Saturday, November 27, 2010

Speedy's Challenge #31, Add a Bow!

Hello, I hope everyone had a Happy Thanksgiving! It's time for this weeks Speedy the Cat's Friends challenge #31, this week Vicki is challenging us to include a bow on our card or project.

Please make sure to upload your creation to the Mark's Finest Papers Blog, for your chance to win a FREE stamp set! There is one winner for every 50 entries, you can enter as often as you'd like. If you use Mark's Finest Papers stamps, your name will be entered twice!

For my card today, I used the Greetings of The Season set, I love this cardinal! I can't take credit for this card design, I was totally inspired by these cards by Becca Freeken, so I decided to try something similar!

I used the labels #8, the second largest is the card base, this way it will still fit into a regular envelope. Then I used the next size down for the black and real red. I trimmed around the embossed edge of the red piece so you can see the black.

I stamped the cardinal onto watercolour paper and picked up colour from the lids of my ink pads with a paint brush.

I finished it off with the bow and a music note charm, also from Mark's Finest Papers!

I look forward to seeing your creation!

Have a Great Day!
Laurie

6 comments:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Laurie- best of the week! Love the layering and the gorgeous coloring!

Joanne Travis said...

Laurie, this is gorgeous!! I love all of the red, my very favorite color.

Becky said...

This is gorgeous Laurie, love the colors and the design.

Joanne (jojot) said...

this is a stunner...so bold and beautiful in the REd...gorgeous

Our Little Inspirations said...

I think my jaw dropped to the floor when I saw this gorgeous card! Beautifully colored and detailed, it's a true work of art!

redwasher1 said...

Absolutely love the framing on this card!!