Wednesday, February 4, 2009

A Prettie Fun Challenge...


Hey Prettie Peeps...

I am feeling WAY under the weather today and my week is a bit screwed up...it's just one thing after another it seems! I haven't been able to get much done in the way of stamping as I've had a kiddo or two home sick as well, but I had a blast making my challenge card this week for Paper Pretties!
A while back, Danielle issued the Prettie Girls a challenge to use different textures on our cards, but ribbon and flowers didn't count as one. Ahem...have you MET me? LOL! I LOVE my flowers and ribbon! Now, I did sneak a nice grosgrain in, but I used lots of other fun textures, including dry embossing, brads, some hardware, and some shimmerz in Pixie Dust which just might be my new favorite color! Oh, and I added liquid pearls which are very textur-y as well :) There was talk about me using some marshmallows...but I didnt' have any :( hee hee. I also popped up the 2nd layer on some dimensionals to really give this card some lift. I'm not one to round my corners either so this card is really not my norm, but I wanted to give it a whirl while I was thinking of it. What do you guys think?
I just love our new Ballerina Sophia stamp. She is just too precious and is the March Stamp of the Month so make sure you sign up before the 28th! Want to know more about the Stamp of the Month? Go HERE.
I was also able to use the VLVFeb01 sketch this week as it included dry embossing. Gotta love when that happens! Be sure to stop by the other Prettie Girls blogs and hey, feel free to play along! Links are on my sidebar.

If you love a good challenge, there is always the weekly challenge on the Paper Clip as well! Stay tuned as I will be posting it soon. There are prizes each week in the form of a $5 gift certificate to the Pretties Boutique, so if you've had your eye on something, you just might win a credit there! Be sure to leave a comment here too if you play along so that I can ooh and ahhh over your creations!

Have a Prettie Wednesday!

Jessica :)

19 comments:

musingsofanaddict said...

STOP doing such cute stuff with these stamps! I cannot afford to buy them all, and yet every single one you do is amazing! How did so much talent get packed into one person? I love this card - the rounded edges are perfect!

Jodi said...

Oh Jess, I hope you start to feel better soon! Yes everyone is getting sick these days. Very cute image and colors used here. =)
Hugs, and Aloha!
Jodi =)

Julie Masse said...

Oh this is just beautiful!! Great job Jessica!! Hope the children and you are feeling better soon - I have sick ones here too! :)

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

Holy GORGEOUSNESS gf!! LOVE this Verve sketch you used and your coloring on Sophia is simply AMAZING!

kadie said...

I am just totally in love with this stamp and am in awe of how beautiful you made her skirt wrap. Wow, what a gorgeous card!!

Jana Weaver said...

Beautiful card Jessica...and as I said to Jodi I just love seeing her in colors other than pink!!!

Heather said...

This is absolutely precious! Wonderful card!

Jackie Pedro said...

Darling!! I love the dry embossing and the rounded corners, Jess!! Hope you all are feeling better!!

Jessie/knightrone said...

Beautiful Jess!! Hope you all are doing better!!

Elena said...

Oh, Jessica... I am so sorry that you don't feel good. Hope it will change soon!
And your card is absolutely beautful!!! Love all the texture to it!!!

Melyssa said...

Jessica this is such a pretty, pretty card! Wow!

Christi said...

This is amazing Jess!! Did you see how much I cheated this week? LOL You HAVE to have ribbon! LOL

Danni said...

Feel better! Gorgeous card!! Love the soft colors!

Janna said...

Oh Jess this is just amazing!!! I love the beautiful color pallete and the amazing textures! You really rocked this challenge! I am just amazed by your ability to put so stunningly beautiful cards together!

Sorry to hear that you are not feeling well and that the kids are sick. I hope they feel better really soon!

Lots of smiles,
janna

Cathy said...

Jessica,
This is really gorgeous!! I hope you and the kids feel better soon!!
Hugs, Cathy

Cassie said...

oh she is soooo pretty jess! i admire your ability to not add the flowers and all!!! LOL!!
i like the rounded corners too! i never think to do that!!

Charmaine (CharmWarm) said...

Just gorgeous! I LOVE the colors you chose!

Jennifer (SCS: jennifer-g) said...

Oh she is so cute. Love the white space and colors!

Danielle Lounds said...

Fabulous take on the challenge Jess! :) Beautiful coloring and those Shimmerz... AWESOME!