I still need to move some recent posts...or at least I want to. I have fun with some challenges in recent months, and who knows, it might inspire someone else to participate! I also need to add to my blog roll, and do some other tweaking...but I'll be staying here!
Over the last 2 weeks, I have been participating in the 5th annual Hope You Can Cling To challenges over at Splitcoaststampers. I am actually hosting a challenge tomorrow, thus my incentive to set things up! I have a few challenges completed, and I will post some today, then add a few throughout the month.
This first one was for a challenge to "Shine On" in which we needed to focus on a light source. I chose sunlight. I pulled out a very old stamp set, Watercolor Garden 2, and had fun with that week's color challenge (crushed curry, elegant eggplant, and garden green. I sponged the sun, and stamped the sentiment (from Perfect Words) on a scrap of old Razzleberry Lemonade dsp. I like using the top note die for creating scenes. Lush organza ribbon finishes it off.
Next, I pulled out an old color challenge (so saffron, pretty in pink, and chocolate chip) with the HYCCT challenge "Hold on to Hope." We needed to feature a handle. I chose this wonderful cup from "Tea Shoppe." The 2 pattern papers were from my scrap pile (yay!) I used "Whimsical Words" for the sentiment on a tag punch, so it looks like a tea bag. Some bakers twine, candy dots, and the scallop trim punch finish it off.
Finally, we had a challenge called "Hope Floats." I decided a boat floats, so I pulled out this wonderful image, "Sail Away." My card base is lost lagoon, and I added a layer of the new Moonlight dsp. I added a bit of tangelo twist ink to the sail boat, and sponged the sun and sky. I stamped the sail boat again, and cut out the sails, popping them up. The sentiment is from "Send Me Soaring". Some striped tangerine tango ribbon adds a fun punch of color.
I have had fun with these challenges, and I have more to come. You should definitely play along...there are even some prizes being given away! WooHoo!
See you tomorrow...