Monday, March 01, 2010

Compose a Card with Becky


Trying out a new challenge today. It's Compose a Card with Becky. These kinds of challenges are harder for me because I never start with a sketch or predetermined mats, etc. Almost like working backwards for me. Anyway you can view all the details here. Basically it was the colors of enchanted evening and soft stone, enchanted evening as the base and stone as the mat. You needed to use satin ribbon and white embossing powder as well. Couple of things... I dont own any PTI soft stone paper (I KNOW! Shocking!) so I had to use some paper from my stash (not as good). Also I dont own Enchanted Evening Satin so I used the EE Bitty Dots satin, it was as close as I could get. The stamp set is Dot Spot and fillable frame (sentiment). You were suppose to use a button... I was going to but the pearl looked way better so there it is.... sorry, I have never been much for following the rules.

31 comments:

Jennifer K said...

Michele, this is so pretty and elegant. Love the blue and gray together and what a great use of that big Dot Spot.

Shannan said...

Wow! This is so cool! I love the clean crisp look that it has too. Awesome work!!

Cheryl said...

Michele, I love it!

Meg Sp said...

Very elegant. Love how you used Doy Spot! Nice job.

Ted said...

Michele, wise move to use the pearl as the center. This is a lovely card and I think the bitty dot ribbon is great to play off the several dots on the card. Very nice! :)

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

Wow, Michele, just beautiful!!

Belinda said...

Very elegant!

Aimes said...

Hey, rules were made to be broken right?! Love your take on Becky's challenge, that embossed frame is so subtle but really effective! Mental note: order some soft stone card on your next PTI order ;D
x

Sue Ann said...

Love the card!! Boy you are uber fast!! And as Aimes said ... rules were made to be broken :)

Melissa said...

This is beautiful! Love the huge dot embossed!

peggysue said...

Rules? there are rules? :) Very nice job and I agree with Ted, the dots in the ribbon play off the dots on the card really well.

Diane Jaquay said...

WOW! Excellent take on this challenge, really STRIKING!

Cammie said...

So lovely! The pearl is perfect.

Melisa Hunter said...

What a gorgeous card!

Lori said...

very clean and crisp, so elegant!!
i think the pearl looks better than a button would too, great job

Wendy said...

Love your card. I love that stamp set!!

Sherry said...

Just stunning! When I saw the challenge I thought of Dot Spot right away too. I adore your take o it!!

Michelle said...

Really beautiful card! Nice choice to use the Dot Spot image. I like how the ribbon coordinates with it. Great job with the challenge.

Jackie Solomon said...

Oh my goodness! This is just STUNNING! I love everything about it!

Becky said...

Stunning! Absolutely stunning!

Anonymous said...

Your card is stunning !!!!

Jeanne said...

Your card is absolutely stunning. It expresses such an understated elegance. Love it. Thanks for sharing!

Mara... said...

This is stunning. I love how you made that stamp the focal point and the color is just amazing. What a beautiful card!

Erin said...

Absolutely beautiful! I love this card! I just pulled out that set last night for the first time, myself! I will have to play along with this challenge!

Cynthia said...

Great card! I just got my set in the mail and I love it already. Thanks for sharing your card. Cynthia

peggysue said...

I hope you feel a deep sense of grave responsibility, I just placed an order with PTI yesterday and finally caved and bought the dot spot stamp set, partially because of this card. :) This was so clever, great take on the challenge.

Nadine said...

Wow Michele! I LOVE what you've done with this stamp set. Oh man, I keep seeing such wonderful creations with it! …I will not buy, I will not buy…I gotta stop blog hoppin'!

You did a wonderful job with the challenge!

Pam S said...

This card is awesome!!! It makes me love Dot Spot even more!

Karen H. said...

Very pretty! I love the little touch of blue in the center of the circle.

Jennifer Carter said...

I love this! Great job!

Lisa Petrella said...

This is so pretty! I love the blue dots in the center of all of the white dots and the way you created an embossed "frame" around the image!