Friday, October 21, 2011

Raise The Bar Guest Designer

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Happy Friday everyone and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. Today I am a guest designer on the Raise the Bar blog. I was so excited to have this card selected as on of their favorites.

So they invited me to be a "guest bar-tender" this week. The challenge is black and orange but not necessarily halloween. I don't do halloween so I decided to take the colors and make a harvest blessings card.

My image and sentiment are from the Verve stamps "abundant blessings" collection. I colored the pumpkins with prismacolor pencils and gamsol. I cut the image out and layered it on a spellbinders oval die. The die was sponged with pumpkin ink before I removed it from the die.

The designer paper is from Bo-Bunny. I added some Offray orange ribbon to complete my card.

That's it for this post. So until next time................God bless

Some other challenges:
1.  CCEE Stampers has a fall/autumn challenge.
2.  C.R.A.F.T. Challenge also has an autumn challenge
3.  Paper Crafting Journey has a black, white and orange challenge.
4.  Southern Girls challenge wants us to use stripes and polka dots.
5.  Paper Pretties Blog has a black, white and one other color challenge


  1. Mary, congrats on your guest designer spot! That's just great.
    Love your autumn card - pretty pumpkins and beautiful DP. Love the ribbon and bow too.

  2. Just the season for pretty pumpkins! Love how you used the black and white dsp in the background. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  3. I love the use of the black and white in the background, Mary! It just makes those pumpkins jump right out! Gorgeous ribbon and bow!

  4. Hello - this is a really beautiful card. The orange really stands out against the black & white. Thank you for entering your card at C.R.A.F.T. I hope you will join us again. Jeanette

  5. Wonderful work! Love the use of your dies and the blending of all the colors with the papers used on the card!

    Congrats on being GDT with Raise the Bar and Thanks for joining us at Paper Crafting Journey’s Colour Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: “Let’s Get Scrappy!”

  6. Congrats to you, Mary! I was thrilled to see you're a guest bartender! I just LOVE this pumpkin trio image and it works perfectly for Joni's color scheme! Hope you have a great weekend!

  7. So pretty Mary. Love the pumpkins and the touch of orange with black. Congrats on being the GDT. :o)

  8. Mary, your card is so pretty. Your pumpkins are colored so perfectly and I love the mix of dp's that you chose to showcase it. Thanks, so much for joining us in the CCEE challenge.

  9. Wonderful card Mary.Love the b/w with your orange pumpkins. Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls.xx

  10. Congrats! Love that you showed that black and orange can be something other than a Halloween card! The ribbon is gorgeous and I love the varied patterns in the paper!

  11. Really cute card, great colours and love the image. Thanks for joining us at C.R.A.F.T. this week and hope to see you again soon, love Jacky x

  12. Congratulations on winning top 3 at C.R.A.F.T with this wonderful card.
    Betty x x

  13. Congrats on your Guest Designer spot! How exciting. Love your little pumpkin, the splash of color is fabulous! Thanks for joining us at Southern Girls!



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