Friday, June 17, 2011

ABS say it with ...

A sad sigh as this is my last challenge as Annabelle Stamps June guest designer. I would like to thank Andrea and her fabulous design team and off course all who participated in the challenges for their kind words left on my blog.
For the final 'say it with...' challenge for June I sort of struggled with the colour combo and ended up not liking my original card so I left it for a few days and came back to it and went completely in another direction and made another card using the following criteria ...

And I have to say that I love the card and the colours are wonderful together!

this is a 'Z' card and this is my first one. I used an edge craft punch along the top of the card and it is easier to do this before scoring the card!

here is the front and as you can see I have used 'Ballerina Rose' stamps again - I love this set!

and inside the card




'Z' cards are fab to make but really when you look at my card it is reversed and more an 'S' card! I just realised as I posted this card that I have it back to front ... silly me! Oh well only you and I know that I have it wrong, whoever gets the card won't know!

I have also made this card following sketch #195 from Mojo Mondays. The concept of the 'Z' card is for Paper Playtime and the theme of 'flowers as the main focus' from Kaboodle Doodles.
materials - Bazzill cantaloupe, American Crafts canary and blue green cardstock; Jillibean Soup 'blossom soup', MME Stella & Rose 'gertie', Kaisercraft and Prima 'paisley road' papers; Watercolour paper; Annabelle Stamps 'ballerina rose' stamp; Stazon jet black, Prima orange ink; Spellbinders 'petite scalloped circles', Creative Memories circle cutters, Creative Works punch, Cuttlebug dot embossing folder; Marvy pens, Dove blender pen; Kaisercraft light blue rhinestones.

Hope to see you and your challenge cards around the ABS blog site!

5 comments:

Lisa Lara said...

Absolutely magnificent Karen. Wow.

Heather said...

This is beautiful. Thanks for joining us at Paper Playtime this week.

Heather (Paper Playtime DT)
http://princesspaperprojects.blogspot.com/

AnnaBelle Stamps Blog said...

Fabulous card Janet, another gorgeous creation! It has been wonderful having you play along with us over the last month! Thank you so much!!
Hugs,
Andrea

Janis said...

Wow! This is stunning! Love the color shades. Thanks for playing with us at Paper Playtime. :) Janis

Sue W said...

I've been away so really behind with comments!!!!
What a beautiful card Janet! Love how you used the colour scheme! I so enjoyed seeing all your cards for AnnaBelle over the past month.