Tuesday, September 1, 2015

The Memory Nest's September Challenge with 2 Crafty Girls!

Hi Everyone - This month we are doing something a little different at 
The Memory Nest...

For our FIRST Challenge for the month of September, we are Teaming up with the Design Team over at 2 Crafty Girls!  Please check out all of the Details and Info over at The Memory Nest Blog, and come play along!!!   LOTS of chances to WIN a PRIZE Sponsored by THE MEMORY NEST!

The Challenge is to make a card, using one or all of the 3 "prompts" below, either the Photo Inspiration, the Technique, or the Sketch.   I chose to focus on just the Sketch.

Here is the Official Challenge Info :



Making a card is pretty much out of my comfort zone, as anyone who has followed along with my blog knows.   Maybe because the space seems so small to me, and I usually like to add A LOT of STUFF to my scrappy projects!! LOL!!

Anyway - this challenge came at the perfect time - as I needed a "THANK YOU" card for a co-worker, and I thought -okay, why not!!

So - here is my card - using the Sketch for the Challenge:


I used scrap paper from my stash - I swear, I've had this paper for about 7 years!! ( You never know right?!!)   The "THANK YOU" is a sticker and I cut the ends of the 2 pieces of Washi Tape into a banner shape.  I then outlined the Washi with a white gel pen to make them stand out a little.


I used 2 different scallop punches to punch out the flowers from the patterned paper.  I added the larger center flower with foam dots, to give the card some dimension.  I also added some "DEWDROPS" in the centers of the 3 flowers for a little "BLING" too!

I inked the edges of the flowers with Ranger Distress Stains, and fussy cut 2 leaves out of the flower pattern paper.   I inked those too.  I curled them around my finger a little and only added glue to the base that is tucked under the flowers.

SO - I think I "SURVIVED" this Card Challenge - and - I just might be Inspired to make more cards.... we will see, won't we?! LOL!

Thanks for stopping by and I really hope you will play along with us at THE MEMORY NEST BLOG, and check out all the Crafty Inspiration over at 2 Crafty Girls too!!

((HUGS)) ~ Sherri