Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Two Cards For Two Challenges!

Hi! I wanted to post these two cards yesterday, but had computer issues and then had to get ready for my class. I had 16 wonderful ladies come and stamp. The last gal left around 11:00 pm. I do not make my cards easy I guess! I have such a fabulous time with all of these women. My kids lovingly refer to them as "the card ladies".

This first card was for the Color Challenge CC201 over at SCS. The color combo was Night Quite Navy, Baja Breeze and Kraft. I've never used these three colors together, but I love it! I CASEd this card from page 202 of the new Stampin' Up! Spring/Summer Idea Book and Catalog that will be available to purchase from on Jan. 19th. Here's what I came up with:

Here's some of what I used:
STAMPS: Season of Friendship, Always, Seeing Spots, Upsy Daisy
CARDSTOCK: Kraft, Baja Breeze, Night of Navy, Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: Circle Punches, Button Bouquet, Brads, Baja Striped Grosgrain, Oval Punch, Key Tag Punch
If you haven't bought Season of Friendship yet, you better do it now. 'Cause after Jan. 18th, it's gonna be gone!

The other card I did was for a Sketch Challenge at Our Daily Bread ODBDSC01.
I started buying these beautiful stamps for a card ministry I'm starting at church. I didn't want to use Stampin' Up! stamps, not because I don't LOVE them (because everyone know s I do!) but because I didn't want people to think I was trying to promote or sell my products through this ministry. I wanted to keep the two separate, even though all the other supplies are SU! Here's my card for the sketch challenge:

I tried (quite unsuccessfully) watercoloring this lovely image. I will continue trying to watercolor until I master it. Or at least get a little better! I was telling my husband how unhappy I was with the results. As soon as I was done complaining, my 10 YO daughter walked into the room and exclaimed, "Oh! That bird looks beautiful!" She totally made my day! I love the soft feel of this card. I don't use the pieces out of my SU! Pretties kit near enough. I dyed one of the flowers using my Pink Pirouette re-inker. I love the results.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek!

1 comment:

mudmaven said...

It is absolutely stunning! Good job - keep it up! ~chris