http://ladybugscraftsinkchallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/ Monochrome (used brown tones)
http://www.annabellestamps.blogspot.com/ Sketch challenge
http://bestieschallenge.blogspot.com/ Color challenge (the pinks match the pink flowers)
The image is a My Bestie by Sherri Baldy. They are colored with copics. The DP is Tim Holtz Ideolgy. I used two different stack packs. I cut out the inside of the first mat and used it on the inside of the card. I saved paper and got matching colors that way. The sentiment is a Studio 490 one. I forget what the set is called. I am uploading at the public library, so I can't check. I inked the ribbon with antique linen distress ink. I then put worn lipstick and shabby shutters (weathered wood for the pink based card) on a craft mat, spritzed it with water and put the ribbon in it. I used Tim Holtz crinkle ribbon, so I wadded it up and let it dry. That gives a nice distressed, mottled look. I made a pin using alphabet beads that I've had for a really long time. I tried to use things that looked like school things. The twine inside is from the retirement party we had for them. I incorporated it as a memento. It was wrapped around the silverware. I just gathered up pieces at the end of the party that had not been thrown away.
I found some challenges to enter. I put them under the cards.