Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Quadruple the Challenge...

Quadruple the fun!

Hi Stamping Friends!
Yes, you read that right!  Today I have card for you that consists of FOUR challenges!  I don't think I've ever been able to combine that many challenges into one card before.  I combined a sketch, color, technique and style of card challenge.  Here's where I got all my inspiration:  The sketch came from the Diva Coffe Break Design blog DCBD151.  The color challenge came from the ColourQ blog CQ4 (which I just realized I'm late in posting to, bummer!).  The technique is called Polished Stone and comes from the Tuesday Technique Challenge Tech31 at my favorite online hangout, Stampin' Addicts.  And finally, the challenge this week over at the Yahoo Group, Late Night Stampers, is to make a masculine card.  Here's the sketch and color challenge images:

I had a difficult time with this sketch.  There are so many elements to it.  I loved this color combo, but again, there are quite a few to work with.  I FINALLY got the Trendy Trees set (yes, I know I'm completely behind on this one!), so I just had to use it, even though it's not the most masculine thing out there.  I think it works though.  Here's my card:


I really had fun trying the Polished Stone technique and was pleasantly surprised at how it turned out.  I did end up with extremely inky fingers, since I soaked my cotton pad in too much alcohol.  I do think I will try this with my club gals though.  It's one of those techniques that sound messy, until you try it.  The card base is Bravo Burgandy layered with Old Olive that is embossed with the Perfect Details Texturz Plate.  The trees are stamped with Really Rust, Taken With Teal and the middle one is Old Olive with touches of Burgandy, Rust, and Teal.  The Hemp Twine helps to give it a more masculine look.

Trendy Trees  #113258  $17.95


Perfect Details Texturz Plate  #115962  $3.95


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10 comments:

SnappyStamper said...

Hey Krystal - I love your card!!! Thank you so much for playing the colourQ, I added a thumbnail of your card & a link to your blog with the rest of the entries... I wanted everyone to see your beautiful card too!
~Arielle

Cindy said...

Love the card! I haven't done the polished stone technique in eons - need to try that again. TFS!

yaphastamps said...

Wow! What a fantastic card, and way to combine four challenges into one!

Holly said...

THe part I like best on this fun card is that blue-leafed tree. So whimsical. . .

Our Little Inspirations said...

I think it's perfect for a masculine card! I love those trendy trees and the PS technique looks fabulous! Great look with the 2 tag panels too!

LeAnne said...

This WAS a difficult sketch--I had trouble with it too! But look how cute it turned out, you cannot go wrong with Trendy Trees! And I haven't done that polished stone for a long time either! Thanks for playing with the Divas!

Kristin said...

Love those different colored trees- nice job with this sketch!

Tammy Fite said...

Love what you did with the sketch!! Beautiful!

Kristin said...

Congrats Krystal!! You are the Featured Artist on the Diva blog today with this card! Way to go!

SnappyStamper said...

Way to go Krystal!!!