Monday, August 16, 2010

Fluking It For Helping Hudson

I sat down tonight to try and make a card for one of the last three challenges at Helping Hudson.  I say try because usually it takes me quite a few attempts to get it right for a challenge card.  But tonight, somthing magical happened... I fluked it!  Not only did I do this card in one attempt (seriously, that's MAJOR for me!), but I also managed to meet the criteria for all three challenges in one card!  That never happens for me!

So the challenges are - a sketch, to use embossing and sponging, and to use one colour and one neutral.  Check it out...



I've also managed to impress myself in another way... by using Old Olive!  I know, I know, many will be gasping at that comment because it's such a popular colour.  I wouldn't go so far as to say that I dislike it, but I definitely don't reach for Old Olive willingly.  I feel better now that I've confessed that... lol

Here's the sketch:


Make sure you check out Helping Hudson and the challenges.  These are the last ones!


Materials:
Stamp sets - Asian Artistry
Cardstock - Cambric White Linen (non-SU!), Old Olive, Haiku DSP
Inks - Old Olive, Versamark
Accessories - White embossing powder, heat tool, sponge, Old Olive ribbon


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19 comments:

  1. Gorgeous card Danielle..shame on you not liking Old Olive!!! Especially with what youve done with this card as its totally gorgeous!

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  2. Danielle, this is DIVINE! I can't believe you usually take more than one attempt to get something you like. Your work is beautiful, and SO inspiring. I think this card is perfect. (I feel a CASE coming on......)

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  3. Elegant...no need to say more.

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  4. This is just lovely! perfect!
    Gardenia

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  5. Another gob smacker and jaw dropper!

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  6. Danielle, this is BEAUTIFUL. So quick, so clever (3-in-one!), and it all looks so effortless.

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  7. This is a really stunning card Danielle, great work for a great Challenge!

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  8. This is stunning Danielle - as usual!!

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  9. This is a stunning colour combo Danielle, gorgeous card!

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  10. A very simple card, yet a very stunning one! TFS

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  11. Absolutely gorgeous Danielle, as always!!!

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  12. Danielle, your card is lovely. Love the clean crisp look & your bow is gorgeous :)

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  13. Way to go Danielle - always a major achievement for me too. I love what you've done, but I can't believe that you're not an Old Olive fan!!!!

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  14. This is so pretty. I love the green and white together.

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  15. Well done on the hat trick - and with such a gorgeous card too! Love it.

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