Saturday, January 8, 2011

Linda's 90 mintue scramble

WOW - what a frantic hour for me this evening.... Linda's 90 minute challenge over at the Flickr Hero Arts group was on this evening for me.  It started at 6.00pm Saturday here in Auckland (9.30pm Friday evening Los Angeles time) so I got to have another go at a scramble.  I made sure I was back from the beach ( went swimming and sunbathed as the temperature soared to the mid 30'sC in our backyard) and was at the desk... told Hubby he'd have to wait for his dinner....
so the challenge was either - use one Hero Arts stamp from 2010 and one from 2011 or use at least one Hero Art stamp to make a new year's card.  I only have 3 new stamps so pulled them out... cling bicycles ( but couldn't get my head round a design quickly), Classic Fabric background and small striped flower... so chose the flower.  Once I had decided on that ... was what 2010 stamp to use... I think Magical Background was a 2010 stamp so pulled that out.... and this was the result...
90 mintue scramble....

In the end it took 40 mins to make... then another 10 to photo and upload... so hubby got his dinner ( Thai Green Curry)  not too much later than usual!!!!  And got to eat outside in 24 degrees C.
I started by stamping the Magical background in Spun Sugar distress ink onto white card and distressing the edges.  I then used Barn Door to distress the card base edges as well.  I stamped the Striped flower in Barn Door onto some handmade papers in different pinks.  I clear embossed, cut out and sponged some distress ink over them and spritzed with some gold perfect pearls water.   I took a piece of white tulle and used Peeled Paint ink to colour it up a bit  and stapled it to the panel and layered the flowers over top.  Added the Hero Arts pearls to the centres of the flowers and added the sentiment ~ which is sort of inspirational for the New Year... maybe????  I was really pleased how it turned out. 

Thanks for visiting.... and come back tomorrow as I have a couple more cards made over the last few days to share.  Take care and enjoy your weekend.... 

10 comments:

paula said...

Dawn that is one beautiful card. I am in awe of what you can do in such a short amount of time. Thank you for correcting my tag thingy too xoxoxoxo

Barb said...

Love this card, Dawn! Such pretty flowers! And to answer your question, the Magical Background stamp is from 2011. At least that's the date I see on my info from the stamp. Sure had fun last night, didn't we?! :)

Monika Reeck said...

Lovely flower and I love the colors you have choosen Dawn...I was still sleep at 6.00 AM oh yeah..I cant wake up so early Dawn but you are lucky can join the scramble...hugs and kisses

Sue said...

I am aghast that you can produce such a lovely card in 40mins!
I have to try and do the next one Dawn I may need some tips!
Smiles:)

Michele Gross said...

Oh this is lovely! I love the way the flowers are curling up a bit and the pearl centers are just yummy! Thank you for visiting my blog, I've just had a wonderful gander at yours! Still laughing about your naughty cat! Honestly, how could your neighbor not find that hillarious?! You might need a water pistol for her ;D

Sherri Thompson said...

Beautiful card, Dawn! I love the addition of the tulle. I have never heart of a 90-minute scramble. I will have to check that out on Flickr!

AnitaRex said...

So fun that you played with that challenge! I was visiting family and completely forgot! :> Love the stamps you paired together! Such a pretty card in pinks!

dustypenny (Joy) said...

Pretty card, Dawn! Hugs.

Jill said...

Love those bright flowers! Can't believe you made this so fast!!! WOW!

Suzanne C said...

Beautiful! Love the bright pop of the flowers on the magical background.