Saturday, January 31, 2009

Dare to Reach....

Good afternoon!!!! This card is a challenge combo!!!! I combined today's SCS
Inspiration Challenge(IC165) with yesterday's SCS Limited Supplies Challenge(LSC205). I got my inspiration from the
bottom left calendar at the Elum Website. I love the clean bold color combo and all the lines with the birds looked like the perfect look for myODBD set called Keep My Lamp Burning. This set will release tomorrow. I love this quote by Norman Rice.

I also attempted a CAS card from yesterday's limited challenge. When I think Clean and Simple(CAS), I think white for some reason. I do not think white is required just my interpretation. Of course, the white looks perfect with the inspiration photo so I went with it. I inked my main image using Adirondack lettuce and added some Paletter noir around the edges just to add a little contrast to the solid image pattern. I stamped the quote in tempting turquoise and punched out a circle of the image in tempting turquoise to added at the bottom right to create some color balance. I added a piece of grosgrain in the top left and some green dew drops on the side. I did punch out a MS bird in tempting turquoise and sponged in same color to add some definition. I personally think I followed the guidelines for CAS. I am not sure, though. It is hard to stay within the What do you think?

What a week!!!!! I started the week with an ear infection and what I thought was Strep. Off to the docs to get the good meds. The Strep came back negative, but he did say I had some sort of throat infection, and, of course, the ear infection. So, after a few days I am finally feeling more like myself and crafting again. It took a day or two to get caught up on the laundry and stuff. That stuff builds up fast!!!! With DH in England, I am a one woman show so to I am a little behind with my blog stuff. Stef(glitterbabe) gave me two blog awards that I need to post. I may add those in a bit.

ODBD Keep My Lamp Burning
GP white, black unknown, tempting turquoise
INKAdirondack lettuce, tempting turquoise, Palette noir
ACCESSORIESgrosgrain, MS punch, dew drops, sponges


  1. This is soooo pretty, Betty! Love the colors and how you added the bird!

  2. Very pretty Betty! I like the blue against the darker colors. Wonderful card.

  3. Betty!!! This is amazing!! The colors are fabulous, and I love the bird, dew drops and ribbon!! WOW!!

  4. Love this stamp in these colors!!! Gorgeous girl!!

  5. This is such a gorgeous card, Betty...I love the new stamp, colors, and that awesome ribbon treatment!!! I'm glad you are feeling better...what a bummer to be sick and not feel like stamping!!!

  6. Love this card Betty!!! Beautiful clean look!! The added bird is such a neat touch!! Glad you are feeling better. Missed you!!

  7. Holy moly Betty, fantastic card! What a wonderful image!! I love the details on this - so glad to see your card in the IC gallery yesterday!!

  8. very nice card love the added bird and the skittles

  9. So pretty!! Your layout is perfect!! :) Sorry to hear you're not feeling well...seems to be doing around EVERYWHERE!! SHEESH!! Take care!!

  10. Amazing, Betty! I love the crisp, clean look of this. Hope you're feeling better!


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