Thursday, August 25, 2011

Delightful Challenges

Good Morning everyone!  How are you?  I'm doing really well, getting back to the in school routine.  It was hard the first week to roll out of bed and right into the car to run my son to the bus stop, but we're getting into it.

So, it's Thursday and we're on the downhill side of the week.  We may or may not have a hurricane to deal with, but I think it's going to be on the may not side.  We were all looking forward to having a day off on Friday, but it doesn't look like it's going to pan out that way.

But the fun part of Thursday is a new challenge over at Delightful Challenges.  This week's challenge is an easy and probably the most natural to card making challenge....

DECORATIVE PAPER

I'd like to challenge you even further to use digi paper - Digital Delights by Louby Loo has a great selection of digi papers that print beautifully.  I personally prefer to print digi papers onto smooth card stock.  The coating on this type of card stock allows the color to remain on the surface rather than soaking into the card which can result in duller color.


Here's my card - I created it using a great sketch from Waltzing Mouse.  I worked so well with the two pattern papers I chose to work with - these are from the Stripes & Dots and so much fun.

Supplies:
Images: Lenny the Lion
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Bermuda Bay
Paper: Stripes & Spots digi paper
Copics: C8, C10, E30, E33, E53, R00, R11, YR20, YR23
Tools: Cuttlebug, button border emb folder, Scallop Circle Nesties, Circle Cutter (CM)
Embellishments: buttons

Have a super great Thursday and I hope to see your creations!

9 Encouraging Thoughts:

Claire x said...

This is a lovely card Melissa - love the bright colours. Hugs, Claire x

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Fab card hun love the bright colours & the LO is fab!
HUgs Shell xx

Purple Crazy said...

Gorgeous card, the colours work well together, are you sure thats a mouse (giggles)!! hugs teamie Wendy R xx

Larelyn said...

I just love it! The image is adorable, of course, and the buttons are the perfect embellies for the dots and stripes papers. And, such great colors.
Hugs,

NancyD said...

Great card Melissa! Love the digi paper and all the buttons - even the button embossing! Nancy

Lisa said...

your card turned out grrrrreat!!! LOL!!

Lisa Foster said...

Super adorable, Melissa! What fun colors!
Hugs,
Lisa

leslierahye said...

Super card and great sketch! I love your choices for pattern paper and little extra touches to bump it up a notch!

Theresa said...

This is darling Miss - Love the colors of the DP. Thanks for telling me what you printed them on...I'm still testing what to print mine on for the best look.

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