(Note: Blogger is giving me fits! I was unable to link all of the challenges today...I'll try again tomorrow.)
Hello Stampin' Friends!
Sunday is a day of rest...and for me, that means playing with my inks and stamps! No laundry, no dishes, just play!! I decided to catch up on a few challenges from SCS. This post could get long!
First, I made this card yesterday for the Inspiration Challenge found here. The inspiration site had party supplies, and I was captivated by this colorful napkin. I used naturals ivory for my card base. My scallop trim punch got a workout with some scraps in melon mambo, rich razzleberry, cajun craze, tempting turquoise, and old olive. Some of the scraps were already embossed. The medallion image is from the Artisitic Etchings stamp set, colored with markers. The sentiment is from On Your Birthday, and that other detailed stamp is also from Artistic Etchings. I added 2 bands of scrunched satin ribbon. Overall, a very different look!
My next card combines this week's Color Challenge (baja breeze, soft suede, and perfect plum) with today's Featured Stamper Challenge. I chose this card to CASE. The card base is textured soft suede, and I added 1/2 a top note die piece of elegant soiree dsp. I brought out my recently retired Sale-a-Bration set "Bliss" for these wonderful butterflies, popped up with dimensionals. The sentiment is from Because I Care, a Hostess Level 1 set, stamped on vanilla and cut like a banner. Baja seam binding and plum flower brads finish it off.
Catching up with my beloved color challenges...here is one with regal rose, rich razzleberry and very vanilla. I had not used regal rose in months, and now I have used it twice within 10 days! I was truly at a loss...but I opted for this simple and quick sponged look. I ran my vanilla card stock through the big shot with the elegant lines impression folder, then sponged the two bright colors right over the surface. I added lots of rhinestones to make it very girlie! The sentiment is from Just Believe, and it is layered on the modern label and scallop oval punches.
The next color challenge (actually, going backwards!) features so saffron, certainly celery, and blushing bride. A young woman from our church is getting married this summer; her bridal shower is in 2 weeks. Her colors are muted pinks and greens, so I decided this combo would work. I got this Blissful Bride stamp set in that online auction back in March. Perfect! I stamped it with basic black ink, then used my markers to color the sash and flowers. The sentiment is from Teeny Tiny Wishes, punched out again. Finally, I added some retired saffron ribon and basic pearls.
My last card is not a color challenge! It's Friday's Free 4 All, hosted by my friend Dawn. We could post anything, any theme, color...just had to include something we got for free. I got these bright brads and ribbon from my friend Kathy last summer. I brought out retired card stock in yo-yo yellow, pink passion, and only orange. I wish I had stamped 4 flowers...kinda planned just one brad to off-set, but then the squares are so small, so I added the center punched flower. Oh well...it's bright and fun!
Now I have to clean up my mess so I can stamp more tomorrow!!