Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Isabella's Sketchbook Blog Hop


Welcome to our first blog hop for Isabella's Sketchbook. Isabella gave this lucious lemon digital image to the design team to use for this blog hop. Isn't it fabulous? I can't wait to see how the rest of the team used it in their creations this week.

This week our challenge to YOU is to do a card with an Isabella image with the theme "Anything Goes". You can do whatever you like! This is a circular blog hop. That means you can start anywhere and continue until you come back to your starting point. Isabella will be giving away one image each to NINE winners. To be in the random drawing for the images, you must leave a comment on the DTs' blogs. The more comments you leave, the more chances you have in the drawing.

Have fun and enjoy the hop! Your next hop is over to Oh So Cute, by Lisa. Be sure to keep hopping and leaving comments along the way (the more comments, the more chance of winning) until you've come back to where you started. After leaving a comment here, hop on over to Lisa's blog to see her fabulous creation. The hop will be open until Friday, July 2nd at 8:00 p.m.

Card Details: Image by Isabella's Sketchbook (hasn't been released for sale at this time - check back soon!), digital designer paper by Pink Petticoat and Designer Digitals (changed the color to B&W in PSE), the yellow polka dot background on the image was digitally paper pieced using Pretty Petticoat digital papers, coloring done with Copics, a little Crystal Effects on the handle to make it look like glass, ribbon from Jo-Ann's, jewelry spacers with a tiny silver "pearl" on top and saving the best til last, the punch work was done with a Martha Stewart punch following the tutorial from the amazing Becka Feeken. She has a series of tutorials on her blog to show how to do this. Be sure to check it out!

Thanks so much for stopping by. I hope you will play along with us this week on our blog hop and good luck in the drawing!

UPDATE - HOP WINNERS: Please stop by Isabella's Sketchbook Challenge Blog to see if you were a winner. Congrats to all the lucky ladies who won a fabulous digital image from Isabella's Boutique. Isabella and her entire Design Team thank you playing with us in our first blog hop. We had a blast and hope that you did too!

Blessings & hugs,

Challenges Entered:
ABC Challenge - X is for Xtra Dimension
Sew Many Cards - Anything Goes

49 comments:

Cec said...

This is stunning. The lemon basket jumps right out against the black. That punched panel is spectacular.
Hugs!
Cec

Cheryl said...

wow all i can say is this is just stunning wow totaly love it hugs cheryl xxxxx

Sian said...

Stunning ..... beautiful colours and the design of the card is amazing.

Peri said...

Gorgeous! Love the yellow check with the black! Great layout too.
Hugs
Peri xx

Sharon Keanly said...

Love your creation Linda. WOW! You girls have really excelled yourselves this week.

Annika said...

Trust you to do something striking and different! The ornate details are just amazing and the spacers add just a right amount of pizazzzzzzz!!
Hugs
Annika

ahlers5 said...

Beautiful colors!

Sandra said...

oh wow, oh wow, oh wow!
LOVE IT!
Sandra
I will be back!

terriavidreader (IN-USA) said...

Very dramatic. Love it. Thanks for having the hop and a chance to win some goodies!

JACKIE M said...

Beautiful card Linda I love the black background flowers.

Jackie :)

Randi said...

Beautiful, Linda! It is so nice to see a black and white look. Have a great day.

scrappyjan said...

Hello my dear friend Linda.
LOVE LOVE LOVE the card.. Great colors and the details are fab!!!
I hope all is going well with you.
I MISS YOU.
hugs, Janiel

Chris said...

Simply beautiful!

Lisa said...

Wow Linda, I mean WOW! Your card is a knockout! The coloring is amazing and to put it against that beautifully arranged black design was genius! Another fab creation from the Funkie Junkie! (Love that name)

wordbird said...

Oh my goodness...I gasped when I saw this gorgeous creation! Love the big, bold color choices! ;D Diana Q

Dani said...

This is such a lovely card! Beautiful work!!

Sue C said...

Oh my Linda, this is just so stunning ! I love the colour combo and the punch work is amazing. I will definitely be checking out that tutorial ! Sue x

Gail Moore said...

Wow that black really makes everything "pop". Great card and I just love everything you have done.
Gail

The Wired Angel said...

One of my fav color combinations! Love it. Great card for the hop. Peggy x

Irene said...

Hello Linda

Wow what an amazing and gorgeous card. I love black and white and lemon fits in perfectly. Fabulous layout.

luv
irene
xxxx

Mary Anne / MA54K said...

Very dramatic card with the black! Love it! I'm really enjoying this hop, also!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Love your black background!

Anne said...

This card certainly stands out - it's very dramatic and I love the use of the black panel. Anne xxx

Betty Benton said...

What an eye-catching card -- very stunning and beautiful!

Jennifer Scull said...

wow! that black adds such elegance!

Viv said...

OOOOOOH! LOVE the black & yellow! What a gorgeous combination! Beautiful card as always Linda! Viv xx

Mary Lou said...

Hi Linda--I am new to this blog and OMG AMAZING color combo!!
Love the right angle punching technique you have incorporated--very elegant!!
Blessings of thanks

Spyder said...

ohoo I love your use of that die cut, and it's given me some ideas, and how I can use my tiny little one! Really lovely card, Thank you for joining Quirky Craft's Ribbon Challenge this time, hope to see you next time too
Happy Crafting!
(Lyn)

Kathy Martin said...

Wow! Unique card! Love the die cuts, ribbon work and design! :)

PatsyB said...

What a beautiful, dramatic card!!! YOu really brought this image to life! Love that background and the whole card.

Ann English said...

The black is so dramatic-love that color combo! Beautiful card!

Makiko Jones said...

Oh my goodness! This is just stunning!! What a detail and design!
Thank you for sharing.

Shelly Schmidt said...

Lots of fun embellishments and accents- very pretty card! TFS

Aunty Sue said...

Hi Linda as always a stunning card love the diecuts on this and thank you for joining in on our challenge this week. Sue xx

Patti P. said...

Linda, the black is so pretty with the yellow, makes a very stunning card. Love how you've framed it! Such beautiful work! TFS.

carol said...

Love this image you have all used, fabulous card, Thanks for joining in with Craftycatz and SMC x carol

Juls said...

gorgeous! I love the colour combo and the yellow gingham! fabulous! Hugs Juls

Payne Holler Cards said...

oh yea! lovin that black punch background! really pops your basket and like that ribbon treatment! you are always "outside the box"...great card!!!

Lindsey said...

Stunning card, Thanks for joining us at Crafty Catz this week xx

Menel's Scrap Chat said...

Love your idea to use the black and yellow colour combination.
Maryke

Tammy Miller said...

I love it! The color combo is great and your coloring is awesome!

Nan said...

You coloring is so very well done. The highlights are perfect. The use of black is so dramatic. Love it!

coldwaters2 said...

Awesome card Linda your design and colours are so beautiful thank you so much for sharing this with us at SMC this week.
Hugs
Lorraine x

Edith said...

This is so beautiful Linda! I love how you use the black paper on the punched panel. I am always afraid of use black:) Great mix of colors, beautiful image and you did a great job coloring it.
Hugs, Edith

Jennifer McGee said...

I am loving the yellow and black color scheme, with the hint of green - just a beautiful card.

DQ said...

Very striking card, the yellow against the black makes it pop!
Awesome!

Anne said...

What a stunning idea, with those lacy black diecuts behind your image, lovely card!

Gram's Treasures said...

Oh...nice! I really liked the punch work and I will have to check out that tutorial. Good job.

Thea said...

I love the black. Makes the whole image look so elegant!

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