May 6, 2011

Bloggers Challenge - A Style all Your Own

Happy Bloggers Challenge Friday, thanks for stopping by today!  This weeks challenge theme is Nature, feel free to interpret the theme as you desire.  You could use nature themed stamps/papers, add embellies that are natured themed, it's pretty much wide open to your imagination.  Thanks to everyone who joined us last week with your beautiful color inspiration pieces!

Before I share my card, I'd like to wish all the Mom's a Happy Mother's Day Weekend!  Enjoy your special day!  If your looking to do a little shopping, Artistic Outpost is having a Mother's Day Weekend Special, use code May2011 at checkout to save 20% off their entire line of stamps, card stock, papers, and inks

So, where did I go with the Nature theme?  I used some lovely nature print paper from Pink Paislee, a beautiful flourishy nature image (butterflies, ivy and birds) from the Serenity Plate by Artistic Outpost, and a
Recollections Mulberry Flower.

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I used the Emboss Resist Technique on the Dress Form Die, sponging on Pumice and Burlap Distress Inks.  To embellish the dress form, I added some stained Seam Binding, Mulberry Flower, Tulle and Gold Gems.

Details:
Stamps - Artistic Outpost Serenity, Think and Wonder (sentiment)
Ink - Versamark, Ranger Pumice Stone Distress Ink, Frayed Burlap
Card Stock - Chocolate, Kraft, Vanilla
Other - Seam Binding, Ranger Distress Stain Antique Linen, Dress Form Die, Clear Embossing Powder, Ink Blending Tool, Recollections Glitter Gems, Recollections Mulberry Flower, Tulle, Glue Dots, Dimensionals, Pink Paislee Pattern Paper, Heat Tool, Non Stick Craft Mat, SAMJ

Other Challenges entered:
Color Throwdown #140, Sweet Sketch #100

If you'd like to play along with this weeks Bloggers Challenge, please link back to this post on your blog and mention you created your card for the Bloggers Challenge. Please add your link using the Link Tool below. Just a note on the link tool, your link should be a direct link to your Bloggers Challenge Post, use your name as the Title. Please do not link to cards that were created prior to the challenge date. Entries not linking properly will be removed.

Have a great weekend!


34 comments :

Gayle Page-Robak said...

This is really gorgeous, Lisa. What a wonderful nature paper selection. Unique and beautiful. Happy Mother's Day!! Hugs, Gayle.

Suzanne C said...

LOVE the frilly dress! Beautiful design, papers and card!

debby4000 said...

Beautiful card.
luv
debby

sheryl said...

Beautiful! Love the lacy dress and all of the elements!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

So elegant! I love the tulle on the dress!!! Thanks so much for playing at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Deanne :)

JP Card Crazy said...

Stunning card very unique!!

Chrissy D said...

Lisa, this is absolutely GORGEOUS! I love the warmth of the colors and papers you chose!

mulberry station said...

Beautiful work. I love the distressed look to your card. the embossed resist technique is amazing. Love the look! Thanks for joining us for our celebration at SSW.
Nancy SSW-DT

1CardCreator said...

Wow, this is beautiful! I love the dress form and the rose is gorgeous with it.

njburk said...

Lisa--You are always teaching us that there is so much more to stamping on a project--I LOVE the layers in your Nature card. It's fantastic--the papers are great, the emboss resist of the dress is a real WOW! and the color you chose for your flower on the belt is perfect as it brings out the shades of that from your panels.
Great job-love it!

BarbaraW said...

Gorgeous card. The papers are divine; the dress with the overlay is so pretty. Beautiful work, as always.

Linda Monroe said...

Beautiful. Great soft, neutral colors.

sweetbloominscraps said...

Love the embossed resist technique on the dress form! Beautiful card and great saying! Thanks so much for joining us this week for SSW 100th Sketch Celebrations! Judi SSW DT

Basement Stamper said...

beautiful, love the dress form with the aqua flower belt. Stunning work!

Ida said...

Wow! You did a fabulous job with the (Shabby Chic) look of this card. I struggle with that type of card but yours is lovely.

Terry said...

Love the embossed tech on the dress form! Beautiful card and of course lucious papers! Happy Mother's Day to you!

Gerri Herbst said...

Fabulous...the paper and the mannequin. Delightful, gerri

Jeannie said...

A truly stunning and gorgeous card!
Thanks so much for joining us for our 100th Sketch Challenge at Sweet Sketch Wednesday.

Peace & Luv,
Jeannie

Kimberly Gajewski said...

This is beautiful Lisa! The details are just spectacular! Happy Mother's Day to you! :D

Lori said...

Absolutely beautiful, Lisa! Love the mix of patterns and the touch of tulle on the dress form.

Arlana said...

What a gorgous card. Love the aded tuell on the dress form. thanks for joning in the celebration. Arlan@SSW!!

Genevieve said...

Oh stunning card, fab papers & the wee dress is gorgeous!!
Thanks so much for joining us this week for our 100th sketch celebrations :)

Genevieve SSW-DT

Kathie said...

Hi Lisa, This is a lovely card, your papers are awesome and I love the destressing and the little dress really rocks great ladies card. Thanks so much for sharing your card with us this week for the 100th sketch good luck.

Kathie SSW-DT

Dragon said...

Really beautiful card, so elegant. Not joined you before, but nice challenge
Frankie
xx

Lisa Bohler said...

So very pretty! I love the earthy brown tones; especially with the pop of blue with the flower!

Jacki Randolph said...

ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS Lisa, your papers and your beautiful detail just makes this such a stunning card! Thanks for sharing with us at SSW and joining in our 100th sketch party!

Hugs
Jacki - SSW DT

Scrap It Girl, Kimberly said...

Hi I did the layout for # 27 & #28 but I forgot to use my name and not the title.. is there any way you can change it for me? I tried, didn't work. If you can you can list it as Scrap It Girl.. thanks for the Nature challenge.. i hope layouts are ok to use.

Nikki Bond said...

WOW...this is stunning LIsa! :)

Asia said...

Beautiful card, love the colors and dress :)

Margie Brown said...

I love the vintage design!

Broni said...

Love the feminine, vintage look of this! Thanks for playing along with us at the Color Throwdown!

peggy gatto said...

I love the charm of this card!!!
I used a "Baby shower" invitation!

Sharon Basel said...

Lisa thanks so much for helping us celebrate our 100th sketch milestone at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. Your card is simply stunning and so creative with the sketch. I love the antique papers - they are so interesting, especially with the emboss resist technique on the wonderful dress form. Tying the tulle and the ribbon/flower on the dress form is just genious. Thanks for sharing this gorgeous card with us at Sweet Sketch Wednesday. I do hope you'll return again to share your creativity with us.
All the best,
Sharon, SSW-DT

Anne said...

Really pretty card! I love the papers and the stamps that you used. You made them all work together so well!

 
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