Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Weekly Challenge - Something New

Happy Wednesday!

It's weekly challenge time again. I recently received a Stampin' Up! order which included a few new things. I thought this would make for a perfect challenge, "Something New." For this challenge, try a new color combination or use a new stamp set. Is there a technique you've been wanting to try or a fancy fold? Give it a go and try something new!

My card uses a new color, at least for me anyway, Sahara Sand. I also used the new Occasions Mini set Essence of Love and some new Taffeta ribbon. I was inspired by a beautiful book I saw on my SBS3 sister, Lynn W's blog, where she used the cracked glass technique. So I gave that a whirl too. I need a little more practice with that technique as I cracked a bit too hard and almost lost part of my "glass." It was fun though and I love the effect. Lynn also has a quick "how-to" posted if anyone is interesting in trying this technique.

In keeping with the theme of "Something New," I will be adding a new twist to my weekly challenges. Anyone who chooses to take part in the challenge will have the chance to win a little something. You will need to post your finished project on your blog or in a gallery, link up here by posting a comment, and have your entry finished by 9am on Tuesday mornings. I will draw the winner at random and showcase her card on my blog that day. Hope you'll give this challenge a try. Happy Stamping! :)

Recipe: Stamps: Essence of Love Cardstock: Sahara Sand, Mellow Moss, Soft Sky, White Ink: Moss, Bayou, Sky, Sand Accessories: Mellow Moss Taffeta Ribbon, Glassy Glaze, Heat Tool, Sponges.

17 comments:

Alexandra said...

This is stunning Denise, really gorgeous! I love the colors, the stamps, everything! Great job on this! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

Cassie said...

This is GORGEOUS x 3!!!

Took my breath away Denise!!

Andrea, said...

Beautiful card, the colours and images are gorgeous

ink'n'rubba said...

so pretty! love the little buterflies and the cracked glass finish.

Erin... said...

1st this is beautiful!!!! wow wow wow

2nd how could you live without sahara sand????

Samantha Esqueda said...

LOVE_ LOVE_ LVOE it! It is gorgeous! LIKE you!!!!

Ok- I have been wanting to ry the Dahalia fold- so maybe I 'll give it a shot?????

PS- your "Merci" is on the way!

Kathy said...

Beautiful card!!!! I love this set and have been eyeing it but I don't know how versatile I'll find it. I think I'm going to play--I visited my LSS today and my Papertrey Ink order arrived so I've got new goodies to play with :-)

Teresa said...

very cute stuff I have missed alot

Jo said...

This is beautiful Denise...really stunning. The colour scheme is gorgeous. Jo x

Diane said...

Absolutely gorgeous!!! Love those colors and the ribbon adds the perfect touch!

Cindy said...

Such a beautiful card, Denise! I love the colors you chose with the sahara sand = great combo!

Jo said...

Back again! I've given you an award...please see my blog for details!

Maren said...

This is gorgeous!!! I really wasn't into this set but your card is SO convincing!! I LOVE IT!!

Stempelchaotin said...

Wow this is fantastic. So great. Gorgeous work.

Kerin said...

Thank you for inspiring me to finally use this set...the card you made is gorgeous!

Melanie S said...

Great colors!

Heather said...

Wow this is so soft and pretty. I might need that stamp set after all.....