Jan 25, 2008

I shot an arrow - BCG Wk. 31 Layout Challenge




It's Friday and that means it's time for another Blogger's Challenge Group challenge. This week our challenge was to use the layout feature on Pg. 141 of the SU Spring/Summer catalog. (see photo at left).

Okay I must admit that when I saw the layout I seriously considered skipping out on this week. I did not like that layout at all. However....I decided to go ahead with the challenge and see what I could come up with. After several attempts at getting my layout just the way I wanted it to be I finally came up with this card. I'm happy with how it turned out & hope you enjoy it too.

Card base is Whisper White which I covered with a piece of textured Ruby Red card stock.

I added a strip of Whisper White, Pretty in Pink and Designer Paper (OOH LA LA CUPID - by BO-BUNNY PRESS) and added the piercing.

I stamped my Cupid (HERO ARTS) on Whisper White card stock with Ruby Red Ink, cut out one wing with an X-acto knife and highlighted the wings with Dazzling Diamonds Glitter. The edges were distressed with the Cutter Kit & Ruby Red ink. Then I added a small piece of embossed Pretty in Pink card stock (Cuttlebug Hearts embossing folder) and pierced the top.

I stamped the Love sentiment (Hero Arts) with Ruby ink and added a tiny red heart (JoAnn's), then layered on the Pretty in Pink scallop (SU) and pierced this as well. The Scallop & Focal Image were raised up with dimensional tape.

While this may not have been a favorite layout I think it met the challenge and I had fun doing it. Be sure to check out all the other great samples. You can find the Blogger's Challenge Group on my side bar.

17 comments:

Lynn Mercurio said...

I'm so glad you didn't give up...this is a great card and you did a wonderful job. I'm sorry it was frustrating for you, but the fact that you persevered says a lot about you!

Connie said...

Great job...you did a great job being 'challenged' and pushed beyond the norm! Awesome!

Sheryl said...

Very pretty! Cutting out the wings and adding glitter is very creative--really adds to the card!

astampingteddy said...

Cute card - I love how you cut out the wings and glittered them all up!
Claudia

Pat Huntoon said...

The detail on this is great! I really like that strip of cuttlebug, and cutting out the wing was a great touch.

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Great card -- glad you persevered!

MJ said...

Love the glitter. That angel is precious. Great card.

Nikki Bond said...

Your card turned out AMAZING!!!! Love everything about it! {SMILES}

Basement Stamper said...

I love this card!!! So festive for Valentine's Day.

Lori said...

I'm glad you stuck with it--you came up with a great card! I love the repeated cupid image and your colors

Charlotte said...

Ida, glad you didn't skip out on this challenge. Your card came out great!

Amber Porter said...

Ida, this is absolutely gorgeous!! Love it!

Karen said...

this turned out great!! love it - you did a wonderful job on the challenge girl!!

rozie640 said...

OMG, this card is so full of detail. I love the distressed look of the art piece, the cupids wings, the cuttle bug strip and then all the paper piercing and that little row of cupids is adorable. Excellent card!

Kerry said...

Beautiful card, Ida! you did a great job with this challenge.

Jeannette said...

Great job Ida! Love the embossed hearts and the cut out wings of the angel! Excellent detail!

Anita said...

great job with the challenge! Love those cupids!