SO my Stampin Friend, Mercedes and her husband are hosting TGIF Challenges and asked me to be a guest designer for their monthly Throwdown. It is like the Food Network show, Chopped. I've never seen the show, but I must say, it was a CHALLENGE!! I rarely have felt the pressure from designing on limited supplies, but I must say, this one had me challenged! I've gotta say, while blushing bride and blackberry bliss are great colors, with just white cardstock (and gold) to work with, I felt the pressure!!! I think those of you who know me, know that Pink is NOT really my color! 🙂 I'm an aqua and orange girl! BUT, I do think some of my best work comes under pressure, and I hope you like my project!
Here are the parameters for this challenge:
plus we can use items "in our pantry":
Here is my final design submission:
If you've been on my blog or Social Media, you've probably seen that I've been a little over the top for rosettes. And since there were no embellishments like buttons or ribbon in our Throwdown list, I figured that a spritzed rosette was called for!
To make the rosette, I couldn't use the Spiral flower die, as that was not on the list so I improvised by using a square of white cardstock. I rounded the edges off so it was almost circular. I then cut a free-hand spiral to the center and rolled it up just like the ones from the die. I adhered it with mono-multi glue, though I think hot glue would have been a bit easier/quicker to set up.
I used my spritzer with alcohol and reinkers to create a blushing bride rosette with a speckling of blackberry bliss spritzed on top. I used the blackberry spritzer to color the "thanks"
Now as I was about done, I really wanted to add just a little more, so I used some of the smaller cut out pieces from the gold-foil butterfly to add some "bling" around the background of my card. What do you think?!
Here are a few more that I made before I hit the jackpot with my submission: