Friday, April 30, 2010

Go-to Gal Designer Challenge #1

Challenges are such a great thing.  It really helps showcase everyone's talents, and push our creativity.  Betsy Veldman has a challenge on her blog that's open until May 4th.  I decided last night that I would like to play along.  It's based on this sketch-
It's such a cute sketch!  However, I'm not so happy with my execution of it.  I got my inspiration from the patterned paper I used.  I thought that the pink/olive/brown/rust/cream combination was so different that I was dying to try it.  It was a lot harder to work with than I had imagined.  This is my second attempt with it- I didn't take pictures of the first.

I do like the fact that it's still pretty masculine, even with the pink!  I think I'll be trying the sketch again with something a little more my style!  Thanks for taking a peek! :)

Supply List:
Cardstock- Old Olive (Stampin Up), Dark Chocolate, Vintage Cream, Terracotta Tile (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper- My Minds Eye
Stamps- Communique and Communique Sentiments , star from Masculine Motifs (Papertrey Ink), Office Lingo (Pink Paislee)
Ink- Pastel Pink (Colorbox), Dark Chocolate (Papertrey Ink), Old Olive (Stampin Up)
Other- Rope Twine (Stampin Up), Glittered Stars (K and Company)


  1. LOVE this Danielle, the stars, the dots, the colors, the sentiments, all of it! Great job!

  2. Cute Cute Cute ......... are you going to put this on your forehead and send yourself to your honey while he is gone :)

  3. Awesome. I love that paper! I like your card..I think it's very cute!

  4. I love it!! Those stars are too cute!!

  5. Well I think it's adorable!! I love that big polka dot paper and the Air Mail stamp is super cute too! Thanks for playing along!

    Paper Crafts Go-to Gal,
    Betsy Veldman

  6. I was agonizing about what to dangle from the focal image for that sketch. I like what you did w/it.

  7. adorable! Love the big polka dots!!

  8. It's definitely masculine. Way to go!