Monday, August 2, 2010

Critter Challenge #25



I am so thrilled to announce that Limelight Papercrafts will be sponsoring and working with the Critter Challenge Blog for the month of August!! If you are new to the Critter Challenge, a new challenge (sometimes with a sketch) is posted every Monday of the month, and there are five in August!! You will link your creations to the Critter Challenge Blog post for that week, and for each week that you play along, you get an entry to win the PRIZE given away at the end of the month! This month, Limelight is offering up the Lily stamp set from Pink Cat Studio! Please play along! We'd love to see what you come up with AND send someone a PRIZE!! :)


This week's challenge is a sketch challenge with a twist. Use the sketch and also use a minimum of 2 ribbons on your creation. Make sure you upload your card by Sunday evening at 8pm to be eligible for the end of month drawing.

My card began as a New Leaf cardstock base, and I layered on three different patterns from the Basic Grey Green at Heart paper pad. Notice that beautiful stamped flower?? That's the new ITTY BITTY Humble and Gentle from Unity! Lovin' these new Itty Bitties.... And don't let the name fool you; they aren't teeny tiny! :) I find that they are the PERFECT size for a main image for cardmaking, such as with this card. The flower image is chalked using the Pebbles Shimmers Pearlescent Chalks and matted with Rich Razzleberry cardstock. A lavender pearl serves as my flower center. The challenge was to incorporate 2 ribbons, so I used some May Arts lace (it was out of stock last time we ordered, but this is similar!) and some Seam Binding I dyed using my Razzle Dazzle Berry Vibez.
The stamp included Ephesians 4:2 wrapped around the flower, which reads, "Be completely humble and gentle, bearing with one another in love." I am sending this to my good friend, whose anniversary is tomorrow. Appropriate and different, I thought. But also, what a wonderful verse to think about all day today! If we all just work on allowing God to help us be humble and gentle, we'd have a busy day, wouldn't we? Maybe I am just speaking for myself. :)

10 comments:

StampinCathy said...

Sweet! I love how Limelight is spreading in the craft world.

Taylor said...

This is so sweet!!! Love those papers :)

lynn said...

adorable card, mandy:)

Kathryn B said...

Great job with this weeks sketch Mandy! I like your paper choice. It's nice and soft looking and compliments your flower image so nicely!

Thanks for joining The Critter Sketch challenge this week!

Heidi said...

Mandy, thanks for sponsoring this month for the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog. I love your card. I can never get enough of Basic Grey Papers! I love the two ribbons you used (especially the crinkly wrinkled pink one!)
Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Challenge Blog!

marsha said...

This is a fabulous card and I love the "itty bitty"! Thanks for playing along with the Critter Sketch Challenge this week!

Hugs, Marsha

Rose said...

what a beautiful card :)

Michele said...

Beautiful card! I love the papers and the ribbon and such a sweet image. thanks for joining us this month at Critter Sketch Challenge.

Basement Stamper said...

Thank you so much for sponsoring us this month!!! So gracious with the give away-someone will be one lucky winner.

Great card, really love the ribbon you used on it.

Jacquie said...

What a great card, your ribbon is just beautiful. Thanks for sponsering and playing along with us CSCB.