Since it's Sunday today, I have my favorite blog hops of the week. I also have a challenge card for you. I usually don't posts cards on Sunday, since I've made plenty through the week, but my challenges are starting to catch up with me! I've been missing the deadlines to post the cards I've made, so I had to make myself a little reminder card, of when all my favorite challenges need to be posted. And if I don't post this card today, I'll miss the deadline for the ColourQ Challenge! So for this double challenge card, the colors come from the ColourQ color challenge blog and the sketch layout comes from the Utah Divas International. I've never participated in a UDI challenge. I'm not part of theer Yahoo Group, but I was poking around the web for a sketch that would work for the idea I had for these colors, and their sketch was perfect!
These are such "boy" colors to me, that I knew I was going to use my Extreme Skateboard stamp. And this sketch had a great masculine feel to it... no scallops! Here's my card"
The two happy birthday sentiments was a total blunder. I thought I was inking my stamp with Night of Navy and it ended up being Bordering Blue. It's so light you can hardly read it. So I inked up the sentiment again in the correct color and stamped it above the mistake. It works. The card base is Bordering Blue layered with Dusty Durango and a piece of retired DSP called Autumn Vine. Most SU! demos warn you against making anything with retired products, since you can no longer buy them. But my thought is, if I show you something you wish you had bought, maybe it will persuade you to buy what you want now, before it's too late!! :)
Now on to my favorites from this week:
These amazing tiles from Kimberly Van Diepen at her blog STAMPIN BY THE SEA
This adorable Top Note Indian from Kristen Brown at KRISTEN'S STAMPIN KORNER
And finally this fun reindeer triangle box from Monika Davis from STAMPING AT MONIKA'S
Hope your Sunday is peaceful and relaxing.
Thanks for stopping by!