Saturday, January 22, 2011

CrAzY for a Sketch - C4C71


It's time to get CRAZY again this week, and this time Maria (our CrAzY hostess this week!) has a sketch challenge for you! Let it inspire some designs for you this week!

For my card, I pulled out some very neglected Kitchen Sink Stamps and got them inky! This 3-Step Butterfly set has always been one of my favorites, and since it looked so forlorn and lonely on my stamp shelf, I gave it some love today. The sentiment comes from the Vintage Words stamp set.... I love the font used in that set!
The papers I used here are from the Curio line by Basic Grey... I've had them for awhile, but haven't used any until now. The colors are so pretty... why was I neglecting them for so long? I added a grosgrain ribbon layer under the crocheted lace, and also added a Faux Crochet Border at the bottom made with a Die-Namics die from My Favorite Things. I guess my design ended up a little on the simple side... I keep looking at it thinking it could use a little something more, but I don't know what.

Since I used some long-neglected stamps on this card, it also works for Jessie's "Forgotten Stamp Friday" challenge! She's got such a neat idea with this new weekly challenge... you should play along!

Stop over at the Crazy 4 Challenges blog for all the details, and to see inspiration from the rest of the Crazy Girls! I'm short on time today, so forgive me for not linking them directly this week!

Happy stamping, and happy weekend!

15 comments:

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous, Tammy....I haven't even seen that Curio line. Just love the mix of patterns & colors!

Barbara said...

It doesn't need another thing--it's perfect just the way it is! That butterfly has always been a favorite of mine, too.

Lisa Kind said...

Love it! That butterfly is so pretty! Your card doesn't need a thing...it's beautiful as is!

StampOwl said...

love it Tammy

Cindy Haffner said...

GORGEOUS mix of paper Tammy!

AShu93 said...

I don't think it's too simple at all. I think adding anything else would've been too much with all the designs on the paper.

Angela said...

This is really stunning Tammy! I love it! hugs, Angela

Kitchen Sink Stamps said...

Gorgeous card Tammy... Love your coordination choice of DP and colors! A beauty! ;)

Joanne (jojot) said...

I have so many 'neglected and virgin' stamps......it is always a good thing to get them inked up .....

love the dp on this one...and your neglected stamp was perfect as a charm

Joycelyn Turner said...

Every element is FABULOUS, Tammy!!! Wonderful creation!!

Lynda Benden said...

This is just beautiful Tammy! What a gorgeous, simple card!

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Beautifully done Tammy! These papers are lovely! That butterfly is so pretty! :D

~*Joann*~ said...

I have this same paper and I love how you used them for this card. Simple but beautiful!

Jessie/knightrone said...

So pretty!!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Such a stunning card Tammy~!