Tuesday, February 17, 2009

My First Ever Challenge!

Okay, I've done it! I've made a challenge card! "

Our Creative Corner" is an awesome group of women who LOVE to stamp and create. Weekly challenges are a part of what they offer! This month's hostess, Laurie Schmidlin offered the challenge sketch shown below. (Laurie not only has an amazing talent, but she is also very kind!) Her directions said to make the card as shown below, or flip it, change the shapes, etc.

Here is my card. As my good friend, Shirley (who taught me more than I ever knew existed about papercrafting!) will attest, I nearly always change up a design by flipping, rounding corners, etc. (This picture is not as good as I had hoped - the card is actually mounted on brown cardstock with squared corners). Papers are all from the Basic Grey Sugared Paper Pad, ordered from Gina K. Designs. The sentiment is from The Angel Company. The ink is Color Box Chestnut Roan Chalk Ink.

The best part of this challenge is that it was suggested that I send this card to someone who means a lot to me when I am finished with it. With that in mind, the sentiment was SO easy for me! I can't wait to get the card in the mail tomorrow!

Whew! I did it! I entered a challenge!

Have a good night,
Patti J.

~A joyful heart is good medicine. --Proverbs 17:22


Donna Baker said...

I'm so proud of you posting your first challenge card - it's quite awesome!! I love it and I'm sure your friend will too. Thank you for your comment about sending Derek a card & sharing your experience too. Bless you!!

Jennifer Meyer said...

Hi Patti :) WOW this is your first challenge card.. It is SO beautiful!! Thanks for letting the OCC be a part of it! :D I LOVE how you turned the sketch and your layers are wonderful!!

Thanks for inspiring the OCC!!
Hug & Smiles, Jennifer :)

Theresa Momber said...

Patti, this is such a beautiful card! Congrats on your first challenge. I have to warn you, they are addicting.

chatdumpgirl said...

wow! so pretty! I don't know why you were nervous. You are a natural for challenges stuff. I've never yet known you to back down from a challenge!

JustNeedling said...

Ooooh! I like this one a lot! It is beautiful!