Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Simon Says and Blogger Challenge

Simon Says has a challenge going using spots and stripes.  Anything goes as long as it includes spots and stripes.  I LOVE spots and stripes so this one was really fun.  I wanted to use a stamp I haven't used before.  When I went through my paper and saw this combo, I immediately thought of the sea and everything fell into place. 
Simon Says Spots and Stripes Challenge

I lightly chalked the image to give it a little interest.  I thought the sentiment was perfect for this card. 

My Blogger's Challenge card was a little more...well, challenging.  I wanted to emboss the image on vellum, but it lack pizzazz.  That's when I colored on the back and added rhinestones because, quite frankly, rhinestones add just the right amount of bling to anything.  lol

Blogger's Challenge

Thanks for looking.


5 comments:

Mynnette said...

What beautiful creations! LOVE the ship image on the first one--and your papers are perfect! :)

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous cards Francine :-) both of them are lovely and I really like the embossed butterfly :-) the gems are a perfect touch :-)

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Challenge :-)
luv
Lols x x x

Michele said...

both are beautiful! saw the butterfly on the blogger challenge and came here for a closer look. i love it! xo from michele

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful cards! Love the design of your butterfly card! Thanks for playing along with the Bloggers Challenge!

Marjie Kemper said...

These are both so nicely laid out. I really love the movement you've given the butterfly!