Saturday, May 11, 2013

You Make Me Smile! Crazy 4 Challenges C4C185!


Happy Saturday!   It is time for another Crazy 4 Challenge with the Crazies!   Check out the C4C blog for more challenge details with the crazies at Crazy 4 Challenges(C4C185).  

This week we have an Inspiration Photo!  

For my card I am using Verve's Surely Goodness and Smile Plain Jane  stamp sets.  I also used Verve's Cut Above Banner BundleRounded Scallop, and Goodness Flowers dies along with the newly released Occasion Frame die.  

For my card I focused on shapes, colors, and textures.  I thought the background pattern I chose focused on the starfish shape in inspiration picture.  I chose to emphasize some orange pattern papers in different hues and patterns.  I continued with added textures from the soft felt stitched starfish from picture to the contrasting rocks underneath with distressed edges, stitching, rounded corners, sharp corners, and dimension.   I masked the Smile Plain Jane stamp.  I stamped the Make Me Smile portion in Morocco Memento ink.  I then masked the banner portion and inked with Ocean Tide ink.  I cut this banner out by hand and layered over one of the Banner Bundle dies.  I then stamped the coordinating flower from Surely Goodness in a
soft golden yellow ink.  I then used the largest flower with leaves and stamped directly to the coordinating die cut image from pattern paper.  I added a some coloring touches to the leaves with Spectrum Noir markers.   For the bow I used Verve's Signature Ribbon Collection in Cream.
I am using this week's Mojo292 Sketch.


Check out what the rest of the team did with this week's challenge!

As always thanks so much for stopping by! 


Verve Stamps
Kraft card stock base, PTI vintage cream, dp
Memento  morocco, ranger brushed corduroy, PTI golden and ocean tide
Accessories  foam circles, Verve's Cut Above dies,  foam tape, Scor-Tape, sewing machine, Verve's Signature Ribbon Collection


  1. this is a perfect match for that photo ... definitely makes me smile :)

  2. So beautiful! Amazing colors and composition! :)
    xx Tracey xx

  3. Beautiful card!,Love the colors!!!

  4. Such a fun and cheerful card Betty! Hope you have a Happy Mother's Day!

  5. Gorgeous card and I love your mix of colors!

  6. Fabulous take on the mojo sketch and insp. picture!! Lovely card as always :)

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  8. this is really pretty Betty-a great inspired card-love the choice of papers-sending prayers your way as well

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  11. this card made me smile, but so did the fact that you are creating the dp on this one and the fab way you used the sketch....beautifully done

  12. Gorgeous colors, great distressing and stitching, and a beautiful bow too!

    Peace & Luv,
    Jeannie Thomas
    Dragonfly Journeys


Thanks so much!

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