Monday, January 20, 2014

the card concept - first challenge

I'm playing along with a new design challenge called The Card Concept.  I saw this challenge through a blog that I follow -- To the Full by Leigh Penner.  The card she submitted is of a beautiful cityscape (see here), and is just breathtaking.  When I saw it, I immediately pinned it and even saved the image to my phone.  Interestingly enough, the street where I live has a straight-on and unobstructed view of the Empire State Building in the distance.  Each night the lights are different colors to commemorate a holiday, event, or something significant.  Have to say that I'm hoping one day the lights of the Empire State Building will look like this:

I used the color palette and tried to make a Clean and Simple card.  One main image (check!); lots of open space (check!); limited layers and embellishments (I think...?); quick and easy to recreate (theoretically, it should be...).

This card took some twists and turns from my original vision for a one layered card because I was simply being me, and did too much.  This time, I sponged on too much pink because I just don't know how to stop!  Then to "save" the card I thought it would make sense to blend in some brown and then cut a funky angle and adhere it to a new card base.  Not what I had in mind, but hey, I can dig it...and for some reason have a craving for neopolitan ice cream:)

Thanks for stopping by!

Stamps: Mama Elephant Cosmic Stars; My Favorite Things Bold Statements
Inks: Memento (tuxedo black); Memento Luxe (espresso truffle); Tim Holtz Distress Inks (picked raspberry, spun sugar)
Other: Wink of Stella glitter brush (clear), enamel accents, wood veneer stars


  1. fabulous glad you played along with the first Card Concept challenge!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  2. This is really fun! I love how you've incorporated the colours - very clever! Thanks for joining us at the very first Card Concept challenge! I hope we'll see you again!

  3. Cute! I like the pink cosmic sky.

  4. That is a darling card!! I love the little cupid and your sponging looks awesome! Thanks so much for playing with us at the first Card Concept Challenge!

  5. Thanks for the super kind words you said about me -- they totally made my day!
    And your card is fabulous -- so sweet and perfect!

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  7. FABULOUS galaxy Lorraine :) LOVE it!