Wednesday, July 9, 2008

One Card, Two challenges

It's official, I'm a procrastinator. I will not pack until Monday, that way I can play all weekend. While blurfing today, I found two blogs that offered challenges I could not resist. I made one card utilizing both challenges. The colours came first and it was from the new blog on the block, Color Throwdown. I love colour challenges and will play frequently, I hope.

The next blog I saw was Ink N' Scrap Habits. Now I must admit that Jennifer is a friend from The Stamp Shack and when she posted the news about sketch challenges on her blog, well, I ran straight over to check it out. I loved the sketch and made a card using colours from Color Throwdown and Jennifer's sketch. Really, all I had to do was choose a stamp and colour to my heart's content, which I did. Here's the card.



The colours I used were Pretty In Pink, Regal Rose and Sage Shadow. A beautiful combination from Color Throwdown. As previously stated, the sketch is from Ink N' Scrap Habits and I love it. I chose the Cone Flower stamp designed by Aesla Hopkins and is from Cornish Heritage Farms. I don't remember when the snaps come from, but I like them and they're easy to use. I added a little hand-drawn border around the flower just to dress it up a bit. Of course, I needed a little bling so used some Yellow Stickles and some Star Dust Stickles for eye-popping bling.

I received this image from an image swap hosted by JP at The Stamp Shack. He turned up in my mail box yesterday and I coloured him in last night. I just had to use the sentiment I received when I purchased a grab bag of stamps a couple of months ago. I don't remember the company, but it had a ton of sentiments and this one works for this image, in my opinion. I started off with a Very Vanilla base, but it looked too bland so I rummaged around in my scraps drawer and came up with the polka dotted paper. The image is on white and double-matted with Chocolate Chip and Pumpkin Pie. The sentiment is stamped with Pumpkin Pie ink. I coloured him with Copic markers and added a little Close To Cocoa grosgrain ribbon. Every time I look at him, I laugh! What about you?

7 comments:

Jennifer E. said...

Barb, Great job with the color & the sketch challenge. I love how you completed both in 1 card. Thanks for playing with my sketch challenge. I've got you entered for Blog candy for the month of July!

Tracy Durcan said...

Wonderful cards!! So glad to have you playing along with our color challenge!! :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Hi Barb! Nice to "see" you! Your cards are fabulous! Love the bling on the flower! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Cathy I. said...

Thanks for playing - great job!!!

mueppi said...

Beide Karten sind wunderschön!!!!!!!!!

Kisa Peters said...

Great card! I love that flower and the center is gorgeous! Thank you for playing along with the CTD!

apigonfire said...

Great use of the color combo! That is some serious sparkle!