Two Challenges for My Friend

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Create With Connie and Mary has a great color challenge this week.

I mentioned the other day that I love color combos that add a little black, so it was a no-brainer for me to pick this challenge to participate in.  I thought the sketch at Stamping 411 had great possibilities, so I chose it for my layout.


I ended up not embellishing the sketch all that much.  I think I still haven't quite found my mojo after my creative hiatus this week.  I'm having a hard time deciding what to do, but I will keep plugging along.


Yup, this one's pretty simple.  A few layers of Sahara Sand, Basic Black and Pool Party.  The stamped images are from Pocket Silhouettes and My Friend.  I finished it up with some Basic Black grosgrain ribbon layered with the Pool Party ribbon with the curly edges.  A Basic Black button tied with some crochet thread and I was done!  I like it, though.  Simple and pretty!

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23 Responses to “Two Challenges for My Friend”

Nance Leedy said...

Beautiful design Jen! I love how the black pops off all the pool party. The sentiment looks lovely with the reeds from Pocket Silhouettes. Nothing wrong with your mojo! So glad you could join us at Create with Connie & Mary this week! :-)

Rita said...

Jen, this is stunning! I love the black with the Pool Party!

gbarron56 said...

Hi Jen -- beautiful card -- love the black contrast -- very striking! Thanks so much for playing along this week at Stamping 411! Blessings, Gretchen

Allison said...

This is beautiful! Love this colour combo!

Erna said...

lovely card Jen! Love that black touch on your card!

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Simply beautiful Jen. I just love the image softly in the background with the verse in the forefront. Lovely!

Jen Timko said...

This looks like your mojo is perfectly intact! I love everything about it (and it is going into my CASE files)!

Denise Willerton said...

what a beautiful card ~ I think your mojo has found you ! TFS and have a wonderfuld day :-)

stampwithsandy said...

I think your Mojo is back! I love this card, especially the layered ovals.

Deb said...

Gorgeous! I love this layout, too! So clean and simple - Love it!! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Vicky Hayes said...

I love the simplicity of this and the colours are really striking together. So sorry to hear your Dad's been in hospital Jen and I hope he's on the mend now.

Joan said...

This is so lovely, Jen. The black accents makes everything pop so wonderfully. Love it!

Tammy Fite said...

This is beautiful!! The color combos is so fresh and clean!

Carrie Gaskin said...

You have such a lovely style, Jen. I just enjoy every single creation and this is no exception. It is crisp and clean and you've utilized the challenge colours to the fullest. Thanks for playing at CCMC this week.

Debbie Henderson said...

Beautiful Jen! Love how the black outlines all of your layers. Thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary!

Mary Brown said...

How BEAUTIFUL! I love how you used the touches of black to highlight everything! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Connie Babbert said...

Well, Jen, I think it is LOVELY...clean and simple and elegant! Love that black under the ribbon!

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Wow! So pretty, Jen. Love the colour combo! Hugs xxaxx

Lisa said...

I LOVE this! Great card! There's so much to like about this card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Patti Chesky said...

I love the colors!!! The black just makes it all pop. It's a beautiful card. Thanks for playing along with the Stamping 411!!!

Selene Kempton said...

An absolute stunning card! Thanks so much for sharing your talents with us this week. :D

Tiffany Bauer said...

This card is GORGEOUS!!! I love those colors together and the ribbon treatment is awesome!! I will be featuring this card on My Crafty Picks #37 with a link back to your blog on 10-9-11. Make sure to stop by to check out all the picks and to pick up your blog badge to display on your blog for being featured!!

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Cindy Standal said...

I really like your card - will you tell me what die cuts or punches you used. I am having trouble figuring out the sizes of the ovals and the scallop. Please e-mail me at standalcd@usfamily.net Thank you! Cindy Standal