Friday, January 18, 2008

Blogger's Challenge #31 (and WWFD?)

This week's Blogger's Challenge was to use Real Red, River Rock and Blue Bayou paper to create a card. When I first heard this, I thought: "YUCK!" But I really ended up loving the combination. And when you see the cards from the other players, you will, too!
I started this card early this week and I had it almost complete (everything except the butterfly) by Thursday morning. I wasn't happy with it, though -- it was just missing something. I was thinking about it alot and just couldn't come up with the special something that takes a card to its ultimate appeal factor.
It just so happens that an amazing artist -- Faith Hofrichter -- contacted me this week and offered some of her unbelievable work for my http://www.patstamps.com/ Stampin' Up! gallery. As I was saving her work for the gallery, I kept asking myself: "What Would Faith Do to make this better?" (WWFD) The butterfly was certainly inspired by her gorgeous work. Thank you, Faith! If you get a chance, go to her fabulous blog -- I plan on spending hours there to study her work!

Check out the other Blogger's Challenge Players, too -- you will be amazed at what they have come up with for this color combination. The links are in my sidebar.

All of the items used on this card just happen to be from Stampin' Up!:
Stamps: One of a Kind, Touch of Nature and It's Beautiful Jumbo Wheel;
Boho Blossoms Punch; Real Red, River Rock and Blue Bayou Paper & Ink; Blender Pen; Water Color Pencils; Crystal Effects; River Rock Ribbons

22 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

Love that butterfly on there, it looks great!

MJ said...

Ohhh! Someone got new stamps! Love what you did with this set. I am shocked at how wonderful everyones samples are coming out with these colors. We all seem to have the same thought originally but they are wonderful. I do think that you are right about the butterfly, just beautiful Pat.

Lynn Mercurio said...

OMG...that butterfly looks like it could take off. How very realistic it is! Fabulous job with the challenge...as always Pat, your cards are stunning!

Lauren (mytime) said...

Oh yes! That butterfly is the perfect touch. nice job on the challenge

Lisa said...

I'm glad you changed your mind and gave these colors a chance. Adding the butterfly was a great addition.

Jeannette said...

OMG! This card is beautiful Pat. Bet it's even better in real life. WOW!

Amber Porter said...

Great Card! Wow, it looks like you spent some time doing some tedious cutting but it was worth it as the card is beautiful!

Karen said...

this is absolutely gorgeous Pat!! I love everything about it!

Beckie said...

I love it! The butterfly really does make it. You always do great work!

Gerrie said...

Great card Pat, b-fly really zings her up!

rozie640 said...

Your card is beautiful Pat. I absolutely love Faith's work and her stories. You both are fabulous stampers!

Charlotte said...

very pretty card. The butterfly is a nice touch.

chelemom said...

This is beautiful!!!

Juliann said...

Very pretty, yeah weird color combo to work with, but your card looks so so pretty, love the butterfly too!

Lisa's Blessed A Latte said...

Wow....this card is Awesome!!!

astampingteddy said...

WOW this card turned out awesome! I love the punched flowers across...
Claudia

Lila H said...

this is gorgeous!!! and I love Faith's style and little details she puts on her cards - I too, could spend hours studying her samples.

amycara said...

These colors were a struggle for me too...but you pulled them off beautifully!!!

Carole (TruCarMa) said...

Gorgeous, Pat! And Faith is quite an inspiration, isn't she? Love the butterfly and your flower border.

Lisa Bohler said...

I just love it, Pat! Super layout and GREAT use of the set and punch!

Lori said...

Beautiful job! I love the punched flower border and the butterfly.

Ida said...

Lovely, The flower border is so pretty and I love your butterfly accent.