Saturday, November 6, 2010

90-Minute Scramble

Hi!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful weekend! Earlier today, I hosted a 90-minute card making scramble over in the Hero Arts Flickr pool. The theme was to make a Christmas card, using non-traditional flowers. Everyone that played along had an hour and a half to finish a card, take a picture of it, load it onto the computer and post it on the challenge thread. I've been on the other end of one of these challenges and I have to say it's much easier hosting it, but it's tons of fun either way! I think we had about 30 people playing today, so a nice turn out. The cards were all wonderful! If you'd like to see them, check out the link here.

Here is the card I made to show everyone an example.

I used paper from the beautiful Christmas pack of Webster's Pages for the background and leaves. The Hero Arts Music Background stamp was embossed in white on white card stock and I used the resist technique to add some shading with Antique Linen Distress Ink. The handmade flower was rolled using a dark red card stock, then Stickles and a pearl were added. The sentiment is also from Hero Arts.


Here is a close-up of the flower.


I had such fun today hosting the challenge! I hope we continue them in the future! It really gets those creative juices flowing!

Hope the rest of your weekend is fun! :)

13 comments:

Sarah said...

Gorgeous! Absolutely LOVE your flower! Wow!

Dawn said...

your card was a great inspiration Barb. It gave me the idea for mine in part. Your flower is much nicer than mine... need more practise

Nancy said...

Hello Barb! I had so much FUN raising through your challenge! LOL! And yes, the photo on my blog is my sister and me. Christmas is such a great time to bring out the nostalgic photos. I would love to see yours too!

Virginia L. said...

LOVE your GORGEOUS flower, Barb! I had to see it up close! What a stunning card you made for the scramble challenge! Love the yummy layering and design. I must tell you how much I enjoyed it( just not initially when I was stumped for like 45 min!! )! You are the ultimate hostess for these challenges! Thank you for hosting it, my friend! This group is NOT the same without YOU! xoxo

donna mikasa said...

Such a gorgeous card, Barb! Saw this in the Flickr pool and I was floored! The flower looks so real! Sorry I couldn't join the scramble--maybe next time!

Simone said...

This is sooo gorgeous Barb! I love that flower!! I know its not traditional but it fits absolutely perfectly! :)

Heather Maria said...

Thanks again, Barb for coming up with and hosting such a fun challenge! Your card is absolutely gorgeous! I love your combination of stamps and pps! As for your flower - fab!

Dotty Jo said...

Love your card Barb! Glad you got a good turn out for the scramble - I could only join you in spirit as I was working all day! Jo x

Beebeebabs said...

Very nice card Barb thanks for sharing!!!

Anne said...

Love your beautiful card Barb and thanks so much for a really fun challenge!

ivy said...

i missed the scramble....your flower is gorgeous! love the music BG stamp paired up w/ the PP!

Tiffany said...

Beautiful rosette and gorgeous use of the papers! I will have to try and get in on one of these scramble challenges someday, I always miss them!

Jacqueline said...

Soooo love this card, it is sooooo festive!!