The Challenge Guest Designer: There’s Always time for tea!

I was super thrilled to be the winner over at The Challenge last week!  Lesley asked me to be a guest designer for this week’s challenge!

Check out the gorgeous inspiration for The Challenge #64:

I was thoroughly inspired by the delish colors so I decided to make them the focal point of my card for today:

I’m finally inking up my Stampin’ Up A Nice Cuppa set.  I’ve had it for awhile but haven’t had a chance to play with it.  I stamped it with Fresh Ink Navy and quickly covered the image with clear embossing powder.  In real life, this card has a good amount of texture because of that.  Although the washi is Stampin’ Up too, it’s been discontinued…I used it because it reminds me of a wave pattern.  The pattened paper is Basic Grey Adrift (sniff, sniff…so sad that they are no longer in business).  The MFT Sour Apple cardstock is a fun POP of color, eh?

I can’t wait to see how The Challenge inspires YOU!

My card was also inspired by TGIF Challenges:
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27 thoughts on “The Challenge Guest Designer: There’s Always time for tea!”

  1. Congratulations on being a guest designer! Love your interpretation of the photo, Amy, great card! Happy Monday!

  2. This is such a great card Amy~LOVE that stamp and those colors! I didn't know about Basic Grey~that bums me out. ;(

  3. Congratulations on your GD spot, Amy! The inspiration photo is fabulous, but your card really rocks ~ ever so calmly with those delicate tea cups 🙂

  4. Congratulations, Amy! So happy to have you with us this week! Such a beautiful card to showcase the palette!

  5. Awesome card, Amy, love how you used the colors on this! So happy to have you joining us this week at The Challenge!

  6. Great card. Love how you combined that color combo and our sketch. Love it – so glad you played along at #TGIF Challenges this week!

  7. So glad to see you playing along at TGIF! It's obvious you have some talent! Love this card! Great use of the retired washi tape 🙂 hope to see your work again!

  8. I LOVE this! Adorable stacked cups and gorgeous color combo. Seriously love that Adrift wave paper in the background. It's totally unexpected and just sooo fun!

  9. Amy…so excited that you are the guest designer for The Challenge! I love your wonderful card and those incredible stacking cups.

  10. Congrats on your win and Guest Designer spot! LOVE your card!!!
    Gorgeous colors and those cups are so fun!!

  11. Congratulations on your GD spot, Amy! What a fab card … the bold navy is so dramatic … and brilliant with the tiny pop of blue and green! Happy to be designing alongside you at The Challenge! Anita 🙂

  12. Gorgeous! Love the cups and all those great textures/papers! So glad you are guesting with us this week! Congrats!

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