Sunday, January 24, 2010

Another 2-for-1 :)

Tamie and Bonnie just left for home and I finished up another 2-for-1 challenge today so I thought I'd get it on here before I start kitchen clean-up and getting ready to make more tonight :)

The following card was made combining 2 challenges...a sketch layout from Diva Coffee Break Designs and the color challenge comes from a new challenge blog I found called Just Add Ink. Be sure to go and check out this amazing BRAND NEW site! It looks fabulous and I can't wait to participate in more of their challenges!!

This is the color scheme from Just Add Ink:

And this is the sketch layout from Diva Coffee Break Designs.....

This is the creation I came up with for both challenges:

I had a bit of trouble figuring out how to use all the colors for this layout and also all the "blue space" bothered me a bit, but I think it turned out really well! I actually like the simplicity of it now that I come back and keep looking at it! :) I had a lot of fun making this card I am glad that the challenges are here for people like me to use...I am very "challenged" sometimes when it comes to creating a card from scratch and the sketches/color combo challenges sure help!!! Thanks to all those people who spend time creating them for us to create works of art!!


Stamps: Upsy Daisy, Thank You Kindly

Paper: Taken With Teal, So Saffon, Whisper White, Rose Red, Chocolate Chip

Ink: Chocolate Chip

Accessories: Saffron brads, embossing folder, chocolate ribbon, scallop trim border punch, dimensionals

I don't think you've seen the last of me yet tonight...I'm gonna run and clean up the kitchen and check out the laundry situation with the kids and see if I can sneak back in here later to make another fun creation :) Have a super evening and see you soon!!


  1. hi lori:) i love the blue space. i think u have balanced it perfectly. just the right amount of detail and 'breathing space'! thanks for joining the challenge at just add ink.

  2. I agree with kirsty..I love your blue gives that elegant feel to the card.Thanks for joining in our very first Just Add Ink challlenge

  3. this is a totally fab card. It was a great day watching your create. Way to step out of your box, the layers, stamp, space, just everything suits this card. WTG!!!!!

  4. This card looks great on here. Keep up the great work. Waiting for more.

  5. Sometimes cards can look too 'busy' but you have achieved a great balance with the colours and layout. Thanks for supporting Just Add Ink's Challenge Blog. Hope to see you back!

  6. A lovely card and well done for combining the two, very clever!

  7. I want that scallop trim punch so badly! What a striking card you've created - I can't believe you said you have trouble coming up with something from scratch! Another favourite stamp set, I'll be casing this one!

  8. Wow, great job with the sketch, and you really worked that color combo! That looked like a tough one to me. Thanks for joining the Diva's challenge!

  9. Love this card!!! I'm going to have to case it!! The colors are great!! Thanks for playing along with the divas!

  10. Hi Lori, This card is perfect! Love it to bits. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink! x Amanda


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