Friday, May 30, 2008

Blogger's Challenge - Week 49 - Animals

I have to start this post by saying that all week long, I thought the challenge was a color challenge for Black and White.

Obviously, I was wrong!

When I came down to the studio to create my project, I checked my e-mail only to find a reminder from our Bloggers Challenge Mom that the theme for the week was Animals. Guess it's a good thing I checked my e-mail because the white on black embossed flowers idea I had been playing with just would not have worked for this week.

What is really funny is that I was in the middle of creating my piece when my stamping friend Natalie showed up at my front door for stamp camp. She was 2 days late for camp, but right on time with a good idea!

I was up to the point of placing the medallion and desperately wanted to use the Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon on this card. (Yes, you all know how I LOVE my ribbon!) But it just didn't seem to look right anywhere I placed it. Well, Natalie, my muse, suggested that the medallion looked like a concho on a saddle and a couple of well placed pieces of ribbon would call to mind the leather straps. Genius! That was just the finishing touch I needed and Voila! Piece de resistance! (spoken in my best French accent!)

Supplies used for this card (All Stampin' Up!):
Stamp Sets: Wanted, Boho Backgrounds
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Soft Sky, Whisper White, Blue Bayou Cardstock; River Rock Textured Cardstock: Western Sky Designer Series Paper
Inks: Chocolate Chip, River Rock Ink Pads; Chocolate Chip Marker
Accessories: Scallop Punch, Build A Brad, Chocolate Chip Twill Ribbon, Dimensionals, Crafters Tool Kit (for paper piercing), Crop-A-Dile, Metallic Eyelets, Stamping Sponges, 3/4" Circle Punch

Thanks, Natalie! You can be late for Stamp Camp anytime!

19 comments:

  1. This is a wonderful card. I love your build-a-brad on your medallian, a great touch.

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  2. Super card! I love the way the DSP pattern continues through the Build a Brad in the medallion! Very nicely done!

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  3. This is wonderful! I love that build a brad and the horses look like their running right off the page! Great job! {sMILES}

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  4. great card!!! Love the build-a-brad with the DSP!

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  5. Love the layout and the Build a brad

    Vicki

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  6. Love how the DPS lines up with your Build a Brad medallion - great manly card!

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  7. Hey Robin...we WERE thinking the same this week! My choice was more out of desperation! lol! Love how you used the Build A Brad!

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  8. Love the soft, masculine colors and the build a brad too. Fabulous card. TFS!

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  9. What a great card. Love the colors and how you used the build a brad on the medallian. Wonderful job...

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  10. Very nice. I love anything "Western" and this is wonderful. The build a brad and your medallion are fabulous. Natalie had a terrific idea and it worked great for your card.

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  11. Love it! I so love this set and the way you used the BAB and dp is awesome. Great card.

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  12. What a wonderful card! Your Build-a-Brad turned out great! Beautifully done! :D

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  13. Great card! Love the medallion piece.

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  14. Robin, this is sensational. Love your design and build a brad.

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  15. Very cute! I love how you did the twill. We all need friends like that!

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  16. Beautiful card, Robin! This would be a great one for a sketch challenge -- your layout is perfect!

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  17. Another fabulous "Wanted" masculine card! Great colors and layout....perfect for Fathers' Day. Terrific job with the challenge.

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