17 Mar 2009

Twinkling Tuesday and a Hijack.............

Yes, I have kind of personally hijacked the colour challenge for today's Twinkling Tuesday challenge.

I don't have those exact colours and that is not so bad, but I did add another colour, as you can see. I'm going to blame my SEI designer paper because it had pink in it so I felt I had to add it.

And besides (lots of excuses!) I was using my new Shady Tree image, Artsy Blooms and I had to colour it some sort of colour! Truth is, colour challenges and I sometimes have a spat, but I won today.

Actually I did take a picture of this card horizontally too, and it really didn't look so bad that way either - the sentiment "bloom" looked better, but then the flower was sideways.

I have decided that I need to use up stuff that I have received or bought but never use, so I dug out my white Glittered letter thickers and adhered them to my cardstock and then sprayed them with Tattered Angels Honeydew Mist and Vintage Pink glimmer mist. What a sparkle! and I get to feel what it is like to actually use my products .....and it feels good!!

I punched the edge with the Martha Stewart punch that I got from Wal-Mart- which didn't work all that well at first. I think you have to start those babies with some plain old computer paper and then work your way up to thick cardstock. I don't think it will be the first punch I grab next time!

I coloured the image with copics and then trimmed around it to pop it up onto the card. It was really too bright so I sprayed it with the glimmer mists also. I used the honeydew mist on the leaves and stem and the vintage Pink onto the flower petals. It didn't tone it down but it actually brought out the colour more and what a shimmer and shine!

I added some ribbon and some Hero Arts Gems to finish it off! Don't forget to head over to the Twinkling Tuesday blog and then off to the other designers challenges!! They will probably have all played by the rules and that's a good thing !!

Stamp: Cornish Heritage Farm Shady Tree Studio Artsy Blooms
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink Vintage Cream, Dark Chocolate, Stampers Select White
Designer Paper: SEI
Ink: Memento black, Ranger Vintage Photo, Antique Linen
Accessories: Martha Stewart punch, Papertrey Ink Spring Moss ribbon, Kaisercraft crystals, white gel pen, glittered thickers, Cuttlebug swiss dot folder


  1. this card is simply gorgeous! Awesome hijack! I can't wait to get the new stamps! I will hopefully be able to rock some awesome cards with them soon!

  2. Stunning! I don't use nearly enough alphabetica. You ROCK it here. What a gorgeous card. I'm so happy you hijacked the colour challenge. Made for luscious eye candy! Happy Saint Patty's Day! :O)

  3. Gorgeous!!! Love that shade of green and your glittered letters have such a fun arrangement!!

  4. I really like the dp you chose. The little bit of shimmer adds alot. The glittered letters are super. TFS

  5. most excellent! I'd never think to use letters on my cards like that.... cool!

  6. Very pretty! I love the sparkly bloom and sideways looks great! And playin' by the rules is no fun! Love your creation!

    PTI paper is too thick for those MS punches. I can use Marvy or Fiskars on it but the paper always gets stuck with MS...

  7. This is GORGEOUS and I love the letters! How pretty! And hey, you know I had to throw in a little pink w/ my card, too :) NEVER a bad thing, my friend!

  8. Awesome card! So pretty and hijacking in this case isn't so bad!

  9. oh my WOW!!! I am hyper-ventilating Bonnie!! This is EXQUISITE!!!!

  10. Hey Bonnie,

    Well I think you did a great job on your card and I added Pink to mine too!!! LOL Pink Flowers at that!!!!

    Your details are so so great and I love the chip board letters too!!!

    This card is beautiful!!!


  11. Wow, gorgeous card, Bonnie!! I love that flower. . .it's so pretty and such beautiful coloring too! I love the big sentiment. . .it really stands out nicely!! Beautiful choice of dp!!


  12. Bonnie, this is beautiful and very unique! I love the sideways text and that stamp is so whimsy....just a beautiful card!

  13. Gorgeous, gorgeous card.

  14. Love the glittery letters! Isn't it nice to use up 'stuff'? You did a wonderful job with the colors and the layout. This was my first color challenge - and it was fun, but I can see how it can be a little 'limiting.' Great job with the pink!

  15. WOW! This is gorgeous!

  16. Ohhhh Bonnie this is amazing! I think the touch of pink is perfect and so needed to be there! I sometimes have a hard time with color challenges too, because I never seem to have the right one! LOL! But this is amazing! I love the papers and the beautiful coloring on your flower! THose letters though are amazing all sparkly! Wow! And i have the same problem with some of my MS punches! Seems like the more holes the harder they are to punch!


  17. Gorgeous this with the chunky chipboard!

  18. This is gorgeous! I really want this stamp! I love the lettering too! Any chance you can send me some images??any Copic friendly white cs and black or dk brown ink would be great! You have my email!


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