Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Card Concept #1

Just in case I haven't conveyed it enough, I'm suffering from a regretable lack of mojo right now. :(
I'm trying everything to get back in my groove, including sharing cards that I have managed to eek out. Anything is worth a try! Usually a submission deadline or good challenge is all I need to get the juices flowing. But lately that works at bedtime when I'm looking through my phone and in the light of day, I feel the desire only to read a novel and/or sleep! It's quite vexing. BUT -- not like it's the first time it's happened, so I'm optimistic that I'll be back to "myself"....eventually. :)

This card is one I made for the brand new Card Concept Challenge. It's kind of exciting to see a new one take off - and even more exciting to get to participate in the very beginning.

The first challenge is a color challenge:

I pulled out some 6x6 Pink Paislee paper I nabbed from, the "Cottage Farm" collection. The pinks and soft naturals were a perfect fit for this challenge.


I paired my "new" paper (had it for a while, but yet to crack it open!) with the PTI's December freebie, Ruby Reprise, mini stamp set. (a fun little Christmas surprise). I stamped the blooms in CTMH Baby Pink ink and then created a shadow stamp using Amuse Studio's Latte pigment ink. I then stamped the sentiment in CTMH's Cocoa ink. ---This one is my "Clean and Simple" approach - which I am quite a fan. For some reason, this one stumped me and I had to make myself leave it alone. Ha! I really wanted to do something else with it, but knew in my head it really was complete "as is". =)

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  1. Mandy this is such a lovely card, so soft and pretty. Thank you so much for joining us for the first challenge at the Card Concept!

  2. No mojo?? I think you're mistaken! This CAS card is just right. The soft colors are so pretty, and the mini pearls are the perfect touch. Thanks for joining us at The Card Concept this week!

  3. sweet glad you played along with us at Card Concept!

    sparkle & shine *~*

  4. I think your CAS card is beautiful as is! Love the soft, almost shabby pink color and the contrasting dark sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us at The Card Concept.


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