Monday, May 16, 2016

The Challenge #73

Hello there!  It's Monday and that means it's time for a new challenge over at The Challenge!  Today we have some beautiful photo inspiration for you.

This photo, although lovely, was a bit of a "challenge" for me.  I always have an easier time working with bold, bright colors than I do earth tones, but if you look closely there certainly are a lot of interesting things you can pull from the photo!  I also used the current sketch from Reverse Confetti to help design my card.


To make my card I started with the striped panel which is actually from Reverse Confetti's Party Time Quick Card Panels.  I cut the panel to make it smaller, which is why the strip of ribbon is there, it covers up where I cut, although it's still a design element and works well there.  The rose (from Reverse Confetti Rose Garden) was stamped on pink polka dot paper and embossed in white.  All the leaves were cut from PTI Ripe Avocado card stock using Reverse Confetti Leafy Confetti Cuts.  Do you see the tiny butterfly in the inspiration photo?  I "almost" didn't see it, but when I did I decided to add a few little die cut butterflies to my card.  They were cut from polka dot vellum using Reverse Confetti Butterfly Dreams Confetti Cuts.  The sentiment, stamped with PTI Ripe Avocado ink, is from Rose Garden.  I added more of the ribbon at the top of my card and some clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh for a finishing touch.

I hope you'll play along with us this week.  Whenever I have a harder time coming up with a card I'm always extra excited to see what others do.  I love being inspired by YOU!  Be sure to visit Lesley's blog to see what she and the rest of the design team created this week! 


  1. Oh, this is gorgeous, Diane! Wonderful take on the inspiration photo!

  2. What a great card for the sketch Diane! I love that RC rose!

  3. So pretty, I love the soft colours and all the fabulous details.

  4. This is perfect! for The Challenge!! I love your little fern die : )


  5. You just blow my mind these days with your fabulous creations! This is WOW!

  6. Fabulous take on the inspiration photo! The rose is so pretty and I love all the green!