Friday, November 4, 2011

Spy Day and a Raise The Bar challenge!

Happy beautiful Friday everyone!
I am pulling double duty here on today's post for both Farm Fresh Challenge's latest Spy Day as well as Raise The Bar's latest theme!
First up is this beautiful card we chose for Spy Day from Danni:

Isn't this center step card adorable? I just love Izzy, she's my favorite Twinkle Tot image from The Greeting Farm and orange happens to be my fave color. heehee!
I've never tried this technique but was actually quite surprised at how easy this was to do. You can find the tutorial here on SCS's page. Don't be intimidated - I actually got it on the first try and I don't even own a Scor-Pal. lol! For my card I used the beautiful Miss Anya Bags and did a more muted card with Basic Grey's Cappella pad. I distressed the edges and paper pieced her bag to match. {This is such a FUN set if anyone is ever contemplating on getting it!} 

I am also using this for Raise The Bar's newest challenge of:


Can you handle that? heehee! When we say no embellishments, we mean no brads, eyelets, ribbon, thingamabobs, doo hickeys or anything. HOWEVER, feel free to use paper as decor (i.e. die cuts, decorative edges, and the like). I know this is a challenge, especially since so many of you do the most awesome cards with the most perfect embellies to match! 

Come on over to the Farm Fresh Challenge blog to see what the other designers have done CASE-ing Danni's adorable Center Step card. Remember to click on the link to get to the tutorial to see how it's done if you are a first-timer like me. 
Then put on your thinking caps and join us in our No Embellishment challenge over at Raise The Bar - click here to see what my fabulous Bar-Tenders have done, as well as some fun guests who joined us in debuting this week's theme. xoxoxox


Danni said...

Your card is just gorgeous! Wow!! Love it!!

sweet said...

The color you chose is awesome! Love the DP and paper piecing action!

mousekemom said...

Joni, wow love the monochromatic feel and such a cutie with Miss Anya Bags! Love it!

Jess-The Whimsical Butterfly said...

Oh, girl, this is INSANELY pretty! I love it! You did an awesome job on the challenge!

gobeagirl said...

Hi Joni. This is just stunning. I love, love the way you have colored Miss Anya and I tell you if they sold a purse like she is using I would so have to buy it. lol...Yes, I am a purse freak and I think you made her's just look perfect. Great card! Have a wonderful evening. Hugs, Lisa G