Thursday, September 1, 2011

chocolate & a card...or a card & chocolate

This is the my last card for the Moxie Fab World Sketch Challenges.  I saved this Square card sketch until last because I just couldn't think of a good idea...then.....Cath had this cool photo for the Tuesday Trigger challenge, "Nice and Neutral". 




Then I saw the challenge on the Creative Belli Blog Challenge #125 to use Acetate or Vellum and I had my idea.

A bit of woodgrain, a bit of ivory, a bit of white, black, kraft and grey.   Not alot of layering as I wanted to keep it CAS to match the feel of the trigger's elegant simplicity.

My friend, Jen, alerted me that the Cards blog, Create, is having a woodgrain challenge, so entering it there as well.

Supplies:
Cardstock: PTI Smokey Shadow, Kraft
Stamps : PTI Year of Flowers Mums, BB Woodgrain, Damask Designs
Ink: Versafine black, Versacolor Chateau Grey, Versamagic Gingerbread, Copic marker T4
Other: May Arts Double Faced Satin Ribbon,  detail white EP, beads, Crystal Effects


Now for the Chocolate...my friend, Sue, sent me a bunch of pictures...of desserts.  You just shouldn't do that to a friend!  It's cruel and mean and.... man...... did they look good!  So Sue, this one's for you.  My DH called them BTS Brownies.  Yes, that's what he meant!!



There's not really a recipe...I just started with a box of Ghiradelli Double Chocolate Brownie Mix, but then.....I added about a cup of pecans, a handful of coconut, a handful of Ghiradelli chocolate chips, and a handful of butterscotch chips....oh yes, I did. 

After they were cool, I topped them with some homemade chocolate frosting I had left over from a cupcake baking session and sprinkled with more pecans. 

I think DH is right...they are BTS!!

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20 comments:

Annette said...

I need me some of that brownie and yes I am going to make it...thanks for sharing...yummy mmmmmmm

Love your card it is so pretty... great take on the sketch and the trigger...love it.

Jill Grace said...

Fun take on the Trigger! Love that wood background :)

Sue from Oregon said...

This could possibly explain the uncontrollable urge for a yummy chocolate concoction I have had all evening..truly. I only had licorice to satisfy my sweet tooth and it did NOT do the trick. I will be right over.........oH...yeah...that flower is cool! (sorry but I seem to only have eyes for the goodie tonight LOL)

jen said...

Wow, Charlene! You nailed this!!! I love the vellum flower- and the woodgrain is really a great addition! (you should send this in to CARDS- they're having a woodgrain challenge this week)
I'm not sure what BTS stands for- but those brownies sure look AMAZING!!!!

Mel M. M. McCarthy said...

This is SO pretty. Love that flower!

Monica said...

So elegant and stylish and that ribbon looks very nice, Charlene. The flower is to die for and the wood grain effect is just too good.

And that choco brownie... yum, yum!

xxx Monica

Monica said...

Come and visit my blog... and see the latest post. I have something nice for you.

Hugs,

Monica

Cath said...

Hey Charlene! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Cath said...

Hey again, Charlene! Thanks also for linking this up to the Square Sketch challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

Laurie said...

What a gorgeous flower! A beautiful card for the trigger!

Butternutsage said...

so pretty Charlene I have used vellum for a lot of delicious cards and this is beautiful giving me inspiration to do some more!!TFS such a wonderful card. Hugs~Donna

www.butternutsagedesigns.blogspot.com

VanessaB said...

beautiful card!

Lori said...

Your flower is so pretty and your card is a perfect take on the picture! I'm going to have to go bake some brownies now!

Merry said...

What a beautiful card....I so love the way you have created the flower. And that BTS Brownie sounds amazing and looks amazing. I don't normally put on weight but I think I did from hearing what is in it. lol I am visiting from over at Monica's

Darlene Gabriel said...

Oh wow, that Brownie looks so delicious especially to a chocolate addict like me. Thanks so much for including the recipe for us --- I'll be trying this out soon.
Beautiful card -- love that flower you've created -- so soft and elegant.

missy said...

Beautiful card! I love the vellum flower.

onecraftymama said...

That flower is incredible! I love it :)

Rochelle said...

I'm definitely scrap lifting that vellum flower! So pretty!

Karen W said...

Beautiful vellum flower. Thanks for joining us at Creative Belli!

Joan Ervin said...

Ooooh, I love how you used the acetate, Charlene...your flower looks fabulous!!! Now, about the chocolate....sinful for sure, but it would calm the savage beast...LOL!!! I'm still drooling!!!! Thanks for playing in the Creative Belli challenge!!!