Saturday, February 14, 2009

Step It Up Weekend Challenge

It has been a long time since I playing with a step it up challenge. I was browsing around blog hopping this morning and seen the Beate was back with a weekend sketch challenge. So I thought I would play along. So I made a quick and simple card with the sketch and then stepped it up a bit with some more embellishments. I used to love to do this but it has been a LONG time. So anyway here is the original sketch from Beate's blog. And of course my first simple card....

Next I added some brads, a button, ribbon and an additional sentiment on a flag type strip.

What do you think? Which do you like better? By the way this is card 18 in the Your Hired- 100% current Stampin Up series.

Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Friendly words jumbo wheel
Paper: Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White, So Saffron dp
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze
Other: markers to edge some layers and add dots.

Step it up additions:
Sweet Little Sentiments stamps set, brads, button, ribbon, more edging with marker.

Thanks for stopping by today. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!

5 nice people left a comment:

Janna said...

These are so great!! I really like the color combo! You did an amazing job with these challenges. I have never played in a step it up challenge. It looks like so much fun! I just love all the embellishments you added to the second card! It really finished it off nicely!


Beate said...

Beautiful cards, Mary Jo! I love that you showed both versions. The step it up card is awesome!
Thanks for playing.
Hugs and smiles

Stampin_melissa said...

Both cards are wonderful, so glad to see them both. The second is definitely a step up, but you'd never know that the first was "lacking" if you didn't see the second. Hmmm, I may have to look into this step it up challenge. ;D

Kristen said...

Great job with the long card. I like the added brads, but I never can just "leave it". more great acrds MJ.

Kerry D-C said...

Fun Colors! Definitely like the 2nd one with all the extra fun goodies!