Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Loves Rubberstamps - For the Love of Chocolate

Hello Blogging Friends!

Have we got a challenge for you over at Loves Rubberstamps today!  I have always loved chocolate.  In fact, chocolate chip cookies with ice cream is my absolute favorite.  So what a better challenge than "For the Love of Chocolate".  Meljen's Designs is our fabulous sponsor this week!

I had so much fun creating this card and love how it turned out.  I used Magnolia, Tilda with a Love Cake, as the image.  It is stamped with Memento Tuxedo Black ink on cryogen paper.  This little cutie is colored with copics.  After she was colored, I distressed the edges and added some Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink around the edges.  I matted her on some burgundy card stock that was also distressed.  The background papers are by Simple Stories Awesome collection and the Echo Park This and That collection.  I wanted a bit of brown on cream, so I used a piece of cream cardstock with a Stampabilities paisley background stamp with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink and stamped the background.  I then used the Inkssentials Ink Blending Tool & Foam to darken the cream color a bit with some more distress ink.  I used more of the Krylex bandage roll in the background.  After adding the heart (more info to follow), I added a Tim Holtz  metal embellishment tied with The Pink Petal ribbon.

 Just a closer look at the heart.  It is distressed and inked with Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink.  I frayed some lace and added some more ink.  Placed some burlap behind the brad and added a pin.

Copics used:
 Skin:  E000, E00, E11, E13, R20
Hair:  E11, E15, E18, E19
Pants:  BG000, BG72, BG75, BG78
Shirt/Hat:  E40, E41, E43
Shoes/Cake:  E53, E55, E57, E59

The inside is finished with matching Simple Stories papers from the front of the card.  I used the blue hounds tooth paper as a negative where the heart was cut out and set the sentiment behind it.  The sentiment is by xxxxxxx.  I added some lace that the edges are frayed and I used some Tim Holtz Walnut Stain distress ink to dirty up the lace a bit.  It is finished with a button and twine.  All edges have been distressed.

What fun this card was to create!  So now we want to see your chocolate creations over at Loves Rubberstamps.

How to play:
Just upload a creation that follows this week's challenge to your online blog or gallery. Then leave a link to your project in the linky widget at the bottom of this post. If you upload to online galleries, please also use the tag or keyword LRSBC44. Our challenge is open to everyone, you can use any stamps and products that you would like, and you can enter as many times as you want.

The linky entry widget will close at 9PM CST on Monday, March 25th so all entries need to be in before then.

Prize Information:

One lucky participant will be chosen using a random number generator will be able to proudly display our Winner's Badge on their blog!

We will have two different possibilities for a gift voucher prize from Loves Rubberstamps for the winner as well.

$10.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we do not carry in our store

$20.00 - If the stamp used is from a company that we DO carry in our store

If you want to see what companies we carry visit our store Loves Rubberstamps
The Design Team members will also each choose their favorite card from this challenge and the winner's will be able to proudly display a special blog badge on their blog. The Design Team favorite's from Challenge 44 - will be announced before the posting of Challenge 46. ** These Winners will receive a $5.00 gift voucher for use on an order $25.00 or more ** 

I would like to enter this in the following challenges:
ABC Challenge - J is for Just as you like
One Stop Craft Challenge - Anything Goes
Tildas Town - Anything Goes
Cute Card Thursday - Anything Goes

Thanks you for stopping by today!  Be sure to check out the two other posts today for more fun challenges!
Blessings until next time...


  1. Soooo adorable.... I love all the dp pieces used and what a sweet image.
    Hugs, Dangina

  2. She's just as cute as can be! Love the rich colors you've used and the distressing looks wonderful. Great card


  3. OMGosh this is so cute I could squench it! love the burlap and your fabulous coloring and design.

  4. That is an AWESOME card!!! I love all the details on the heart.

  5. This card is GORGEOUS! Loving every single detail of it. The beautiful papers, fabulous embellishment and AMAZING coloring! Looove it!! Hugs, Ivonne

  6. Fabulous card, love the coloring job and all the details on your card! Awesome Job!!!!

  7. This is soooo cute!! I love all your details and the burlap and lace is awesome! Totally love it! Beautiful job!

  8. this is absolutely gorgeous honey! colouring is fab and your details are stunning xxx

  9. Beautiful! Fantastic details and I love the colours! Thanks for joining us at Tilda's Town and good luck! Delphine xx

  10. Your cards take my breath away! Always so amazing - every detail! I just love them and this one too!

  11. Adorable card! I love the grungy look of this and the coloring is awesome!

  12. Hi Athina,
    This looks fabulous. Your colouring is stunning & I love the whole vintage look of this card. The embellishments look wonderful. Thanks for joining us at ABC Challenges.
    Andie xx


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