Thursday, July 30, 2009

A WHOLE LOT GOIN' ON

Today's card uses Makeesha's Inkspiration Sketch Challenge #11. I have had the honor of being Makeesha's July Guest Designer, and it has been so much fun! She always has the best challenges ... sometimes a sketch, sometimes an inspiration piece, and other times a color challenge. Check out what Makeesha's design team has created ... Cindy, Karen, Kirsty, Amy, and Renee.

Another talented team of designers recently made their collective debut in blogland, Pals Paper Arts. Their very first challenge is a color challenge of Melon Mambo, Bermuda Bay, and Chocolate Chip.

As for my card, I think there's alot going on and much too busy for my liking (some days you got it, some days you don't!). What do YOU think?

Just want to point out a couple of things that didn't show up real well in the photo: 1) there are two rows of paper piercing on the horizontal Chocolate Chip CS strip, and 2) I used Aqua and Pink Stickles (non-SU) for the flower centers.


RECIPE
Stamps: Simple Friendship
Paper: Bermuda Bay Patterns DP, Melon Mambo, Chocolate Chip, and Whisper White CS
Ink: Melon Mambo and Chocolate Chip
Embellishments: 5/16" Chocolate Chip Jumbo Brads
Tools: Paper Piercer & Mat Pack, 1 3/4" Circle Punch, Circle Cutter, 1/2" Circle Punch
Supplies: Stampin' Dimensionals, Aqua and Pink Stickles (non-SU)

37 comments:

Pam Wood said...

BEAUTIFUL card Nancy! I don't think it is too busy. I think you have it even when you think you don't! :)

Angie Tieman said...

What a lovely card, Nancy!! You worked those colors together soooo well!

Karen said...

Hey there Nancy - its yet again your blog stalker back to check up on ya! lol

Absoloutely LOVE this card - the colours are what instantly grabbed me! You wont believe how much I struggled this week with this challenge!!

Luv Karen
x

kirstyscardnscrap said...

Wow Nancy! That card is just divine! I love bright cards and you balance all your cards so beautifully! By the way I'm loving that Bermuda Bay!

AMY FLEMING said...

Ohh Nancy you make card making look so easy!!
This is simply beautiful!! I too like karen struggled with this sketch! :)
Have a great week
Aims

Sam said...

Very, very pretty card Nancy. I love all the floral elements.

Best wishes.

Joyce Spear said...

Beautiful card! It's not too busy at all! Think of it more as a "Feast for the Eyes"!

Norine said...

really like this card and even though you think you didnt have it well you did LOL love the colors and design
Hugs
Norine

Tammy Hershberger said...

Oooh, I don't think it's too busy at all! You combined the sketch and colors beautifully!

Heather P. said...

I *LOVE* this!!! There's a lot going on, but it's not overwhelming at all to look at... Pure awesomeness in my book! :)

Jackie Pedro said...

This is GORGEOUS, Nancy!! Not too busy for my taste!!! Great job!! LOVE those colors together!!

Pals Paper Arts said...

This is such a cool sketch and you really made it sing. Love all the elements . . . AND those delicious colors. Thanks for playing our first challenge. Hugs, Mary

Pals Paper Arts said...

Hi Nancy:

Absolutely stunning. Love the cut elements and you really made the sketch sing. And those colors? Delightful :) Thanks for joining in on our first Pals Paper Arts challenge?

Hugs,

Mary

Lynn said...

Ooooo this is fabulous!!! I love the whole design of this with the flowers and large circle in the back ground! It's all very pretty!

Linda Callahan said...

Wow - you are one talented lady! There is a lot going on - and it is going on beautifully!

Ann said...

I think it's gorgeous! The colors are so fab, the more the better, right? ;)

for2nately said...

Beautiful! Your cards are always top notch! thanks for sharing!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Margaret Moody said...

I love your card, Nancy! I love how you combined both challenges! I follow your blog regularly and love visiting to see what new creations you've posted. Thanks so much for playing along on PPA's first challenge!

Carrie Gaskin said...

This is fantastic Nancy! I think there is just enough going on to keep our attention for quite some time! Great job as always!

Renée said...

There is a lot going on with this card and it's PERFECT, Nancy! Love the popped up flowers, love the stickles, beautiful!

Maria R. said...

loved ur card..could u possibly post the instructions...thanks, Maria

Jennifer Engle said...

I think it looks great!

Silke said...

WOW - GF - this is fabulous!!! I love the Sketch...and printed it out already to play along (hopefully- LOL!!!). The colors are smashing too....!!!

Have a great weekend!!! Hugs ~S~

Pals Paper Arts said...

Simply gorgeous.

The colors really pop off the strip of white.

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for Playing @ the PPA!

Melissa said...

WOW! What a card! Awesome! This is one of my favorite sets, too!

So glad you stopped in to say hello! I love your blog..very professionally done! Gotta work on mine a bit!

Ann Schach said...

Nancy, this card is absolutely fabulous! I love the colors and I love the sketch!

Jeanette Galindo said...

I love your card very nice use of colors!

Jessie/knightrone said...

This is gorgeous!! Love it!!

Tara Kieninger said...

Just lovely! You are so good at putting alot of elements on one card and making it look fab...mine would just look cluttered!

Stephanie said...

It's gorgeous - I love the color combo and the sketch and you've really aced both!!

Caroline Colgan said...

Another stunning card Nancy - have really enjoyed seeing your Inkspiration cards this month!

Carol said...

WOW!! there are soooo many neat elements going on here!! I just love the colors!!

Amanda Reddicliffe said...

Beautiful card.

Sarah-Jane Kale' said...

This is GORGEOUS Nancy. The colours are fabulous.... so, so sad we wont get to play with these ones.

xx Sarah

chellecrafts said...

Beautiful, cheerful card. Gorgeous colour combination. TFS Chelle

Terri E. said...

This is a stunner! Great job with the PPA color challenge.

It's a good life!
Terri E.

kerry said...

Congrats on being picked!! It's a beautiful card!