Thursday, August 19, 2010

Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge #16

Hi Stamping Friends!  It's Thursday and that means it's time for another fabulous challenge over at the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge.  This week, we are celebrating my (and hubby's!) 17th wedding anniversary!!  I can't believe I've enjoyed 17 wonderful years of wedded bliss.  Of course not everyday of the last 17 years has been exactly blissful, but the experience as a whole has had far more ups than downs.  How could it not when you get to hang out with your very best friend, every single day?!!

And yes, this week I actually made a card for the challenge!!  I've been a very, very bad challenge team member this summer.  I'm so glad the other design team gals keep me around.  :)  I chose the photos for this challenge, because I love the colors (green and brown are my faves!) and I also love the rustic, shabby look.  However, I've decided that I'm not very good at replicating the shabby chic look.  I do better with simple and cutesy.  But I was inspired by the look of the photos, so I tried (tried being the operative word!) to do a vintage/shabby card.


Everyone on the design team was pretty much inspired by the gorgeous deep red tulips in the pics.  I don't have any tulip stamps, so I used the flowers from Elements of Style instead (LOVE this set!).  I messed up the first time I stamped, (my Staz-On ink pad was dried out!) so I tried to restamp on top of what I had already stamped, and that didn't work too good.  That's why it looks like there is a slight shadow under everything.  I also used the background stamp En Francais.  I used markers to color the image.  The colors I used are So Saffron, Wild Wasabi, Riding Hood Red, and Soft Suede.  The sketch come from Karen Giron's blog: the sweetest thing.

I hope you you can play along with us at the Stampin' Celebration Inspiration Challenge this week!!  We would love to see your fabulous stamping creations!

Thanks for stopping by!
Happy Stamping!


Sara Mattson-Blume said...

Happy Anniversary!

I love the card--it looks shabby and chic! The colors are amazing, great catch on those photos!

Kathy Martin said...

Beautiful card! :)

Cindy said...

Not everyone would understand "I tried to make my card look shabby", lol. I think you did a great job, and I mean that in the good sense! TFS!!!

savvy teaching tips said...

Beautiful card. I always love your work.

Jen Timko said...

This is beautiful and I love the rich red of the flowers. Hope your anniversary was wonderful!