Sunday, August 23, 2009

My First Challenge!

I found so many great challenge sites for scrapbooking/cardmaking today that I was inspired...not to mention that I am playing with my NEW CRICUT! ( : This card was originally inspired when I saw the challenge to use pink, black, and white on http://www.caardvarks.blogspot.com/. That is a favorite color combination of mine, so I thought it wouldn't be too difficult for me to come up with a quick card.

I also love the site http://pileitonchallenge.blogspot.com/, which inspired me to do more than one challenge at once. This week's challenge on PIO is "Good Things Come in 3s" so I used 3 buttons and (mostly) 3 colors.

The inspiration for the giant flower was from http://bee-crafty.blogspot.com/. Their challenge was over the top. This flower is very 3-D and really jumps off the card. It wouldn't fit in an envelope, so I think that makes it a little over the top for a card. To create this flower I used my Cricut Expression and Plantin Schoolbook Cartridge. I just cut the flower out in 5 different sizes (I used 3",2.5",2", 1.5" and 1"). I then folded each petal in half to get the dimension. I inked the edges, glued them all together, and then added the button for the center. The "love," butterflies, leaf, ,and flourish are all from the Cricut Home Decor Cartridge.

The last inspiration that I got from all these wonderful scrapper challenge site was from http://abc-challenge.blogspot.com/. This challenge was "B for Buttons." I used a large black button for the center of my flower and two small white buttons for embellishments.

WooHoo! I am officially addicted to challenges! ( :
Thanks for looking!
Katy

21 comments:

  1. What a fabulous bloom ... and I love the pink flourish and buttons too ... thanks for joining the fun at Caardvarks ... and woot woot on your first challenge!!

    ReplyDelete
  2. fantastic

    thanks for joining us this week on ABC :)

    Hugs Jane x

    ReplyDelete
  3. wow! how completely awesome that your very *first* challenge card could multi-task so BRILLIANTLY! i love eveything about this gorgeous card--well done! ♥

    ReplyDelete
  4. Oh, Katy! Fabby card, cool flower, and a very creative placement of your Martha border :)

    ReplyDelete
  5. this is a beautiful card, great color combo!
    love the 3-d effect!

    ReplyDelete
  6. Congrats on your first challenge. I hope you enjoyed it so much you'll be back every week. Don't you just love your Cricut! I can't even imagine being without it now that I have it. Continue to make beautiful cards. Thank you for playing this week at Pile It On!

    Jennifer PIO DT

    ReplyDelete
  7. Your card is so beautiful. I love the layered flower. Thank you for including Finally Friday in your impressive list of challenges.

    ReplyDelete
  8. That flower is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us.

    Emily-SP Diva

    ReplyDelete
  9. Well done on your first challenges and it's a gorgeous card - beautiful flower

    thanks for joining us on ABC

    Dawn

    ReplyDelete
  10. Beautiful card!
    Thanks for joining us at the ABC Challenge this week!
    Helen x

    ReplyDelete
  11. Woweee that flower is to die for - just perfect! Jo x

    ReplyDelete
  12. What a lovely card, your dimensional flower is beautiful. Great work with the challenge colours too.

    ReplyDelete
  13. lovely card
    thank you for joining us on abc this week
    Vicky

    ReplyDelete
  14. your flower is very Kewl.

    Thanks for playing along with PIO

    Julie Leblanc - Pile it on Guest Designer for August

    ReplyDelete
  15. Beautiful card! Thanks for joining us at SPCC!

    ReplyDelete
  16. Love the Cricut cuts! Beautiful card and I love the black and white butterflies with that big gorgeous flower! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  17. Such a pretty card - love that giant flower! Thanks for playing with us at Pile It On!

    ReplyDelete
  18. Your flower is fantastic and I love the border! Thanks for playing along at SPCC!

    ReplyDelete
  19. BEAUTIFUL! Love that big flower!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Beautiful! Great job!

    Thanks so much for playing!
    Dee - Pile It On DT

    ReplyDelete
  21. Very cool!
    http://www.designsbydiana.typepad.com

    http://www.thestudio56.com

    ReplyDelete