Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Lili of the Valley Pink and Blue Challenge

Hello everyone, it's time for our weekly challenge, but I have some news first. Next week Lili of the Valley and Wild Orchid Crafts will be having a Christmas in July party all week long. Make sure to stop by the Inspire blog for all the details.

Now back to the Thursday challenge...
This week we were creating Pink and Blue projects to inspire you. I was feeling a bit blank for a layout and wanted to try something different so I headed over to the CPS blog for a sketch to follow. This sketch was perfect! I've never done a card with large circles, but I thought it would look really pretty. Now, I realized after I had already committed to this sketch that my Nestabilities were not quite as large as I wanted the background circles to be, so I had a dilemma. I thought about tracing and hand cutting them, but with my cutting skills they would be pretty wonky I was sure, lol! Then I remembered an old tool called the Circle Scissors from EK Success. I dig it out and set to work. NOT the easiest tool to work with, and the cuts were less than perfect so I had to distress all the edges. But, I'm pretty satisfied with them.  

I colored Emma's Swing with my Copics. I made the roses from paper with a MFT rolled rose die and the scalloped trim around the largest circle is actually a straight border punch that I cut little slits in so it could curve around the circle. 

We'd love to have you join in on our challenge, head on over to the LOTV blog for more inspiration from the DT, then create your own card and enter for a chance to win a great prize!

Thanks for peeking in!

Stamps: Lili of the Valley, PTI sentiment
Ink: Memento, Distress
Paper: Memory Box, PTI, Hammermill 
Tools & Accessories: MFT rolled rose die, seam binding, Tonic corner rounder, Copics, Circle Scissors, EK Success edge punch, PTI tiny tag die


  1. Beautiful card! Love the layout and your amazing coloring!
    Have a great weekend!

  2. Well, I love how your card layout came out and the distressed circles look Fabulous! Love your darling image and Wonderful coloring too!

    Shannon 8-)


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