Friday, April 25, 2008

Sharon's Out of the Box Challenge

I really enjoy doing Sharon Johnson's challenges--you can always be sure they are creative, but doable! Today's was to think outside the box.....and use a stamped image for something other than it was created! I feel I am rather uncreative when I see what others come up with, but I had a little inkling of an idea, so I pursued it. I have to admit, this card makes me giggle....I love bling as much as any other girl, but it is just not something I use on my cards on a regular basis!!! I was thinking that this heart stamp sort of looked like the top of a strapless dress. I have seen dresses on SCS with ribbons as skirts, so I know this is not an original idea, so to whomever came up with it, you've got the credit!! I would have rather had a more solid heart for the bodice, but it sort of looks lacy, if you have imagination! Anyway, it is stamped in Black Craft ink and embossed with Iridescent Ice EP. The skirt is six pieces of retired black organdy that have been tucked into a slit I made with my SU Craft Knife. I tied some gold cord around the waist to finish it off. The giant bling is from Mike's; sentiment is My Favorite Things' Essential Sentiments. And I can tell you, that's the first time I have ever used that particular sentiment!! The swirls are from Sweet Shapes (been using that a lot lately) stamped in Encore Gold. I also drew some swirls on the skirt with my Jelly Roll pen, but it is hard to see. Anyway, thanks for looking!!! And remember to think outside the box!

Stamps: All Through The Year, Sweet Shapes, Essential Sentiments (MFT)
Paper: Basic Black, Shimmery White, Brushed Gold
Ink: Basic Black Craft, Gold Encore, Stazon
Acc: Black Organdy, Irid. Ice EP, Heat Gun, Bling, Gold Cord, Craft Knife, Oval Punch, Dimensionals


  1. Fantastic! You did a great job and it turned out so cute! I love the strapless cute!

  2. SWEET LeAnne! Great job, and very outside the box! I love it!

  3. Your card is fabulous, LeAnne! Not only did you have to think outside of the box but this looks very elegant as well. Great job on this challenge!

    Happy Saturday!

  4. LeAnne - this is fantastic!!! Love your take on Sharon's challenge!!!
    The dress is super and I wish I would fit in it - LOL!!!

    I also have a surprise over on my blog...hope you have time to stop by....
    Also thank you for always leaving my the nicest comments!!!Big hug!!!~Silke~

  5. LeAnne, this is so cute! Love your ribbon/heart dress! The perfect "little black dress"!

  6. This is soooo darling! Wish I was curvy like that so I could pull off a sparkly fun little number like that! Thanks for playing!!

  7. LeAnne! OMG!!! You know I ADORE this card!! It's right up my alley...girly, sparkly, fun!!! I have to case it immediately. ;-) You've outdone yourself on this one! ~smo


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