Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Time for the 2nd Challenge from The Perfect Sentiment!

Oh ladies, I hope you all had a chance to stop by The Perfect Sentiment Challenge Blog this past week, even if you didn't join in the challenge. If you did, you saw some gorgeous inspiration cards by the DT along with some awesome entries for our first challenge. You have to go by and see who got chosen for out Perfect 3 this week, and to see who won the prize from the random drawing! I'm not even telling you who, because I want you to click on the link above or on my sidebar and have a look!  Besides, you simply HAVE to stop by today, as we unveil our SECOND CHALLENGE!!  Whoooohoooo!

Our second challenge is another one that I know you will want to enter - Friendship Inspiration!  We would like you to make a card having to do with FRIENDSHIP, and we want you to use colors inspired by this awesome photo that Jennipher found:

Wow, aren't these just yummy colors?  I love them.  Here is the card that I was inspired to make from the colors in this photo:

I had some trouble with the lighting on this, but my dp really is the same teal color as the Maya Road Ribbon that I used at the bottom. I love, love, love that ribbon. I wish I had it in every color. It kind of looks like it overpowers the card in this pic, but it really doesn't. It has to do with the angle of the card in the photo, I think. My base card is made from teal cardstock that I cut to the 5 1/2 x
5 1/2 size that I make so often. I then used some gorgeous paper from My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found Two" Collection. I was really inspired by the photo, because I wasn't only thinking of color, but I was thinking of the layers of the covers. So my next layer is some yummy chocolate cs with brown hearts on it. I distressed the edges of both of these layers. Then I got to cheat, because the frame (including the birdie) was cut out from the MME dp. It even had the teal glitter on the edge of the frame! How cool is that?   I then stamped the sentiment (from Our Daily Bread Designs Friendship Set) in brown Inkadinkado Ink onto cream colored Neenah Paper, and I heat embossed it with Ranger Clear Embossing Powder. I simply adhered it to the back of the cut out frame and added the little flower embellie from my stash. I added a brown photo corner from my stash and a Prima flower to one corner and teal self-adhesive pearls to the other. Finally, I added layered a light blue heart rub-on over a  brown background rub-on, both from Pink Paislee. Oh yes, can't forget the Teal Stickles! lol    Here is a close-up so you can see the glimmer a little better:

Now that you have seen my card, here are the links to the blogs of the other members of the DT. Go by their blogs, and you will REALLY see some awesome cards to inspire you:

Jan's blog

Kimberly's Blog

 Paper Expressions  owner
Jennipher's Blog

Rochelle's Blog
Two Tears in my Bucket

Samantha (DT Coordinator)
Crafty Couple's Corner

Shelly Kane's blog
Gemini Visions Art

Stacey's Creative Corner
Stacey's Blog

Theresas Calderini's Blog
The Paper Peasant

With All My Heart
Tere's Blog

 shaunnaRooskie's Blog

Paper crafting blog

After seeing all the inspiration at all of the blogs of these talented ladies,  here is something else to inspire you to play along with us this week. We have a super sponsor! Heart Song Designs is giving a digi from their gorgeous collection to the lucky winner of our random drawing!    Stop by their shop and have a look at their awesome digis. That way, in case you are the winner of the random drawing, you will be know what you want! lol  Ummmm, I have a feeling you will be wanting many more of their lovely creations. I know I do!

One more bit of important info. You now have until Tuesday at 10:00 p.m. to get your entry in. We will be choosing winners and posting them the following Friday.  So get your entry in by Tuesday night, then check back on Friday to see if YOU may have been chosen as one of  The Perfect 3 or perhaps won the random drawing.  Please remember to link your blog post with your entry directly to our blog, and use keywords PSC02 on your blog or if your post elsewhere this week.

I know this has been a long post! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. I sure hope to see you this week at The Perfect Sentiment!                   



Stacey's Creative Corner said...

Beautiful card! I love that ribbon and the sentiment is wonderful!


Kimberly said...

Gorgeous!! I love that ribbon and the wonderful sentiment! Great job!!

shaunnaRooskie said...

so pretty! love all the great elements - including that rose ribbon!!!!

The Paper Peasant said...

Now you know I love this one Lynn!! All that inking and design makes for a wonderful creation!!

Scrappin Abby said...

Beautiful card Lynn...the bird is adorable & the sentiment is great : )

Jennipher said...

This was truly gorgeous and a wonderful take on the challenge. Awesome creativity Lynn!