How's your 1st day of the New Year going?
We spent the morning enjoying a quiet breakfast and watching the snow fall (so pretty)! Then luckily the snow quit so we were able to arrange to link up with friends for lunch and exchange Christmas gifts. What fun!
But, in the time between breakfast & lunch, I decided to see what I could come up with for the new Magazine Monday Challenge at Papercrafter's Corner.
Here's the magazine cover we are using for inspiration this time around:
The first thing that grabbed my attention was the colors ... particularly the BLUE color. Secondly was the BURGUNDY scallop edging.
With those couple of points in mind, here's what I came up with:
This beautiful blue background was created using Elizabeth Craft Shimmer Sheetz and Sizzix Swirls embossing folder. Once embossed, I used my Tim Holtz sanding block to make the silver/white core POP through. This is truly BEAUTIFUL in real life!! I bought these shimmer sheets at Joan's Gardens back in the summer and had never taken the time to play with them ... guess what! You'll be seeing more cards like this in the future! LOL!
Another product I purchase at Joan's Gardens last summer was the Cheery Lynn Designs 'Shasta Daisy' die which was used for my flowers. Both flowers were created with the flower panels provided with just ONE run through the Vagabond. By conditioning and curling them in different directions, it looks like two different flowers! LOVE THAT!!
Believe it or not, this card came together VERY QUICKLY once I got the idea jelled in my mind! I will list all the products used at the end of this post.
A few additional challenges:
ABC Challenge - C is for Colorful
A Little Bit Crafty - Celebrate
Card and Scrap - Use Flowers
Cards Galore Encore - Anything Goes
Fairies Challenges - Flowers and Lace
Flat Friends Challenge - Anything Goes
Heck of a Challenge - NEW (new die/shimmer paper)
The Crafting Cafe - Anything Goes
The Papercrafter's Corner challenges are SO MUCH fun to play and have really helped me THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX and become a little more 'adventurous'! This site is not just simply a challenge site either ... Steph offers a wide range of helpful hints, giveaways, organizing tips ... well pop over and see for yourself!!
Then, join in the fun ... I'd love to be inspired by what YOU see in this magazine cover!!
Thanks for taking the time to stop by and if you've left me a comment DOUBLE THANK YOU!! I LOVE hearing what you think of my creations (good AND bad!) LOL!
Be sure to stop back tomorrow for some AMAZING NEWS from Shelly's Images and a new challenge! You don't want to miss this one!!!!
Until then and as always . . .
Papers: Burgundy cs, white cs, pink cs,
Accessories: Elizabeth Craft 'Blue Iridescent' Shimmer Sheetz, Sizzix 'swirls' embossing folder, Fiskars decorative scissors, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Shasta Daisy' die - B310, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Fanciful Flourish Sm' - B117S, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Anastasia Lace Border - B136, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Happy' B-226, Cheery Lynn Designs 'Birthday' B-231, Tim Holtz sanding block, Kaiser pearls