for spring! It sure is beautiful! Love the bird and buttons!

Lin said...

Oh so cute, Brenda! Such sweet colors and I love your design!

Rosemary said...

beautiful take on the mojo sketch, brenda!!

Trinh said...

Love your take on the Embellish colors! The little nest of buttons is a great touch.

Marlena M. said...

Very sweet creation!

Mariana Grigsby said...

This card is wonderful, Brenda! I looove the sketch and the way you balanced the colors! Thanks for playing along with us!

Maureen Morton said...

Thanks for pointing me in the direction of some new challenges, Brenda. your card is such a Spring delight - love the colors, the gingham and the to-die-for birdie. All put together with such skill. Thanks!

walchowDesign said...

such a sweet card, Brenda! Love how you highlight the specks on the egges!

Stella said...

As sweet as can be; this is lovely. I love gingham and birds so you got me:) Gorgeous!

Marcea said...

An absolutely wonderful creation full of beautiful attention to detail. Thankyou for joining us on Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week.

I hope you can join us again this week. There is candy up for grabs on my blog ... x

Emily Leiphart said...

This is so sweet, Brenda! I love the light misting and you are really tempting me with that lovely bird die.

Larissa Heskett said...

LOVE this fun take on the Challenge!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Traveling Mama said...

This is SO sweet! I love the collection of buttons! Hugs from Copenhagen!

Ashley Cannon Newell said...

So pretty! Love that shaped card!