The Challenge #55

Monday, January 4, 2016

Hello again!  I couldn't be any more excited be be here today sharing that I've been asked to join The Challenge Design Team and accepted.  Eeek!  You can read the announcement here.  If The Challenge is new to you, it is a weekly card challenge blog, created by the talented Lesley Croghan and coming to you with a different challenge every week in a monthly rotation.

Week 1 - Sketch
Week 2 - Color
Week 3 - Photo Inspiration
Week 4 - Masculine Photo Inspiration
Week 5 - Wild Card (We'll surprise you!)

I simply can't wait to get started!  So, let's do just that.  Shall we?
I started this card by anchoring strips of aqua gradient and bright pink, polka dot, patterned papers, as well as a die-cut, woodgrain, stripe, patterned, paper circle, to the White, cardstock, card face, with gold-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  I then wrapped the space between the two patterned, paper strips with a length of aqua, with gold polka dots, ribbon, tied in a bow.
The peonies, along with their leaves and vase, were black-embossed on watercolor paper; painted with watercolors; hand-cut out; and adhered, with foam tape, in their respective locations, just below my ribbon bow.  The "thanks" sentiment was stamped, in Jet Black ink, on a vellum, banner die cut and secured under and over the lower leaves; and a gold, butterfly sequin completes the look.
Here is your The Challenge #55 graphic to get you going in the right direction.
Be sure to stop by the challenge link above to see how the rest of the team was inspired.  You have until Sunday, January 10, 2016, at noon PST, to add your takes to the linky at that same challenge link above.  Oh!  And in case you missed them, don't forget to check out The Challenge #54 Winners, too.  Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a fabulous work week, friends!

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: Peonies (Avery Elle) Paper: White (Wplus9); aqua gradient, pink polka dot, & pink stripe woodgrain (Hip Kit Club); watercolor (Canson Studio); vellum (Paper Studio) Ink: watermark (VersaMark); Jet Black (StazOn) Other: gold thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); foam tape (Scrapbook Adhesives); Clear Cut Stackers: Circles & Banner Trio dies (Wplus9); Big Shot (Sizzix); black embossing powder (SU!); butterfly sequin (Maggie Holmes); watercolors (Kuretake); ribbon (Hobby Lobby)

21 comments:

Georgiana said...

Very pretty, especially with the gold stitching! Congrats on your new DT position.

Lynn said...

Congrats on your new DT spot Jinny! Fabulous. Love the gorgeous vibrant spring colors on your card.

~amy~ said...

congrats Jinny...your card is beautiful!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!!!!!!! This is gorgeous! LOVING the happy colors!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Happy Dance said...

Congratulations on your new DT spot! How exciting for you, and I know you're just a perfect fit for the team. LOVE those polka dots! Whimsical and fun. Sweet colors and all of your elements are wonderful. Great colors, sweet sequin, and I love that ribbon. Great card. Bev

Lesley said...

So happy to be designing with you, Jinny! Love your gorgeous card! That gold butterfly is the perfect touch!!!

Maria said...

Huge congrats on joining the design team! Love the pretty colors, stitching, and the gold butterfly is so eye catching...perfect!

Anita said...

A beautiful card Jinny and you've used one of my favorite color combos - aqua and pink! So happy to have you join the team.

Ros Crawford said...

Many congrats and what a lovely card to start off with!! I'm going to check out the challenge ... sounds like something different!

KimCreate said...

Congrats Jinny! very pretty card!

Annette Allen said...

yay congrats.. of course they want you.. your amazing. This card is gorgeous. I love the stitching.. awesome designing.

Team Clark said...

I'm thrilled for you, Jinny! You will be a complete game changer for the team - and what a fun one it will be. This card is a beautiful start, so happy and cheerful for a cool winter day. Hugs, Autumn

Charlene said...

This is so bright and so pretty!!!!! Happy New Year my friend!

wienerhoneymooners said...

Jinny, all this color is swoon worthy!

Tracy said...

Congrats on the new team! That Lesley is a sweetie. Your card is just a burst of color fun Jinny. Hugs!

Lori said...

So glad you're joining us at The Challenge! Love the bold, vibrant colors here. They're a welcome bright spot for a wintery day!

Kim Heggins said...

So beautiful...love your sweet posies that gorgeous butterfly!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love the pretty blend of colours. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Broni said...

I really love the colors you used! The flowers are so pretty and that gold butterfly rocks!!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Such a fabulous card all around, Jinny! Welcome to our team at The Challenge! Looking forward to getting to know you and your style! Happy New Year!

Claire Broadwater said...

Jinny, this is gorgeous! I love the stitching and the gorgeous color combo! The details are just fabulous! XX