Monday, May 13, 2013

A challenge that's easy as 1-2-3-4!

Hi all, I have some fun for you today!, Becky Fleck's fun-filled challenge hot spot just turned 7 and she has challenges and giveaways all month long!

Today, yours truly ushered in a challenge and this one is sponsored by Penny Black Stamps! This is your chance to win not one, not two, not three but SIX of Becky's new Penny Black stamps! Take a peek at the loot that is up for grabs!

So let's get things started with this 1-2-3-4 Challenge!

Here is a card I created for this challenge, following the recipe card above. Those pretty tulips are from one of the stamp sets in the prize package for this challenge called A Bunch! And below is the card. I took the color scheme straight from Pantone's hot colors for spring - red, teal, linen (which is a little like french vanilla) and lime green. And while it's subtle, you can see all of those colors below!

I stamped the tulips on kraft card stock using Versamark and then, embossed with white detail embossing powder. After that, I colored them jup with colored pencils and accented my flowers with a very light brown Tombow marker. Add a little paper piercing, a die cut edge, some white seam binding ribbon and a fun My Mind's Eye button and... ta da! All done! 

Here's a close up of those fun flowers! 

I also used not only the recipe above but.... this fun sketch below! To enter the challenge, all you need to do is create a card based on the card sketch below. Using the recipe card above, your card should include 1 button or brad, 2 patterned papers, at least 3 layers and the 4 colors shown. That's it, pretty easy! This contest starts today and ends at midnight MST on Sunday, June 2, 2013. Post a comment on THIS THREAD HERE with a link to your entry. This contest is open to everyone, everywhere! :)

Have fun everyone and GOOD LUCK! See you back here soon! I'll have some more fun headed your way on Wednesday. It's a hop that involves one of your favorite card making magazines! So..... stay tuned and I'll see you back here then!


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Anonymous said...

OK, your shading/shadows are so stinkin' PERFECT that it looks like you fussy cut your tulips! Even after all these years you can still make my jaw hit the floor. This is darling! That button and the fact that your sometimes neglected pencils did a fabulous job, along with those colors, are what I'm adding in the like column today. Looking forward to Wednesday and the need to pull out my thesaurus. ;)
denise g.

Dianne said...

It's a brilliant take on all those ingredients, I love the piercing and the brown paper, gorgeous card Julie, thanks for sharing your creative take on the challenge and have a wonderful day..