Sunday, August 21, 2011

Thank You

Yesterday, I participated in my first Hero Arts 90 Minute Scramble Challenge #22. This challenge asked participants to use the small (often neglected) stamps in a set. Well, this was right up my alley since I always seem to hone in on those stamps!

I used the two leaves from Sweet Threads Thank You to create the flower. I used two ink colours for both the leaves and the 'flower' using the rock and roll technique. I was about to fussy cut the leaves when I realized that the bird's wing from the SU Bird Builder punch was an almost perfect match for the leaf. This made making the card even faster and only took me about 20 minutes! I embellished the flower with Buttercream anthers to finish the card.

We also had to photograph and post our card within those 90 minutes so it worked out nicely for me. I had enough time to make a second card but I didn't want to push myself too much since this was my first Scramble. It was fun and I hope you'll join us next time!

Sources: Gina K Designs 120lb pure luxury white cardstock; Hero Arts Sweet Threads Thank You; Memento Tuxedo Black ink; Tim Holtz for Ranger distress inks in Shabby Shutters, Peeled Paint, Milled Lavender & Dusty Concord; SU Bird Builder punch; The Twinery baker's twine in Buttercream; We R Memory Keepers corner chomper

28 comments:

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

GORGEOUS, Em! I love the twine anthers in the center of your flower. :)

Deanna Jean said...

Beautiful card. I love how simple it is and the anthers are great.

Kelly Massman said...

Sweet, simple but striking results!

Ujjwal said...

Its such a sweet and gorgeous card! Great take on the scramble!

Brenda said...

I totally love this CAS design Emily! And green and purple together is just so beautiful!

Angela said...

"Anthers" is such a fun word.
Oh, the card? So cute! Love using leaves as the flower -- you're just so smart. Way to rock those distress inks, too!

BabyBokChoy said...

Darling and sweet!!!

mustavcoffee, Gay Peplow said...

Love it, hugs Gay xx

lynn said...

love your twine dots, emily:)

Shauna K said...

this is fabulous!!! the wing bird punch for leaves is great and the CAS LO is lovely and the colors you chose are awesome!! the rounded corners are the perfect touch :D

Jay Gee said...

Wonderful Emily. Love the layered look of the flower and the twine anthers :)

Jen W. said...

Love the leaf flower and the twine knot centre!

Tiffany said...

So beautiful! Such a stunning design, love all of that white space!

Annette said...

so cute Emily..Love how you put the twine on the flower..

Julie E said...

90 minutes - wow!!! Super impressive. I don't think I will ever be able to play along, too much pressure and my luck is that there will be technical difficulties with my temperamental laptop ;>)

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

So perfectly CAS and you (ah the blessed white!!!). Well done on the time challenge.

donna mikasa said...

Oh, I missed the scramble! Isn't it amazing how 90 minutes just zoom by? Love your clever flower and the little twine balls!

Jocelyn Olson said...

90 minutes to design, create, photograph, and post your card?! Yikes! Reminds me of Project Runway :) The way you made the leaf into the flower is soooooo creative! It reminds me of a poinsettia (except it's purple and not red). Love those twine knots!!!

Lindsey said...

I can't believe you have TWO purple distress inks when I have none! :P This is a beauty of a CAS card, Em. I'm so impressed, too, that you could go from start to posting a pic in 90 minutes! Nicely done.

*Alison* said...

this is so creative.. I love that you turned the leaf into a flower.. the colors are wonderful too :) so pretty! HUGS

Lisa said...

The knotted center of the flower is wonderful! Glad you had fun with the scramble. I didn't have to time to join in this time, but I do like to try them :)

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OH! WOWOWOOW:) I just love this card--great white space and those leaves are stamped but because the flower is popped --they look just like they are coming off the card! Beautiful:)

Karin said...

Ok, Blogger pooped out on me last night, so I'm back to check out what other cool stuff you have made :) What a fun flower! If you did it in red, it could be a pointsettia for Christmas! Great card :)

onecraftymama said...

Talk about a challenge right up your alley :) no kidding!
Love the rounded corners, and the twine anthers.

kasia c. said...

What a great idea, and you totally rocked that challenge!
That flower is so pretty, I love the knotted twine centers. Fabulous!

Pauline said...

Simply beautiful!

Kary said...

This sounds like such a fun challenge! Great card, love the simplicity & love the twine knots.

Tiffany said...

Gorgeous in every way! Love the highlight of the flower and the twine knots is something only you would think of, you're too brilliant!