Friday, September 12, 2008

Sparkly Eiffel Tower

Talk about challenges galore. I combined three challenges for this card. First off, I was chatting with my friend Tammi yesterday about the A Muse ovals. I mentioned that I haven't inked mine up in awhile and she nonchalantly said that should be a challenge for us this weekend. So I took her up on that. Thanks for the suggestion Tammi, you even got me to ink up my new Eiffel tower stamp! I also followed Julee's Mojo Sketch Challenge #52 and this week's Color Throwdown. My rectangles were cut out and embossed using Nestabilities. The Eiffel Tower is stamped with Palette Noir. I then created a mask and stamped my little oval underneath it. A little tip, my mask was off a tad and it left a little white area along the base. So I just took my Niji Waterbrush, picked up some ink off of the stamp pad and filled in the spaces. Worked like a charm. Then I colored in the flag and tiers with SU markers and then outlined the spokes with a Sakura Stardust pen. It's nice and shimmery! The whole image is raised with a dimensional. I ran the red cardstock through the Cuttlebug using the Distressed Stripes folder. Debbie thanks for the pattern paper!! Have a great weekend.

ETA: I just found out this qualifies for a 4th challenge. Jeannie over on the A Muse Addicts forum posted a weekly challenge called Essential Ovals last Friday. She asked us to make a card with an oval on it.

Stamps: Eiffel Tower, Mini Oval Bl, sentiment (A Muse)
Paper: White, Real Red, Piggy Tales (Chicken Little Collection, double sided)
Ink: Palette Noir , Brocade Blue (stamped off once)
Other: red grosgrain, small oval punch, Lg. Classic Rectangle Nestabilities, dimensional, Sakura Stardust pen, Not Quite Navy brads, Distressed Stripes Cuttlebug folder

20 comments:

Rachel Hope said...

COOL!!! All kinds of fun stuff!!!

mar1ene said...

So fab! love the classy style!

Marlene x

Danni said...

Go you for creating a card with so many challenges! And what an awesome card!
Not the type of image I'd normally like, but I love what you did.
As usual you have the greatest patterned paper!
Great job!

Kathryn said...

Love the Eiffel Tower stamp -- great card! :)

Tammi said...

Wow! You are the queen of challenges!! I bow down to you! :) This is fantastic Kim!

*as my card still sits in the room waiting to be finished* lol I was busy making your lime pie! ;)

Leslie said...

So awesome! I love the Eiffel Tower stamp and what you have done with it!

Michelle Clark said...

This is great!!

Jessica said...

I love everything about this!! And the sparkly Eiffel Tower is the perfect touch of course!

Suzanne said...

Cute card, Kim! Love the colors and the sparkles!

Barb said...

This is great, Kim! Awesome job on combining so many challenges!

LeAnne said...

What a fun card! I love it! Glad you were able to participate in our challenge along with the others!!
LeAnne

Cathy I. said...

this is really cute! thanks for playing!

Rach said...

what a fabulous card, great colour combination. hugs rachxx

KatyGirl said...

I LOVE THIS SO MUCH!!!!!! As a huge fan of the French language, I adore this card. It's absolutely precious!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Beautiful card! I love the colors and that awesome Eiffel Tower image. Thanks for playing my challenge! :)

Danni said...

I took Tammi and your challenge and used my ovals last night! You can see my card here: Good Hair Day
(hopefully I formatted that right!)

Cindy Karasz said...

Tres Chic! This card is fabulous, I just love it!

Kris said...

super cute! I love that paper! So chic and contemporary!

Kisa Peters said...

Such a cute card!

Jennie M said...

WOW!! This is just beautiful! I love everything about it!! :)