Monday, September 28, 2009

Sweet Dreamers Challenge ASC 2


Greetings! Hope your week is starting well!

This week's Sweet Dreamers Challenge is a real doozy for me! It is based on a sketch made by Alyssa. Alyssa is ten years old and quite the crafter! Her mom, Tami, is also part of the blog group. Alyssa now has her own blog and offers sketch challenges each week. She has done a beautiful job this week and Sweet Dreamers wanted to participate.

I have done maybe two other sketch based cards so challenge was an understatement for me on this one! I started with the dove die cut and went on from there but I had no clue it would take me to "Bling City" I just decided to go big bling or go on to the next challenge!
So I did a shadow die cut of the dove in silver, used silver card stock for the background and embossed those with the CB. I had the sequin trim and silver ribbon in my stash. The flower is punched with a MS punch and then embossed with silver powder as is the dove. I adhered the flower to the card with a crystal brad. It doesn't show up too well in the photo, but, trust me... in the light you need shades for this card!!

I have absolutely no idea what I will use this card for but I had a blast making it! And I loved that I had to get out of my comfort zone to create! Even my animals have some sparkle in their coats as they all decided to visit as I was embossing! (We are easily entertained in my house!!)

Thanks, Alyssa, for a great sketch! I am so proud of you! Now you have to promise not to make fun of the old lady with all the shiny stuff on her card!! LOL!!

Thanks for stopping by and sharing my bling adventure with me! I'll try to tone things down by your next visit! I can make no promises though... this was so much fun!!

Blessings to you,
Vicki
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28 comments:

  1. Great job on the challenge, VIcki! You made a fabulous card! I know what you mean about coming out of your comfort zone...I try to do that occasionally- and I have had mixed results. I think this try for you was a total success! Thanks for playing!

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  2. Great job!!Love all the cuttlebugging.

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  3. Looks like Alyssa has created the perfect sketch for your beautiful embossed dove!!! Wonderful work, Vicki!!

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  4. What a creative young lady and so nice of you to support her by making a card for her challenge. I like the "cuttlebugged" flowers!

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  5. Lovely,lovely card. Love the shine and texture - really comes over in your photo.

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  6. Terrific job! I love the metallic feel to your card :)

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  7. Great job. I really love the embossed silver and the dove. Really pops. TFS!

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  8. Great take on a challenging sketch!

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  9. I think you knocked this one out of the ball park - nailed this challenge!!!!

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  10. OMG, 10-years old and already making her own sketches! And what a great job you did on the sketch, Vicki!

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  11. Beautifully done! I have yet to be able to do any challenges all because of work and long hours. I think you did an awesome job.

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  12. great job on the sketch and the sliver paper looks great too.

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  13. Alyssa says "how cute, I love the dove" Thanks for playing at Aly's

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  14. What a fun adventure in blingy-ness! That sketch you used is a challenge! but you hit the nail right on the head. Love the sequins! I've secretly been wanting to make paper sequins and haven't got the bling correct. Now that I've seen your card the obsession is coming back! Must try paper sequins again! LOL Love the bubblegum machine card and WOW your mom's crochet of the Last Supper is fantastic. What a special gift. Thanks for sharing your Bountiful Blessing in your life.

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  15. Very pretty!!! Love the sketch you followed!!! Awesome job:)

    Hugs,
    Cheryl

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  16. That's a stunning card. I love how the embossing just brings out the silver. Great job Vicki!

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  17. You really rocked that sketch. Great card - love the colors you've used. Isn't embossing the best!?

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  18. This is so very beautiful. I think you did the bling very well. The silver shadow die cut shadow is such a subtle, yet fabulous touch! I love this sparkly masterpiece!

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  19. What a beautiful card Vicki! I love the colours combo!

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  20. Wow! You're right about the big bling! I know my niece would love a sparkly card like this. :) Looks like it was a lot of fun to make.

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  21. Fabulous sketch card- love this! TFS

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  22. Hee! hee! I'm crackin' up because I was sooooo challenged by this sketch too! Your card is lovely & there is no such thing as too much bling! That dove is so pretty. Great job! Big Hugs!!!

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