Monday, March 14, 2016

The Challenge Guest Designer: There's Always time for tea!



I was super thrilled to be the winner over at The Challenge last week!  Lesley asked me to be a guest designer for this week's challenge!


Check out the gorgeous inspiration for The Challenge #64:


I was thoroughly inspired by the delish colors so I decided to make them the focal point of my card for today:


I'm finally inking up my Stampin' Up A Nice Cuppa set.  I've had it for awhile but haven't had a chance to play with it.  I stamped it with Fresh Ink Navy and quickly covered the image with clear embossing powder.  In real life, this card has a good amount of texture because of that.  Although the washi is Stampin' Up too, it's been discontinued...I used it because it reminds me of a wave pattern.  The pattened paper is Basic Grey Adrift (sniff, sniff...so sad that they are no longer in business).  The MFT Sour Apple cardstock is a fun POP of color, eh?

I can't wait to see how The Challenge inspires YOU!

My card was also inspired by TGIF Challenges:





27 comments:

  1. Congrats on Guesting! Awesome card~

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  2. Congratulations on being a guest designer! Love your interpretation of the photo, Amy, great card! Happy Monday!

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  3. Congrats on the GDT! This is gorgeous! LOVING the stacked cups!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  4. Great take on the inspiration. Love the tea cups!

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  5. This is such a great card Amy~LOVE that stamp and those colors! I didn't know about Basic Grey~that bums me out. ;(

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  6. Congratulations on your GD spot, Amy! The inspiration photo is fabulous, but your card really rocks ~ ever so calmly with those delicate tea cups :-)

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  7. Yay for guesting!! Fabulous card!

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  8. Always fun to see how you are inspired.

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  9. Congrats on the guest spot Amy and your card is beyond gorgeous!!!

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  10. Congratulations, Amy! So happy to have you with us this week! Such a beautiful card to showcase the palette!

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  11. Awesome card, Amy, love how you used the colors on this! So happy to have you joining us this week at The Challenge!

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  12. Great card. Love how you combined that color combo and our sketch. Love it - so glad you played along at #TGIF Challenges this week!

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  13. Love the stacked cups Amy, congrats on your guest design!

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  14. Sweetly done! Those colors are dee-lish!

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  15. Congratulations on guesting! Awesome card! Love the stacked tea cups!

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  16. So glad to see you playing along at TGIF! It's obvious you have some talent! Love this card! Great use of the retired washi tape :) hope to see your work again!

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  17. I LOVE this! Adorable stacked cups and gorgeous color combo. Seriously love that Adrift wave paper in the background. It's totally unexpected and just sooo fun!

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  18. Love love love!! The Navy is so great!! Thanks for playing at TGIF!

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  19. Amy...so excited that you are the guest designer for The Challenge! I love your wonderful card and those incredible stacking cups.

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  20. I love, love LOVE that HA background and what a fun tea cup image!

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  21. Love this Amy, and that little strip of lime is the perfect pop of color.

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  22. Beautiful card Amy!! Love the colours!

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  23. Congrats on your win and Guest Designer spot! LOVE your card!!!
    Gorgeous colors and those cups are so fun!!

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  24. Congratulations on your GD spot, Amy! What a fab card ... the bold navy is so dramatic ... and brilliant with the tiny pop of blue and green! Happy to be designing alongside you at The Challenge! Anita :)

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  25. Gorgeous! Love the cups and all those great textures/papers! So glad you are guesting with us this week! Congrats!

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  26. Fantastic card Amy, I love those tea cups. So glad you joined us as Guest Designer.

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Cheers,
~amy~