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:

Vicki Dutcher said...

Congrats on Guesting! Awesome card~

Sylvia said...

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

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

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

Lynn said...

Great take on the inspiration. Love the tea cups!

Marlena M. said...

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

Helen F. said...

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

Shelly said...

Yay for guesting!! Fabulous card!

Karen B. said...

Always fun to see how you are inspired.

Yuki said...

Congrats!! Love your card!

Celeste Goff said...

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

Jinny Newlin said...

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

Diane Jaquay said...

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

Jeanna Bohanon said...

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

Tracey McNeely said...

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

Unknown said...

Sweetly done! Those colors are dee-lish!

Kristie Goulet said...

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

Unknown said...

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!

Audrey Pettit said...

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!

Cathy Caines said...

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

Kim Heggins said...

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

Miriam Prantner said...

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

Ann said...

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

Martha said...

Beautiful card Amy!! Love the colours!

jessica said...

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

Anita in France said...

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 :)

Nance said...

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

Notes by Nina said...

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