Jun 18, 2010

Two Challenges and a Blog Milestone

Annabelle Sketch (absc24) found HERE:  It's Prize week.  I forgot to mention what the prize is for this challenge so be sure to stop by the Annabelle Blog for details on what's available for this weeks prize.

Now it's time for the Blogger Challenge and my entry for the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge - I combined the two challenges with this card.

Doesn't that cupcake look divine! I just love the soft inviting colors and wanted to create something with a "Vintage" feel to it. 

For the Blogger Challenge we were given this sketch:

And here is what I came up with using both the cupcake inspiration photo and the sketch.

I chose an old SU stamp set appropriately titled, (Vintage Postcard) for my focal image.  I lightly sponged on Cool Caribbean and Green Gable ink and then stamped the image with Chocolate Chip ink.  I mounted the image on Pixie Pink cs.  My card base is Pretty in Pink layered with Cool Caribbean embossed with the Swiss Dot embossing folder.  Then I layered a panel of Gable Green and designer paper by My Mind's Eye (So Sophie).  All the panels were distressed with the Cutter Kit distressing tool and I brushed on some Green Gable ink as well.
My flower was created using the Boho Blossoms punch.  I punched out 5 flowers, wrinkled them up real well, brushed on Pretty in Pink ink, added some glitter and a  Ice Circle Brad.  (I cut the prongs off the 2 brads on the sides) I also used some retired pink ribbon from SU.  I used the (Just a Note) sentiment for the inside of the card.

So now for my Blog Milestone news:  This is my 500th POST!!! - To celebrate I am offering one random commenter a $25 Gift Certificate to their favorite on-line store.  You will have until Midnight Sunday PST to leave a comment for your chance to win.  No Anonymous commenter's.  You will need to leave me a way to contact you should you win.  I will post the winner on Monday morning so stop back by to see if it's you!!!

27 comments:

Lynn said...

Very cute card Ida...love the stamp! Very vintagey looking! Thanks for the chance to win too!

Linda Monroe said...

This is a really nice card. The design elements flow so nicely and I love the inside sentiment and accents. Beautiful.

Lisa Somerville said...

How pretty is that! Great take on the Cupcake Challenge using this weeks sketch. Congrats on your milestone post!

Tammy Hershberger said...

BEAUTIFUL card, Ida and perfectly mimics the cupcake! LOVE that sweet, Vintage image!

Shelly Schmidt said...

Wonderful card- perfect for this image! Love your colors used. TFS

Elena said...

What a gorgeous card, Ida! I love the vintage feel of it.
Congratualtions on your 500th post! I enjoy visiting your blog!
Thank you so much for the wonderful give away!

BarbaraW said...

Cool combination of colors. Love the image.

Linda Monroe said...

very cute

Rachel Hope said...

OHHH! So pretty! Love the image, colors...the inside! Love it! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge again this week! Love the new blog look!

mamichelle said...

Pretty card! That cupcake does look divine!

Barbara said...

What a "sweet" card this is! Lovely colors and this image works so well with this challenge layout. CONGRATS on your 500th post! WOW...you go girl!

Lisa Bohler said...

Lovely use of the pink ribbon and terrific combo of color!!!

Michelle said...

Congratulations Ida on your 500th post, wow that really is a milestone. Your card for the challenge is gorgeous.Thanks for sharing with us.

Kylie said...

Stunning card Ida! LOVE your image and loving the way you made your flower using your Boho Blossom punch, I'm so going to try that over the weekend lol!
CONGRATS on your 500th post, Ida!

Have a lovely weekend!
Take Care,
Hugs,
Kylie X

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done Ida! Inside and out! Your blossom turned out lovely and this sketch was a perfect way to showcase this delightful image! :D

maryr917 said...

first let me send congrats on reaching a milestone on your blog-it's exciting-now for your card-i love this vintage image-you completed the look so well with your paper flower and dp

Maria Matter said...

so beautiful Ida!!
love the silhouette image!!
blessings!

apigonfire said...

Ida - you are the sweetest thing on the planet! :)
You have always kept checking in on my blog even when I don't post in forever! You don't know how much it means to see a little email telling me that someone has commented on my blog - especially when that someone is you!
Lovely cards as always and congratulations on all of your blog entries! (Some of us do better at blogging than others, :))
Hugs,
Kendra

Robin Merriman said...

Hi Ida!

Congrats on the milestone - 500 posts is huge!
I love the card this week - great color combo!
Thanks for the chance to win a goodie from you too. You've got my e-mail already, but I want to follow the rules, so here it is again:
stampwithrobin@yahoo.com

Blessings,
Robin

Allison said...

Love this image...I don't think I have seen it before. Super mix of papers to matchey the cupcake!

Rose said...

Beautiful card! I love what you did with the sketch and the colors are awesome.

Heidi Hihn said...

Great job, love your details and what you created from the sketch! Congrats on 500!! Looking forward to 500 more!

Basement Stamper said...

Gorgeous card Ida, I love the vintage look of it with the rhinestone brads along that ribbon-very cool!

Cheryl said...

Great card! I love these colors.

Claudia said...

Nice colors. All works so well together!

Lori said...

You did a great job getting a vintage feel here, Ida! Congrats on your 500th post!

Gerrie Johnnic said...

Happy 500 GF! I luv how you put the bright colors behind the focal point, it just makes it pop, great challenge.