Thursday, May 10, 2012

Gettin'...

my gingham on!  Yesterday's card for the Moxie World gingham challenge and the Card Patterns Sketch were so enjoyable that I decided to use some more gingham papers that I hadn't put away yet and try to make a card that fit both challenges again..  I needed to make a card for my daughter's birthday and she loves bright, fun colors.....specifically, oranges paired with pinks, reds and yellows.  So, I thought coloring up some gingham might be just the way to go.  I also used the Card Patterns Sketch 164 again.  I used it as a jumping off point and turned it on it's side and dropped the border and center down.  I am not sure if that still counts but it truly was a the sketch that I started with!  I also plan on entering this card into the Hero Arts Monthly Contest....obvs for Birthdays!  So, away we go.....
For the Moxie Fab World Card Creations Week: The Gingham Challenge:




And then lastly, for the Hero Arts Challenge:


And last but NOT LEAST!!!!!!  Here is my card!  I stamped and embossed the HA flowersand leaves on gingham paper and the colored them a bit with Prismacolor pencils.  I used a Spellbinder embossibilities folder and voila!


I hope that you all are enjoying your day!  I hope to leave soon for a long walk and then later to my son's track meet.  And much later tonight my husband will be home from a somewhat longish trip to China....so today should be a pretty fabie day!

Be well,
Sheila


19 comments:

Pam W Merwin said...

Just saw your card on Flickr and hopped over here. I love the ginghams - especially the embossing and shading that you did on them! Haven't seen that embossing folder either and will have to put that on my list.

joy said...

This is a fabulous card for all of the challenges you mentioned, Sheila! I love the embossed flowers and the embossing folder you used is so nice!

Lin said...

Such a happy card, and it works great for all 3 challenges!

Barb said...

It really is such a happy card, Sheila! Love the summery colors and the fabulous texture on your flower!

Greta said...

Hi Sheila--so glad you came by my blog. You were one of the first people to encourage me to do one, so thank you! Hope your hubby is home safe & sound. Your card is just terrific--wonderful flower!

Greta said...

Hi Sheila--so glad you came by my blog. You were one of the first people to encourage me to do one, so thank you! Hope your hubby is home safe & sound. Your card is just terrific--wonderful flower!

Dawn said...

beautifully done Sheila. I bet you are glad to have hubby back.

Maureen Morton said...

Oh, my! You are now channeling the challenges, girlfriend! You've got it down. And this card is so fresh and delightful...love that texture!

Elizabeth Allan said...

Fantastic use of the gingham paper for the base cardstock for the stamped flowers. Lovely card!!

Teresa Zuehls said...

Gorgeous card! Love the orange colors and all the wonderful textures. TFS

Lisa said...

WOW! stamping and coloring on that gingham paper really gives a fantastic effect on the flower!
Enjoy your day and welcome back hubby!

Elaine said...

Gorgeous flower Sheila , fabulous embossing too its a fabulous creation , great work and well done.
Hugs Elaine
Enjoy the weekend

Anna-Karin said...

Stunning card! The flower is so gorgeous and the embossed background fits perfectly. Thank you for playing along at Card Patterns!

paula said...

Wow what a card. I love everything about this card Sheila. It looks amazing

Jeanette M. said...

Those flowers are stunning on that gingham paper! Beautiful card, Sheila!

Robin K. said...

I love the texture the gingham gives to your gorgeous flower Sheila!! And I love how the flower looks against the embossed white panel!

Cath said...

Hey Sheila! Thanks again for linking this up to the Gingham Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Brenda said...

Wow! Three challenges in one! Awesome! Love your beautiful flower!

Suzanne Russell said...

Beautiful card-great take on THREE challenges! Way to go!