Wednesday, July 16, 2008

The First Artful INKables Wednesday Challenge

Hi Everyone! I made this card for the first ever Design Team Challenge over on Kristin's Artful Inkables blog. These challenges will be given every other Wednesday and you are invited to join in! See instructions at the end of my post!

This first challenge was a color challenge hosted by Design Team Member Beth. The colors to use are Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow and Close to Cocoa - a wonderfully calming color combo don't you think??!!

On this color challenge I used the newly released Arful INKable stamp set - Sunburst Dandies. I used Julee's MoJo sketch 46 for my design.

I hope you can see how I outlined the blooms with a sparkly Sakura gelly roll pen. It really shimmers IRL! And I added TONS of brads - I think this is the most I have EVER used on a card!

I cut the circles using my Nestability Circles and dry embossed the sentiment one. I stamped the sentiment in Close to Cocoa and the leaves in Sage Shadow - outlining these again with the gliter pen and adding brads.

And now - how can you join in??

1) Just make your card using the challenge colors (or something close if you don't have SU colors)

2) We'd love for you to use Artful INKable stamps but if you don't have any (yet!) use any stamps. And remember Kristin is offering 10% off all her stamp sets for the month of July!

3) Post your card on Split Coast Stampers using the code word ARTINK (all one word in CAPS)

4) If you don't post on Split Coast - just go to Kristin's blog and link your card to the challenge post!
We can't wait to see what you do with these colors!!

Check out what the other Design Team members did for this challenge!

Stamps: Sunburst Dandies - Artful INKables
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow: SU, watercolor paper

Ink: Sage Shadow, Close to Cocoa

Supplies: brass brads: Making Memories, foam dimensionals, threaded ribbon: Michaels, Circle Nestabilities, Cuttlebug, Swiss Polka Dot folder, SU Markers: Blush Blossom, Sage Shadow, Gold Gelly Roll Glitter pen: Sakura


peanutbee said...

Pretty card! Love all those brads!!

dpkennedy said...

Your card is so pretty Julia! I love the brads around the scallop...great!

Mothermark said...

This is so cool! I love the banner on your is so inviting!

Your card is really nice Julia....just stopping by to say hi and see whasssupppp!!!!


Anonymous said...

Beautiful Julia! I like how you've used all these brads. Have a great day!
smiles, Deena

Paper in the Works! said...

So pretty Julia! I love all those brads, and the shimmery elegant gel pen! A wonderful creation :)

Linsey said...

I love your challenge card, Julia! It is so beautiful! I wish I had ordered my stamps from Artful Inkables already, but I have procrastinated and now I don't have any for the challenge, boo! I will still try to play along and get in my order asap, hehe! You know what my most favorite stamp set is from them?--that dragon set! I just adore it and it will be mine very soon! :) hugs and thanks for the great inspiration!

Beverly aka beestamper said...

Neat sketch! Great card and fun challenge!

Jennifer Muraoka said...

This is gorgeous Julia. So much detail that went into this card. It's amazing. I just love the design. Very unique!

Beth said...

I love your challenge card- beautiful!!! The brads around the scallop are super! You have been one busy lady while I've been on vacation! Love ALL you have made- "silver girls" made me chuckle! Hope you have an awesome week!