February 11, 2011

Bloggers Challenge meets SDC24

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday, thanks for stopping by today!  With Valentine's Day on Monday, I gave the Bloggers Challenge Team the theme of LOVE this week, if you'd like to play along, just link your blog to my post, so your readers know what challenge you are entering. Then use the Link Tool at the bottom of my post to add your entry, so we can see what you've created!  Many thanks to those who joined us last week, it's always great to see what you're creating!

While I didn't create a typical Love themed card, I opted more toward a love/friendship type of card for my Girlfriends - think of this as a virtual card from me to you!  I'm also combining my card with the Stampotique Designers Challenge #24 - as the theme this week is Love/Valentine (see lots of love going around in Blogland this week)This weeks SDC allows you to use ANY stamps, so why not play along there too for your chance to win a $30 gift certificate for stamps at the Stampotique store.

Stampotique's February Guest Designer and Bloggers Challenge Member Gerrie Johnnic posted this card that inspired me to try this fabby BG technique by Dyan Reaveley.  While I don't have the sprays Dyan used, I substituted them with Ranger Color Wash Sprays - just remember when selecting your colors to choose colors that won't look muddy.


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For my BG, I used Ranger Color Wash Sprays in Red Pepper and Stream on Marcos Matte card stock.  I used the following Stampotique Images (Hexagon,  Honeycomb Background) for my Ghosting and Overstamping, and Little Friends, stamped in Black Archival on Vanilla card stock, then colored with Distress Inks, and sponged with Pumice Stone.  I added A friend's Touch as my sentiment in Black Archival.

Details:
Stamps - Stampotique

Ink - Black Archival, Ranger Distress Ink Pumice Stone, Spun Sugar, Mustard Seed, Tumbled Glass
Card Stock - Pink, Black, Vanilla, Matte
Other - Sponge Dauber, Color Wash Spray Red Pepper, Stream, Spritz Bottle, Craft Sheet, Heat Gun, H20 Brush

For more inspiration, the Bloggers Challenge Team will be linking in below, be sure to stop by and visit them.  If you'd like to play along, please link in with a direct link to your blog post, using the Link Tools feature below. Please note that Link Tools is doing a system upgrade tonight, so if the Linked In feature is not showing, please check back, thanks!

Have a great weekend!


22 comments :

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Will you be my Valentine GF? Just luv your card and the bg turned out fantabulous! xxoo

Chrissy D said...

VERY COOL background, Lisa! I love the sentiment too!

njburk said...

Lisa--love your card--have not played with a color wash--you sure did a great job on it.

But as you'll note--I got my project twice in the links--It did not show up the first time--so I did it again--and then it showed up twice!!! Sorry about the goof up--I don't know how to delete the 2nd one--hope you will do that for me. SORRY!

Love that I got to play along--2 wks in a row!
Hugs, Nola

BarbaraW said...

Fabulous card. That background is awesome and I absolutely love that image.

Basement Stamper said...

I don't know if my last comment went through. Love the background you have created and the little girls is so cute.

Netty said...

Totally stunning card Lisa and wow so love the background. Annette x

Terry said...

Such an awesome background, Lisa! So sweet to send out a virtual card! Love the touch of yellow on the one girl's dress! Have a wonderful weekend!

JP Card Crazy said...

Love your take this week on challenge...the background is awesome and love the sentiment too!

Linda Monroe said...

Very sweet. How nice to remember the love between girlfriends this time of year.

Gayle Page-Robak said...

Excellent card, Lisa. Love the punchinella background..very lovely.

Linda Carson said...

That's one frickin cool background! Love it!

GCgirl said...

Very cool background technique and great color combo!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

So pretty Lisa! I like how you colored a single dress yellow ~ what a neat effect and that BG is gorgeous!

Vanessa said...

Very cool card!! Love the background! Thanks for sharing!!!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Terrific card Lisa! The background is wonderful and I love the sentiment! :D

Shelly Schmidt said...

I love your image- and the background- sweet-love the technique and the colors! Happy Valentines Day!

Suzanne C said...

That background is wow! Great technique. The little girls are just too sweet and lovely sentiment!

Silvia(Barnie) said...

That's a beautiful valentine card.

Lori said...

Fabulous girlfriend card! Love the background technique.

Anne said...

Great background and wonderful image! Love those sweet little girls:)

Valerie H. Wilson said...

Very striking card, Lisa! Wonderful color combo for the background technique!
Cheers,
Val :)

Ida said...

Don't know how I missed you last week but your card is adorable. Love your image and what an awesome background.

 
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