Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Pinspired Challenge #2


I feel so much happier that I've been able to do three challenges already this week.  Tonight, I went to the Pinspired challenge blog.  I wanted to make another Valentine's card to add to my collection - but I found that the colour scheme of the inspiration photo, mostly grey and white, wasn't all that conducive to a love theme.  I think I spent around two hours on this card - it's funny how some cards come together so quickly, and some are just a struggle.  This one fell into the struggle category, but I still enjoyed the process.  I did manage to accomplish a Valentine's theme...have a look :)

Here's the inspiration photo:

And the grey Valentine's card. 

I actually challenged myself to even try a "technique" (if I can even call it that!) by using a Q-tip and my somewhat dry white ink pad to colour in the embossed images.  It gave it a softer look and I really liked the results.

Hope you like it!  Thank you for coming to see me :)


  1. Fabulous job!! Nice and soft--and I really like that you embossed the butterflies. Thanks so much for joining us at Pinspired Challenges!!

  2. Fun design! Thanks for sharing with us at Pinspired Challenges.

  3. That is most totally a technique...and a cool one at that! AWESOME card for the challenge. It is truly adorable!!!

  4. Your two hours' investment (great to know I'm not alone is spending time the same way!) was well worth it, when the result is a lovely card like this one! Your embossing technique definitely worked, as did the button bodies and pearl 'flight patterns.' Little touches with big impact! Thank you for sharing and inpsiring.


Thank you for leaving me a comment - I appreciate them so much!