Monday, May 23, 2011

A Few Challenges With Chester...

A few weeks ago I entered a blog candy competition from Hilde Larsen at her blog Tinderloo In Cyberspace, and I was one of the lucky winners!  So earlier this week I was excited to discover an envelope of goodies in my letterbox, including some gorgeous stamped motifs for me to colour - YAY!  And the first one I have to share with you is this Kraftin' Kimmie cutie called Chester.  :-)

I based my design on 3 different challenges that I wanted to enter (details below) to use stamps, ribbon and text.

I like how the word "fancy" fits so well next to Chester!  The paper itself was a bit too bold, so I added a layer of vellum over the top to soften it and draw more attention to Chester.

And here are the details of the challenges I'm entering:

Ribbon Carousel Challenge - RCC3 Clean It Up.  Like my last post, my card doesn't use as much "white space" as I intended, but I still think it's a fairly Clean and Simple card.  And yes, it's a mirror image of my previous layout!

I'm also entering the challenge at Kraftin' Kimmie - Challenge #79 - *Text* Me!!  It's the first time I've played along at Kraftin' Kimmie, but I've been an admirer of the blog for a while now.

And the final challenge I'm entering is Wee Memories Challenge #57 to "Stamp It"!  I haven't played along with Wee Memories for a while, but it's another gorgeous challenge blog that's well worth a look.

Thanks for visiting, and a HUGE thankyou to Hilde Larsen for sending me some brilliant images to play with!

Stamp sets - Kraftin' Kimmie Stamps - Chester
Cardstock - White Cambric Linen, Basic Grey, Watercolour Paper, Newsprint DSP, Vellum
Inks - Going Grey, Blush Blossom, Not Quite Navy, Creamy Caramel
Accessories - Baja Breeze Seam Binding, dimensionals



  1. wow! your Chester looks gorgeous :) Great colors & card, looking forward to seeing more of your creations with the motifs I sent *hugs*

  2. Fantastic card Danielle and your Chester looks magnificent in his fine "duds"!

  3. Great card Danielle and I love the idea of adding vellum to soften the paper.

  4. Wow, great card. Love the image.

  5. Chester rocks! I love how you've coloured him - perfection and the vellum is such a stunning touch, what a WOW card. Gorgeous!!

  6. Chester is Fantastic, Danielle. I really love how you used the vellum to tone down the DSp - I would never have thought to do that!! ♥

  7. Love that you added vellum to soften the paper! Wonderful card, again :) Thanks for joining us at the Ribbon Carousel!

  8. Chester looks so smart! Lovely bow too! Thanks for joining us for this week's Kraftin' Kimmie Challenge!

  9. This is a really snappy looking card!! I love Chester, so perfect for a masculine card. He's one of my 'go to' images. Great idea with the vellum, I would not have thought of it either. See, you've taught us all something today!! Great job!!

  10. You rock the Copics, sweetie! Thanks for playing along with the Wee Memories challenge :)
    (did you get my card??)