Friday, May 27, 2016

Monthly Challenge with Marcia

I can't believe how quickly May passed us by!  It's the end of the month already so that means it's time for Marcia's and my monthly challenge.  I really look forward to each month and our challenges.  Marcia helps me think outside of my box and challenges me in so many fun ways, not to mention that I love our growing friendship.

This month we decided since we both had gotten the Beautiful Day set from Altenew, that that's what we would use for this month's challenge.
And, since all my cards are made using the same set, I won't go into detail about what was used on each card so this will be an easy post.
Here we go!
This first card uses a sketch from Freshly Made Sketches, but I flipped the focal point to the left.  I heat embossed the outline of the image in gold and added a strip of printed paper and a thin strip of gold...

Made a frame using one of the die cut images...

It's hard to see, but there's Wink Of Stella on the black strip and I stamped and masked the flowers and fussy cut them...

A quilted embossed background with a scalloped rectangle frame and a sentiment from Simon Says Stamp...

I wanted to try a monochromatic card using fine linen, kraft and dark chocolate....
And one more card using a pretty frame from Sue Wilson ~ Australian Background Collection.

I will also be entering one of these cards into the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to stop by Marcia's blog to see her beautiful creations.  She always blows me out of the water.  ;0)
Blessings~ Birgit


  1. really outdid yourself this month Birgit! Isn't it funny how we both used the same set and came up with such different cards?!! I love them all, but the 1st and 3rd cards are my favorites, although I really do like that die cut background on your last card too! They are ALL great...thanks so much for playing along with me and for being such a dear friend...I am blessed!! :0)

  2. OK-Look at all these cards! Wowzers!! I love seeing all the different ways you used that stamp and coloured it. They are all great and the last card-love the cutout background

  3. OMG, you made an amazing assortment of cards with that stamp...I love that flower too! I need to go see what your 'friend' did with it now! Happy Memorial Day Weekend!!

  4. Beautiful collection! Your flower are gorgeous! Glad y shared one at FMS!

  5. Gorgeous cards, Birgit with that beautiful set. I really need that stamp set.

  6. Wow! Birgit!! you created the most beautiful cards!! I have seen so many beautiful cards in blogland using this set but these just top them all!!

    Each perfectly detailed and colored so well!!


  7. Wow these are just beautiful, lovely designs and great colors for the flowers

  8. Oh my, these are all lovely, Birgit! This wonderful big flower looks great in any color, doesn't it? Thanks for sharing all of these with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

  9. Beautiful cards! I love the gorgeous flowers and the gold outlines! So rich! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  10. Wow, what a wonderful collection with just one stamp set, Birgit ... these are all just lovely! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Time Out! Anita :)

  11. Thank you for slipping by at WAW Family Friendly AG Challenge and entering your art work - I leave you with this scripture - John 3:16 - "For God so loved the World He Gave his only Son that whosoever believed in Him shall not perish by have everlasting life" Blessing Gail WAW DT

  12. Lovely cards! Thanks for playing at TO :o)


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