Sunday, April 10, 2011

TSG Vivacious Vellum Challenge



This week's challenge on the There She Goes blog is hosted by none other than yours truly :)   It will be a busy week as I post a challenge, tutorial and dollar store find this week but I'm up for it :)

My challenge is to use vellum on your card.  Remember when vellum was "the" thing to use on your card?!  I loved it then and actually still love the soft feel it gives a card, but seldom remember to reach for it, thus my challenge.

I based my card on this week's Splitcoast Stampers sketch and used one of my favorite There She Goes sets, Sweet Pea.  I simply adore sweet peas - their colours, shape, smell, everything about them.  My mom plants them in her garden every year and always has a wonderful little bouquet in a vase on her counter, so they hold many fond memories too.   

Now that I looked at the picture of my card I realized I am on a bit of a scored background bender...sorry about that!  Looks like I have done it on my past three cards!  Well, at least it isn't swiss dots, right?! LOL!  I anchored my vellum sentiment with black half pearls and put the glue dots under them to secure it and then added a layered, vellum butterfly, masking the glue with the half pearls.

Would love it if you joined us in the challenge this week.  Simply create a card and then link it to the post on the There She Goes blog.  The winner of the challenge receives a $5 gift certificate to the There She Goes web store :)  You could also find your card featured in the Trendsetting Spotlight on Thursday.  TSG stamps are not required to participate in the challenges but are appreciated :)   If you are uploading to a public gallery, simply use the keyword TSG102.

Have a fabulous day :) 



What's In It?
Stamps: (There She Goes) Sweet Peas

Paper: Pretty in Pink, Basic Grey, SU DSP, Vellum
Ink: Black
Accessories:  Scalloped Oval and Oval Nesties, Scor-Pal, Twinkling H2Os, SU Border Punch, Martha Stewart Butterfly Punches, 5/8" White Satin Ribbon, Button, Glue Dots, Half Pearls, Dimensionals

15 comments:

Holly aka Toy said...

Love the vellum butterfly. I reach for vellum a lot. I designed a frosted window technique using vellum and I tend to go to that frequently. I know what you mean about the benders. I have to remind myself to switch it up now and again as I grab for what's right on my desk!

Thanks for the wonderful challenge, my friend!

Dawn Easton said...

Marisa, this is beautiful! I love vellum too but rarely reach for it :(
Your scored background adds so much to your card! Fabulous!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Look at you - challenging us! hee hee -- hopefully I will get to play~ I love the sentiment on vellum - so pretty~

Emily Keaton said...

You used that vellum gorgeously--what a great challenge, Marisa!! Can't wait to see your dollar store find--that kind of thing really gets me excited!!

Katina said...

I'm loving the scored backgrounds Marisa! Another perfectly designed and coordinated card - so crisp and pristine. Fabulous! Thank you for your lovely and supportive comments. xxxx

ChristineCreations said...

Such sweet little vellum butterflies Marisa. It will be fun to see all your TSG goodies this week!

Christina said...

Those sweet peas are so pretty, and I love the look of the vellum over the stems. Your scored backgrounds are fabulous, so I don't mind seeing them again and again! I can never seem to get mine straight. Love the scalloped border with the pearls and the sweet butterfly too!

TannyP said...

Wow - do you ever have this beauty wrapped up in a pretty bow! That background is fabulous and your paper choices are perfect. Love all the pearls and your awesome vellum use, Marisa!

Benzi said...

The vellum is so pretty, Marisa. Love those sweet peas...so pretty. The scored bg makes such an interesting and gorgeous card...good kick to be on.

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful card, and great challenge! Those sweet peas are gorgeous!

Maureen said...

so soft and pretty, Marisa :) That is a lovely image and I love how you've coloured them :) I remember my mom growing sweet peas by the side of our garage for my sister's wedding...back in the day when parents did all the decorating for them :)

Wanda Cullen said...

So beautiful and the touch of vellum is perfect! I love vellum but think I shy away from it because it's so tricky to adhere without the glue showing.

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

Oh you stamped on vellum I always forget about it. Vellum adds such a delicate touch to a card, this is beautiful Marisa.

Dawn B. said...

I never use vellum...It looks so pretty here Marisa. Great job on this card.

Andrea Ewen said...

Stunning! Love how you scored the background panel, it adds such a wonderfully elegant effect! Beautiful flowers, colors and ribbon, too! I have to say that I have been visiting your blog a lot recently and have been so inspired by your work! You have such a wonderful style that is so consistently clean, crisp and elegant! I love to visit here!