Sunday, February 14, 2010

Thank You for Being My Friend

I just ADORE pink and black.  I think you can tell by how often I use it!  This little gift set was made specifically to meet a bunch of challenges.

First of all is SCS Featured Stamper challenge (FS158).  Laurie's cards ROCK!  Make sure you visit her SCS gallery.  An older Ways to Use it challenge WT222 is to use the crinkled flowers on your card.  Scroll down to see how I made mine.

Next up is the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge ODBDSLC2 to use pink or red and bling and using their fabulous Friendship set.  This is the first time I've used their stamps and I'm super impressed with the quality of the rubber and cushioning.  I got a good clean image every time with little pressure.  In order to pump up the shine, I sprayed the tiny roses, the butterfly and the big rose with spray adhesive and sprinkled them with Art Institute glitter.  Lightly on the card and heavier on the big rose.

The sketch, in addition to Laurie's card is for Posh Designs Scrapbook Store's sketch Challenge 8(PDSS8).  Be sure to check out their challenges.  They're bi-weekly so you don't have to rush and their designers give some fantastic inspiration to get you going.  Be sure to check out their store while you're there!

The Cupcake Inspirations challenge (CIC46) .  Lots to spark the imaginations...deeeeeep chocolate, almost black, inspired the black on my set.  Lots of pink, butterflies and flowers too.  What's not to love?  I've been wanting to do one of these challenges forever...mmmmm, cupcakes!  I think my yummy box could almost pass for one.
                                                                                     
Here's a close up of the big rose on the Tiny Box I made using this super cool set from The Cutting Cafe.  This little 3 x 3 inch box is perfect for giving any kind of tiny gift from a few delectable chocolates to jewelry and it goes together in just minutes.  I don't think you can tell but I scored the top of the box every 1/2" all the way across to give it some depth since I didn't use designer paper.  I wanted my big rose to take center stage.

I made the rose using The Heart Flower Printable set and Cutting file.  Talk about versatility!  This set has every size flower you can think of!!  I cut mine in three colors, using Papertrey's Pure Poppy, Sweet blush and Hibiscus Burst.  I used 2 of the small flowers, 5 medium and 3 large.  I crumpled up each flower individually, unfolded each then layered them on a scrap piece of foam.  Next I speared them in the center with a piercing tool and inserted a jeweled brad.  After I secured the brad, I sprayed the flower with adhesive and gave it a liberal coating of glitter.

Whew...off to dinner with some friends.  We have a Mystery dinner every other month.  So much fun.
Love to know what you think.  Hope you found some inspiration here.


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18 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

So pretty! Love the sparkly roses and butterfly and the box is gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with the Cupcake Inspiration Challenge!

JenMarie said...

Oh how absolutely beautiful!

Posh Designs said...

Oh WOW fabulous take on the sketch, breathtaking gorgeous!!! ~ Nini xoxo

Tina said...

Beautiful! I love the flower box. The is just as pretty, if not prettier than a real flower.

KreatesKards said...

Absolutely GORGEOUS!!!!!! Love the combination of pale pink and black. Definitely adds the WOW factor. You've given me inspiration for the day.

Patricia Garcia said...

Beautiful, love the pretty box and flower. The glitter is my fave too!!

Hugs,
Patricia

Grace said...

Wow oh wow!!!! This set is beyond amazing!!!! Your color combo is gorgeous... the flower on the box blows me away, and the butterfly is sooo pretty! I love the ODBD set you used! I'm so glad you played along with the ODBD Shining the Light Challenge!!! Hope to see you again next week! This is awesome!!!!

Mary Beth said...

Stunningly gorgeous! Every time I think you've made my very favorite of all your beautiful designs, you come along with a new one to top it!

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

OMGOSH, Charlene, GF did you rock the ODBD challenge or what? WOW, I am absolutely blown away by this beautiful little set!!! You are so right about this color combo and I LOVE IT!!! Hugs and blessings, my friend!! I hope the mystery dinner was fun!!:D:D Sabrina

Kelly said...

Ooooh...I love pink and black too and this is a gorgeous set.The butterfly on the card and the flower on the box is over the top beautiful!

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

Wow!! How gorgeous!!! I just love everything about this set!! Your colors,design, sparkle and dimension are incredible. Thanks for joining us at ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week!

Patter Cross said...

Stunning creations. Baby pink is my favorite color, and this is just perfection! So glad to have you joining us in the ODBD challenge! Blessings,

America said...

GORGEOUS SET.... Thanks so much for playing along with us at ODBD Shining the Light Challenge this week. :)

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

stunning, I adore the big flower...have a wonderful day!

enjoy *~*

GlitterEmm said...

Just love it! I put a link up on our Facebook wall. Thank you for the mention, sparkle on!

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Kelli said...

wow, that flower is stunning!

Sue from Oregon said...

I love pink and black also...I just made a baby album today with those colors too! Love how you incorporated the punch in these projects! And that glitter...wow!

Karen Gale said...

This is incredibly beautiful! I love the idea and the layout and I have to say... pink and black...yup!