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Monday, August 16, 2010

The Big Easy

Ted gave us a new challenge for August called "The Big Easy".  He wanted us to create a one-layered card...NO ribbons, no glitter, no bling, etc.  We could only use a base layer of cardstock and stamps/images and writing with markers, pencils, etc.  When I read this challenge, I instantly knew what I wanted to do.


This was my first try at drawing a box on my card, which I've wanted to do for a long, long time and I need to work on it a little to get it even.  But, I do like the finished look it gives! 


After I stamped the images, I added a little bit of depth to flowers by shading with my shimmer chalks.  It's hard to tell in the photo but I added a little bit to each flower and to some of the leaves.

I'm pretty sure that I followed the rules to the challenge, but I think that if I didn't that Ted of all people would understand, as he has laughed at himself several times lately over being "challenge" challenged! LOL!!  Thanks Ted for hosting this fun challenge!

Supplies (all PTI unless noted)
Stamps: Four of a Kind, Fillable Frames
Paper: Kraft
Ink: Raspberry Fizz, Ocean Tides & Summer Sunrise, Palette Landscape & Palette Bordeaux
Other: Shimmer Chalks, Black Pen

31 comments:

  1. Woweee! This is gorgeous!!! Your lines look great and the image is just perfect. Love it!

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  2. Oh I just love the stamping on Kraft...and the box...I still need to try that one out too. I'm going to have to start making a list of cards to case, techniques to try, etc. Lovely card!

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  3. Great job on Ted's challenge! Your box looks perfect and the colors are beautiful!

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  4. This is great! Love the depth the chalk adds!!! :)

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  5. Jen this is ab fab - you have used the special edition CHA PTI set to perfection (you are so lucky to have got that - I am so envious!) Nx

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  6. Jen this is so beautiful!!! I love that you gave the flowers so many different colors~~ PERFECT!!

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  7. Gorgeous card! I'm always a little scared to draw those straight lines too - everything is perfect here though! :)

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  8. Lovely Jen! I love the pops of color that the flowers bring and the pen box is a great touch.

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  9. So pretty, Jen! I've been wanting to try 'the box' too. The colors you chose for the flowers look great together!

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  10. so pretty....love these flowers stamped on kraft!

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  11. Jen, you followed the challenge to a T! :) I love this card and I have the hardest time with creating boxes like this. If this was your first time, I'm very jealous. Thanks for playing along with the HEC! :D

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  12. So pretty Laurie. Your hand drawn lines are perfect, I'm impressed.

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  13. Laurie? Good grief, I meant JEN! I don't know where my head is this morning, forgive me!

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  14. Your card using the CHA set is awesome....I think these flowers look soo nice stamped on kraft. I love how you added a sentiment in the middle of your "box"....that must have been hard.

    Thank you for reminding me that I made a card for Ted's challenge...when I saw your card this morning, I thought I'd better get it posted! We even used the same layout with the box but just different stamps! :)

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  15. This is so pretty Jen, I really love the colorful flowers stamped on the Kraft!

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  16. ohhh it is a very pretty card!!
    I love everything about it!

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  17. Jen, this card is gorgeous. You did a great job on the challenge.

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  18. What a beautiful single layer card! The colors and design are so pretty.

    **June**

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  19. Beautiful card Jen! Love the colors you used against the Kraft cs. Great job on the drawn lines too.

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  20. Very pretty card! Love the colors and your line drawn around it is great!

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  21. I really like this card. It is so pretty! Great design. I have never tried the box around an image but I love the look! Fab job!

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  22. Jen, this is BEAUTIFUL! The colors are beautiful with this stamp set and your hand-drawn box is perfect! Been wanting to try that technique myself too and now you've inspired me! Thanks again for stopping by my blog. Cheers!

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  23. Beautiful card!! love the line you drawn around the stamped image, it just adds that something extra!

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  24. This is stunning. I will have to try this when I get brave enough!

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  25. Wowza! Love how colorful those flowers are, even on Kraft! Great design, Jen!

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  26. Very pretty, Jen! LOVE all of the colors on kraft, and the box technique is perfect.

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  27. Sooo pretty! I am going to have to come over and use your stamp set! LOL! You are making all these wonderful cards with it and I am jealous! :)

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  28. This is beautiful. Great one layered card with depth. Just rec'd my 4 of a Kind set and can't wait to put it to good use like you did. thanks for sharing.

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  29. Jen, perfect, just perfect for Ted's Challenge!

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  30. super cute!! you did a great job with the "box"

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