Guest Designing for The Challenge

Monday, September 7, 2015

I received a super fun email last month from the super sweet and talented Kim asking if I would like to be a guest designer for The Challenge blog. I was more than happy to say yes and will be playing along each Monday this month with the other ladies.

I started out by inking my water color card stock with two colors of distress inks. I then spritzed a bit of water on it and let the piece dry. I then used my Misti to stamp my large sentiment. Because it is so large and it had never seen ink before, I didn't get that great of an impression the first time. But my Misti rescued me and I was able to stamp it again just perfectly and now I have a very crisp and bold black sentiment.

I thought about adding some balloons to the right portion of my card but wasn't sure how balloon strings would look and in the end, I was too afraid that I would totally mess up my main panel. So I played it safe and added a few clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh. 

Thanks for stopping by today. I hope you have a fabulous day.



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17 comments :

Pop's Cards said...

This is simply stunning sweetie perfect in every way, hugs Pops x

Jeanne said...

Congratulations, Alanna on the guest designer gig! Your first card for this honor is very striking! I really like how the black just pops against the background inks. Yay for the Misti coming to the rescue. Great job!

KayM said...

Congratulations on your guest spot! Your card is fabulous! Love that pretty background!

*Vicki* said...

Congrats to you on your GDT!! Fabulous design, I love the blended colors with the bit of spritzing!! Now to check out the challenge! ;)

Ruth said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Love that bold background and the big sentiment in the middle.mxx

Tenia Nelson said...

Awesome card!!

Betty Wright said...

This is wonderful! Beautiful background! Congrats on the GD gig! Great card!

Nora N. said...

Congratulations on your guest designer gig. Your card is so lovely!! I love the mix of greens you used!!!

Heather G said...

Congrats on the Guest Designer spot...well deserved! Love your card, as always. Beautiful colors.

Lesley said...

What a pretty use of the sketch, Alanna! Thank you so much for being our Featured Designer this month!

Lori said...

Beautiful! Love the pretty background you created for the bold sentiment. So glad you're joining us this month at The Challenge!

Millie said...

Congrats on your GDS!! Absolutely Beautiful!!
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wienerhoneymooners said...

Lovely distressing with a great pop of black stripes! Wonderful to have you be the Featured Designer at The Challenge!!! Yay!!

Claire Broadwater said...

Alanna, it is great to have you as the Featured Designer this month at The Challenge! I love the distressed background you created and that big, bold sentiment is great! XX

Deepti said...

Congratulations on your GD, your inking is simply amazing :)

Kim Heggins said...

Alanna....this is simply beautiful and so perfect for The Challenge! I love those gorgeous colors and that amazing background is so fun. So excited that we are on the same team this month!

Nance E Salkeld said...

Gorgeous card with such beautiful colors! And got to love the Misti!

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