Sunday, September 22, 2013

Andrea's Savvy Challenge!

Andrea, from Savvy Handmade Cards, is launching a new challenge on her blog - and I *had* to play along! She's chosen a photo of a bouquet from her husband as the first photo inspiration:

So I printed it out, and it stared at me most of the week...until Andrea posted this card  and I decided that I also needed to try the Faux Patina technique. Of course, I didn't watch the video, I winged it. *koff* so first there was a failure. No photos of that - I'm still trying to rescue it into something else! So here's my card, inspired by both Andrea's faux patina card & her flowers:



Supplies: Cuttlebug folder; Versamark; Pirate Gold EP & sentiment stamp from Stampendous; Distress inks in Pumice Stone, Spiced Marmalade, Peeled Paint, and Seedless Preserves



I'm also going to throw this in the current Simon Says Stamp challenge because that's where I got my last batch of Distress inks - and of course they have all sorts of Stampendous & Cuttlebug products too!

*And I can't believe I spaced out & forgot to link up with Moxie Fab World's "All That Glitters is Gold" challenge! I had planned to, and then *poof* forgot. Thanks Barb & Nance :)

You have 2 days left to play along in Andrea's challenge - go check it out :)
xoxo,
Jessi

20 comments:

Carla H said...

absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors....just fantastic!

jimlynn said...

Wow! Jessi, this is stunning! Really like the look of that technique.
Lynn

Andrea W said...

Oh MY...I LOVE it! This is stunning Jessi! Your use of the photo colors are fantastic and I love the faux patina with that embossing folder. Very pretty! Thanks for playing along with my photo challenge. ~Andrea

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

This is stunning! Those rich colours and touches are gold are gorgeous!

newfiecrafter(Marilyn) said...

Just beautiful love the colors and great job with the patina tech.

Asha said...

WOW!!!! That is just so lush! Gorgeous colours. I must confess, the very mention of patina has me cowering in a corner. You're a brave woman, Jessi!
xxx Asha
Sunny Summer Crafts

Darnell J Knauss said...

Slap your mama, Jessi, this card is drop-dead gorgeous!! I've enjoyed catching up with your blog, but had to come back here to leave my abundant love. WOW, WOW, WOW. So pinning! Hugs, Darnell

I'm a Little Teapot said...

Stunning, Jessi! Such a fabulous card!

Diane said...

Very pretty background and design.

Regards diane

Lindsey said...

Whoa. Don't know what the "failure" looked like, but this one is amazing!

Barb said...

This is stunning Jessi! I thought the sentiment was a sticker, the embossing is flawless! My favorite card of yours to date...the texture, inking and depth of color is so lush! You need to link this up to the gold challenge at moxie fab world...this is a contender for sure :)

maria f. said...

Totally yummy. Love that sentiment stamp too.

fairyrocks said...

Love your take on this inspiration. So pretty

Lorraine A said...

Gorgeous card Jessi :-) the embossing and sparkle are fabulous !

thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
luv
Lols x x x

My Paper Epiphany said...

Beautiful effect!

Angela said...

Oh my goodness...this is nothing short of AMAZING...I LOVE it!!!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Very pretty! I think I commented on your FB page about it. Very pretty and love the gold! Turned out fabby! New challenge, huh? Have to check that out too.

lostinpaper said...

Another must try technique for me to add to my ever growing list, your card is incredible (and pinned)!

Cath said...

Hey Jessi! Thanks for linking this up to the All That Gitters is Gold challenge in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Shelly Schmidt said...

Saw this gorgeous card on Pintrest- had to stop by and say- WOW!!! Fabulous!