Thursday, January 19, 2012

Delightful Challenges

Good Morning!  So far it's been a great week and I have accomplished a lot with getting my son's ortho care going again.  It's been far too long and he's been so good about it.  Thank God for my job and spending accounts!!

Anyway - it's time for a fun challenge at Delightful Challenges featuring the wonderfully adorable images available at Digital Delights by Louby Loo.  My card didn't end up the way it originally started - I started with a different image and completely blew it!  So then I headed back over to the store and purchased two images that are available in the Almost Free bin.  This is Luvvy Owl and Tree of Love.  You can't beat for a grand total of $0.70 - but you better hurry.

The challenge this week is:

Victorian/Distressed Look

Not a challenge I excel at, but I think my attempt is pretty good.  I created the a center step card, you can find the tutorial here on SCS by Frances Byrne.  What a fun card!

This type of card really showcases your focal point.

So, head on over and be prepared to be inspired.  Then play along and since you're there, you might as well do a little bit of shopping.

Images: Tree of Love, Luvvy Owl
Card stock: Neenah Classic Crest, Pink Pirouette
Paper: Chocolat (SEI)
Copics: E30, E33, E34, E37, R27, RV02, RV10, YG03, YR23
Ink: Tea Dye distess ink (Ranger)
Embellishments: lace (Offray), pearls ($1 bin JoAnns)

9 Encouraging Thoughts:

Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Gorgeous vintage card Melissa! Love the images you have chosen and the paper is soooo pretty. I think you have nailed it despite being out of your comfort zone, hugs Susan x

Wendy Hall said...

Love it Melissa:)
Wendy (aka Louby Loo)

Larelyn said...

Super paper and a great layout. These new images are just so cute, can't wait to use them. Wonderful card, Melissa.

Angel-23 said...

Beautiful Melissa, love the images and layout, and those papers are gorgeous.
Hugs Rachael xx

Shell Shearer Swinscoe said...

Real cute, love the fold & the images together look great!
Hugs Shell xx

SAMARA said...

Melissa, you did a stellar job on this card. I'd love to learn this template. The image you chose (and how you colored it, is gorgeous. Owls are funny eh (from Canada!!!) they go in and out and in and out, but how you have done up this would never go out. I am in awe of the template use! luv teamie samara

Cat said...

What a gorgeous card! Such pretty details!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! Cute images, fab coloring, and all that sponging is fantastic. I'll be making my first step card this weekend. I hope it turns out at least half as good as yours.

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