Monday, January 17, 2011

Your Heart's Desire

Happy Monday, especially to those of you who have the day off (like I do...woohoo!). Strap yourselves in...I did a MARATHON of challenges for today's card!

I started with this week's Etsy Inspired Challenge. The featured shop is Modern Bird, & I chose this heart necklace as my inspiration.

Here's a close-up of how I translated the heart into my creation.

I also realized this piece would work perfectly for The Gray is the New Black challenge over at Moxie Fab World.

Once I started working on the rest of the card, the challenges started to pile up, so I figured I'd enter this in the Pile It On challenge--anything goes. (If you're not familiar with Pile It On, the idea is to complete as many challenges as you can with one project.)

My other challenges include:
Dare to be Sassy--something old (my ribbon)
Delicious Doodles--use 3 colors
Totally Papercrafts--happy birthday
Simply Create--use punches (my flower)
Scrapbook Sisters--hearts desire (my sentiment)
Really Reasonable Ribbon--hearts & ribbon

Whew! That's a LOT of challenges for one card. Perhaps tomorrow I'll take a break & just do a blog candy giveaway instead... *wink*

Stamps: Signature Series Dress Form (PTI)
Paper: Basic Gray, Aqua Mist, October Afternoon pp
Ink: Basic Gray
Accessories: SU flower punch, Kaisercraft pearl, Cuttlebug Distressed Stripes, American Crafts ribbon, dimensionals

25 comments:

Aimes said...

Hope you enjoyed your day off, girlie - thinking of us working hard getting outta bed early ;D
I ADORE this card! Those colours are gorgeous and the embossed heart is divine!
Hugs,
Aimes
x

Cassie said...

What a lovely card, Ann! I'm so glad I stopped by today. . .enjoy your day off ;D

Deanna said...

I love it Ann!

Virginia L. said...

Are you ever creative, Ann!! LOVE the lovely textured heart and pretty color combo! You are rocking with these challenges! Thanks so much for playing with us at Etsy Inspired Challenge!

Winter said...

So pretty! I love that texture on the heart! :)

Tenia Nelson said...

Super cute card girlie!!!!

Karen B. said...

Ooh, a great valentine that isn't pink or red!

Laurel said...

Ann this is gorgeous!

Ren-Yi said...

Hello Ann! happy new year. i love your card! it is so elegant. If you have a moment, hop over to my blog, I left you a little shout-out and blog award!

Maureen said...

gorgeous heart!!! Love the colours :) Sounds like you had a great day off and used it to the fullest :) LOVE days like that :)

Teri said...

Lovely CAS card hun.
Thank you for playing at Delicious Doodles this week, and good luck!
Hugs,
Teri x

de said...

Perfection! I love the colors and that heart and flower are AMAZING like your inspiration piece!

Thanks for playing EtsyInspired this week!

Belinda said...

Love the colors and the embossed heart!

Andrea M said...

Ann, totally love this card!!! The colors, the embossing, everything!!! Thanks so much for your sweet comment on my blog - I had to pop over here and I fell in love when I did!!!

Cheryl said...

Wonderful! I love the colors and texture!

Helen F. said...

So fabulous, Ann! Love that wood grain on your heart and the beautiful colors you combined here :o)

Emily Branch said...

Love love LOVIN that wood grain texture on your card!! the gray and turquoise LOOK sooo FABULOUS together!! Lovely, fresh design. Thanks for playing with us at EIC this week!

Lorraine A said...

Stunning card !! I love this ,, so simle and stylish ,,, beautiful !!

thanks for joining us on the Totally Papercrafts Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Ruby said...

A lovely card! I love the colours you've used and the texture on your heart is fab! Thanks for joining in the fun with us over at EIC!

Bonnie - Really Reasonable Ribbon said...

Great card! Thanks so much for joining our Really Reasonable Ribbon challenge.

Helen said...

Gorgeous card - love the colours!
Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
Helen x

One4Joy said...

wonderful colors, Ann! My new bathroom towels are these hues and pattern...your use of texture is super here.

Scrapaddict said...

Beautiful CAS card - love the colors! Thanks for playing Simply Create this week!

Courtney K said...

aqua is the perfect color to pair with gray. and love that heart - the texture is awesome!!

Cath said...

Hey Ann! Thanks for entering the Gray is the New Black challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)