Wednesday, August 19, 2009

It's Gonna Be a Busy Day! Here's a Challenge!

It really is shaping up to be a busy day here at
The Open Window
...so let's get it started!

I am happy to let you know that each Wednesday, I will be posting a new project that I have completed with one of the newest stamp sets offered by Artful INKables.
Today I have chosen to tie my project in with this week's
'Think Ink Tuesday' Challenge
.

All of the details on how you can participate and possibly win an AI grab bag are posted over on the AI Blog, so head on over and get your creative juices flowin'!

This week's challenge is being hosted by Joy over at
Crazy for Daisies.....Red, White & Black.
I used the 'Fun & Friendly' set and had a lot of fun with it.
This project took on a real 'vintage' feel by the time it was finished...don't you think so?
The background papers that I used are from an old stash that I had, so I am not even sure who designed them. From there, it's just layers and layers which were all 'corner-rounded' and distressed with 'Mushroom' ink from Ranger Adirondacks to add a bit of interest.
The black ribbon is from American Crafts and the rick-rack is from my collection of vintage ribbons and trims. I used the Martha Stewart Loop punch and 'The Bug' for my scalloped center, which was embossed with the Swiss Dot EF.

To finish it off with a little more dimension,
I added a bit of bling on the whisk.

I hope you with join the AI Design Team as we bring you these challenges every other Tuesday.

I will be back a bit later...not only do I have some unfinished business to attend to (handing out blog awards that are over-due), but it's also Wednesday and that means I will be sharing my NEW FAVORITE BLOGS with you...and maybe, just maybe...I will be able to post the
blog candy giveaway in celebration of my 100th Follower!
See ya a bit later!

9 comments:

CelticWoman said...

Julie, that is just the cutest, low the wisk. Busy hands are happy hands, lol. Hugs

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

what a great sentiment, stunning card and i love the glitter on the whisk! how creative.

hugs,

Julie said...

Julie - what a cute card, love the wisk - what a great idea.
P.S - thanks for becoming a follower on my blog - it will be great to see what you think of my little projects [pls be gentle i've not be crafting too long:)]
Take Care - Ju xxx

Sherry Campbell said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Julie! I love how you cut out the whisk and added the rhinestones. FABULOUS!!!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Oh my goodness! That card is really cute! I love the bling on the whisk! You are doing a fantastic job showcasing those AI stamps! Congrats!!! :) TFS

Paulette said...

Adorable card Julie! Love all the different layers, dimension, and those colors, AND that little whisk is too darn cute! Hugs, :o)

Jen said...

Hey Julie Love the vintage look! I love what you did with the wisk.

Mandy said...

Oh, I love that vintage look! That whisk is so adorable!!

Emily (stampingout on SCS) said...

This is super cute! LOVE it! :)