Friday, February 8, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #33

Geesh, I almost forgot about this. I got up bright and early this morning and the first e-mail I read was one of my fellow players saying she had her challenge card up early. WHAT! Today is Friday already -- shoot, what was that challenge again? Oh yea, here it is....... Use Rose Red, Pumpkin Pie, Taken with Teal and Old Olive. Hmmmmmmmm........better get my you know what downstairs to the studio and get creative. And the good news is, I really like this card. Yippee!




Look, I even staged my card. I have been thinking lately about maybe trying to get on a design team-- but thought I better try to get some better pictures of my cards first. Not sure this is a "better" picture but it does bring interest to the photo when you stage it. What do you think?


Card details.

Stamp Sets: It's your birthday and Just Like You

Paper: Old Olive, Rose Red, Taken with Teal, Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Whisper White and Bali Breeze dp

Other: markers and mini black faux brads.

The colored casrd stock was distressed by dragging the same color ink pad across the piece. The focal image is colored with markers so that I could have all the colors in the flowers.

27 nice people left a comment:

Terry Molineux said...

Mary

Much better staged and I love this card...I must CASE it....love the colors and the design...TF

Susan Mac Donald said...

I really like it.....such a versatile card, for any occassion.

Nikki Bond said...

Your card looks AMAZING! Love your "stage" too! {SMILES}

Stefanie said...

Very pretty MJ! I love the patterned paper paired with that flower stamp. The staging looks great too!

InspiredByInk said...

AWESome card MJ!! Love it. Great job. Keep those beauties a comin'!

Bobbie :)

Sue said...

Another FABULOUS card from you... you'd be great on a design team - photography is great!

Danni said...

I really like this. The colors are so pretty together and I just love the flowers and how they match the designer paper. Great job!

Pat Huntoon said...

You crack me up -- This is a great card -- just something you threw together, huh? Kind of like the chef who serves teh gourmet meal and says "Just something I pulled together at the last minute.."

Staging is great!

Mary D said...

Beautiful card, Mary Jo! I love how you use the DPs. Great photo too! I always look forward to your creations.

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful use of this weeks BC, love the layout!

Jimi said...

Nice card. I like the layout. Can you clarify what the boggers challenge is? Are we to use your layout or one of the layouts you link to, or are we to use your color choice? I hope to have time to join in. Thanks for your wonderful blog. I check it regularly!

rozie640 said...

Love your card, I think this is becoming one of my favorite color schemes. Great job!

Basement Stamper said...

I really like this card as well, it's gorgeous and the colors really work together with this card.

Stephanie said...

I really like this card! I do think that staging it makes it look so much better too. It's nice to see some of the materials that you used in the picture. I personally think that you would be a great designer and that you should go for it! :D

Colleen said...

I love this card. The colors, layout, beautiful!!!! Can't wait for Monday's challenge!!!

astampingteddy said...

Your card turned out great! It all matches perfect!
Claudia

amycara said...

Gorgeous card and lovely layout, Mary Jo! Great photo too!

Karen said...

awesome card!! love how you designed this and yep...staging always helps!! great job!!

Ida said...

Very springlike & refreshing. I almost used that same DP - Love your card.

Lori said...

Love this! Great layout and eyecatching main image. The distressing adds so much to the cardstock panels.

Lisa Bohler said...

The added black really takes these colors to a new level and makes them pop! I used the same DSP! Love the flowers, too!

Stacy said...

This is a terrific card, Mary Jo!! I love the way the colors worked together, the distressing on the CS, the colored flowers -- and the staging is awesome!! It really does make it look a little more "professional". Darn it, now I'm gonna have to start thinking about staging cards ... ;-)

Charlotte said...

MJ: Love, love your card. The petals coordinate so well with the DSP. BTW, your staging looks great!

Amber Porter said...

Absolutely love your layout! The card is gorgeous!!

Gerrie said...

Card is great, staging is super! I can't even get good photos...you are killing me!

Barbara said...

MJ...This is fabulous! Simple, fun, but with a lot of interest. You make all your creations seem so simple...you would be perfect for a design team. Go for it! And I love the "staging." Adds more interest to an already beautiful creation.

Amanda Sewell said...

This is very cool! I love it! I never stage my cards, but it does really add interest. You have inkspired me to give this a try!!