Friday, May 18, 2012

Outside My Comfort Zone ...

I have a card to share with you today that is very UNLIKE my style.  
It is a ONE LAYER card and I've used the EMBOSS RESIST TECHNIQUE on the image.

I found TWO challenges that intrigued me 
so I combined the two and came up with this creation.

The two challenges I referred to are:
Heather Telford (Bits & Pieces) is hosting  for the One Layer Wednesday Challenge and I found the Technique Challenge at Blockheads Paper Arts through Anne Temple (Anne-Made).

For the One Layer Challenge, your image could not be larger than 2x2 so I used Eclipse Masking to make that size box on my card front ... stamped this beautiful butterfly/flower image by Inkadinkado with Versamark, embossed with clear embossing powder then sponged over the image with Tim Holtz 'Broken China' distress ink.  The sentiment is by The Stamp Pad and was also stamped in the Broken China ink.

I'm really pleased with the outcome of this card and just might have to make more of this CAS style to have in my stash for the Fall Craft Show!  

A few other qualifying challenges for this creation are:
Simon Says Stamp Challenge - Clean and Simple
Truly Scrumptious - Anything Goes
Sundays With Crissy - Things with Wings
Oldie But A Goodie Challenge - Things with Wings (both stamps are at least 2 years old)
Top Tip Tuesday #7 - Clean and Simple
Cupcake Craft Challenge - Simply No Design Paper Birthdays
House of Gilli - Embossing
Kaboodle Doodles Challenge - Clean and Simple

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today!  I hope you find inspiration in my work and of course if you do, I'd love to hear about it!  Wishing you all a FABULOUS weekend ahead!  The weather here in N.E. Ohio, USA is going to be in the mid 80s ... sounds like grilling time to me!!


sassy said...

hi my friend...weell this certainly has surprised me a fab way because its simply so elegant ans sophisticated love the blue too superby supereby ..nice to come out of our comfort zone once in a have done the sketch proud ....hug ssassyxyx

Heather T said...

It is very pretty Darlene. The image in that lovely blue is very elegant.

Lisa Jane said...

beautiful card - love the CAS design
Thanks for joining us at Oldie but a Goodie this week
Lisa x

nancyparker55 said...

Darlene, You done a lovely job with this card. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles this week.

TC said...

Simply beautiful! x

Kathleen (Kath) B. Hernandez said...

Wow! It's really pretty! I would like to try that technique someday. Thanks for joining us at Kaboodle Doodles’ “CAS” Challenge!

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Bettina L. said...

This is such a pretty CAS card. Love the design with the butterfly and sentiment both in blue and making this card look so elegant. Thanks for playing at Top Tip Tuesday and good luck. Hope to see you back tuesday for another challenge. Bettina xx

Leigh S-B - The Sharpie Domino Queen said...

and the combined challenges resulted in a simply elegant card! Thanks for playing with us in the Blockheads Emboss Resist Technique Challenge!

Leigh S-B - Blockheads Design Team

Joy said...

Well is this is out of your comfort zone then you need to do it more because you are a pro at this, gorgeous card.. thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

Nan G said...

Love your card! It's good to step out of one's comfort zone...this is a fabulous step out!

sari said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! Love the colors! Thanks for joining us over at The Cupcake Craft Challenge this week! Good Luck! HUgs and sunshine!

Delphine said...

Fantastic card, very elegant! Thanks for joining us at Cupcake and good luck! Delphine xx

Cheryl said...

Gorgeous card! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Kaboodle Doodles.

Marlene (cards4u) said...

OK this is absolutely wonderful - love it, love it, love it!!!

Jo (Boots the Monkey) said...

Very pretty and elegant card.

Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Challenge this week.


Jo x

Mary Lou said...

Wow Darlene--I just may have to give this a try!! So BEAUTIFUL and I just Love the Sentiment!!!!!!!
Thanks for joining us at Sunday's with Crissy!!!

Cheryl said...

Very pretty! Beautiful image and color!

Bumblebee said...

very pretty, I've only just discovered Broken China, but its such an amazing colour, will definitely be using it more!

Susan said...

Darlene, your one layer card is just beautiful! I love the sponging technique...and you've created a beauty with it!

Leslie Turner said...

This is gorgeous, Darlene! Awesome take on both challenges! Thanks so much for playing in the Blockheads Emboss Resist Technique Challenge!
Leslie, DT