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Friday, February 26, 2010

Clearly Inspired Challenge

Good morning everyone and welcome to the Clearly Inspired Challenge on Lori McCroskey's blog..... today the challenge is to make a square card. Use Clear Dollar Stamps if you have them, if not, please play anyway....we would love to see your designs!!! A random winner will be chosen the following Thursday. Upload your cards to Mr. Linky on Lori's blog and if you upload to Splitcoast, use CIC8 in the keywords.

The image is from Clear Dollar Stamps Bitty Botanicals set. It was stamped on white cardstock with Memento Rich Cocoa and the buttons with floss were added to the flowers. The Sentiment from CDS's Birthday Celebration set was also stamped with Memento Rich Cocoa on white cardstock. The chipboard frame was colored with a brown Copic Marker and then sanded for a distressed look. The wood flourish was also colored with a Brown Copic and the gingham ribbon and the piercing finishes it off.
This is also for a few other challenges:
1. The Free 4 All #1 challenge on Splitcoast - use a color we don't normally use (blue), use Texture (sanded frams, wood flourish, piercing, buttons), and use patterned paper (SU dp)
2. Cute Card Thursday - use ribbon
3.Raise the Bar - use 3 of something (I used 3 ribbons)
Recipe:
Stamps: Clear Dollar stamps Bitty Botanicals and Birthday Celebration
Paper: White, Chocolate Chip, Stampin Up! dp
Ink: Memento Rich Cocoa
Accessories: Chipboard Frame, Buttons, Floss, Wood flourish, Gingham Ribbon, Word Window Punch, Dimensionals
Thanks for stopping by this morning...be sure to check out Lori's blog, Clearly iStamp for the DT's samples and all the deets on the challenge!!! Have a great day!!!

27 comments:

True :) said...

Joan,
Super cute! I love how you used this image with buttons! I feel a CASE comming on! LOL!
Hugs,
True :D

Tricia said...

Joan, that is *such* a good idea with the buttons! You are so creative. I am definitely going to case this!

Rose Ann said...

I love your button flowers, Joan...and your frame and swirls look great! Love the colors as well!! So pretty!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

So simple and sweet, great use of the buttons too.

Mrs Weyremaster said...

This is wonderful, so simple and pretty, love the button detail. :)

Thank you for joining us at Raise the Bar, hope to see you again next week :)

Suzi
xxx

Pat said...

Lovely card, great colours. Thanks for joining in at MTTC this week.

Pat xx

*Vicki* said...

Oh so gorgeous girl!! I love your colors and the pretty flourishes!! Brilliant job with all the challenges hun!! Hope you enjoy your weekend!! HUGS

Crystal said...

OH WOW Joan this is a beauty, I LOVE the brown and blue together and awesome design!!!! Thanks soooo much for joining us at Inky Impressions!!!! Hugs!

Cassie said...

Hey Joan! That is beautiful with those button flowers, and I just love how you've offset the frame ;D

Shawne said...

Very creative Joan, great fun details, love this color combo!

Joanne (jojot) said...

bold and dramatic

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Hey roomie! This is just tooo cute. Love the colors you chose and the buttons! Have a great weekend. Hugs,

Lisa Lara said...

Wow this is so cool Joan. Very eclectic. I love it.

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Wonderfully fun creation Joan! And what a great job covering challenges!! Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar! We appreciate your support!

Gloria said...

Oh Joan....this is my favorite I think. Beautiful colour combo and I love the buttons and the flourish. Awesome!

Fern said...

Joan, this is so cute!! I love the soft blue and the brown together, and that distressed frame is wonderful.... Cute idea using the buttons as flowers, and the colors are perfect!!! It's a winner, gf!!!

The Stamper's Touch said...

Oh you clever girl!!!!!! Lovin' the buttons!! I really must case this idea from you, I just bought this set!!!! Love the frame too!!

Linda

Maria Matter said...

oh I love this with the buttons Joan!
Lovely!!!!

blessings, Maria

Chrissie said...

Less is definitely more with this lovely card!
Thanks so much for joining in with the challenge from MTTC this week!
Chrissie

Laurie tx stamper said...

Oooo, love this idea with the buttons! That swirl accent is lovely and the little blue gingham is so cute added to it!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Oh Joan!! I love the buttons, colors, and design on this card. Perfect for the Inky Impression's springy card!! The gingham is beautiful!
hugs,
Chris

Julia Aston said...

Yikes Joan! look at all the challenges you hit with this little square card! love the glossy frame, the scrolly and fun button flowers!

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Just charming Joan!! LOVE the framed button flowers!! And your flourishes are a fantastic addition!! Darling card!

itsabrt said...

This card is amazing and so unique! Thanks for playing along with Inky Impressions have a inky dinky day! Beth

Cheryl Walker said...

Joan this is beautiful hun! I love the color combo, and the layout! Beautiful job on the challenges, and thankyou for joining us at Inky Impressions!!!
Hugs,
Cheryl

Lana said...

Such a beautiful card and thank you for joining us at PDS
Lana x

Anonymous said...

Keep posting stuff like this i really like it