First of all, I would like to say that I received some really wonderful entries into this first of our Challenges. It was really a challenge in itself to come up with a winner. Impossible, in fact.
THUS . . .
I have declared THREE winners!
The above beauty was created by Marge. Her embedded embossing is very effective. And I love how she incorporated printed papers in her diecuts. It adds another dimension of interest. The movement of this card front is wonderful and perfectly balanced.
Christina's entry was a bit more complicated than I expected from submissions. While it is beautiful fully closed, I had to include a photo of her creation open:
The three tiers in this little treasure are, each and every one, unique and precious. The top layer of the card features one of the new Expressions Thinlits Dies as found on page 36 of the Holiday Catalog. "Love" is wonderfully appropriate when speaking of friendship. Wouldn't you agree?
The third winner was created by Joyce. The lovely little bird and its accompanying flowers give lots of charm to this card front. Basic Rhinestones add just the right amount of bling. Paper piercing around the circle and each of the scallops on the outer circle finish off the focal point beautifully. And I love how she matted the wonderful quote by Thoreau, finished by an echo of a flower.
Girls, you all did an awesome job meeting the parameters of this challenge. A prize will be going out to all three of our winners! Congratulations!!
As soon as the building blocks of the challenge were finally arrived at, I was anxious to get down to my creation station to do my own version. This is what I came up with:
I must say this Build Your Own Challenge was really fun. I will probably do another one in the near future. If you have any additions/subtractions/comments/suggestions about the second challenge, please share them with me.