Saturday, March 27, 2010

Raise the Bar Challenge #11 - April Fools

This week's challenge at Raise the Bar is to make a card or project that is not usually your style.

Well, my friend Randi was so sweet to send me a Sweet Pea stamp. Isn't it gorgeous? I love Randi's style of coloring and inking...I just had to give it a try. I'm no where near as good as her, lol, but I still like how my card came out.

I scream "cutesy, adorable" so to make anything that's not is super hard for me. This image is a bit serious for me, but I think I lightened up the card with my cheesy sentiment, lol. What do you think? :)

Paper: Basic Grey Lemonade
Stamps: Sweet Pea Stamps, sentiment is Amuse, flourishes are CTMH
Rhinestones, Copics, Prima Flowers, and PTI Buttons


Today I'm having lunch with my brother. He just got a new place with his girlfriend and it's an early birthday celebration for me! I turn the big 2-8 on April 5th.

Then I'm hanging out with Kandi and Linda. I'm excited to see Kandi's craft room in real life! Everyone have a fabulous weekend!

28 comments:

  1. WOW! You did a great job on this one! I love the colours and the image is amazing!
    Have a great time celebrating with your brother and friends!

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  2. Wow! This is gorgeous Sparkle! Have a fabulous time! :)

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  3. I think your card looks beautiful and I love the sentiment with her! I actually love the beautiful/seriousness of these images as a change of pace for me, but I have a hard time with non-cute serious sentiments, so I have been leaving mine sentiment-free! Thanks for the inspiration with that! :-)Traci

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  4. Wow such a stunning card and happy birthday for the 5th.
    Hugs Emma x

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  5. WOW WOW WOW thisis a super stunning card - great job Sparkle
    love tasha xx

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  6. I agree with everyone else - absolutley stunning!

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  7. I know what you mean about how it's not your style to do certain Sweet Pea stamps - I'm the same way. But they sure are beautiful! You've colored her so well! Enjoy the weekend!

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  8. Wow! You sure have a variety of stamps. Great coloring. Love it!

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  9. Wow! You sure did a great job stepping outside your comfort zone, Sparkle! This is amazing!

    Hope you enjoy celebrating with your brother. *Ü*

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  10. What a great card Sparkle. This is definitely something different for you but you definitely pulled it off.

    Enjoy your early birthday lunch.

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  11. Gorgeous card Sparkle! You did a great job coming out of your box!

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  12. This is beautiful, Sparkle!! The sentiment is perfect with her!!

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  13. If it's not your style, it certainly could be! Your card is gorgeous!! Have a fun lunch with your brother.

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  14. What a gorgeous card! I love all of the colors and the stamp is beautiful. I love mermaids! TFS ;)

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  15. I think your coloring is excellent. Great card sweetie!

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  16. That is an interesting image but I love how you turned it into yours! All the colors are wonderful once again!

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  17. GORGEOUS! That sultry image is fabulous! Love the way you colored her and the embellishments make it extra special!

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  18. WOW, that is very pretty. Stunning image awesome coloring!

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  19. soo cute! Randi's style is amazing! I can look at her creations for ever!
    Great card Sparkle. Love your style too :)
    x

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  20. you're right, that is definitely not your style, lol! But you rocked this card, great job! have fun with your bro and his friends!

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  21. You still rocKed it! She is awesome! Have a great weekend! xOxO

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  22. I think you have done a great job, love the card, it is definitely something different to your normal style and the sentiment matches perfectly

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  23. Your card is beautiful Sparkle and your image is fabulous! I love these Sweet Pea images, they are awesome and once you get use to them; you will find yourself wanting more!
    hugs
    Risa:)

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  24. I like this a LOT, Sparkle!!! I hope you venture out of comfort zone a lot more often ;)

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  25. Definately not the usual Sparkle card, but it's very pretty. The sentiment is perfect! Lol!

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