Monday, November 16, 2009

Tuesday Trigger.

Apparently I'm becoming a last minute challenge participate. I've really wanted to do this challenge since Cath posted it, but with EBTKS launching and finishing up my December Daily (check back tomorrow night to see) I'm just not getting to it. However, with an inspiration photo like this ... how could I not jump in the fun!

Check out this image from Laura O'Donnel's inspiration. Isn't it fantastic? That Martha... she really knows what she's doing:

And here's my card:

I'm just loving these blues mixed. I would have never put these together without this inspiration! That's why I love challenges ... cards like this.

Plus, I only have one gold thing in my craft room - embossing powder. So I broke it out in a big way. I love how the embossed chipboard letters turned out.

Stamps: Grainy Background - Unity Stamp Co. 
Card Stock: Not Quite Navy - Stampin' Up!, Ocean Tides - Papertrey Ink
Ink: VersaMark
Embossing Powder: Detail Gold  - Stampendous!
Die Cut: Birds & Blooms Bird - Sizzix, Ephemera - 7 Gypsies

Ribbon: Ecru Crochet Trim - Maya Road 
Pearls: Denim Kaiser Pears
Punch: Scallop
Paper Clip: Tim Holtz
Thank you all for your super sweet comments about EBTKS Challenge! We are super excited about the blog, and about the fantastic creations we know you are all going to make! THANK YOU!


Deanna said...

So kewl Courtney! Love it!

Stephanie said...

Courtney - I love your take on the so pretty!! I have to smile everytime I see some woodgrain b/c I think of you :) love how it looks here!!

p.s. glad I'm not the only one who's been procrastinating lately

Winter said...

What a pretty card! I love the lace! :)

Cheryl Nelson said...

so fabulous! love the little bird!

Tenia Nelson said...

Lovin' your card!!

Elise said...

Pretty, pretty, pretty! Oh, Courtney! This turned out BEAUTIFULLY! Fabulous inspiration and GORGEOUS output! Bravo!

Kelley Eubanks said...

The embossing on the chipboard does look great! Very pretty!!

Laural-Lee said...

You really made the gold pop in this card Courtney. I love the wood grain in the background. Fantastic.

lynn said...

courtney, i think your gold is wonderful!! perfect for this challenge!

Laurel said...

Ah, so pretty!

Randee E said...

So cute - love those letters! And love the Sketch challenge pic too. That garage sale mirror looks FABULOUS up there!! Wanna come decorate my house :0)

~kelly marie~ said...

Absolutely beautiful!

Karen said...

This is a fabulous card, Courtney! And I can definitely see the trigger in play here. Love it! :>

Laura O'Donnell said...

oh wow, the woodgrain gold is such a great idea!