Thursday, January 5, 2012

Crafty Gals January Challenge

Hello!
I'm finally back! Sorry it took me so long. I had to recover from the holidays and all the daily posts I did. giggle That took a lot but I'm glad I did it. But, now January is a new month and I need to get on the ball.
Today is the 5th and is the day for a great challenge. I started a blog group over on SCS. These ladies are spectacular! We are from all walks of life but with one common interest...crafting. We have monthly challenges that will be posted to our blogs the 5th of each month. This month our hostess is Heather. Here's her blog. She has a great style. She is also expecting her first child and so her challenge to us went somewhat along with her blessing. :)
Theme: Newness
Create with something new to you. Also, try a new technique, something you've never done before.

So, with my card I used a new stamp set that I haven't had a chance to ink up yet! The vendor is Inkadinkado. This set has the most precious tea/coffee cups ever. I love it. The new to me technique is 2 fold. 1 ~ I don't recall making a "window" on my card (nesties) or 2 ~ I don't remember putting a full layer on my card with pop dots (I may have done the second one some time, I just don't remember doing it).
For my "coffee" I colored the image with a pencil and added the stem.
The ribbon is tempting turquoise along with the ink color.
For my sentiment I cut a punched piece of card stock in half (SU! curly label punch) and the stamp is from SU! Petite Pairs.
I hope you enjoyed visiting my blog today. Be sure and check out all the other Crafty Gals blogs in my right sidebar to see what they created with Heather's great challenge!

Until next time...
Blessings...

Melina

14 comments:

Tracie said...

I love the cup stamp...what a pretty card!

Barb said...

Very cute card Melina--love the layout you used too!

Jeanette (Forest Ranger) A•Muse Consultant #1065 said...

Melina, your card is gorgeous! I think that is a very pretty cup and a cup of tea is so refreshing, as is your creativity!

Carolina Little said...

Hi Melina. Glad to hear from you again. It felt like forever. I hope you had a great Christmas Season. Love the colours in your card and that cup!!!. Very nice.

April said...

Pretty card Melina! I too am just getting back into crafty mode! Can't wait to see what the new year brings to us both!

Athina said...

Love your color choices! Great card!

Lela said...

Super cute cup stamp Melina! Your card turned out adorable. I hope you enjoyed your holidays and now ready for crafty fun in January!

Diane Clark-Sutton said...

Love the color combo that you used with tea/coffee set. The cup is really cute.

landofstamping said...

Love the colors, Melina..I like that image too!!

RORO LEE said...

I like the idea of coloring the image with a pencil and added the stem! You made the image cuter!

Darlene said...

A favorite color combo of mine, and I really like how you've done this one! Perfect steam from the coffee too!

Jackie said...

I'm so glad you're feeling better & love the stamps you used....great layout too! Very nice work Hun & TFS!!!

craftykarla said...

Melinda, Love the steam and great colors. Just found your blog, we also have a son with autism and are so proud of him. He graduated from Penn State with is BS in Communications and Religious Studies. You are in our prayers that you can be as successful with your son.

KellyS said...

Great CAS card but with lots of elements. I love it!