Tuesday, September 4, 2012

In my thoughts

Hi All!  Well here I am again.  I have something different for you today.  With this card I have left my comfort zone behind me and ventured out.  Simon Says is having a huge challenge this week along with a blog hop.  The challenge is "Read all about it".  As you can see there are words everywhere.  

I took white card stock and stamped with the butterflies and words.  This is in French so I have no idea what it says.  Both word stamps are from Achiever's but I have no idea which company they come from.  I got them in a class and they were already separated from the packaging.   Anyway, after I stamped the paper I used some Tim Holtz distress ink to age the paper and did some distressing on the sides.  

The image comes from Beary Wishes.  I colored with Whisper Strokes markers and then used some of the distress ink here as well.  I was so amazed at the change in the irises.  I think they look great.  I fussy cut the flowers and popped them up on 3D foam.  The sentiment is Create with TLC.  I so love their sentiments.  

The papers I used are from Bazzill and just some generic white and black card stock.  The die cut is from Stampin' Up and the punch is EK Success.  

I have entered into the following challenges:

Simon Says Stamp and Show - Read all about it
Crafty Cardmakers #74 - Winged things
Tammy's Scrapin' Corner #26 - Anything with wings
Vintage Elusions #5 - Distressing
Deep Ocean #33 - Things with wings
Papertake Weekly - Anything goes
Charisma Cardz #34 - No embellishments
Craft Your Passion #126 - Floral images
Natalie and Amy - Anything goes

I hope you have enjoyed your visit.  Have a beautiful day.


Kreatives von Andrea said...

Wonderful card....very nice image and you have colered it beautiful.

Thank you for joining our challenge over at Creative stamp friends

nice greeting from Andrea

Shelby said...

The French wording looks so cool even if we have no idea what it says, doesn't it:)! Love how this turned out and the pop of color with the flowers looks great.


Cat's sCrap said...

Magnificent realization. Beautiful graphics.Intersting layout. Congratulations !

Thanks for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week.

Hugs from France.

Brunis Allerlei said...

Eine wunderschöne Karte,bin begeistert.

Danke für deine Teilnahme bei Kreative Stempelfreunde.

LG Bruni


Beuatiful creation Robin - I love that image.


Kay Dalton said...

lovely card, has a nice vintage feel to it and the image is beautiful, thanks for joining in at Vntage Elusions, best of luck wit your entry x

Tammy Ortiz said...

Beautiful Card and the elements are perfect. This Card is perfect for our Wings Challenge.
I wish you well in the this week's Challenge. We hope to see you back next week.
Tammy Ortiz
Founder of
Tammy Scrapin Corner said...

Really beautiful card. Fabulous stamping and i love the flower and sentiment. Thank you for joining us at Charisma Cardz this week. Good luck. Hugs, Jill x

Kim Kelley said...

Very pretty Robin...I think you have just expanded your comfort zone! Cause you rocked it! HUGS

Papercraft By Carole said...

Great card - the irises look fabulous - as does the little butterfly. Thanks for joining us at Crafty Cardmakers this time. Cxx

DerkleineKunstladen said...


~ginny said...

Oh my Robin! An absolutely beautiful card! I especially like monochromatic background with the colored focal image - WOW, that pops!
I am delighted you joined the challenge at Craft Your Passion and I hope to see you again next week!
CYP Design Team
RubberMAD (my blog)

Mrs O crafty blog said...

This is beautiful., love the image and colours you've used.. Thanks for joining us at vintage elusions, Pauline x

Judy Bigg said...

Beautiful work on your card. Love the color of the flowers.

Anonymous said...

Fabulous card, love how beautifully you have coloured the images and the gorgeous design. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Crafty Cardmakers and good luck.


soapHOUSEmama said...

This is so beautiful! Thanks for joining us over at Simon Says Stamp and Show this week! - Ashli

DianeMoneyGoolsby said...

Hi Robin: This card is beautiful-- but, we [DT] would like for you to have Cara go over to our blog on Friday [tomorrow]. We have a surprise for her in our tomorrow's post.

Thanks for getting younger crafters involved in this wonderful world of paper!

Vicky F. AKA Crafting Vicky said...

Wow this is gorgeous! It really paid to be out of your confort zone! It must have taken forever to fussy cut that image. It's wonderful.

Don’t forget to had GDT after your name if you want to be a Guest designer in an upcoming challenge! Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky

Susan Martin said...

This is just stunning!! I love everything about it!! Thanks for playing with us at Tammy's Scrapin Corner!! I hope to see you again next week!!

- Susan, DT @ Tammy's Scrapin Corner

Lindsay Craftymonster81 said...

Absolutely stunning, I love the text background. Thank you for joining in with the Vintage Elusions challenge
Lindsay xx

angelwhispers said...

So beautiful and elegant! Thanks for joining us for our first challenge over at Natalie and Amy's! Love Chanelle xxxx

Sweet Fairy said...

This is so lovely. So creative design. From your designing i realize that for the attraction of people creative designs are also must for the Plastic Business cards. I appreciate your nice work.